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[Dell] Fongo.com - Talk Freely To The World - FREE MOBILE Phone Service!

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greg123 wrote:
Jan 5th, 2017 8:46 am
I have fongo on iPhone with Fido data only sim. Outgoing calls are fine, however I can't hear anything on incoming calls, just dead silence... still have no clue how to fix it...


Is there a way to integrate fongo on your iPhone dialer or can you only dial with the fongo app?
In Fongo settings, check off the section that says "integrated calling" under "advanced settings".

For not hearing anyone on incoming calls, try "alternate connection"
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While it has been discussed in the past, I think now might be a good time for Fongo to launch their own independent cellular service. Fido is selling there 3 gigs data for $15. Even at full retail of $5 per gig, fongo should buy bulk data from fido, rebrand fido sims with a sim-only service like public mobile. Based on JUST calling and texting, they could offer almost unlimited calling and texting for $15 a month with their cost being $5 and profit. Tons of people would love that package, just as it is now, they don't know (or don't want the hassle) of setting it up all themselves.

Fongo could also go the textnow US venture..... Buy low cost phones (like moto g etc) and preload fongo (with re-branded fido sims) and do it that way too.

Who knows, they could be working on this right now.
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CodyBruceWilliams wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 2:39 pm
Even at full retail of $5 per gig, fongo should buy bulk data from fido, rebrand fido sims with a sim-only service like public mobile...
That assumes that Fido (actually Robbers) would want to sell bandwidth to Fongo in the first place. Canadian carriers are very protective of their turf and do what they can to block upstarts. So far the CRTC has done nothing to change their attitude. That's why there are about 100 MVNOs in the US but only a handful in Canada.
Fongo could also go the textnow US venture..... Buy low cost phones (like moto g etc) and preload fongo (with re-branded fido sims) and do it that way too.
I've always thought that TextNow's US business case is fragile. There's nothing proprietary about what TextNow offers that can't be copied by those other 100 MVNOs if they think the market is large enough to enter it.
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sam_b_d wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 11:38 pm
What about Android phones?
I've used Fongo in both Android and iOS without issue.
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What kind of Android phones are good,I mean minimum ram and CPU requirement to get better connection.
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FWIW Fongo can receive faxes (remember that technology?) and display them on your smartphone or tablet. When someone wants to send you a fax just let their call go to voicemail. Then go to Fongo's Voicemail screen to view, email, print, etc. the fax.

Admittedly there's not much demand for faxing anymore, however
• Some fields like medicine still rely on fax to send prescriptions, patient records, etc.
• This is also a simple way to scan-to-email if you don't have a scanner handy. Send a fax to your Fongo number from any fax machine, then forward it wherever it needs to go.
• Got a new multi-function printer with fax? Check the fax sending function by sending a test page to Fongo.
• etc.

Of course some spammers still pollute the planet with unsolicited faxes. At least with Fongo fewer trees have to die for nothing.
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Anyone have a reasonable solution to the problem of not being able to get picture messages with Fongo? I also find that if a group mms message goes out, I don't get it.

Is there a texting app to work with my Fongo number or a better app altogether other than VoIP.ms that lets you port your number?
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bucklemyshoe wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 12:36 pm
How is this for the iOS? Is it compatible?
yes, I have fongo in my iPhone, it works great
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I have a Freephoneline sip account that I've used for many years using a home SIP phone. No issues. I noticed recently that I cannot login on my Fongo app. Can't remember which I used in the past, but my FPL credentials don't work on the app (works fine on the FPL portal). Are they interchangeable?
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Any way to forward a fongo number to another? I tried it but it doesn't seem to work. I basically have 2 fongo accounts and I want 1 number to forward to my main fongo number.
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wysiwyg wrote:
Feb 19th, 2017 7:17 pm
Can't remember which I used in the past, but my FPL credentials don't work on the app (works fine on the FPL portal). Are they interchangeable?
No. They're separate services.
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