Vonage Mobile Comes To The Android

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News Posted: Mon, Apr 12 2010 3:27 PM
Want to call overseas cheaply? There's an app for that.

Almost counterintuitively, AT&T and T-Mobile already allows iPhone and Blackberry apps for Vonage, the VOIP provider, which just rolled one out for Android phones.

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.



Free calls also can be made domestically.

The app allows customers to pay the per-month fee, which is Vonage's World Mobile plan, or Pay-Per-Use.

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?
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This was pretty neat news! And they had some cool commercials as well.

This helps my theory of an All-in-One solution. it should really cut back on your cell phone minutes if you have G4 and hook the cellphone through VIOP :P

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RyuGTX replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 5:58 PM

Vonage is still around? Haven't seen one of their commercials in such a long time!

 

By the way, my answer to the question: "Want to call overseas cheaply?"

SKYPE

Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls are always free. As are group IMs and conference calls on Skype. (Taken from their website)

 

My roommate Skypes her friend that moved to Japan all the time using video and voice. Seems to work very well as I have joined in the conversation a few times. This is all done on the computer by the way. Have not tried it on a phone so I am not sure if there are any rates. Not sure how it works and how well it works either.

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la_guy_10 replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 7:06 PM

I have heard of other apps that work similar to this. I have never used Vonage but I hear great things about them. Vonage and Magic Jack are 2 great companies for the service they provide. This is good news indeed for owners of the I-touch and the Zune HD, as long as you are near WiFi.

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AmyVernon replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 10:43 PM

Though I love Skype on my 'puter, the Skype app on my iPhone is horrid.

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