1. Eric6151's Avatar
    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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    11-22-2013 10:17 AM
  2. mikeo007's Avatar
    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.
    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1...ndlines-iphone
    11-22-2013 10:20 AM
  3. Eric6151's Avatar
    When I think of Skype, I think of video chatting. Can you do this just a voice call?


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    11-22-2013 10:45 AM
  4. kona314's Avatar
    You can use Skype to make just a voice call. Another possibility, if both devices are running iOS 7, is FaceTime Audio.
    11-22-2013 10:46 AM
  5. mikeo007's Avatar
    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.
    11-22-2013 10:57 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    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.
    11-22-2013 11:43 AM
  7. Eric6151's Avatar
    That's what it looked like in the link Mike007 gave me. Is the skype app any different you think?


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    11-22-2013 11:57 AM
  8. mikeo007's Avatar
    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.
    11-22-2013 12:34 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The iPhone does not make calls natively over WiFi, so no, not without additional software (apps).
    11-22-2013 12:54 PM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    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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    11-22-2013 12:58 PM

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