Droid, Wifi, and VOIP?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AzJazz, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. AzJazz

    AzJazz Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way for me to use the wifi on my Droid to make normal phone calls (ie, call anybody) over my broadband connection when I'm at home?

    My Verizon signal totally sux at home, and VZ does not seem to show any interest in fixing the matter. I have a high speed connection at home, so utilizing VOIP shouldn't be a problem - if I can find out how.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. bthoward

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    Buy a VZW extender...
     
  3. zebroid1

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    have you tried skype?
     
  4. AzJazz

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    I though about it, until I called VZ. At $250 and only 50 ft of usage, no thanks. It's *way* too expensive, and it wouldn't even cover my whole house.

    For that price, I would expect to be able to use it at my neighbor's house. :)
     
  5. AzJazz

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    How would that work?
     
  6. jkelly

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    Sipdroid and Gizmo5 account.
     
  7. AzJazz

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    skype ...
    Sipdroid ...
    Gizmo5 ...
    fring ...

    Do any of these let me call anybody's (ie, non-subscribers with no accounts and with no internet connection) phone for free in the US?

    What I'm trying to do is dump the VZW network when I can't get a signal, and use my cell phone exactly like I would any other phone as long as I have my wifi up at home. If somebody I want to talk to has to subscribe to some service, that would be useless for me.

    Is this possible?
     
  8. jkelly

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    Jeff
     
  9. AzJazz

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    Sweet! :)

    p00p! :(

    Any other options?
     
  10. ddarvish

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    with google voice and gizmo5 and sipdroid (you need all 3) you can make calls over wifi or 3g for free for as long as you want!
     
  11. CRPercodani

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    Except you can't get a new Gizmo5 account. Google bought them so soon enough you should have a all in one solution with GV.
     
  12. colnago

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    I have Sipdroid working now with my Vonage "softphone" account, over WiFi and 3G. Trying to get it to work with my regular Vonage account...free international calls.
     
  13. prerunnerseth

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    That would be sick if i could use it with my vonage account!
     
  14. colnago

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    Yeah, i'm gonna have to call and see if I can use the main number since its unlimited everything. I can't get it to register because I need a password...not sure if its assigned one like on the soft phone. My girl is from Spain and it'd be easier if calls can be "billed" to the cell. Only problem is there is no dial tone when calling and I can't get to people's voice mail...or either calls to some cells not working.
     
  15. colnago

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    Ok, just got off the phone with Vonage, and they said if I upgraded to Vonage Pro, it would give me access to the Vonage Companion app. Apparently you can use your current number that's assigned to your ATA or router, and use your web account username/password to access. As long as you have the server info, you can setup a SIP client (Sipdroid for now) you should be good to go. Gonna upgrade now...still got to figure out why calls not going to certain numbers.
     
  16. colnago

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    BAH!!! My (g/f's) Vonage softphone account works directly with Sipdroid and can call most numbers. Still don't know why others don't, but still has LDist permissions.

    I upgraded to Vonage Pro, which buys me Vonage Companion, the PC based softphone app (different than what we're running for the softphone only number) but to get it to work with Sipdroid, you have to register and configure an account and trunk on Pbxes.org (free), and then map Sipdroid to the account there. I'm having trouble getting any calls to go thru as there is some "hidden password" for the Vonage Main account. Apparently it differs from the normal web account username/pwd you use for managing your Vonage account online, which is also used to login to the Companion app.

    It would be sweet to get it working because unlike the softphone-only line, if you have a line set to a device for the normal home use, the Companion app (or Sipdroid) can still work as a 2nd line for that main number.
     
  17. MountainX

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    I just got this working with SipDroid 1.1.8 beta using Gizmo5 on my Motorola Droid. I put it in airplane mode, then turned on WiFi and I can make VoIP calls.

    The only problem I'm having is that I'm not getting incoming calls. I use Google Voice with Gizmo for incoming calls. Normally, it works great. It works on my Nokia. But for some reason it isn't working yet on the Droid. But I suspect it will work...

    Anyone else using SipDroid, Gizmo and Google Voice on the Droid with WiFi only?

    BTW, this is totally FREE. You do have to pay $10 for Gizmo outbound credit, but using Google Voice doesn't eat up any of your calling credit, so it is free. (And now that Google bought Gizmo, you have to have an existing Gizmo account - new accounts are not allowed at this time.)
     
  18. MountainX

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    Solved. Everything works.
     
  19. poet_will

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    MountainX. Can you explain how you set everything up on the phone? Thanks
     
  20. peejay

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    Would be very interested to hear how you solved this. The two problems I have is that when calling out there is no dialling tone, just silence until the person answers and second, I cannot receive calls as the phone does not ring, eventually the call goes to voicemail.
    Thanks.
     
  21. colnago

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    www.sipdroid.org

    Google is a very powerful tool.
     
  22. i clicked the link and was still lost.lol
     
  23. colnago

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  24. MountainX

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    I wrote up my exact steps. I did a factory reset on my Droid and started from scratch and wrote down everything I did.

    Here are the steps:
    How To Set Up VoIP on the Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless using Sipdroid for Free Calls | Dave's Tech Shop
     
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  25. bwanna

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    Hi,
    I received a Droid for Xmas and am slowly educating myself re: SIP. Currenlty, I have it working through Sipgate.com with their 60min trial. It's enough to start learning.

    I also have had Vonage for many years now and am interested in your attempts to use your main Vonage line through SIP after upgrading to Vonage Pro. Have you gotten this working? From your last blog it appears you had a password problem.

    Any information re this would be greatly appreciated. Also, if it's working, please let me know how it's doing.

    THank you VERY much.

    Cheers,
     

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