Networks now supporting 3G VOIP for iPhone!!

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AT&T (in the USA) on Tuesday said it has made the necessary changes to enable voice over IP iPhone apps to run on its wireless network. Before Tuesday, VoIP apps would only work over a Wi-Fi network. In other words, if you wanted to use Nimbuzz to call a friend, you had to be connected to a regular Internet wireless network. Once you were out of range of that network, the call would end.

What does this mean for South African Nimbuzz users?

We  should see amended versions of VOIP apps coming to South Africa very soon. I know that other smart-phones can make 3G VOIP calls in South Africa so there should not be an issue with the networks once the new applications hit the App Store.  All Symbian (Nokia) and Windows Mobile users of Nimbuzz already have the 3G VOIP option in South Africa so if you are interested ask your friends how great it is to be able to call for a fraction of a normal mobile call.

Our Nimbuzz survey and recent Poll showed that nearly half of all users spend an hour or more a month on international phone calls. If you are one of those you can look forward to saving hundreds of rands a month and simply be able to use your mobile phone to call rather than a land line or a computer or notebook.

Now my provider in South Africa decided to replace my stolen iPhone I really can’t wait to get my hands on it :)

2 Responses to “Networks now supporting 3G VOIP for iPhone!!”

  1. Lol,nice,but why you pep don’t implement simplest voip for any Nimbuzz client,specially for free mobile-to-mobile voip calls?it’s easy,almost all cell phones support AMR codec,why not use it at Nimbuzz?It’s even capable of gprs streaming,however,yeah,quality is bad,but still better than 8bit landlines with giant overseas call bills.Set 10 new machines with new servers,get AMR codec copyrights,and implement voip ability for it.It will be great boost to Nimbuzz.Get it done one day,hopely.

    Max October 8th, 2009
  2. Wow, great blog. I love reading blogs about VoIP! It’s such an exciting technology. I have learned a lot in implementing a small VoIP network at home, and am thinking of starting VoIP business in my area. There are a number of small businesses in my region that would benefit from it greatly. Thanks again for this blog – it is really good.

    Joe Carson October 25th, 2009


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