VoIP calling for BlackBerry without 3G or WiFi from Nimbuzz

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I haven’t used Nimbuzz before but I’ve been desperate for a good VoIP solution for BlackBerry. While Skype promised to give us an app back in May, they haven’t lived up to this promise. There are a few decent alternatives out there such as iSkoot, which has worked somewhat well for me so far.

Nimbuzz has partnered with Voxbone to provide a unique VoIP solution for BlackBerry. When you launch Nimbuzz, the new “blade” pops out alongside Nimbuzz’s toolset of aggregated IM services, mobile VoIP, social networking, tweets, and file-and-photo sharing.

According to the company, even if you’re out of 3G or Wi-Fi range, you still can make mobile VoIP calls on your BlackBerry.

The company is offering a pretty awesome service in that you don’t have to know the number, carry a card or even realize you’ve stepped beyond Internet reach. The Nimbuzz app, adding 750,000 sign-ups per month and operating in 200 countries, notices for you. It automatically steps in and requests permission to dial the right access number for you, which it knows, and routes the call over the Internet. Voxbone provides numbers and origination services, grabbing the call for Nimbuzz and converting it to IP.

Could this be the VoIP solution we’ve been waiting for? Comment your thoughts about this application.

Download Nimbuzz by heading over to their site and getting an SMS download link.

[ED NOTE: Tried on the BlackBerry Storm and it's not compatible. Looking to try it on a Curve 8900 in a moment but wanted to give you a heads up about the application.]

  • http://thingswhichmatterto.us/ Farukh Bashir

    This is not true voip. This solution has been around for some time now. Dial around.

    Real VOIP would be to allow us to use SIP service with our BB and routing the call from Internet. bypassing your mobile operator all together.

  • http://thingswhichmatterto.us Farukh Bashir

    This is not true voip. This solution has been around for some time now. Dial around.

    Real VOIP would be to allow us to use SIP service with our BB and routing the call from Internet. bypassing your mobile operator all together.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/2312745083 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    VoIP calling for BlackBerry without 3G or WiFi from Nimbuzz http://bit.ly/wlvLy

  • Jim

    Agree 100% with Farukh Bashir

    This is old news and barely any different (if at all) to iSkoot, IM+ and the others

  • Jim

    Agree 100% with Farukh Bashir

    This is old news and barely any different (if at all) to iSkoot, IM+ and the others

  • Jim

    Agree 100% with Farukh Bashir

    This is old news and barely any different (if at all) to iSkoot, IM+ and the others

  • http://twitter.com/j_acn/statuses/2320281340 j_acn (Jaquelene Mccarthy)

    VoIP calling for BlackBerry without 3G or WiFi from Nimbuzz http://tinyurl.com/lu3vb6

  • http://twitter.com/j_acn/statuses/2320281340 j_acn (Jaquelene Mccarthy)

    VoIP calling for BlackBerry without 3G or WiFi from Nimbuzz http://tinyurl.com/lu3vb6

  • http://twitter.com/j_acn/statuses/2320281340 j_acn (Jaquelene Mccarthy)

    VoIP calling for BlackBerry without 3G or WiFi from Nimbuzz http://tinyurl.com/lu3vb6

  • http://twitter.com/j_acn/statuses/2320279538 j_acn (Jaquelene Mccarthy)

    VoIP calling for BlackBerry without 3G or WiFi from Nimbuzz http://tinyurl.com/lu3vb6

  • http://twitter.com/j_acn/statuses/2320279538 j_acn (Jaquelene Mccarthy)

    VoIP calling for BlackBerry without 3G or WiFi from Nimbuzz http://tinyurl.com/lu3vb6

  • BB Curveman

    Does anyone know why it seems so hard (impossible??) to offer true VoIP on a BB?

  • BB Curveman

    Does anyone know why it seems so hard (impossible??) to offer true VoIP on a BB?

  • Vatato

    I install at my new blackberry 9630 tour, voip does not works

  • Vatato

    I install at my new blackberry 9630 tour, voip does not works

  • lautoka

    Oooohhh!!!! VOIP calling without WiFi or 3G!!! What the title should really read is… VOIP calling that uses your cell/mobile minutes! Yes, make a local mobile phone call to connect to a company that will then route your call to its final destination via VOIP. C’mon! One can do this with any phone so what the #$*^$@! is special about this software? Oh, it figures out what number to dial by itself! So what! We want real VOIP that uses the internet connection not our cell/mobile minutes!!! I think I’ll just use a Nokia with native VOIP built in (E75, N95, etc).

  • lautoka

    Oooohhh!!!! VOIP calling without WiFi or 3G!!! What the title should really read is… VOIP calling that uses your cell/mobile minutes! Yes, make a local mobile phone call to connect to a company that will then route your call to its final destination via VOIP. C’mon! One can do this with any phone so what the #$*^$@! is special about this software? Oh, it figures out what number to dial by itself! So what! We want real VOIP that uses the internet connection not our cell/mobile minutes!!! I think I’ll just use a Nokia with native VOIP built in (E75, N95, etc).

  • hamed

    V$good thank zou

  • hamed

    V$good thank zou

  • http://www.voipbazar.com Imran Malik

    Voice over Internet Protocol has been around since many years. But due to lack of sufficient and affordable bandwidth it was not possible to carry carrier grade voice over Internet Protocol. But since the arrival of low cost internet bandwidth and new speech codecs such as G.729, G.723 which utilizes very low payload to carry carrier class voice it has recently been possible to leverage the true benefits of VoIP. G.723 codec utilizes only 6 Kbps (Kilo Bytes/sec) which is capable of maintaining a constant stream of data between peers and deliver carrier grade voice quality. Lets put this way if you have 8 Mbps internet connection, by using G.723 codec you can run upto 100 telephone lines with crystal clear and carrier grade voice quality. I am also a user of VoIP and have setup a small PBX at home. Since I have discovered VoIP I have never used traditional PSTN service.

  • http://www.voipbazar.com Imran Malik

    Voice over Internet Protocol has been around since many years. But due to lack of sufficient and affordable bandwidth it was not possible to carry carrier grade voice over Internet Protocol. But since the arrival of low cost internet bandwidth and new speech codecs such as G.729, G.723 which utilizes very low payload to carry carrier class voice it has recently been possible to leverage the true benefits of VoIP. G.723 codec utilizes only 6 Kbps (Kilo Bytes/sec) which is capable of maintaining a constant stream of data between peers and deliver carrier grade voice quality. Lets put this way if you have 8 Mbps internet connection, by using G.723 codec you can run upto 100 telephone lines with crystal clear and carrier grade voice quality. I am also a user of VoIP and have setup a small PBX at home. Since I have discovered VoIP I have never used traditional PSTN service.

  • blackberryvoip

    you can also use Truphone, it's a good softphone for blackberry

  • http://voipsoftwares.org VoIP software

    Really? Most mobile VoIP softwares need wifi or 3G?

  • Jay Krishnan

    Though voip calls can be made from my laptop, i would like to have this feature in my mobile too, for various reasons. My research has told me that there is no easy, free, voip software for blackberry. Blackberry does magic with email access. But not voip. Nokia E series is the best for that. E63,E71 etc gives better voip clarity than my laptop. As far as i know this is the most important “really useful” feature of the E series phones, which have a lot of useless stuff bundled in the menu, wasting space. Bottom line – if Email access in your pocket 24/7 is your first priority – take blackberry. If reliable nearly free international calls within wifi range is your priority – take any nokia E series.

  • nebula65

    Even though this thread is quite old here is BlackBerry (pure) VoIP client form fgmicrotec called fgVoIP. It can be used with any SIP capable VoIP provider including your own Asterisk/PBX.

    It actually uses your internet (WiFi) connection.

    Currently supported devices are:

    BlackBerry 8520 OS 4.6 & 5.0
    BlackBerry Bold 9000 OS 4.6 & 5.0
    BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0
    BlackBerry Curve 8900 OS 4.6

    You can download a 10 day trial version at their site:
    http://www.fgmicrotec.com/BlackBerry-VoIP.html

    or see it in action on youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BYNw0638w

  • Sunilkr07

    Voip calling without Wifi or 3g – then the best thing to use is Rebtel. It uses ur local airtime only & the prices are comparitively cheaper. I am using it for many months now & i have no discomfort

  • Toyota

    This article is not true, The Nimbuzz app for BB does not allow voip calling. It only allows chat.