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Topic # 87899 10-Aug-2011 09:13
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What is TimeToCall?

is introducing the Time To Call app for Apple iPhone and iPad mobile devices, bringing affordable phone calls that can be charged to your iTunes account.
Time To Call is simple to use: select the country you want to call and tap to buy a 15 minutes phone call. The amount is charged directly to your iTunes account and you can then place your call. Calls to landline or mobile numbers cost the same.

With Time To Call there are no bills at the end to month, no need to create an account, no need to visit a store or another web site to purchase calling cards. And your first call to overseas destinations is free!

For a limited time, any minutes left after your call is ended will be available for other calls to the same destination.

The promotion:

Vonage is sponsoring blogs from around the world to spread the word about Time To Call. Each blog has one iPad 32 WiFi to giveaway in its own competition with its own rules. You will find a list of participating blogs and competition dates on this page. You can enter in as many competitions you want.
How to enter the Geekzone competition (this site only):
. To be in to win one of the iPad 2 32 GB WiFi available, reply to this discussion with a comment on what do you currently use for your calling needs - is it a mobile, landline, a PC with VoIP software, or you don't use phone calls at all? Will you try Time To Call if you have an iPhone or iPad? Even though it will be a random draw, be creative, to bring a smile to everyone's face...

2. You get an extra entry if your reply has a picture of your existing phone. To add a picture to your reply upload the picture to Geekzone using this link, copy the link to your picture and use the [Compose Reply] button below to create your reply. You will see an icon with a tree on the reply box - click it and paste the link. Do not post in a separate entry. Remember you can edit your post in the first 15 minutes, so have the picture ready before posting.

3. If you are on Twitter and want additional entries then use the [tweet] button below to post to Twitter about this competition. You can send this out once a day only and will get one extra entry per day. Note the strict only one Twitter entry per day rule. You only get additional entries on Twitter if you replied to this thread first.

The fineprint:
This competition is open until the 15th August 00:00 NZ time (other timezones), when a single entry will be drawn. Open to New Zealand, Australian, United States, United Kingdom and Canadian residents only. No purchase necessary. Previously banned users are not eligible to win. Only one reply in this topic. Multiple entries in this topic will invalidate all your entries. More than one Twitter entry per day will invalidate all your entries. 

This topic most likely will receive hundreds of replies. If you don't want to receive lots of email notifications make sure you uncheck the [email notification] box when posting your reply, or update your profile to receive hourly or daily notifications only.

Remember you will find a list of all participating blogs and competition dates on this page.

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  Reply # 504182 10-Aug-2011 09:20
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Viber, skype and google voice.

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  Reply # 504187 10-Aug-2011 09:25
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Hardly ever make a phone call. Sometimes when calling international I just use the landline with one of the calling cards (Kiaora or Talk talk).


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  Reply # 504189 10-Aug-2011 09:27
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I use my HTC Sensation on Telecom XT for calling. Have tried Viber but performance over 3G is very variable so don't trust it for more than messaging. Be cool when Vonage comes to Android :)
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  Reply # 504190 10-Aug-2011 09:28
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I mainly use my mobile during the day, but seem to use the landline a lot at home, either when working from home or the weekend/evenings.

I have looked at going naked, would love to put the $50 line rental towards something else, like a new handset!

And sure keen to try any new calling stuff, especially on an iPad!  That would be cool!

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  Reply # 504192 10-Aug-2011 09:28
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What a great competition, sure to get hundreds of entries.

We currently use VFX for our calls at home, both have mobiles but try to keep calls to a minimum on them due to the cost.   Not easy to make morning calls to aussie, because of the time difference I would have to stay at home from work to make the call on our home phone, wont even contemplate a call from my mobile.

I actually downlandws the timetocall app the other day thinking it would be a cost effective way to make those calls to aussie from my mobile.  I will be trying it over the next couple of days!!

Also use skype, but sometimes its hard to get a good connection 

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  Reply # 504195 10-Aug-2011 09:33
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HTC Wildfire, VOIP landline and skype

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  Reply # 504196 10-Aug-2011 09:35
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I currently use Viber and Skype, and regular mobile calling on my iPhone for people who aren't using either of those services.  I would use TimeToCall as well if said people still aren't Skyping or

Even more so if I had a free iPad! (wink wink nudge nudge) 

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  Reply # 504199 10-Aug-2011 09:43
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Landline, mobile, and occasionally skype on the PC

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  Reply # 504203 10-Aug-2011 09:49
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Skype mainly. But I'm keen to try out this vonage time to call. The billing method is a great selling point.

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  Reply # 504205 10-Aug-2011 09:49
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Hmm, Mostly use my minutes on 2degrees... They are giving me 100 bonus mins at so they rock greatly! I have previously tried viber but not the greatest success with that!... Also use the old 

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  Reply # 504207 10-Aug-2011 09:50
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Currently use my nokia 6200c on 2 degrees for mobile calls, and, xnet vfx on their fusion plan for calls when I am at home. If I won this competion, I would try the TimeToCall app, otherwise, I won't have a device that I can use it with.


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  Reply # 504208 10-Aug-2011 09:51
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I'm using landline for local calls, mobile phone (if needed), and skype for international calls.  I would be very keen to try timetocall.  


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  Reply # 504216 10-Aug-2011 09:58
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I use a combination of POTS, mobile and Skype for my communication needs. The latter is leaned on heavily to stay in contact with the team I work with over in the US. We primarily use Skype text chat, but will have a voice call about once a week to catch up.

Here is a picture of my current phone (any similarity to a photo uploaded for a previous Geekzone competition is purely co-incidental)

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  Reply # 504219 10-Aug-2011 10:04
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iPhone 3G on 2°

2° Pay Montly for my calls nationwide. Skype for calls overseas 


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  Reply # 504220 10-Aug-2011 10:05
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I am using both Skype & Viber on the phone along with Skype on pc. I Like the look of TimeToCall as it allows me to call international mobiles with ease & reasonable cost.

Thanks heaps for the chance to enter

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