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Old 09-26-2011, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

Can anyone please tell me whether there is a way to make free i-net calls with the BlackBerry?

I know Skype has restricted Blackberry from making use of its services. Are there any other options?

Thanks a lot guys.


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Nope.
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Not unless your carrier supports UMA calling.
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Skype does work on Verizon-connected BlackBerrys.
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Skype does work on Verizon-connected BlackBerrys.
Right, but the user is in the Netherlands.
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you can purchase IM+ from shape services, which allows you to access Skype from a blackberry
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you can purchase IM+ from shape services, which allows you to access Skype from a blackberry
But not SkypeOut as far as I know.
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we are currently on trial with "Vopium", its not free but it can save a whole bunch of roaming costs easily...
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BlackVoib may be an alternative also.
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But not SkypeOut as far as I know.
you can call anybody in your phone book via IM+. It is a bit clunky, since it is not full duplex. It is almost like nextel direct connect, where you have to press a button to talk and release to listen, but it can work over wifi. on 3g, it doesn't work quite as well. It is not an ideal solution, but it works in a pinch.
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