1. mjgates's Avatar
    I bought the Nokia 710 with the $30 t-mobile plan with a soft 5gb cap data and 100 minutes. I am trying to find a way to setup VoIP through Skype, google voice or any other app or method possible to utilize data connection thus not using voice minutes. Anyone know a method where this would be possible. I have read android had a dialer app that could be set to Skype as default for calls. Haven't found an option yet to do this with windows phone.
    03-20-2012 01:55 PM
  2. selfcreation's Avatar
    :D:D:D WELCOME TO WPCENTRAL! :D:D:D

    well you can get both SKYPE or G-talk on your phone and just use that.

    skype is in beta right now doh , and G-talk doesn't run in the background . the once that do run int he background are kidna buggy.
    03-20-2012 02:02 PM
  3. mjgates's Avatar
    Thanks. Good to be here. I'm finally off the aweful android I had the last couple years. I was under the impression Skype to Skype calls did not use minutes, but calls to mobile and landlines used mobile minutes. Is this incorrect? I'm new to windows phone. About 2weeks in so not really sure it's capabilities quite yet
    03-20-2012 02:15 PM
  4. selfcreation's Avatar
    well it might use minutes for the person receiving the call , but it uses YOUR data!

    who ever is on skype ( incoming or outgoing) = DATA
    Who ever is on Cellphone (inc or outgoing) = voice minutes

    back in the windows mobile dayz , I use to install Skype on EVERY once cellphone so they could get unlimited calling lol ( we had a unlimited 7$ mobile internet plan )
    03-20-2012 02:17 PM
  5. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Thanks. Good to be here. I'm finally off the aweful android I had the last couple years. I was under the impression Skype to Skype calls did not use minutes, but calls to mobile and landlines used mobile minutes. Is this incorrect? I'm new to windows phone. About 2weeks in so not really sure it's capabilities quite yet
    Actually you have to pay in advance for Skype calls to landlines and mobiles. They have several region-specific unlimited packages and their rates are actually quite good. It's kind of a double whammy cuz you have to pay to make the calls and it costs data.
    03-20-2012 09:15 PM
  6. Bifurcated's Avatar
    My experience with Skype on my Mozart has not been great. It doesn't run in the background, so can't monitor incoming calls. And voice quality has been choppy. Even over Wi-fi. Anyone else have better experience?
    03-21-2012 01:10 AM
  7. roycechoco's Avatar
    Yeah right! you have to subscribe with skype calling purposes.

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    03-21-2012 07:55 AM
  8. mjgates's Avatar
    I loaded Skype and paid 2.99 for a month of us/canada free calls. Seems fine for the couple calls I have made. I was stationary and there is a slight delay. Good enough for a $30 month cell bill. I did find I had to have a positive balance in Skype even after purchasing the plan. Doesn't charge the balance but getting insufficient funds error without it. Saw others were having same issue with beta version. Should be fixed with update. Thanks for help. 100 minutes a month was going to be tough but I love the price with unlimited data.
    03-21-2012 01:14 PM
  9. mjgates's Avatar
    update after using Skype a couple weeks. Overall has been pretty solid alternative to using minutes, although if I were under contract and had the minutes I would use them. I have dropped one call in 2 weeks. I have had surprisingly steady connection while driving in the city. Was not very good once I hit rural areas. Cannot receive incoming calls right now so I have not purchased a number, but that should be fixed when with next update. Definitely room for improvement, but considering it is in its beta stage overall solid.
    04-03-2012 10:25 AM
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