Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cheap Phone Calls

How to make a 30-minute phone call at any time of the day for only 10 pesos?

Through a Mobile VoIP!

What is Mobile VoIP you ask? It is a term used to describe the delivery of Voice over IP via a mobile handset. Mobile VoIP is delivered by a third party service provider over a WiFi or 3G network cellular network that a mobile device is connected to. Mobile VoIP service providers typically require a user to download software onto their mobile device in order to gain access to their service. [Mobile VoIP Review]

Here's what you need to do:

Download a 3rd party application like Fring, Talkonaut, Nimbuzz, Yeigo or Skype* and install it on your mobile phone (I use Fring). Like any VoIP client, register. Ask your friends to do the same. Then start calling and chatting with your friends! You may even call your relatives and friends abroad (Fring to Skype, Fring to MSN messenger, Fring to Gtalk or Fring to Fring) at no extra cost.

Smart and Sun Cellular charge 10 pesos for a 30 minute data usage while Globe charges 5 pesos for 15 minutes (you need to activate Globe's time data usage by sending TIME to 1111 or otherwise use the per kilobyte charging by default which is not a good idea when using Mobile VoIP).

*Note that the full version of almost all Mobile VoIP Applications that can make data phone calls can only be installed on smartphones that runs on Windows Mobile, Symbian S60, Android and OSX. There is also an available java application for regular phones but can only be used for chatting.

Also, it is best that you use this feature over a 3G or 3.5G network.



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