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Topic # 81637 15-Apr-2011 23:35

Hi there

My family has just moved to England my father owns an iphone 4.
However trying to use a phone card to get in contact with him will cost me heaps so was wondering using an app to get in contact.

I was thinking of skype but it will obviously cost my 3G..

Any suggestions?


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  Reply # 459288 16-Apr-2011 00:11
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yochankr: I was thinking of skype but it will obviously cost my 3G..


Not if you use Wifi :-)




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  Reply # 459315 16-Apr-2011 10:00
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Will cost even less if you take advantage of the free wifi at your local McD's or similar.

From what i have read skype chatting (on average) comes in at about 1~1.5mb/min so work out the cost of data into relative minutes and looks like quite an economic solution.

Viber is another WiFi/3G alternative for apple (and android in due course)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 459329 16-Apr-2011 11:33
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I use VoipAlot app and login into my voipbuster.com account (they have countries that you can call for free which includes NZ)





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  Reply # 459604 17-Apr-2011 09:41
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Just be sure to install a Skype update as soon as it comes out this week or next. The "developers" managed to leave behind all your information - account details, login information, etc in non-encrypted, user accessible files around the device, making it very easy for other applications to see these details.





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