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Registered: ‎10-09-2008
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VOIP on Verizon 8830 WE

I have Verizon's data plan which provides excellent email coverage overseas, plus use of the Browser. But, and calls both local, and certainly international while not in the U.S. are extremely expensive. So, I'm looking for alternatives. I already use a separate unlocked GSM phone with local SIM cards, but for the BB, would the VOIP approach work? I see Raketu, EQO, Gizmo, Jajah and others out there. They seem to use the Browser to creat two-way incoming calls at low prices, but it seems like I would still be in a local roaming situation with charges from Verizon. A total VOIP approach via the data network would be better, though I'm sure Verizon wouldn't like it. I really don't fully understand this so I'm looking for comments and experiences. Also, I want to avoid surprise charges from Verizon and not just take a chance on putting money into one of these VIOP service accounts. Thank you.
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Registered: ‎07-16-2008
My Device: Blackberry 8130, 8330, 8830

Re: VOIP on Verizon 8830 WE

I can tell you that in theory it would work, however, you would not like the experience.  it is going to be highly likely to drop data connection with streaming, and since most carriers unlimited date is actually only 5gb or lower in some cases, you may come close to violating the terms of your contract.  I would heavily disuade you from attempting this
Andrew Hager
U.S. Cellular Corporation
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Re: VOIP on Verizon 8830 WE

Andrew,

 

Thank you for the reply.  I am sure you are correct about the data/voice quality.  Also, while I do have unlimited email data worldwide, I have a 5 Gb limit on "tethered modem" data and that service is only in the U.S.  Overseas, data via tethered modem is extremely expensive.  That said, the Browser works worldwide without extra charges.  I don't know if it has the data limit.  Anyway, your point is well taken.  Thanks again.

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Registered: ‎09-11-2010
My Device: 8310
My Carrier: att

VOIP on 8810

First: will the 8310 do viop? next what isp do you reccomend? my Iphone told me that they couldn't even service the blackberry. Roar

 

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