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Old 08-25-2008, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since the bold has integrated WiFi, is it possible to make free calls? EG, is there a Skype client or something similar?
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes and no.... Skype doesnt allow you to make calls viz the internet yet (as far as i know) and i dont know of a single other app out there that would let you... and the BOLD is not UMA ready so you cannot connect to the router to make calls like you could with the 8120 or 8820
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No Skype client for the BB either.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes and no.... Skype doesnt allow you to make calls viz the internet yet (as far as i know) and i dont know of a single other app out there that would let you... and the BOLD is not UMA ready so you cannot connect to the router to make calls like you could with the 8120 or 8820
Corey is there plans to make the UMA work on the bold?
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can someone explain what UMA is and how it effects me?
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UMA basically allows you to make voice calls over a wifi network, saving, for example, on roaming charges if you are abroad but able to connect to a wifi network.
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UMA basically allows you to make voice calls over a wifi network, saving, for example, on roaming charges if you are abroad but able to connect to a wifi network.
That is by far the best feature of UMA for me. I also think John Clark will agree.
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Iskoot runs skype, so yes you can run skype. It's only good for international calls though imo.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Iskoot runs skype, so yes you can run skype. It's only good for international calls though imo.
Does iSkoot use wifi though? Last time I asked about iSkoot I was told it's dial-around. I was told there is no current way to use skype with wifi.
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Does iSkoot use wifi though? Last time I asked about iSkoot I was told it's dial-around. I was told there is no current way to use skype with wifi.
Still just a dial around.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Still just a dial around.
That's what I thought. I was hoping I was wrong but I guess not. Thanks for confirming.
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Unfortunately just used as mentioned.
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Has anyone tried fring?
The website video shows how you can use Skype without a SIM card.
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Has anyone tried fring?
The website video shows how you can use Skype without a SIM card.
Welcome to the forum, We can not try it because it does not support a BlackBerry's.

fring – Make free mobile calls, IM with Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talkxxx8482;, SIP & Twitter, AIMxxx174; & Yahoo!xxx8482;
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