Monthly Archives: February 2008

Make free international calls with Tephno

www.tephno.com

No account signup

Register our phone number and a fixed destination number in the system. Then we’ll get a pin/order number. To make free calls, we’ll get a New Jersy number 732 or 908 to call. Once we call it, we’ll be connected to the destination number after a brief intro. The destination number can be in over 20 countries for free. We’ll need the pin/order number to modify anything by going to My Stuff. I just tried calling China. The quality was fine. Sometimes, there was a little noise. The call was cut down after about 5.5 minutes.

Free calls to most landlines in these countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • USA
  • UK

Bewip: sip softphone for Pocket PC/SmartPhone

BeWip devices from TechFaith, HP & HTC

I first found this softphone on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeWip.

BeWip is a proprietary softphone which unifies VoIP (based on SIP) and Cellular communications GSM on mobile GSM/WIFI mobile phone based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system like PDAs / Pocket PCs / smartphones.

I was happy to see it because I’m looking a good softphone for my SDA.

Then I checked it’s website www.bewip.com. To download the softphone, we have to subscribe, within 24 hours, we’ll receive an email with the password. Then we’ll be able to log in and get the download link.

It can be use for a lot of different brands of PPC’s and Smartphones. We need choose the phone and the service provider from the available list. I’ll be preset. We cannot set it for any sip service provider.

After we install it, we have to run a patch to activate the account. Then we’ll be able to use it.

Actually I don’t like it although it surprised me at the beginning when I first found it. Because 1. It’s free, but it’s evaluation version which will expire. 2. It’s complicated to get it run. Patch it, activate it, do some modification to registry etc. 3. It takes much space compared to some cute softphones I saw. 4. Actually, I didn’t manage to run it. I didn’t change anything to registry. After I installed and activated it, I tried to start it. Sometimes, It just didn’t start after a long time starting, sometimes, it simply gave me an error messsage.

So I don’t have any result from it. But anyway, good to know it. It may help some poeple.

How to make SIP Calls between different VoIP Service Providers(VSP)?

1. Call accountnumber@vsp.com
2. If one vsp is peering with the other, we can call the access code of the 2nd vsp and the account number.

For example: With voipuser.org, we can call FWD by dialing *393FWDNumber.

3. If one vsp does not directly peer with the other one, they may peer with SIP Broker. Anyone that peers with SIP Broker can call a user with 2nd vsp by dialing the SIP Code of the 2nd and the user’s account number.

For example, with FWD, we can call voipuser account by dialing **275*431VoipuserNumber.

275is the sip code of sipbroker.com. 431 is the sip code of voipuser.org on SipBroker.

4. One can also call another sip user with a traditional pstn phone by calling the SipBroker PSTN Access number first if available. At the voice prompt, dial sip code and account number.

If one wants to set up a sip phone, check http://faq.sipbroker.com.

About Tmobile/HTC Dash, SDA, MDA SmartPhones and other PDAs

SDA FAQ: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=858861

MDA FAQ: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=856404

Dash FAQ: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1029606

HTC Phones Wiki: http://www.htcwiki.com

HTC Phones Wiki Dash FAQ: http://www.htcwiki.com/page/The+Dash+FAQ

NS Contacts Backup: This program can backup/restore your contacts.

http://www.mobiletopsoft.com/smartphone/download-ns-contacts-backup-1-2.html

(Pocket PC and Smartphone)

http://www.nyxbull.net/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=12

(PC remote control)

PIM Backup:

Description:This tool has been made in order to replace the PPCBckpContacts application.
As its predecessor, PPCPimBackup allows to backup/restore the Personal information of the pocket pc user, but new functionalities have been added.

This tool allows to backup/restore:– appointments
– call logs
– contacts
– messages (SMS, MMS, …) NEW !!!
– speed dials
– tasks
Restore contacts:

This is the first release, it has been tested on WM4.2, WM5 and WM6.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=299705

Jeyo Mobile Companion 1.1 (Trial version):

http://www.jeyo.com/companion.asp

(PC remote control, can manage contacts at SIM card. Good for PPC or SmartPhone)

Push Email to your Mobile Device:

http://www.emoze.com/en/download/Default.aspx

Sip SoftPhone for Mobile:

Xten.Networks.X-Pro.v2.2.2.ALL.PPC.Retail-DVTPDA

X-PRO [PocketPC] – Soft SIP VOIP Phone – X-PRO
Xten’s flagship application. A premium SIP-based User Agent with all the features and functionality of a small business phone system. Features like multiple lines, conferencing, caller-id, voicemail URL, do not disturb and multiple SIP proxy support means that any growing company could use this software to communicate in place of a traditional PBX.

X-Lite VoIP Sip Client (SoftPhone) for Mobile:

http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-tag-voip.html

SJPhone for Mobile:

http://www.sjlabs.com/sjp.html

Go-Sip Softphone sip client:

http://www.go-sip.com/dl.php

speaQ SIP softphone for Mobile Phones:

http://www.qtechinc.com/speaq.htm

EXPRESS Talk:

http://www.nch.com.au/talk/be.html

Wifive SoftPhone:

http://wifive-phone.en.softonic.com/pocket

Python SIP User Agent (Softphone):

http://www.pjsip.org/

ActXPhone:

http://www.ageet.com/us/download.htm

kapanga softphone:

http://www.kapanga.net/IP/download_mobile.cfm

IAX SoftPhone for Mobile:

ESC Softphone for Pocket PC

PCCIAX (FREE) / Source Code

voipsurfer

Skype for Mobile:

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile/

(I can’t use skype for smartphone and for ppc .exe file on SDA, instead I installed skype for ppc .cab file)

Other VOIP Sip SoftPhone for Windows Mobile:

ANTISIP – Test Application (Good for SDA)

http://www.antisip.com/as/en/evaluation.php

Tabletmedia iFon

http://www.tabletmedia.com/ifon.html (I can’t find the download link)

A lot more free ware for Smartphones and Pocket PCs:

http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/

http://www.smartphone-freeware.com

http://en.softonic.com/phones/OS/4/Windows-Mobile

http://www.jeyo.com/downloads.asp (Remote Control)

Other Information

  1. I am using SDA, I actually installed skype(for ppc .cab) and ESCSoftPhone_Demo(IAX). I can install speaQ softphone, but there’s no touch screen with SDA, I can’t switch between the tabs or dial numbers. So I can’t use it. I can install amsip-ppc, but it takes .NET. So I give it up. I can’t install any other softphones, like any version of SJPhone or Xlite/Xten. I use Jeyo Mobile Companion 1.1 from PC to backup and restore contacts or other pim from another SIM card.
  2. http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/VOIP+Phones
    Some softphone/voip phone info on this wiki.
  3. http://www.modaco.com/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=169&t=235680Posted by: kam_ Apr 21 2006, 12:02
    1) go to sjlabs.com and download the PC version
    2) Edit the SIP PC to PC profile and put in your account details for your sip provider.
    3) Make a test call – YES from your PC, to be 100% sure you settings are correct
    4) Extract the files in the zip to your phone. You should have the exe, dll and skin file in any directory you want to put it in, and the profiles (.ini files) in sub directory Profiles. For example:
    Storage CardSjPhoneDefault.skn
    Storage CardSjPhoneSJphone.exe
    Storage CardSjPhoneSJphoneSetup.dll

    Storage CardSjPhoneProfilesH.323 direct.ini
    Storage CardSjPhoneProfilesSIP direct.ini

    NOTE to mods: The cab file is freely available at http://www.sjlabs.com/preview/ce/ (a link from their download page). I’ve extracted the files from it using WinCE manager and put them here. If thats not ok, then just delete the atachment and everyone can just do that step themselves!

    5) copy the .ini file from your PC (c:program filessjlabssjphoneprofiles i think) to the profiles directory on your phone.
    6) launch sjphone on your phone
    7) Hit left soft key and scroll to services. Select PC to PC (sip).

    You may have to hit the left soft key and shutdown, then restart sjphone
    Once its started, you can scroll to the dial box, and dial the number (hold * to change to numbers first), then scroll down to dial. Unfortunately you can’t delete a digit you enter so its tricky!

    Here’s an export of the reg keys from the cab file:

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINECommAfd]
    “DgramBuffer”=dword:00000008

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftShellURLProtocolscallto]
    @=””

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTcalltoDefaultIcon]
    @=hex(7):25,49,6e,73,74,61,6c,6c,44,69,72,25,5c,53,4a,70,68,6f,6e,65,2e,65,78,
    65,2c,31,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTcallto]
    “URL Protocol”=””

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTcalltoShellopencommand]
    @=”%InstallDir%\SJphone.exe /callto %1″

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphone]
    “App”=”%InstallDir%\SJphone.exe”

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphone]
    “key1″=”GQVV0-3OUI3-APJB4-TKEJ1-A1EGG”
    “key2″=”GQVV0-3OUI3-APJB4-TKEJ1-A1EGG”

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphoneOptionsGeneral]
    “AddressBook”=”\%CE5%\SJphone.xml”

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphoneOptionsCall Logs]
    “CallLogFileName”=”\%CE5%\SJphone.clm”

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphoneOptionsSkin]
    “SkinDllFileName”=”%InstallDir%\Default.skn”
    “UseSkin”=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphoneOptionsProfiles]
    “ProfilesDir”=”%InstallDir%\Profiles”
    “PersonalDataDir”=”%InstallDir%\Profiles”
    “ActiveProfile”=”C0DFB9E1-79A0-4749-844F-18EC3DE3629D”

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphoneOptionsRTP]
    “RTPService”=dword:00000032

    You don’t need ANY of them to get it to work, but you may want to try to get the skin working by adding this one:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSJLabsSJvoip ProjectSJphoneOptionsSkin]
    “SkinDllFileName”=”%InstallDir%\Default.skn”
    “UseSkin”=dword:00000001

    Of course replace %InstallDir% with where you install sjphone

    Oh and here’s a list of the identifiers in case you’re wondering what they mean:

    CE1 Program Files
    CE2 Windows
    CE4 Windows Startup
    CE5 My Documents
    CE11 WindowsStart MenuPrograms
    CE12 WindowsStart MenuProgramsAccessories
    CE14 WindowsStart MenuProgramsGames
    CE15 WindowsFonts
    CE17 WindowsStart Menu

    SJPhone.zip ( 2.28mb ) : 468

  4. X-Prohttp://forum.voxilla.com/braintel-support-forum/softphone-windows-mobile-5-0-braintel-19494.html#post95596
  5. some discussions about VOIP for SDA:
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=909651
  6. some software for ppc/smartphone:
    http://www.gsmhacks.com/forums/pocket-pc-windows-smartphone-applications/index3.html
  7. http://www.truphone.com/sip client with service.
  8. softphone:
    http://www.kapanga.net/IP/home.cfm
  9. ESCSoftPhone demo expired after 20 calls. I can also install kapanga. But it takes so much space and memory. And it’s not connecting yet.
  10. Another freeware site:
    http://mobile-sg.com/software/?platform=sp
  11. freeware:
    http://www.aximsite.com/boards/applications/128278-best-pocket-pc-freeware-starting-point.html
  12. http://www.smartphone2000.com/downloads.htm

Raketu PC/Mobile Voip & MultiMessenger

Raketu offers 4 different types of calling services. Click on the link to see details:

Rak-Rak Call (PC-to-PC/mobile-to-mobile) – always FREE
RakOut Call (PC-to-phone, Mobile-to-phone)
RakWeb Call (Phone-to-Phone)
RakSMS Call (Phone-to-Phone using sms-text messaging)

Raketu offeres TV www.raketu.tv, VOD, any IM, SMS, multi media player, podcasting, slide show, info feeds and more. These services are also available directly from Raketu’s website RakWeb-no downloads. The Raketu program and RakWeb are fully synchronized. Raketu on ANY Mobile phone

Raketu’s offerings:

Raketu Calling, any IM, SMS, TV, VOD, info feeds, and more – all in one RakWeb Web-based application synchronized with Raketu program Raketu-Biz For Businesses – Communications and informations only Raketu-Lite Calling,Rak-IM, email, SMS –> communications only
Raketu-Mobile BlackBerry, iPhone
Raketu-Mobile Beta-Windows Mobile download
Raketu-Mobile Other mobile devices

Offer interoperability with other IM clients. The Multi-Messenger lets you exchange text messages with your contacts from any of the following accounts into a single interface:

  • AOL Instant Messenger
  • ICQ
  • MSN Messenger
  • Google Talk
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Jabber
  • Skype (*Skype is not integrated into Raketu the way the other clients are. In order to communicate with Skype contacts from Raketu, a Skype client must be installed and running on your PC.)

Free 1200 Minutes Raketu Announces Free RakOut and RakWeb calling to locations in 40 countries with at least $0.01 credit in account. The minimum credit for purchase is 10 USD valid for 3 months.

The locations in 40 countries are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea South, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, US Virgin Islands, Vatican City State, Venezuela

Check out Raketu’s new rates:

RakOut rates, RakWeb rates

pbxes

If you want extensions with multiple accounts from one or different sip providers, and you don’t want to spend extra money, pbxes could be a solution. Besides pbxes, mysipswitch.com is another option.

Here is a good post talking about how to use for nokia e61. But basically, it’s the same for sip softphone on computers or sip devices.

Jabber

Jabber is best known as “the Linux of instant messaging” — an open, secure, ad-free alternative to consumer IM services like AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo (see the IM quickstart). Under the hood, Jabber is a set of streaming XML protocols and technologies that enable any two entities on the Internet to exchange messages, presence, and other structured information in close to real time. — jabber.org

I just started trying jabbers and am loving it now. If you are like IM like MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GoogleTalk etc etc, I believe you’ll like jabber.

Talkonaut, OctroTalk, IM+ etc basicall are jabber clients which are running on mobile, so we can use it for most of the popular IM services.

With Transport service, we can communicate between different IM services like googletalk, msn, yahoo, aim and other jabber services. There’s even SMS transport service. It’s great because we love one-for-everything.

Transport Servers:

  • jabber.no
  • jaim.at
  • jabbernet.dk
  • bgmn.net
  • freelinq.com

For mobiles, octro, gtalk2voip/talkonaut can do this job.

Here is a post or here(for Chinese) telling you how to make do transport with psi. But I don’t know why when I try it, it says “service is unaviable”.

WebBlog, PodCast, Twitter … I believe jabber will be The next hot spot.

Some popular clients for windows are like Exodus, Psi, Spark etc with most functions.

JBother is a Java client which has almost all functions. It’s good if you have firewall problems.

Right now, most of the jabber clients only have IM function, no audio yet. OctroTalk on mobile is good for audio. People are developing audio function now.

If you like Gtalk2Voip, then you can even use jabber for VoIM, even with sip. Jabber will be truely for everything. I believe that’s the future.

You can find a lot more information at jabber.org.

I love Jabber service, and will be expecting whatever new coming.