What you can do using 3G data networks with iPhone
1. Unlimited Internet access, free, not bound to wi-fi spots
- Send and receive e-mails
- Browse the Internet
- Communicate using social media networks: twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc.
- Use Google mobile office: calendar, documents, Gmail and now – Google Buzz
- Send SMS’s and MMS’s
- Live chat using MSN, ICQ, Skype, GoogleTalk and other IM platforms
- Navigate using free Google Maps
2. Phone calls via 3G data networks
Make and receive calls using various platforms, like iCall, Fring or Acrobits Softphone
- Free phone calls to the US and Canada
- Total Access plan: dirty-cheap International rates
- Pay-as-you-go plan: slightly higher, but still incredibly cheap International rates
Regarding the way Fring works with VoIP over 3G networks: you can choose a SIP provider and make your calls over 3G using the Fring App with an SIP provider of your choice.
Information on SIP Service Providers may be found here: http://www.sipcenter.com/sip.nsf/html/Service+Providers
It’s also possible to make Skype calls using Fring.
The application is free and is available for download from the Apple Store.
Acrobits Softphone’s technology is also based on using SIP service providers for making calls over 3G networks. Acrobits Softphone is available for purchase from the Apple Store (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314192799&mt=8) and costs $7.99. This App has many useful features and an intuitive well-structured interface.
3. Access 3G networks for FREE
To avoid expensive data roaming charges while using 3G networks on your overseas trip, rent an iPhone (if you haven’t got one) or Unlimited Internet SIM card for your existing iPhone or any other Smartphone from www.keepgo.com and get unlimited FREE access to 3G data.
With keepgo’s Unlimited Internet SIM card you can travel around the world and still have a free access to all the iPhone features using 3G data networks: VoIP over 3G data, constant Internet access, GPS navigation and all the rest of Internet based technology available on iPhone.
How it works
Go to keepgo Products Page and choose either iPhone or Unlimited Internet SIM Card rental.
- Indicate your destination/s (countries to are traveling to) and desired rental dates.
- The automatic calculator will show you the rental costs (starting from $44 per week). Unlimited Internet access and free VoIP over 3G networks phone calls are included.
- If you want, you may also rent additional devices, such as chargers, adapters, car charges, etc.
- Your rented iPhone or SIM Card will be delivered to your doorsteps at least one working day prior to your departure. This gives you enough time to check the device, download all the applications you may need or want for your travel (including music, movies, travel guides, etc.).