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Post by caramela del mar on Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:55 pm

Hi Folks,

We are considering a move to lakeside next spring and have a question about phone service, if someone doesn't mind sharing their knowledge. My wife and grown daughter call each other 2 to 3 times a day every day and of course she would like to be able to continue this practice when we get down there. What we are looking for is an affordable and reliable way of doing this.

They both currently use Iphones and with Iphone to Iphone free calls it works out pretty good for them. We would be willing to switch equipment if that became necessary.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
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Post by Canmex 87 on Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:22 pm

An alternative to the I phones is Magic Jack.

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Post by MexicoPete on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:05 pm

But doesn't the iPhone 6 to iPhone 6, offer free phone call service via the internet? I thought that is what I read. Also remember that the iPhone allows you to download a VoIP app, like perhaps Magic jack directly to their iPhone.

There are many great options to include the Magic jack mentioned above.
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Post by TomQC on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:30 pm

Here is their website:   http://www.magicjack.com/index.html
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Post by desafinada on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:03 pm

And then there is always Skype

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:09 pm

We use Skype to video call friends and family. Totally free if they have Skype too.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:26 pm

“With a tap, you can make video calls over Wi-Fi from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to someone else’s. You can even make FaceTime calls over cellular networks on iPhone or iPad.”

https://www.apple.com/ios/facetime/
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Post by caramela del mar on Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:14 pm

Thanks for everyone's input and I realize that there are several solutions via wifi when she is home but we don't understand how nit would work if we are out and about. Are skype and or MJ able use the 3G network available down there?
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Post by sparks on Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:56 pm

caramela del mar wrote: Are skype and or MJ able use the 3G network available down there?

Telcel (3G) is all I have here and VOIP works but I prefer a PC.  Might try the TALK FREE app from Majic Jack for Iphone.  I prefer a PC based program over IPhone stuff.  Skype is free if all have Skype .... and Google Voice is good (get Google up north)

Skype have an IPhone app?
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Post by SunshineyDay on Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Google Voice--You need to set it up NOB

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:06 am

Net talk. Bought five years for $25/ year or so. Box plugs into Cable/phone internet modem. Plug phone into Net Talk box look for green light. Pick up phone and get dial tone. Much cheaper than any cell phone solution. Has US phone number so folks for example just call an ORegon number for us and it rings where ever net talk box is plugged in. Used for years works well. Like Magic jack. Another solution is to get everybody onto Skype.

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Post by joyfull on Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:10 pm

My daughter in the US and I both have iPhones so we iMessage each other when I am not at home. Works great when I am in the village and I have no internet plan. The other thing you can do is get a cell service that includes US & Mexico. My husbands cell is Verizon. Just another option
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