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    Default Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    I need to make a phone call from an area that has bad cell phone service but I am connected to the Wi-Fi. And my able to make a call this way?

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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    There are 3rd party services that you can use (like Skype) to make VOIP calls using Wi-Fi.
    As far as I know though, there's no built in method to do this using an iPhone.
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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    When I think of Skype, I think of video chatting. Can you do this just a voice call?


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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    You can use Skype to make just a voice call. Another possibility, if both devices are running iOS 7, is FaceTime Audio.
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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric6151 View Post
    When I think of Skype, I think of video chatting. Can you do this just a voice call?


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    Yes. Take a look at the link in my post, it explains how to call a land line using Skype.
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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    Yes. Take a look at the link in my post, it explains how to call a land line using Skype.
    I believe that calling a landline from Skype is a paid service though.
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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    That's what it looked like in the link Mike007 gave me. Is the skype app any different you think?


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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric6151 View Post
    That's what it looked like in the link Mike007 gave me. Is the skype app any different you think?


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    Nope, Karen is right, the Skype landline calling feature has always been a paid service. It's dirt cheap though.
    The only free service that I'm aware of was Google Voice, but I've only ever used that on my computer, don't know if it's available on iPhone for Wi-Fi calling or not.
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    Default Re: Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    The iPhone does not make calls natively over WiFi, so no, not without additional software (apps).
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    Default Can you make a call over wifi to a land line?

    I used a Skype paid plan with a Skype number a few years ago to make calls on wifi to landlines while working in Moscow. It was super cheap then not sure of the prices now. I actually used it on a 3GS with no cell service.


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