Free VOIP at last ?? BMAX app.Tips


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  1. badabing

    badabing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just came across this review of BMAX Android VOIP Client. From what I understand, it uses 3G/WIFI to make calls using differents VOIP provider.... I found some of those provider to offer FREE calls to Canada...
    So, paying a one time $4 fee for the app would give me the ability to make free calls to Canada...

    I'm just wondering if it's too good to be true ... Can we expect calls to Canada to remain free with those VOIP providers ??

    Anyone tried it yet ?
     

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  2. cintra

    cintra Active Member

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    Haven't tried it, but I do have Sipdroid working on my HTC Magic..
     
  3. badabing

    badabing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Which VOIP provider you use ?

    I'm trying to find "a good one" that offers free calls to Canada
     
  4. cintra

    cintra Active Member

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    I'm using Gizmo5 i.e. Sipphone
     
  5. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Well-Known Member

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    These 2 are the same?
     
  6. tiredhiker

    tiredhiker Well-Known Member

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    No not the same but a GREAT Combination ! Go to sipdroid.org and get the full (free) version so you can use it with 3G / EDGE as well as WIFI. gismo5.com is the best I found as it WORKS! Easy to set up as well. They have an ECHO and Sample number you can call to see how well it all works BEFORE you give them money. I work in Vietnam and call home to the USA for 2 cents a minute ! TAKE THAT SKYPE AND THE OTHER RIP OFF CALL BACK SERVICES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    MoreYummy Well-Known Member

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    gizmo is voip provider, so you use its voip account on siphdroid.
     
  8. iologue

    iologue New Member

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    badabing

    Let me clarify.

    BMAX only uses Wifi or your phone providers data connection to send a very small amount of information to any of these providers you have an account with and configured with BMAX.

    The actual call is made via your normal cellular connection or your phones provider connection so quality is superior to VoIP. Call quality is not dependent on your internet connection at all, as with Sip or VoIP type calls.

    Once you send the instructions to any of the providers you have an account with, the provider then calls your source phone you have set from BMAX and you receive a call. This is called "callback". You then pick up the call and you are connected to the destination number you set to call.

    All this can happen transparently from BMAX, meaning you can use your phones dialpad and you will be asked if you want call handled by BMAX or not (a configurable call handing option from within BMAX settings).

    You can set any number to be your source. Either the mobile you are calling from or any someone else. So yeah, in essence you can connect your mother to talk to her sister abroad and she wont pay a penny. Only some small credit will be debited from your providers account you added to BMAX that in most cases are FREE if you choose the right provider or very low cost.

    BMAX was developed for the sake to have real, working solution to make calls - as VoiP type calls tend to be frustrating when you cant hear each other and you need to look for a Wifi connection. With BMAX you just use your cell phone and make calls from it without need for VoIP/sip or WiFi.

    One must compare rates from the link above and find the best providers. I have a few accounts with some credit that lasts for a very long time and call the world with my cell. BMAX looks at all configured accounts, the country I want to call from and to, and chooses best account to make a call from for me.

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. badabing

    badabing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh... It helps big time... I was sure call were made using 3G/WIFI ...

    Thank you
     
  10. inthedistance

    inthedistance New Member

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    Hey there,

    I'm a new Android user (Samsung Moment) and looking for the same calling solution to Canada. What did you find? Can you share your solution? I'm hoping that this system will be a stopgap until my Google Voice invite request comes through. It's been a week now, but who knows. Otherwise, I'm thinking of just a normal calling card (blasphemy!).

    Thanks for the input!
     
  11. AdamG

    AdamG Active Member

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    See me post in Tips and Tricks

    http://androidforums.com/android-ti...id-phone-free-us-canada-calls.html#post125005
     
  12. badabing

    badabing Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Fring came out for Android this week... It can connect to Skype (or SIP) over Wifi or 3G... Buy a $3 Skype-Out Unlimited US/Canada calling and it's pretty cheap.

    Only "problem" is that it's new and miss some features but it's a good start.
     
  13. roymahoff

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    I have Skype unlimited for $12 US per month which also includes calling mobiles in some countries, such as here in Thailand but I can't my Magic to integrate with my Wifi. I get the message, "Calling in your region is unavailable", but no problem connecting on my laptop. Any suggestions?
     
  14. MoreYummy

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    you cant skype on your phone, only from computer.
     

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