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Topic # 67659 6-Sep-2010 11:11
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Hi guys. I ust signed up with 2talk and I have an iphone 4 with the 2 talk app. I know that g729 is the best choice as a codec so i only left g729,gsm, g711 u-law left ticked on the settings for 2talk on live.2talk.co.nz. Is this all that I need to do? or do I need to have the acrobits softphone app and buy the g729 codec in the app to make use of g729. Sorry I am a bit of a noob at this. 

I was also doing some calculations. (this is based on the original settings at 2talk website) For 1 minute call to another mobile the data that was (using 3g data) used during my call  was roughly 500kb both way convo. I bought vodafone 100mb data pack for 10 dollars. which means 5 cent for the data and 25 cent for mobile call per minute = 30cent/minute, compared to 89cents per minute which i currently pay on my prepaid account. Is this all correct? 

When I called from my iphone using wifi to my home number i got charged nothing. I didnt understand that.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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  Reply # 377171 6-Sep-2010 15:54
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Calling through WiFi does not go through your mobile service provider's network so you will not get charged. It goes through your ADSL provider's network and will get charged/deducted against your ADSL data plan (cost virtually nothing).




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  Reply # 377352 7-Sep-2010 04:39
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The 2talk app does not have the g729 codec coded into it so will use one of the other codecs that you have left selected in the 2talk settings page. I have disabled all codecs EXCEPT g729 and as a result the 2talk app cannot place a call anymore, however I have acrobits and the in-app purchase of the g729 codec. Works well for me

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  Reply # 379469 13-Sep-2010 22:01
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1eStar: The 2talk app does not have the g729 codec coded into it so will use one of the other codecs that you have left selected in the 2talk settings page. I have disabled all codecs EXCEPT g729 and as a result the 2talk app cannot place a call anymore, however I have acrobits and the in-app purchase of the g729 codec. Works well for me


Yeah I use the acrobits softphone with the g729 codec aswell. If I'm at home I will use the g711-a codec as my wifi can support the higher bandwidth.

1estar: Can you please advise if you have changed the sound configuration? Noise cancelling, mic boost and any of the other stuff (even the transport method. Even has tcp why would anyone make a voip call with tcp?!). Just trying to get an optimal sound out of it.

Currently on telecom xt network. $38 month for 1gb and 2500 txts (not that I ever use that much). Then add the softphone onto it and i'm looking at more like $60 total. Also, with xt you get extra if you top up. $20 gets you $25, $40 gets you $52. Very good deal imo.

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  Reply # 379475 13-Sep-2010 22:18
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i have not changed anything or codec for the 2talk app on my itouch
works fine and I am happy with it




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  Reply # 379476 13-Sep-2010 22:26
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I don't recall changing anything major in the call settings etc. Just entered the minimum fields to get it going. I think I changed just a SIP or RTP port number to match the number that was in the 2talk app settings page.

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