Want to call overseas cheaply? There's an app for that
and T-Mobile already allows
iPhone and Blackberry
apps for Vonage
the VOIP provider, which just rolled one out for Android
For $24.99 a month, a
customer gets unlimited calling to more than 60 countries (in some
places it depends on the type of call, and calls to cellular phones are
not included in some countries). On the iPhone
calls can be made over Wi-Fi or the cellular network and on the iPod
Touch, just over Wi-Fi; on Blackberry only over the cellular network.
The Android calls can be made over either Wi-Fi or cellular networks.
calls also can be made domestically.
The app allows customers to
pay the per-month fee, which is Vonage's World Mobile plan, or
The thing about the Wi-Fi calls is that they can be
made from your cellular device when you're traveling abroad, without
incurring regular (sky-high) cell charges. Because the Vonage Mobile app
works with existing mobile plan, you don't have to have a special phone
number and it uses your phone's contact list.
The only real
question is: How come AT&T and T-Mobile said yes?