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Old 01-31-2012, 11:47 AM
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Default Is There A Similar Option To Using Groove IP / Google Voice

Hello Folks!

Eagerly awaiting delivery of my new 5.0 player which should come in the next 2-3 days

I would like to use the groove ip/google voice setup that some of you are successfully using now but being Canadian, that doesn't look like an option to me. I was wondering if anyone has used another setup that works as good as groove ip/google voice and is "not" restricted to US residents only

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:38 PM
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I believe this is similar, but I think it only works (free) talking to other "Viber" phones.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:55 PM
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This link is not recent but what he says should still apply -

http://www.wifitalk.ca/iphone/howto-...ice-in-canada/

That may get you on Google Voice - then Groove IP will work for you.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:09 PM
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I would like to use the groove ip/google voice setup that some of you are successfully using now but being Canadian, that doesn't look like an option to me. I was wondering if anyone has used another setup that works as good as groove ip/google voice and is "not" restricted to US residents only Thanks
The weather here in Minnesota has been so warm this winter that I have been seeing a abnormally large amount of Canadian "Snow Birds" about. You might want to consider wintering here and then you could buy the US version of GrooViP. Today was so nice and tomorrow is on tap for the same, I think I'll put on my shorts and flip-flops and wash the car.

George
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:41 PM
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There is also a free beta for Talkatone here:
http://www.talkatone.com/android-preview.html
Haven't used it but it may work for you.
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There is also a free beta for Talkatone here:
http://www.talkatone.com/android-preview.html
Haven't used it but it may work for you.
They still have a few bugs to workout, it still freezes my 4.0 up and I still can't hear anything on my end it keeps turning my sound off. Also it uses a google voice number as the number for calling thru and the OP is in Canada and can't get a Google Voice number which is why they were looking for alternatives.

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Old 02-01-2012, 08:40 AM
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Maybe Sipdroid then. A Canadian user gives setup/user instructions here:
http://seethisnowreadthis.com/2009/0...android-phone/
The Apk can be downloaded here:
http://sipdroid.org/
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the info which i have been looking through!

At first i was looking at just the "cool" aspect and that is to give a "media player" not designed for phone call use, "phone call" ability

However, i don't use my cellphone much ($15.00/month "no data" pay as you go) so being able to call and receive with the 5.0 has me mulling over various options to better use that $15.00 ($10.00 for data/$5.00 for calls) or eliminate it all together (probably not)

One service i found dedicated to Canadians that seems to compare favorably with Google Voice is freephoneline. ca

Downside is a 1-time $50.00 purchase of their SIP config file. Still an acceptable option IMO though.

Also wanted to ask if anyone can give user feedback on Android Skype and it's use (pay per minute) for receiving calls from/making calls to cell, landline phones?

Thanks Again!

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:42 PM
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One service i found dedicated to Canadians that seems to compare favorably with Google Voice is freephoneline. ca

Downside is a 1-time $50.00 purchase of their SIP config file. Still an acceptable option IMO though.
An exciting update.....

I've been mulling over whether or not to fork out the 50 bucks for this canadian alternative to Google Voivce. And i'm glad i didn't because they now have a new voip app to blend in their free service. Here is the market link for Dell Voice

Can this benefit non-canadians as well??

Will report more when i've had time to test.

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