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#42612 7-Oct-2009 16:38
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10601809


So, Mr Vodafone, when can we expect to be able to do the same in New Zealand???? I feel a beer coming on, a brand that starts with T.


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  #262140 7-Oct-2009 16:40
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I make the odd voip call over 3G now no issues

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  #262142 7-Oct-2009 16:42
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I presume not using Skype.... care to elaborate for us mere mortals?

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  #262144 7-Oct-2009 16:43
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MartyMan: I presume not using Skype.... care to elaborate for us mere mortals?


Yes but not on the iphone



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  #262148 7-Oct-2009 16:45
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Yes, I've used Skype on my old phone too... but it is the iPhone / Skype calling I would like to see as is about to happen in the US.

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  #262194 7-Oct-2009 18:04

We neither support nor block VOIP functionality. It's up to the customer...

having said that - mobile does pose some challenges for real-time services, eg VOIP. Latency is an issue.

But hey, if you want to use your KB doing it, knock yourself out. It's all good.

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  #262203 7-Oct-2009 18:33
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PaulBrislen:
having said that - mobile does pose some challenges for real-time services, eg VOIP. Latency is an issue.

But hey, if you want to use your KB doing it, knock yourself out. It's all good.


Agreed.

I myself tried it a few times over the last couple of months - and even Beta tested for a company looking at VOIP solutions for cellphones.

Unfortunately, latency is a big factor, and since Vodafone don't support VOIP, there are no promises you will be able to have a conversation with someone easily without lag etc.

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  #262206 7-Oct-2009 18:38
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When you read how other networks perceive cellular data around the world it is refreshing to see comments like Paul's above. I assume that Telecom have a similar neutral view?





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  #262237 7-Oct-2009 20:41
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I've probably used upwards of 200 minutes over the past couple of months testing VoIP over 3G on Vodafone, both mobile and stationary.

Has it's pros and cons but certainly works..


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  #262337 8-Oct-2009 10:48
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sbiddle: I've probably used upwards of 200 minutes over the past couple of months testing VoIP over 3G on Vodafone, both mobile and stationary.

Has it's pros and cons but certainly works..


Have ya had the chance to do more testing of VoIP on XT yet? Be interesting to see how it compares.

I find VoIP on Vodafone is probably about 90% there, and overall is a worthwhile complement.




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  #262358 8-Oct-2009 11:30
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I teethered my Motorola K3 with my laptop and while we drove into Tauranga, i made a Skype call for a few mintues and it worked perfectly, much clearer than any cell phone call could have been. Of course the latency would have been a tiny bit higher than a cellphone call, but i didn't notice the difference....


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  #262406 8-Oct-2009 14:42
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simon14: I teethered my Motorola K3 with my laptop and while we drove into Tauranga, i made a Skype call for a few mintues and it worked perfectly, much clearer than any cell phone call could have been. Of course the latency would have been a tiny bit higher than a cellphone call, but i didn't notice the difference....






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  #262410 8-Oct-2009 14:55
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MikeyPI:
simon14: I teethered my Motorola K3 with my laptop and while we drove into Tauranga, i made a Skype call for a few mintues and it worked perfectly, much clearer than any cell phone call could have been. Of course the latency would have been a tiny bit higher than a cellphone call, but i didn't notice the difference....






International or local?


It was a call to another Skype user in NZ.... not that it would make any difference! Any major latency would be as a result of the mobile network, not due to the receiver of the call being overseas.

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  #262413 8-Oct-2009 14:57
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simon14:
MikeyPI:
simon14: I teethered my Motorola K3 with my laptop and while we drove into Tauranga, i made a Skype call for a few mintues and it worked perfectly, much clearer than any cell phone call could have been. Of course the latency would have been a tiny bit higher than a cellphone call, but i didn't notice the difference....






International or local?


It was a call to another Skype user in NZ.... not that it would make any difference! Any major latency would be as a result of the mobile network, not due to the receiver of the call being overseas.


Well yes and no, it seems Skype connects via the shortest path possible.

For example, on my LAN, if I send a file between two people on my LAN, it goes at LAN speeds.

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  #262471 8-Oct-2009 17:40
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coffeebaron:
sbiddle: I've probably used upwards of 200 minutes over the past couple of months testing VoIP over 3G on Vodafone, both mobile and stationary.

Has it's pros and cons but certainly works..


Have ya had the chance to do more testing of VoIP on XT yet? Be interesting to see how it compares.

I find VoIP on Vodafone is probably about 90% there, and overall is a worthwhile complement.


No. Haven't had a chance to do any more testing.

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  #262472 8-Oct-2009 17:46
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I've done Skype on both networks and found VF to be a bit better. XT had similar latency but the voice quality wasn't the greatest. Still very usable. I was using E71 on XT and N86 on VF, both were using Nimbuzz as the VOIP app.

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