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Fellow american soldier needs help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chrisbuffoni, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. chrisbuffoni

    chrisbuffoni New Member
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    Ok, this may be a stupid question, and no, I'm not too tech savvy, but I'm frustrated and need some help! My wife and I are both in the military, and I will be deploying next month. There is a wi-fi connection, but the stupid skype app that was just released won't let me make calls over wi-fi (which I'm sure you already know). Now, I've tried using Fring, but when I make a call over it, my voice sounds really slow and crazy. I don't care so much about getting video as I do about making calls. My wife is currently in England on a TDY, and we have hardly even gotten to talk to eachother because of this dilemma. Anybody that has some suggestions, PLEAAAAAAAASE help me!!!!!!! She has a good wi-fi connection, and we can talk on the computer skype to skype, but while I'm at work all day I don't get to hear her voice at all, and it sucks! We both have the Motorola Doid. Thank you ahead of time for any help!!!!
     

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  2. chippy

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    Verizon has an unlimited web and email plan internationally for 64.99 a month. You could add that to both lines and do skype to skype, thus forgoing the minutes.
     
  3. nstallion

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    Would Google Voice work? It's free for everyone now.
     
  4. chippy

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    Good idea. I'm not sure how that would work though.
     
  5. dmodert66

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  6. dougwilson2000

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    To get a google invite, use your military email address(.mil). It only takes a day or two to receive it. International call are only 1 or 2 cents a minute to England.
     
  7. Branndon

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    Doug, google voice is open to the entire US now for free! :)
     
  8. dougwilson2000

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    Yes, I just found the article, thanks.
     
  9. PreciousMetal

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    there is an app called ventrilo that may do what you need, I use it for gaming, but I dont see why it wouldnt work for you. I havnt tried it on wifi as my rural location prevents this.
     
  10. gwlaw99

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    I don't think ventrilo is out for android yet. Tikl is a walkie talkie app that allows you to talk over the internet for free. You can try that as well.
     
  11. PreciousMetal

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  12. OMJ

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    google voice does not work over wifi
     
  13. gwlaw99

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