07-13-2007, 06:58 AM
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
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There is so much confusion with BlackBerry VOIP calling! The BlackBerry phone, as far as I have seen, cannot run a true VOIP application yet, mainly because of the phones' processor-speed limitations. But it can talk to people who are using Skype. I use the IM+ Skype program. It is great for calling to people who are on Skype who don't have regular phones, or to travelers who are on Skype who would be charged roaming if you called their forign-based mobile phones. When I call to them, it is not free for me, as a regular VOIP call would be. I am charged my regular T-Mobile voice-minutes (in-coming call) plus I am charged Skype credits. Not bad. Sometimes it is cheaper than dialing direct. And when you are roaming internationally, you still get hit with those huge voice-roaming fees. But real VOIP is free, and some hi-end Nokia phones and other phones use real VOIP programs which operate strictly on the data network, not using regular voice-minutes at all. I tried iSkoot but it has some problems. The IM+ Skype program also does Skype text, which is free, using only the data on my T-Mobile plan.
Last edited by don.new : 07-13-2007 at 08:03 AM.