Monday, May 31, 2010

Vonage Mobile App for Blackberry Review

This is one of these apps that you get and say “Damn….why didn’t I get it before!”. Vonage Mobile for Blackberry has been out for over 6 months already and to be honest, I had never looked into it. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of VOIP is carrier limitation. Well yesterday after reading Jason’s post about Skype’s update enabling you to place calls over 3G, I decided to do some research for available VOIP apps for the Blackberry and stumbled across Vonage Mobile for Blackberry.

Download was simple..just had to enter my mobile number on their site and Vonage sent me an SMS with the OTA download link. Once the app installs, you can create an account directly from your Blackberry. Vonage currently offers 2 rate plans, Pay per use or Unlimited International Calls at $24.99/month to over 60 countries. If you already have a Vonage home service, you qualify for a $10/month discount so you would actually be getting Unlimited International calls from your cellphone for $14.99/month.

What I really love about this app is that you don’t need to go into the app to place a call. Once the app installed any time you dial a long-distance number from your Blackberry, it will automatically run it through the Vonage Mobile service. What’s also great is that the calls are not placed using data but using your cellphone plan so no weird robot like voices. The device actually calls the Vonage Gateway number which then reroutes your call. You can also add the Vonage Gateway number to your AT&T A-List so all calls that are handled by Vonage won’t eat up your minutes.

No matter where you are in the U.S., if you have cellular service, you can use Vonage Mobile for cellular international calling.

To get Vonage Mobile App for your Blackberry visit

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