Free Voip Calls On Ipad
Free Voip Calls On Ipad
Cell phones are a necessity for most people these days. Who is ever at home long enough to check messages these days, let alone actually receive calls on a home phone? The cell phone is indispensible, but the fees for monthly plans that claim to “save” you money can send you to the poorhouse, and pay-as-you-go options aren’t usually any good, either. So how can you talk to people on the go without spending all your hard-earned money?
Remember when VoIP was a revolution in long distance calling? Voice over IP gave people freedom from long distance charges by allowing them to transmit voice data using their IP addresses. Transmitting voice data using the internet in this way is less expensive than telephone lines when great distance is involved, so phone calls could now be made for free or very little money.
VoIP can also be used with mobile phones, although this isn’t highly publicized by cell phone companies, for obvious reasons! Now that almost all cell phones can access the internet, there is no reason a mobile phone can’t make use of the same technology that VoIP does and transmit voice data over the internet – which would be cheaper, and likely less troublesome, than using satellites to transmit the data. All a cell phone needs is an SIP client – which most phones already have, because they use it to send SMS messages!
VoIP on iPad
So, how can you use your iPad to make free voip calls? Well, downloading an SIP app such as SIP sorcery can basically turn your iPad into a phone. Users of the iPod Touch have been taking advantage of similar apps to send text messages back and forth to cell phones for a long time – completely free — so what’s to stop you from going one step further, and making calls? Once you have an SIP client app, you can connect to VoIP as you would on any computer, and you have turned your iPad not just into a phone, but a phone from which you can make calls for free!
It is important to note that depending on your internet plan, your calls may not be completely free. Transmission of data over the internet will still count towards whatever limit you have, and companies are becoming wise to the tricks of the tech-savvy who are “stealing” phone calls, and improving methods to “catch” these individuals and make it harder for them to take advantage of loopholes.