I found and installed "Tringme" (google it) for blackberry. It's a true VOIP app.....using it on my 9800.
You have to purchase air time - so I signed up with $10.00
It does work but the incoming delay on the voice is to long - I would say 3-4 seconds - outgoing is decent.
Still doesn't compare to Truphone on IOS.
Anyone try this app and have feedback??
Last edited by Rob1; 11-15-10 at 05:38 PM.
- 11-15-10, 10:59 PM #6
Tringme and blackvoib does true voip on Blackberry. Used both and both work well. I prefer blackvoib since its just a sip client and you can use your own preferred voip service. Ive tried it with gizmo5 and voipbuster and both worked pretty well.
Tringme gives you some minutes to test out. Works well. But you have to buy minutes from them.
- 11-16-10, 01:42 AM #9
You can set it to automatically intercept international calls and international SMS then when it senses that anything is international, Vyke will run automatically using the internet rather than charging you international rates.
- 11-16-10, 03:00 AM #12
I Googled ' BlackBerry voip ' and I got quite a few answers. Too many to post here, in fact.
Perhaps you should try that and then ask here about the products you favor.
imo it is about time we got VOIP on the BlackBerry. I have never really seen the need for anything other than a digital bit stream into my phone.
- 11-16-10, 06:22 AM #13
Does Tringme only work on outgoing calls?
I installed tringme on my bb9700. Seems to work on outgoing calls but I don't know if it works on incoming calls too. Do I need to get their special phone number assigned to me? Or does Tringme automatically intercept incoming calls to my regular bb phone number then re-route over VOIP?
- 11-16-10, 08:33 AM #14
Downloaded Vyke..but it DOES NOT support Torch. You have to download it for the Storm series to install it. I haven't tried it yet..but from reading the questions and answers..Vyke doesnt seem to support WiFi usage for Blackberry...unlike Tringme. It specifically says it supports WiFi for iPhone however Kind of negates the purpose in my opinion. If i'm travelling abroad..i'm trying to minimize my data usage because the data rates are outrageous..so if Vyke is using my data rather than allowing me to use WiFi..that's a deal breaker. Like I said though..i have yet to try it out to be certain..so if anyone has any better info it'd be appreciated.
EDIT: After playing with the settings in Vyke..it tells me that it will use WiFi when available..so thats a good thing. Now I guess i'll need to test it out next time i'm abroad
Last edited by Rickroller; 11-16-10 at 08:37 AM.
- 11-16-10, 12:08 PM #17
If you don't travel overseas or out of the country..then it's pointless.
- 11-17-10, 12:14 AM #18
With Blackvoib, I'll be able to register with an SIP provider to get another phone number, and I'll be able to route all of my calls through that number to save me paying long distance charges.
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11-17-10, 06:30 AM #19
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I often forget a lot of people here don't live in the states either, and often incur roaming and/or long distance charges(most plans here in the states have nation wide long distance included). Could also see now how voip would help in that manner too.