Nimbuzz, who we’ve heaped praise on in the past, has signed a deal with Voxbone – a Belgian company who specialise in providing worldwide telephone numbers – so as users can still make VoIP calls even when there is no 3G or Wi-Fi coverage.
The service works by dialling a local area access number to connect to the internet over the 2G connection. This means that anyone with a 2G phone can use Nimbuzz to call their Skype or other VoiP contacts.
The service sounds perfect for PAYG customers, especially those who have some free call allowance included in their plan. It might also be useful whilst abroad, although be aware that even though roaming charges will decrease in July, it’s still not that cheap to roam.
Out with the old, and in with the new, as the saying goes – something Apple has obviously embraced, as they’ve turfed out the first generation iPhone, and replaced it with the 3G iPhone on their site. There’s no mention of the previous model whatsoever, however we luckily knew all the specs anyway, so read on below for a comparison of the two phones…
2G: 115mm high, is 61mm wide and 11.6mm thick, weighs 135g.
3G: 115.5mm high, 62.1mm wide and 12.3mm thick, weighs 133g.
2G: 480 x 320 3.5″ multi-touch display.
3G: 480 x 320 3.5″ multi-touch display.
2G: 8GB and 16GB.
3G: 8GB and 16GB, with the latter available in both black and white.
2G: 2.0-megapixel camera.
3G: 2.0-megapixel camera, with geo-tagging and third-party application integration…