Category Archives: SoftPhone

Google Voice

Google Voice Applications

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Adobe AIR Desktop Utility for Google Voice

Link: http://rstoeber.com/apps/Google_Voice_Utility.html

Run it, log in your gv account and you can make call “connections”.

Chrome Extensions:

Link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/kcnhkahnjcbndmmehfkdnkjomaanaooo?hl=en

Google Voice in your mobile browser:

All these are to used to make calls through google voice easier.

When we make calls from google voice account, usually, we need something to receive the calls. GV makes the connection. However, google voice on mobile seems to be able to make calls directly.

With a computer only (when I don’t have a phone available), my favorite way to receive calls is using sip account. It could be anything like gizmo5, fwd, voipuser, voxalot etc. Set it up on a sip client like xlite/eyebeam, connect the account to ipkall. So when you make a call through google voice, GV->ipkall#->SIP(you pick up)->Callee#.

More details please check it here:

http://blog.nyworldphone.com/2008/02/06/absolutely-free-outgoing-to-us-and-incoming-calls/

If you are ubuntu, linphone is highly recommended. Since empathy, xlite2.0 etc all gave me problems.

wakacall offers free minutes and easy calling card solution

Wakacall plan is from voipagain(VoipAgain.com).

It’s rates can be seen on http://www.voipagain.com/rates.htm and choose wakaCall or go to http://www.voipagain.com/waka30.htm directly. They offer different plans. Wakacall is one of them, which is currently active.

They offer free minutes to the free zones. To see the free zones, go to http://www.voipagain.com/rates.htm and choose wakaCall free zone or go to http://www.voipagain.com/wakacall.htm directly.

They have another free minutes policy which is also kind of tricky.

*FREE CALL Rules:

 

  • Maximum 500 minutes of FREE CALLS to our FREE destinations over any 7 day period.
  • We want you to experience our service for yourself.
  • Your first 10 minutes of calls to over 30 selected countries using our service will be FREE.
  • After the first 10 minutes of FREE calls, if you’re over 11 minutes, you will be automatically
          charged for the whole minutes based on the destination.
  • When the 500 minute FREE limit is exceeded, normal rate will be automatically charged based on the destination.
  • The voice quality not only depends on the destination, your network quality etc, but also the calling softphone/device. My experience is that eyebeam 1.1 is better than xlite 3.0 and BuzzSip. I have not tried it with devices.

    There are one set of username/password for web login, one set of account#/pin# for calling account. To configure wakacall on sip phone:

    For wakaCall Plan

    Configuring X-Lite 3.0

    Once X-Lite is installed on your computer, you will need to add the following Account Details.

    Use the drop down arrow at the top of X-Lite to access the “SIP Account Settings”. Click on add and enter the details provided below: 

    ************************************
    Note that you only need to change set the
    User Details, Pin and Domain Proxy.

    ************************************

    Display Name:      – your name goes here –

    User Name:      – this is your account number –
    Password:        – this is your PIN number-
    Authorization User Name:        – Blank –
    Domain:           sip.checkcdr.com

    * Register with domain and receive incoming calls – must be checked.

    * Send outbound via – “domain”.

    You are now ready to start calling with wakaCall! 

    Or you could try BuzzSip:

    BuzzSip v3.2, our free & preferred softphone.

    Download VoipAgain

     

     

     

    wakaCall also offer calling card method, which is good for people who want to call without internet. To do that, they could buy a local DID number and directed to their calling card gateway.

    But you may need check the voice quality to make sure it’s good for you. The voice quality could differ a lot for different people.

    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.

    GO-SIP SoftPhone Sip Client for Mobile

    http://www.go-sip.com/guides/images/smart/splash.png
    Finally I found a perfect sip softphone for my SDA.
    Compared to the following softphones, go-sip has a lot of advantages for my SDA and actually works.

    GO-SIP(from Peer2Phone): The required space and memory is acceptable. It works with my SDA seamlessly perfectly. I can use all features of it. I though it was in french because the guide on the website is in French. After I installed it, I see everything in English which is good for me. When we are tring to download, we need pick a brand or operator and device reference. I picked Tmobile as it’s operator. I don’t see the SDA in the device reference, so I picked any one with HTC. I turns out it doesn’t matter. We need also put in a voip operator like Bewip. It turns out that we could set it for any service provider. To use it for other providers, I need choose “other” as the operator to activate it when I start it. (I chose manually, but it didn’t go through.)

    After it’s activated, it runs. Then we need configure the settings for other service providers. I need restart it before it actually registers on my sip server.

    After installation, it’ll be put in the startup. If you don’t want it to run automatically when you restart your phone, you can remove it from startup.

    Besides voip calls, in the menu, there are some other features like my email, TV, maps, music etc.

    On it’s website, it states “Telephone and multimedia free of charge unlimited 24 hours a day and 7 days a week !”. So it’s free. I made a test call, the sound seemed good. I’ll use it for longer and see how it goes.

    Compared to Go-Sip, here are other softphones I tried.

    BeWip: 1. Evaluation version. 2. Complicated installation. 3. Taking much space. 4. Limited specific service providers.
    Actually, I didn’t make it work although I succeeded to install it.

    SpeaQ: It’s for PDA although it can run on some smartphones. It’s very small which is good.
    I installed it and registered it to my sip server, but I can’t press any buttons to make calls. And there are some other problems. If I go to home screen, SpeaQ will shutdown. Once I put in the settings, I can’t change it in the settings, instead I have to change the sipconfig.txt file.

    Kapanga Softphone: It works with my SDA with some disadvantages as follows. It’s comparatively large. It put a lot of stuff in my phone, and takes much memory to run. I got some problems when I used it. I have to change the txt file if I need do any settings. Setting is a little complicated because there are a lot of pamarameters. The software main window doesn’t fit my screen perfectly. Maybe there’s a value to set the position of the window. I can’t go to home screen. To do that, the only way is to quit.

    ESCSoftPhone: It’s IAX client and worked on my SDA. But what I used is demo version and expired very soon. Otherwise it’s not free. It’s very tight. Actually I’ll like it without considering money.

    More info about Xten-Pro for Mobile

    A post from modaco.com says: (quote) OP

    I finally managed to run SIP client “x-pro” pocket PC edition on i-mate SP5 (qtek 8310) and i-mate SP3i (qtek 8020).

    1 – Get the “x-pro.cab” file. Install it on a PPC then copy two files “x-pro.exe” and “AES_PPC_DLL.dll” to SP5 /windows directory or /storage/windows for sp3i;

    2 – Set up your SIP accounts on the PPC running “x-pro”. Activate x-tunnels if you intend to use non-wifi connexions. Then, using Resco Reg Editor, export “/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/xten…/X-PRO” to x-pro.reg file, and copy this file as well to your SP5 or SP3i;

    3- Create a shortcut to “x-pro.exe” in /windows/Start Menu/ (Storage/windows/Start Menu for Sp3i);

    4 – Run Resco Reg Editor on your SP5/3i, import “x-pro.reg” file, reboot and get ready.

    5 – connect SP5 to wifi (connect Sp3i to internet via bluetooth and activesyc 4.1)

    6 – launch X-PRO from the “Start” menu and wait untill it is connected to you SIP gateway.

    7 – simply dial the numbers from the smartphone dialpad, connect with a press on the joystick.

    8 – You’re done !!! Quality of sound is acceptable on SP5, very PTT like from SP3i.

    9 – No need to overclock or whatever, it doesn’t seem to have any effect on quality.

    10 – Log window can be accessed by a long press on “#”

    11 – Any comments, please feel free to post.

    Screenshots attached.

    Attached File(s)Attached File xprosp3i.jpg ( 29.5k ) Number of downloads: 96
    Attached File pc_capture1.jpg ( 49.39k ) Number of downloads: 247

    And the links for Xten-Pro Trial:

    Trial version : http://builds.xten.net/download/?8cc389c27…dbb62de512cd930
    User manual : http://xten.com/docs/X-PRO_PocketPC_Users_Guide.pdf

    Someone in the thread says, when he opens x-pro.exe in the phone it says ‘Evaluation complete. Thank you for evaluating X-PRO. Please contact your vendor for more information.’

    He says: (quote)

    Instead, I found ineen.com – they use the X-PRO software – and their softphoen for PPC, which I’m able to run, but I cannot call another user’s internal Ineen number, even if both users are online. I don’t know if I’m doing it correctly with using Line1 and Line2, but at least there is a trunk tone coming out of the speaker.

    Have a look at http://www.ineen.com/download_ppc.html

    Download link:

    Download ineen for Pocket PC (1.76 MB)
    File name: ineenSetup.exe

    Beta release. Version: 1.1 (1106k stamp 18010)
    Release date: May, 16 2005

    CAB Installer for Pocket PC Device (3.25 MB)
    File name: ineenSetup.cab

    Another post says: (quote)

    http://www.ciceronetworks.com/products/phone/
    SIP client… The smartphone version is specifically made for 8310/SP5.
    It integrates with the existing dialer so you can do things like call waiting between GSM and VoIP, as well as use the phone book.

    Contact the phone, it costs 40 euro’s for a single license.

    Fring

    Fring now support windows mobile.

    Here is the description from fring’s website:

    fring™ is a free mobile VoIP software that lets you talk and live chat (IM) using your handset’s Internet connection instead of costly mobile airtime (GSM) minutes. fring enables free mobile calls over Wi-Fi Internet access or your GPRS, EDGE or 3G Internet data plan.

    fring lets you easily communicate with all your fring, Skype®, MSN® Messenger, Google Talk™ , Twitter and regular phone contacts from one, integrated contact list. fring also supports SkypeOut and hundreds of SIP-based services such as GizmoProject, VoipCheap, VoipStunt, Free World, even from non-SIP enabled handsets, enabling cheap local and international VoIP calls to contacts’ PCs, mobile phones and landline numbers. fring is also enhanced with real-time contact availability (presence) so you can see who’s available before dialing.

    Here is a post about fring.

    It looks like fring’s service is unstable. But at least, fring could be used as a free sip-client for mobile. I’ll see how it goes.

    Another very interesting cute IM and VoIP Programs

    GoTalkMobile – GTalk J2ME Client

    http://www.gotalkmobile.com/gotalkmobile_supported_phones.html

    GTalk2Voip – Talkonaut

    Talkonaut™ is freely available, voice capable, Google Talk™ like application for your mobile phone. Talkonaut works on a large scale of mobile phones with Java (J2ME) support, including Windows Mobile and Palm handsets. Talkonaut™ supports Jabber, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, AIM and Yahoo networks for chatting and Google Talk, MSN and Yahoo for voice calls.

    http://www.gtalk2voip.com/

    http://www.talkonaut.com/home.shtml

    OctroTalk

    OctroTalk. Mobile Instant Messaging with full voice integration. This always-on product keeps you connected with your buddies, and your buddies reach you whenever, wherever. Works seamlessly over GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/Wifi/Bluetooth data connections, and cuts down your phone bills. OctroTalk now supports GoogleTalk/Jabber, MSN, AIM, ICQ and Yahoo.

    Complete VOIP product. Access to PSTN (soon) .

    It enable us to call on mobile MSN, Yahoo Messenger etc besides chat.

    http://www.octro.com/

    TiVi

    TiVi Phone is a free software product that enables to make and receive VoIP calls, real time video calls, and also provides a chat function. More over – the communication between Tivians is for free, but dynamical use of 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth networks lowers the costs on the all of your mobile communication.

    TiVi Phone is available on the smart mobile devices like Nokia N70, N80, N91, E60, E61, E70, Treo 700w, Qtek, iMate, PDAs (and more). You can easily find and download a compatible version of TiVi Phone here. It?s also possible to transfer the TiVi Phone application to your phone via Bluetooth or to copy that on your phone by using Nokia PC suite. Just some simple steps to install TiVi Phone and you can use it everywhere and for free! TiVi Phone works over 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth networks. With this application you can make mobile-to-mobile calls, mobile-to-landline calls, and mobile-to-PC calls wherever you are. Try it today – Tivians are already talking from their mobiles for free!

    SIP PORT:5060
    Domain:reg.tivi.lv
    Proxy:reg.tivi.lv
    Outbound Proxy:reg.tivi.lv

    http://m.tivi.com/?more=1

    http://www.tivi.com/

    Free VoIP Softphones

    Free choice of provider

     

    – from myvoipprovider.com
    X-Lite 3.0 Free Client, Good features counterpath.com
    Eyebeam X-Lite Pro -with video feature – not free counterpath.com
    SJPhone Beta test version -free SJLabs.com
    SIPPS Encypted, Instant messaging NERO.com
    SNOM 360 Emulation of the Snom 360 Hardware for WIN SNOM
    MyJabber With Jabber messaging service MyJabber.net
    SipEyePhone Easy to configure, very reliable eyepmedia
    Firefly Softphone Messaging Firefly with low bandwidth requirements firefly
    Twinkle Softphone SIP Softphone for Linux Twinkle Softphone
    Openzoep VoIP and IM engine based on SIP Openzoep
    PhonerLite Free SIP Softphone, easy to use PhonerLite
    Express talk Supports 4 lines,call transfer, Address book Express Talk

    Pre-configured clients

    Globe7 SIP softphone powered by IPTV with PC to PC,
    PC to landline, free fax and real time video calling
    Globe7
    Babble Messaging Babble.net
    Stanaphone Pre-configured Stanaphone
    MPQ Phone Pre-configured, Video conferencing Cubus
    Pulver Communicator FWD Client with instant messaging FWD
    Skype Pre-configured Skype
    click4netphone Pre-configured Click4.com
    DingoTel Pre-configured DingoTel
    PC2Call Pre-configured PC2Call
    Wengophone 2.0 Compatible to MSN, Jabber, AOL, Yahoo Wengo
    Yahoo Voice IM and now with soft phone, great rates Yahoo Voice
    Lycos Phone See Globe7
    Gizmo Project Good voice quality,Conference rooms, complete Gizmo Project

    Messenger with VoIP

    AIM Instant messaging AOL
    ICQ Phone Instant messaging ICQ.com
    MSN Instant messaging Microsoft
    Google Talk Instant messaging Google Talk

    IP Calls

    Teamspeak Professional conference software goTeamSpeak
    Ventrilo Multiplatform conference software Ventrilo
    VoIPerized Conference software VOIPerized