October 5, 2009 at 8:13 PM #174178
Vonage let me know that they just released a free BlackBerry app that lets you take advantage of their cheaper long distance rates. Personally I use Telna for long distance but Vonage is pretty solid. The calls are dialed directly from the phone but don’t go over VoiP so you are still charged local minutes on your cellphone.
From the description:
Users can download the app for BlackBerry here. Vonage Mobile international rates save users more than 50% in dozens of countries as compared to wireless carriers. Best of all, they can use their existing mobile numbers, contacts and device interface to place the calls. Just use your existing contact list and click and dial – no extra steps. Users also receive real-time balance updates to ensure they always make the calls they want. The app utilizes your existing cell phone number so people recognize who is calling.
Thanks to everybody else who also sent this in!October 5, 2009 at 8:13 PM #181985
I use Rebtel. Rebtel is just super!October 5, 2009 at 8:39 PM #181986
CHeck the Rates for international calls! Google voice looks like they are cheaper!October 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM #181987
This is app is a total and utter turd and a waste of a waste of time. There is absolutely no tie-in or correlation of your home Vonage, account, if you have one. It’s pay as you go, no matter what. The would be the ONLY reason to use the app, since as pointed out earlier, Google Voice and many others are way way cheaper.
With Vonage’s new deal for home service you can call 60 countries around the world for free. Can you imagine if that was the BB app? That would be great. The only use I can see for the app I guess is if you travel and need a local access number. I guess that would be cheaper but you still have to have your US SIM card in for it to work.
For those who want to set it up the way I said it SHOULD work. Skip the app, go to http://www.pbxes.com and set up a free account. Look on the right side of the screen when you’re logged in for the info on how to set up your Vonage account on pbxes. Get your your free DID number (that’s your dial in access number) from http://www.ipkall.com or http://www.sipgate.com Follow the instructions to setup your DID and Vonage account info on pbxes.com Then dial your DID number from your bb, enter an access code you choose during setup, and dial out around the world for free with your Vonage account info.
That’s how I roll.
Ronen HalevyKeymasterPosts: 2,906
I’m running a 5.0 OS on a Bold and it won’t let me download off their site.October 6, 2009 at 8:21 PM #181989
I use a Tracfone and can dial over 100 countries at the same rate as local calls. I don’t have to mess around with apps or accounts or anything, just dial straight from my phone. Simple, easy and just the way I like it. They also provide a service called International Neighbors which provides a number for people to call in Mexico or Canada and they get to chat to you at their local rates. Handy if you happen to have family or friends in those countries.October 7, 2009 at 1:42 AM #181990
I have setup an account with sipgate.com and got a number. i have also created an account with pbxes.com.
whats the next step?? i have vonage downloaded on my bberry.
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