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    Vonage, VoIP, Xten and the 6601

    Howdy...

    Just wanted to post that I've download Xten's SIP VoIP client for the 6601, and I'm happily able to use it with my Vonage account, over CDMA Sprint vision...

    It's a little choppy and there's a little delay, but it's a great and useable testement to the VoIP technology...

    Smiles,

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    Hey thanks for posting that.. I was considering going with Vonage.

    Does the sound quality improve when you have 3 or 4 signal bars? You're using it over 3G, right? Or wifi?
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    I would agree with you if you were right, but the Palm OS is crap.

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    No 3G, just Sprint's CDMA Vision service...

    Don't know how well it works over wi-fi, but probably better...

    B.
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    Vision is over 3G.

    Can people on the other line understand you? I've heard horror stories about lost packets and packet collision with VOIP. Honestly, I've never used it, is it comparable to standard phone lines?

    RFK
    Chunk Style

    I would agree with you if you were right, but the Palm OS is crap.

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    Don't really know yet... I'll do some more testing later this week.

    Vision is 3G? I thought GSM was 3G... My bad..

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    >I thought GSM was 3G...

    Ben.... GSM is 1 "G", 1 "S" and 1 "M".

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

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    Originally posted by Bristolview
    GSM is 1 "G", 1 "S" and 1 "M".
    OMG that was lame..


    Anyways Ben, do you get better performance when you have 3 or 4 signal bars?

    RFK
    Chunk Style

    I would agree with you if you were right, but the Palm OS is crap.

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    Originally posted by really fat kid
    Vision is over 3G.

    Can people on the other line understand you? I've heard horror stories about lost packets and packet collision with VOIP. Honestly, I've never used it, is it comparable to standard phone lines?

    RFK
    Here is the thing, vision is not in anyway engineered to deliver the QOS that true business grade VOIP requires. So, if you are looking to do a toll bypass to call your aunt in Europe, that might be one thing. However, if you are trying to do business there is no way the this type of VOIP is ready. Even the enterprise cisco stuff does not perform consistently as well as a digital land-line.

    Fun to screw around with though...

    -rob

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    "Fun to screw around with though..."

    I think this accuratly sums up VoIP over Vision...

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    VOIP <---> Unlimited Mobile to Mobile <---> Unlimited anytime talking

    OK. How cool is this?

    1) Take any unlimited mobile to mobile family or intercompany share plan

    2) Mix in a PhoneLabs Dock N Talk, even with bluetooth

    3) Pair in a Sippura SPA-3000 PSTN <---> VOIP gateway or vice versa

    =
    End Result?

    Youve just built your own PSTN "calling card" gateway. Mobile phone1 calls mobile phone2. Phone2 answers, prompts for a PIN code ala calling card, at which point you enter in your 2nd number you want to call.

    It passes your free M2M call to VOIP.
    Unlimited Anytime from your cell.

    There's a link on this somewhere that I don't have at the moment.


    The only question remaining? How much worse does this make dialing from the VX6600 / PPC6000?

    After you dial the 1st number and the pin, is it possible to select another contact and have it DTMF the tones without the phone attempting to make another call or have it think you want to make a 3 way call?

    For that matter, does *any*cheapo cell handset have an address book that will output the DTMF without placing the call?

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    VOIP Is the way to go

    That would be really cool if you or someone figured that out. Paying .65/min is rediculous. T-Mobile is about half that and vonage is pennies.
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    yes, well, if anyone could comment on the PPC6000/VX6600 ability to "pseudo-dial", as it were from the contact list.

    or maybe a different app is needed...to just emit the touch tone sounds for a given contact.

    or any other standard phones that might be able to do this.

    really, this is a common problem for anyone with a calling card.

    how do you easily dial what comes after the calling card?

    hmm..i just thought...maybe the contact app lets you specify a prefix string and delay to dial first...maybe that would work.

    anyway, here's the link
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...70#post4637570
    Last edited by ppcnewbie; 02-18-2005 at 09:43 AM.

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