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|09-03-2011 09:33 AM|
does not support multiple logins. I had to run my home phone back through sip-sorcery and sipgate and my ata box, stop using my obi110 to let grooveip work. This was 2-3 months ago as google chat did not work with multiple logins.....unless google chat has changed since then?
|09-03-2011 09:09 AM|
|FatFreddie||$1.99 again now on Amazon.|
|08-12-2011 10:17 PM|
|sfgitano||I use GrooveIP on my cell phone over WiFi and recommend it. Deos anyone know if GrooveIP and an obi110 can be logged in simultaneously via Google Chat? Thinking of getting the obi110, but want to make sure Google Chat permits multiple log ins. Thanks|
|08-02-2011 01:04 AM|
|Farmeroak||FYI, according to GrooveIP's facebook page, they're increasing the price tomorrow. So jump now if you want it for $4|
|07-28-2011 09:52 PM|
For those who didn't want to read through the whole 11 pages this is basically what the app is according to reviewers. And note, I refuse to give overly flowery and biased reviews when there are caveats with the program.
In a nutshell this program, for $3.99, gets google voice on your phone. Currently there is no obvious way to call for free using google voice on a mobile phone web browser (correct me if there is), therefore this widget enjoys more exposure than others that are free. In short it makes it easy for you to use the same gmail calling feature except on a smart phone.
It works on that end but there are caveats.
1) there is no trial, you need to input your password manually into the program (they are NOT affiliated with google!), and this is not officially supported nor condoned by big brother (aka google)
As someone has said before $4 is not a whole lot of money for a program that works. That said, you don't know whether or not it works on your system and you're SOL if it doesn't configure properly.
Also if you're like me and do NOT want others to grab your private info, except the people who deal with it directly, this program necessitates that you create a new separate google voice account with no vital info involved as you need to enter your password.
Call it paranoia but I've never been hacked and the reason is that I don't ever use non google entities to have my google user id and password in their database save an ESSENTIAL open source application, ie a BROWSER like mozilla. For them to log in for me is therefore a nono.
Also unless groove IP is affiliated with google, you should note that this is a VERY new app that google has not, to my knowledge, approved to make a profit from google voice technology. This is probably the biggest one to me as I don't want to spend money on an app that suddenly will not work based on google blocking them.
2) wifi is good, 3g is mediocre or bad
Lots of people have said that wifi calling is great on this app but 3g sucks. That seems standard based on how 3g reception is very ymmv. However, some who are on good 3g plans have also had a lot of issues with getting good quality on grooVe and other similar programs. I wouldn't mind so much if this program was free and so forth but again based on ALL of #1 I would expect more.
So personally, unless it guarantees crystal clear quality on 3g based on excellent code, it looks like I'll be playing with SIPS and will let you all know how it goes. If you're willing to trust a non affilliated company with your privates that's your call but unless the source code is open and reviewed and they get google's blessing, I prefer other methods.
Lastly, some sidenotes is that google domestic us calling is free but is purportedly supported by international calling which you should look into. I'm not a google fangirl in any means (note big brother comment ;p), but international calling is 2 cents a minute to asia. It's a free ride otherwise and even though they're a giant, they are still run by flesh and blood. Personally I would be happy to pay for the international calls to help maintain that free ride.
|07-23-2011 09:22 PM|
|07-23-2011 09:21 PM|
It would be complicated to setup but a combination of Google Voice, GoogleVoice_Call-Back, and CSIP_Simple or SIP-Droid would allow for such a thing but you'd need to have a basic grasp of VoIP and call forwarding to make everything place nice together.
|07-23-2011 09:18 PM|
|papa tr1x||quick question. Anyone know an app that will send/receive data intermittently (like refresh a web page) every 2 or so minutes? My router at work disconnects me after every 5 minutes of inactivity, thus causing me to lose my wifi calls.|
|07-23-2011 09:11 PM|
|07-23-2011 08:59 PM|
If you have bad reception sprint will give you an airave for free from what i've heard: http://www.sprintenter
also for google voice what i did is there is (was?) a feature called sprint @ home. it'll allow you to call one number unlimited like your house. add your "house" as the gv number and bam free phone calls through the cell, not wifi. just have an app called "google voice call back" that when i dial a number the phone rings with my gv # (remember unlimited to 1 number) then it calls my contact. I dont go near my minutes without it anyway, but its nice to know i wont get billed overage charges. Its worth alot to me for that piece of mind about not worrying about who im calling, when or how long.
|07-23-2011 08:13 PM|
Anyone know if this will work on a android tablet?
|07-22-2011 10:03 PM|
Sorry to bump, but wondering if anyone knows the question.
I am going to buy a unlocked phone just to use this app abroad. the phones I narrowed down to have a 240x400 and 240x320 resolution. Will this app work on them?
|07-19-2011 03:24 PM|
Would you like to share how to setup "CSipsimple + Sipgate + gvcallback"?
|07-19-2011 02:31 PM|
Purchased and installed this over the weekend. Works like a charm! Checked my account before making a phone call and then made a 4-minute phone call to my girlfriend from across the house and after the call I checked my account and the minutes were still the same.
Thanks, OP! Repped!
|07-18-2011 04:53 PM|
may be off topic but I already had google voice running with an obi110 and I had the google voice forwarded to my work phone so i could pick up call where ever it rang. I just purchased the optimus v with virgin mobile and installed groove ip.. the grove ip works great but maybe too good. My obi110 no longer ring at the house only the cell phone with groove ip on it. I only have selected the google talk and not the cell # to the optimus phone to forward too and I have logged out of my google voice account. i have changed nothing in the obi110. Calling from both works great. just incoming calls seem to have been routed to the VM phone and no longer to the obi110. I un-installed the groove ip and my phones (obi110) work as they used to. any help would be appreciated thank you
my goal is when someone dials my google voice # to ring all my phones at the same time like it used to prior to using groove ip
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