Anyway round t-mobile not allowing net calls

  belcanto 23:56 14 Oct 2008

Hi there, I am thinking of switiching my mobile broadband over to t-mobile because they combine it with wifi at same price as my current mobile b/b. However I have noticed that t-moble says on its website that "Remember that you can't use your plan to make internet phone calls".

To me that seems daft as your already paying to use their service so it is hardly as if they are losing out. Can anyone tell me if there is a way around this please.


  Tech Guy 11:52 15 Oct 2008

Hi there,

I am afraid there is no way around this. Your service provider blocks the ports necessary for VoIP traffic (internet phone calls).

To enable VoIP your ISP needs to unblock those ports.

  belcanto 15:58 15 Oct 2008

Thanks for your help-In that case then, would I be better off by going with O2 which has a similar sort of deal I am told. Also, why is it that t-mobile sees it fit to do this, after all it is not as if it is losing mobile calls is it.


  Tech Guy 20:15 15 Oct 2008

It could be to reduce bandwidth usage on thier network or could be that VoIP uses QoS (Quality of Service), which means in simple terms voice traffic takes priority over data traffic.

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