[GUIDE] Free VOIP using Google Voice and Groove IP
Groove IP makes things simple. It cuts out the need for several programs or services. You no longer need to use Google Call Back (GV callback/Voice+), a SIP Provider (sipgate) or Sip Client (sipdroid/csipsimple). The downside? It's not a totally free solution. See below for what you need.
Google Voice Setup
- Sign up for a account if you do not already have one. Google will give you a local number.
- Once Signed in, click the Settings Gear icon in the top right corner. Image
- Make sure your Google Voice is not forwarding to any other phones. I have mine set to forward to Google Chat/Gmail. Image
Groove IP Setup
- Purchase the app and install it on your android phone.
- Sign in with your google voice account.
- There are various preferences when clicking the Settings button.
Note #1: Have problems with the party not being able to hear you? Go to Settings>Troubleshooting, and enable the Audio Routing Hack.
Note #2: The app is still under heavy development.
Note #3: A update was released to help with audio routing issue's.
Add new settings in troubleshooting to fix call quality on some phones (If you have stuttering/choppy voice try the new Audio Processing settings)
- 05-02-2011, 10:27 PM #2
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- 05-09-2011, 11:16 PM #7
Thanks for this, voice quality is pretty good compared to netTalk that I was using before. I was having problems where the person on the other end could barely hear me talking when they were on a landline, but I can adjust the mic gain on this app. The only problem I have is that it will drop wifi/3g after a few seconds when I call out. I also run GreenPower, and it doesn't do this with GP off.
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- 05-10-2011, 03:16 PM #18
Make sure Gmail/Google Chat is not open somewhere. I heard that causes problems,.
- 05-11-2011, 10:20 PM #20
Still no go so I use a different GV account and it's working great.
To test the theory I left a few Gmail/Google account of the new GV # open and
it's still working fine. Don't know what it is that my other GV # didn't work for incoming.
- 05-12-2011, 09:18 AM #21
- 05-12-2011, 02:22 PM #22
If you are not receiving incoming calls, it's likely because gmail, google chat, etc.. is signed in somewhere on another pc or program. You can always create another dummy google voice (they are free) account and use it only with Groove IP. This will help confirm the above.
- 05-13-2011, 11:04 AM #24
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Hello, I've purchased grooveIP, but am having a problem. Once installed and configured with my googlevoice account, grooveip connects and registers to google properly (green icon). Once i attempt to make a call (hit send), it changes to a red icon however. So, i cannot complete an outgoing call. Incomming calls do not complete either. Whats wierd is sometimes the call goes partialy through; I will call my girlfriends phone to test, and sometimes it will ring and even show callerid - even though grooveip on my samsung galaxy tab (verizon version, running on wifi) already shows a red icon. When she answers she just gets a fast busy signal.
I was previously using sipdroid, but it was very unstable. Is there anything i can do - such as run a debug build - that would help you diagnose my problem?
- 05-13-2011, 11:09 AM #25