Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

167 posts

Master Geek

Topic # 83299 13-May-2011 20:33
Send private message

I have recently acquired a motorola milestone(2.3.4), Ive been playing around with it abit and Ive noticed it possible to set up voIP on it.
What would you guys recommend as good service / way to get cheaper calling? (over data wifi/3G)
-A local number would be preferable, but not essential.
- Im on vodafone prepay at the moment, so I would be doing this over data (does voIP use alot?)
- I currently also have a google Voice account (linked to a random free US number, that I dont use).
- I would like to make cheap phone calls to NZ mobiles and landlines.
- Is skype the best solution? ( I would prefer to use android's native dailer though).

Is 2talk suitable (not 100% on what it is)?
Is a Sip based solution the best way to go?
(and sorry for the n00by questions). :)

Create new topic
26081 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5729

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 468948 13-May-2011 22:52
Send private message

VoIP is not a replacement for cirsuit switched calling with current 3G networks. There are too many issues with data such as handover.

1391 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 287

  Reply # 468949 13-May-2011 22:53
Send private message

2talk is a VoIP SIP provider. Depending on what codec you use data use is around 0.3-0.5 MB per minute. Skype is around the 0.3MB also. 2talk rates to mobile are 25c plus data cost. You will have clearer voice quality if you can use the G729 codec and your phone has HSUPA as well as HSDPA. Sorry can't help you on the Android side of things, I've only had experience using it on an iOS device.


167 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 468953 13-May-2011 23:18
Send private message

Thanks for the reply, I set up 2talk tonight, and Im very impressed with it. Setup on android was very easy.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.