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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by avalpert, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. avalpert

    avalpert Newbie
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    Hi, I'm probably moving to and Android phone on Sprint from a BB on AT&T and have narrowed it down to the Nexus S 4g and Motorola Photon (and maybe the Epic).

    One thing I am trying to understand is how Voip works over wifi on the Nexus. Particularly, would I be able to use the SIP settings from my home voip provider as I would with any other softphone and make calls over wifi (from anywhere) without having to use Sprint minutes or pay sprint international roaming?

    AT&T doesn't allow this to work on BB on their network but with them I just buy a local sim card. The Photon would allow me to do that, but if I can make wifi calls with the Nexus it would serve the same purpose for me to the extent I make calls internationally.

    Any experiences with this is appreciated (and any other general comments on choosing between the three phones is acceptable too).

    Thanks
     

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    You should be able to set it up using your home phone info. I use a pbxes account but my understanding is that it works the same way
     
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    What exactly is SIP calling?
    Is it like Tmobile's wifi calling?
     
  4. avalpert

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    SIP is a protocol for voice of internet protocol (VOIP) services that many use as there home phone service (like vonage or in my case voipo). If I can use the phone as a softphone for that service with wifi access I can use it internationally as if I was in the US.
     
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    Are there any services out there, aside from Vonage, that would allow calling with phone over WiFi? Would it take the cell off the network like I had experience with on the Vibrant and WiFi calling there? Just looking for ways to extend battery life, one by not relying on the cell network in a building.
     
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    Use grooveIP. Its 4 bucks on the market but then you don't have to worry about a 3rd party setup or account. Well except for Google voice.
     
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