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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: VOIP with 3G?


@mmbiker wrote:

So I use VOIP internet phone a lot to make overseas calls.

 

will 3G connection with PM works well?  I mainly use it with Skype and Google Voice.


Skype recommends 100 kbps for voice calls (1/30th PM speed) and 1.5Mbps for HD video calls (1/2 PM speed), so you're not going to have any problems.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: VOIP with 3G?

I just offed my WiFi, I'm inside but the reception is good, I made a call by TextNow to my mom's cell and the connection seems fast there were no issues with the sound at all and when I asked her if she knew where I'm calling from cell or someplace else she told me she doesn't have glasses on and didn't see. I think it's great

Again check your coverage, if you did most time in very low coverage area you may have issues.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: VOIP with 3G?

@mmbiker 

What plan are you thinking of getting?

It can very cheap too test it yourself.

You could call Walmart and see if they have free sim cards with in-store activation. 

Then you could buy $15 plan which will give you 250 megs if you signup with autopay. That's more than enough for a good tests, if it's not working for you remove your cc info, use up your minutes and data and forget about it. If it's good switch to your intended plan when you run out of resources. You can port your old number at any point as long as your old account is active

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: VOIP with 3G?

@mmbiker  Skype and Google Voice will work fine. PM's network is essentially a LTE network operating at 3G speeds. It has all the benefits of LTE including lower latency. VOIP will also work fine over Wifi networks as most of them are atleast 5Mbps and slower ones around 500kbps (.5Mbps) will work for voice only

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: VOIP with 3G?

How do I set "auto 3G/LTE" in a iPhone?

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Mayor / Maire

Re: VOIP with 3G?

I don't use iPhone but I just glanced on Google

Looking a https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.helpforsmartphone.com/public/en/app...

Looks like you just enable both.

Can somebody with iPhone confirm?

Remembering Apple hardware from 90s they always 'knew what's best for you' and wouldn't be surprised if you can't instruct the phone explicitly to switch automatically but just enabling both would do that

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: VOIP with 3G?

@iPhoneUser , you are up to bat.


@kselmak wrote:

I don't use iPhone but I just glanced on Google

Looking a https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.helpforsmartphone.com/public/en/app...

Looks like you just enable both.

Can somebody with iPhone confirm?

Remembering Apple hardware from 90s they always 'knew what's best for you' and wouldn't be surprised if you can't instruct the phone explicitly to switch automatically but just enabling both would do that


 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: VOIP with 3G?


@gblackma wrote:

@iPhoneUser , you are up to bat.


@kselmak wrote:

I don't use iPhone but I just glanced on Google

Looking a https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.helpforsmartphone.com/public/en/app...

Looks like you just enable both.

Can somebody with iPhone confirm?

Remembering Apple hardware from 90s they always 'knew what's best for you' and wouldn't be surprised if you can't instruct the phone explicitly to switch automatically but just enabling both would do that


 


So I have VoIP.ms for home phone. 

 

I also have an app called Zoiper on my iPhone that will also send/receive my VoIP.ms calls too over wifi. Have tried over wifi to call out but I hear that Zoiper is a battery killer if you leave it set up to be on all the time. I only have the 250mb of data so it is only turned on when I need to use it. Since PM has unlimited inbound calls I have set up VoIP.ms to forward all home phone calls to both of our iPhones....works good. First phone to pick up...other 2 stop ringing. If none answered the default answering machine takes over. If we are at home and all 3 ring...we answer the home phone. Any additional calls (while home phone is in use) to home phone.....iPhones only will ring.  For VoIP.ms we pay a fee for unlimited inbound calls and a very low rate for outbound. So the transferred inbound calls are no fee for inbound but the transfer, if answered, is an outbound call......but cost wise is insignificant vs the convenience. And so fun to confuse the callers!

 

So is the question:

Can you use a VoIP app on an iPhone outbound and inbound over PM data?

or 

Can you use a VoIP app on an iPhone outbound and inbound over Wifi?

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Re: VOIP with 3G?


@mmbiker wrote:

So I use VOIP internet phone a lot to make overseas calls.

 

will 3G connection with PM works well?  I mainly use it with Skype and Google Voice.


When it comes to the talk about pings, I sometimes get better latency on the 3g network - but not always.  What I will say is that the LTE network is a more consistent performer.  As for VoIP-like applications, I've never noticed any difference worth noting when using applications such as  Skype, Hangouts, Viber, or Facebook.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: VOIP with 3G?


@gblackma wrote:

@mmbiker all the PM talk plans are 3g. You would have to purchase an international add on. And there are only certain countries that you can call. Scroll down to add ons here and look under the 400 minute international add on to see the countries that you can call. https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/plans


@mmbiker wrote:

So I use VOIP internet phone a lot to make overseas calls.

 

will 3G connection with PM works well?  I mainly use it with Skype and Google Voice.


 


@gblackma did you bother reading before replying?  They are asking about VoIP calls, not about making regular phone calls overseas.

 

EDIT: I know that you're on some kind of quest to inflate your ego by posting on every thread in the community, but can you please slow down and think before you post?  


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