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Old 08-06-2009, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is there anyway to use any type of voip on a blackberry? I am forced to use a corp blackberry on t-mobile for work....they won't allow email on my current blackberry with verizon...even if i had a blackberry on t-mobile they would still require me to carry 2 blackberries...one for voice and one for email since i don't want to activate voice on my corp BB because i can't port my number to the new one and i DO NOT want t-mobile as my voice carrier...crap reception where i live.

any ideas? I want to forward my current cell number to my corp bb so i only need to carry 1 bb around. i was hoping google voice would have an answer but it still uses the voice network to make calls.

thanks in advance!
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Nope.
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Best thing to suggest is to get the voice activated on your blackberry, and sync it with your wifi router, I believe that tmobile in the US supports UMA which would use your wifi router as a replacement for the cell tower.

At the moment, there are no good VOIP clients for the BB.
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Shouldn't there be a way to use Wi-Fi to make free calls?
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should there be a way? maybe
Is there a way? nope.
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Why would any carrier allow this? You need the voice plan to make even VOIP calls. They just won't debit your monthly minutes allowance for them.
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If you have a Tmobile BB, you could use the UMA feature. But you would have to be within a wifi connection, so that might not be too practical. Dont know if you can just sign up for the uma (Tmobile@Home) plan only. Doesn't seem likely however.

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is there anyway to use any type of voip on a blackberry? I am forced to use a corp blackberry on t-mobile for work....they won't allow email on my current blackberry with verizon...even if i had a blackberry on t-mobile they would still require me to carry 2 blackberries...one for voice and one for email since i don't want to activate voice on my corp BB because i can't port my number to the new one and i DO NOT want t-mobile as my voice carrier...crap reception where i live.

any ideas? I want to forward my current cell number to my corp bb so i only need to carry 1 bb around. i was hoping google voice would have an answer but it still uses the voice network to make calls.

thanks in advance!
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