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    I have two EVO's, and I'm on the absolutely unlimited everything plan for both phones, which means that on a monthly basis I pay $190 for the plans, plus $20 for the EVO's (that's the $10 fee times two EVO's).

    Now, if I moved down to unlimited everything plan except for calls to landlines, I could save a lot. As I understand that plan, all calls to any cell phone are unlimited, but I would have a minutes cap on land line calls during the day on weekdays.

    So, can I use some kind of App to make land line calls during the day on weekdays and avoid the charge to my limited land line minutes? I would want an App that allows calls to be received and placed. I think there is an App for that, but it requires a new number to be registered?

    Any suggestions on how to achieve my intentions using an App would be much appreciated.
     

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    No. Google Voice will register as landline and Skype is not available.
     
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    wingbeepro, sipvox, fring, sipdroid jsut to name some?

    all are in the market...I have not tried any of them as I have NEVER reached my limit of landline calling on the above mentioned plan.
     
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    Mr. Ed, do those apps incur land line minutes when placing calls to land lines?
     
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    There are several methods. Here is a good reference document to learn about some of the configuration options to use with Google Voice:

    google-voice-sipsorcery-dialplans - Project Hosting on Google Code

    With some of the options described in that document/wiki, you can configure Sipdroid to make and receive free calls through your Google Voice number using data minutes instead of voice minutes.
     
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    Off Topic, sorta: If you want to save even more money, see if your work has a corporate discount. Most places do. Ive heard they range from 15%-28% off not including the $10.

    Just saying.
     
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    Do you really make that many calls to landlines? We have 4 phones on the 1500 minute plan (3 are used normally) and we don't go over.

    We used 287 + 137 + 115 + 12 = 551 anytime minute last month, with over 1600+ mobile to mobile.

    I had the most, and those were a lot of calls to cable company during cable issues and a federal govt office to deal with selling my house.
     
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    Same here. We have five phones and the 1500 minute everything familyand we only used 500 landline minutes last month.:)
     
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    I agree with this person. I have 4 phones on my line and we never go over 500 minutes a month to landlines.
     
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    I wish I could say I won't go over the 1500 minutes, but my wife uses those land line minutes like a fiend.
     
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    Actually your post is very much on topic - it's precisely to use my large corporate discount that I want to drop to the lower level plan. The corporate discount does not apply to the totally unlimited everything plans, only the plans with caps.
     
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    Batman, thanks a lot for this post and the link. Although it appears to be beyond my own technical abilities (I have no idea what most of the words mean in that document/wiki), at least I have something to try now.
     
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    I second the sentinment of those who have replied above about not going over their minutes. We have 5 phones on our plan and end up using around 750ish minutes a month (w/7-8,000 mtm minutes). Before we had the 3000 minute plan and used around 2700 per month...
     

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