voipbuster: VOIP computer-computer calls free but seems to want tocharge for mobiles???

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Allan, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Got VOIP calls working (soft phone and hardphone - nice new Draytek
    Vigor!) from computer to computer and computer to router, no cost.
    However, if I install voipbuster's android client (MobileVOIP) on my
    Samsung Galaxy, it doesn't seem to want to play, or seems to want
    credit. My take is that it's all data over IP, so it's no different
    whether the softphone is running on Android or on Windows. Why do
    voipbuster seem to want money for calls on a mobile which are
    effectively data calls?
     
    Allan, Jan 3, 2014
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  2. Allan

    Graham. Guest

    Re: voipbuster: VOIP computer-computer calls free but seems to want to charge for mobiles???

    On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:44:37 +0000, Allan <>
    wrote:

    >Got VOIP calls working (soft phone and hardphone - nice new Draytek
    >Vigor!) from computer to computer and computer to router, no cost.
    >However, if I install voipbuster's android client (MobileVOIP) on my
    >Samsung Galaxy, it doesn't seem to want to play, or seems to want
    >credit. My take is that it's all data over IP, so it's no different
    >whether the softphone is running on Android or on Windows. Why do
    >voipbuster seem to want money for calls on a mobile which are
    >effectively data calls?


    I installed the Windows Mobile version of MobileVOIP on my son's
    Lumia, but the VOIPCheap account I used already had credit and I was
    able to make calls to actual phone numbers. I didn't try calling
    another Betamax account name as you can with the PC and MAC softphone,
    but now I think about it, could you even do that? I think you only get
    access to a numerical keypad.

    The answer to the question you posed I suspect is the usual one,
    involving "Smartphone culture".
    --
    Graham.


    %Profound_observation%
     
    Graham., Jan 3, 2014
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  3. Allan

    Woody Guest

    Re: voipbuster: VOIP computer-computer calls free but seems to want to charge for mobiles???

    "www.GymRatZ.co.uk" <>
    wrote in message news:lae6pt$c23$...
    > On 03/01/2014 14:44, Allan wrote:
    >> Got VOIP calls working (soft phone and hardphone - nice
    >> new Draytek
    >> Vigor!) from computer to computer and computer to router,
    >> no cost.
    >> However, if I install voipbuster's android client
    >> (MobileVOIP) on my
    >> Samsung Galaxy, it doesn't seem to want to play, or seems
    >> to want
    >> credit. My take is that it's all data over IP, so it's
    >> no different
    >> whether the softphone is running on Android or on
    >> Windows. Why do
    >> voipbuster seem to want money for calls on a mobile which
    >> are
    >> effectively data calls?

    >
    > MobileVOIP has been working a treat for me and the other
    > half for as
    > long as the Galaxy S3 has been out. All from a single
    > voipcheap.co.uk
    > account. Home, Work and 2 mobiles. They did change the
    > app a while back
    > to stop you from choosing it to be the default app for
    > dialing numbers
    > for some reason so you have to dial through the app
    > contact book rather
    > than the phones inbuilt address book....
    >
    > I also thought some phone suppliers were blocking VOIP
    > traffic?
    > When the app successfully logs on to the account is will
    > display the
    > amount of credit left on the account...
    >



    As a general rule you will not be able to make voip calls
    through any service provided by a telephone SP. For instance
    you used to be able to make voip calls through McD's free
    wi-fi, but since they farmed it out to O2 the port has been
    blocked. Similarly if you have a hotel wi-fi service
    provided by EE.

    It's the same in France where free wi-fi at the local
    Tourist Information office will usually pass voip, but if
    the wi-fi is operated by the Mairie's office (i.e the mayor)
    through Orange France (as is often the case) it too is
    blocked - unless you sign on to pay.


    --
    Woody

    harrogate three at ntlworld dot com
     
    Woody, Jan 6, 2014
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