New VOIP option for GV - single app solution: GrooVe IP
So I have not tested this yet, but there is a new app that supposedly makes calls via Google Voice and also receives incoming calls. No external web accounts needed. No extra phone numbers. Just download the Groove IP app, put in your Google Voice account details, and you are good to go.
Price increase: $3.99
Official Groove IP Thread: [APP] GrooVe IP - Google Voice VoIP - Android ForumsOkay, it seems the issue is that if you have gmail logged on computer and if the call gets forwarded to it. Then it doesn't come to the app on the phone.
I though that incoming calls would be forwarded to all logged in instance, but apparently it is not so. So you need to make sure to log out at other places.
- 04-26-2011, 02:36 AM #2
That does sound very interesting. I might have to give it a try after I read some of the reviews. There is also Acrobits. It has it's own callback solution integrated, but you still need a sip/voip provider. When I tried it awhile back, you could not change your ringtone. So I ditched it.GoogleVoice interface, originate and complete GoogleVoice calls all from one app (requires GoogleVoice account and SIP Account with incoming U.S. numbers)
- 04-26-2011, 07:10 AM #3
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Yeah, there are a ton of options if you have your own sip provider. I use sipdroid and pbxes. But I have to admit, having a one-stop no-hassle option does seem attractive, and I know a lot of people want voip without having to set up anything like a pbxes account and all the trouble that comes with it.
@mmarz, I tried it for a few minutes before refunding it from the market, seems like ok call quality despite the reviews, but sipdroid/pbxes seems to have better call quality (I never thought I'd say that).
- 04-28-2011, 05:33 PM #4
I just bought the app and it works well, even better than pbxes.org! I have had a few hiccups with one way voice though. I don't understand the inconsistency. But I've had the same problems will all the voip options I've tried. Here is a thread maintained by the developer of the app if you want to ask him questions:
[APP] GrooVe IP - Google Voice VoIP - Android Forums
- 04-28-2011, 07:41 PM #6
- 04-28-2011, 10:05 PM #7
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- IHO CM7.1
I have tried Sipdroid with and without pbxes.org, Csipsimple including current nightlies, Skype, nettalk, Linphone and the native GB SIP dialer (AOSP 4/27 2.3.3 ROM).
So far this new app has the best voice quality over 3G. It seems very promising, could be a real game changer. Elegant idea and implementation.
I'm going to see how I do using this as my primary phone app.
- 04-28-2011, 10:08 PM #8
- 04-29-2011, 01:39 AM #9
Just purchased it.
I am liking it. I had a issue where the other party could not hear me. I enabled the workaround in Advanced Settings/Troubleshooting (Audio Routing Hack) and that did help. It's actually very clear over EDGE, but also delayed. I am not sure if there is any hope for those of us without 3G/4G. Maybe bandwidth profiles? More robust sip clients often offer a range of codecs. But I think google voice only supports certain codecs. Of-course, it's sounds amazing over wifi, and the delay is hardly noticeable. The popup asking if I want to use Groove IP or Dialer is working fine (when using native dialer). I can tell it still needs some work but it's shaping up very nicely. Well worth the asking price.
You will be getting 5 stars from me, because I can see the issue's will be resolved. I am very happy to cutout the middle man (google voice - sipgate - GV callback = just google voice)
Edit #1: I see we now have a thread in the App Section.
Edit #2: I wrote a very simple guide here.
- 04-29-2011, 03:20 PM #10
- 04-29-2011, 03:25 PM #11
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Just tried it and I love it. Call quality is better than sipdroid and csipsimple. Its also easier, just login to your google voice account and your ready to go. On wifi theres a very small delay(not very noticeable), over 3g the delay is a little longer but not a problem. Overall its very good
- 04-29-2011, 06:43 PM #12
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- 04-29-2011, 09:56 PM #16
Please report back after you travel - I can't think why it wouldn't work, internet is internet, but i'm not up on how apps might block out of country ips or anything.
If it did work that would be a local call for anyone calling me from the US, I think, since they'd be calling my GV #?
I just bought it, call quality not bad. A little delay (I knew this because I called my daughter in the next room so could hear her). Did it over 3G.
- 04-29-2011, 10:18 PM #17
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- 04-30-2011, 09:06 PM #19
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Been an android user for 6 months. This is the first app I have bought. I have tried it on 3g and it worked well, slight delay but thats to be expected. Others couldn't hear me on wifi though...
I did manage to break my app when I dialed a # and then immediately hung up. The app kept playing a ringing sound despite it not really calling anyone. I had to toggle my data so the app saw it was d/c for it to stop.
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- 04-30-2011, 09:11 PM #20
Sorry missed that wifi didn't work. Have you tried the Keep Screen Alive checkbox in troubleshooting? Your wifi may be going into power saving when the screen turns off.
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- 05-01-2011, 01:21 AM #25Daydream Believer
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I just purchased and tried this out, and I'm pretty impressed so far. WiFi works great, though I did have to increase my mic's gain, call quality is similar to normal cell call on my OV. I only made one test call over 3g, only 2 bars in my house, quality was noticeably less of course, but usable. Haven't tried many calls yet, it's too late for most of my contacts. Tomorrow I can text them with my new easier to remember GV number!
One side note- I don't suggest you call your cell phone number from your cell phone using GrooVeIP. The call rang through, but it de-registered the GrooVeIP app, and I had to re-enter my password to get it working again. I know, why call your own phone from your own phone, I was just trying things out!
@devs: Do you have any webpages devoted to GrooVeIP?