1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    1. Join Sipgate, and get the free package -- Plans & Pricing

    2. Once you're all set up with your free sipgate account, enter the settings, choose "Phone" from the list on the left, and press the +VoIP Phone button on the right side of the page.This will give you an entry for for a VoIP phone at the top of the page.

    3. Mouse over your VoIP phone, and click the "sip credentials" link

    4. Now get your Nexus S, and go to menu>settings>Call settings. Under Internet call settings, choose accounts. Press the Add account button

    5. For username, enter the SIP-ID of your VoIP phone. You can find this, as well as your SIP password in the sip credentials at your sipgate account (step 3). Enter the password as well. for the Server entry, enter sipgate.com

    6. optional settings -- Outbound Proxy Address is sipgate.com . Leave the rest alone.

    7. Menu>save.

    8. Whenever Recieve incoming calls is checked in call settings, you'll get free incoming VoIP calls on your Nexus S.

    They're a bit laggy (compared to standard cellular or landline calls) but they sound clear here, and you can't beat free.
    beezy likes this.
    12-17-2010 09:41 PM
  2. Smokexz's Avatar
    Everytime I try to make a call, server error.
    12-17-2010 09:58 PM
  3. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    You cant make outgoing calls with this free sipgate account, unless you put a balance on it. It's like 1.9 cents a minute.

    Can you test someone calling you at your sipgate #? I'm talking to my wife on it now, seeing how it hits the battery -- but she called me.
    12-17-2010 10:01 PM
  4. Smokexz's Avatar
    Oh right, yeah let me test that now... It didn't have any numbers in my area to give me, so I have a number from like California, pretty weird.

    EDIT: I think this is pretty cool, but it's pretty expensive... if it were free calls, incoming and outgoing, this might be something worth actually having. However, the sound quality was very bad. We can't really complain though, it is free.
    12-17-2010 10:02 PM
  5. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    agreed. First company that comes out with free incoming 0.01 cents per minute out (or less :P ) will have a hit on their hands.
    12-17-2010 10:30 PM
  6. sandtiger's Avatar
    I get this message
    'Sorry, a technical error has occurred during processing. Please try again later.'
    12-17-2010 11:30 PM
  7. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I get this message
    'Sorry, a technical error has occurred during processing. Please try again later.'
    at sipgate? worked fine a few hours ago. try again in a while maybe
    12-18-2010 12:06 AM
  8. Calma10's Avatar
    on Gizmo5 incoming calls are free and outgoing are 1c per minute in the US.
    12-18-2010 11:09 AM
  9. Smokexz's Avatar
    on Gizmo5 incoming calls are free and outgoing are 1c per minute in the US.
    Mhmm, that's actually pretty good.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    12-18-2010 11:22 AM
  10. ulmer's Avatar
    I tried setting up a Sipgate and a Gizmo5 account over the weekend. Both seemed unreliable and incoming calls would sometimes not ring to the phone. I'd go into the Internet Phone settings and see that the connection to Sipgate had died for some reason and have to fiddle with it to get it connected again.

    Having this set up seemed to drain my battery pretty fast.

    Also, SIP calling apparently only works over WiFi. The article just posted to Android Central states it works over 3G. If there's a way to get it working on 3G, I'd love to know!

    I tried a SIP client app called CSipsimple and it was easy to set up and use, but the call quality was a lot worse than the built in SIP on the Nexus S. About half the audio would drop out most of the time, where the built in client's audio probably worked 95% of the time. This app works on 3G and Wifi though, so that's a bonus.

    This SIP called seemed really promising. I'd love to use it with Google Voice and drop my cell voice plan, but there just seemed to be too many issues for it to be remotely reliable.
    12-20-2010 12:50 PM
  11. sandtiger's Avatar
    at sipgate? worked fine a few hours ago. try again in a while maybe
    scratch that I'm dumb and already had a Sipgate account and I had forgotten the info.
    12-20-2010 04:14 PM
  12. scaots's Avatar
    I just signed up for sipgate and it gave me 60 free minutes. Tried outgoing call to my phone and it rang.

    I initially had my ATT sim in (2G in NS) and the voip service wouldn't connect, said need wifi. Put sim back in N1 for wifi tether and it worked. Was it a connection speed issue? 2G download was very slow at the time (~30 kbps). Will voip work on 2G at all? Or even 3G?
    12-20-2010 04:38 PM
  13. Baconator's Avatar
    I saw the video on internet calling and thought it was cool. So I want to know how do I get a SIP account and do all the rest so I can internet call. I don't know nothing sorry for another question.
    12-20-2010 04:54 PM
  14. ulmer's Avatar
    That's a funny workaround actually. Wifi tether to a secondary phone connected to 3G and you can call using 3G. Looks like we're going to have to wait for someone to hack in 3G support.

    The Csipsimple developer is apparently going to integrate his app with the Android 2.3 SIP stack as an optional setting. Maybe this will allow 3G calls?

    Issue 452 - csipsimple - [Android 2.3] Add interface to use new native SIP instead of pjsip - Project Hosting on Google Code
    12-20-2010 05:16 PM
  15. ragnarokx's Avatar
    You could use Google Voice for free outgoing with Sipgate, since Google Voice acts as an incoming call.

    I used to use Sipgate + SipSorcery + Google Voice to get free outgoing and incoming calls through Fring on my iPod Touch. You can read about how to do this and similar setups here.
    12-20-2010 06:11 PM
  16. Frankramblings's Avatar
    If I place an Outgoing Call from the Google Voice website, it will come to my phone as an Incoming Call before Google Voice connects me. So in theory, I could make outgoing SIP calls that way, right?
    12-27-2010 01:55 AM
  17. gray21t's Avatar
    Sipgate says they ran out of phone numbers in my area -___-
    10-13-2011 03:58 PM
  18. fchowla's Avatar
    Sipgate says they ran out of phone numbers in my area -___-
    Same here.
    10-14-2011 04:20 PM
  19. dbsimms63's Avatar
    Damn looks like they won't have anymore "free" numbers since it has been over 5 months.
    03-30-2012 02:14 AM
  20. dbsimms63's Avatar
    Funny how they know where my area is, I guess through my IP address? I never got to start the application process, so no address or ZIP code to know where I am.
    03-30-2012 02:15 AM