My interest on VoIP and mVoIP started when I thought it might be useful to let my family and friends contact me low-cost thru a traditional communication method, landline or mobile phone, while I’m overseas. Some proprietary applications such as Skype or Fring, that have nothing to do with a SIP client for the phone that operates native on the phone, allow voice communication between two computers or Smartphone whilst the application is running. What if other party does not have access to a computer nor to any proprietary systems, but has access to a traditional phone. Either mobile or landline?
The solution at my end was VoIP! Better to say mVoIP.
Mobile VoIP or mVoIP refers to using your mobiles (instead of other devices like computer, proprietary applications, etc.) to make or receive VoIP calls. All that is required to use VoIP is a native SIP client on the phone to convert analogue voice to digital and a network to carry the voice loaded data packets.
Lack of phones with data capability, low availability of providers offering fast networks made it difficult in the past to use mVoIP. However, with the latest advancements in technology, these are not a hindrance anymore. Nokia Symbian Smartphone (E-series or N-series), sold today, are sophisticated enough to be able to use VoIP. Further, the availability of high-speed networks (Wi-Fi, 3G) has made the use of mVoIP completely feasible.
Remark – However you have to install the “advanced VOIP settings” client app on your latest NOKIA Symbian S60 or Symbian^3 before you can setup/ make SIP/VoIP calls! Follow instructions below.
The primary motivation to use mVoIP is to free ourselves from the computer (and other bulky devices like Tablet PCs) and access VoIP using the omnipresent mobile Smartphone. You could obviously do that using local access numbers, but calling local access numbers is usually not free (depending on the carrier). Moreover, local access numbers are not available in all the countries. Further, if you have already paid for the data plan, it makes sense to make the maximum use of it. Finally (and probably most importantly), if you are on roaming then using mVoIP thru Wi-Fi is probably the most cost-effective way to make calls as dialing local access number can be prohibitively expensive.
What is Nokia VoIP SIP Client
The Nokia S60 phones offer truly working VOIP/mobile convergence. Just like the free computer to computer calls we’ve all become so familiar with, mobile VoIP SIP client promises free mobile calls to contacts using the same mobile VoIP provider. Nokia VoIP SIP client enables you to make and receive phone calls to/from anyone else in the world from your mobile phone at a low-cost. Nokia VoIP phones works wherever you have access to the internet via Wi-Fi or over 3G (on 3G the cost depends on your mobile operator plan).
Nokia has long been a leader in Mobile VoIP technology. Even if media comments that Nokia has to fix its user interface to fit the market, Nokia is an absolute winner in technology. When you have Nokia SIP phone you have taken a big step forward in giving yourself the best that Internet telephony technology has to offer.
Whether you have a Nokia SIP phone that is pre-loaded with VoIP software or a model that requires a simple software download, you will be on your way to enjoying crystal clear communications for a fraction of the cost.
To use a VoIP system, we’ll need three things:
- A high-speed internet connection,
- a VoIP service plan, and
- phone equipment.
Today we walk through the 3rd requisite, phone equipment. More precisely mobile phone equipment, Nokia Symbian^3 and Symbian S60 devices and how to make them work things out with some VoIP service plans.
Can you relate to any of these thoughts:
- I have a VoIP enabled Smartphone and would like to lower my phone bills.
- I would like to get rid of the ridiculous landline charges without losing my home or small business number.
- I make expensive long-distance or international calls and would like to cut those costs.
- I run a small business and phone bills make significant part of my overhead.
- I like the convenience of taking my number with me as I travel anywhere in the world not having surprises on my phone bill due to roaming fees, both voice and 3G data, when coming home.
- I live outside my home country but I need a local home country number for my business / being in contact with friends and relatives.
Now you have an answer for the aforesaid thoughts through the vast array of features that Nokia Symbian^3 and Symbian S60 devices’ Mobile VoIP or simply mVoIP has to offer. The mVoIP allows the mobile technology to be used in a myriad of ways. One advantage mVoIP telephony has over traditional phone service is its ability to travel with you, at low-cost. By this, we mean that with mVoIP you can travel…..
Click link for the complete guide - Nokia Symbian^3 and Symbian S60 SIP Settings for VoIP calls
Different firmware versions, devices, VoIP service plan and/or 3G providers may cause/need different setting details!