Help! looking how to get free mins using google voice of VOIP

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Iv gone threw the Lg Optimus v section and could not find any info on how to get google voice to actully use data, so i was woundering if anyone knew the process of doing this? I have attempted this on my own I rooted my phone and download Google talk and Gvoice callback and it still using mins,

In short lets get the ball rolling! if there is a guide for it to work on Vm with lg optimus v please send me a link
 

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Thanks for the assistance lol sorry i wrote that in 30sec flat..

Ok This is my predicament I have the lg optimus v and i rooted it using the method on AC/xda. What I would like to have is the ability to use google voice on Virgin mobile so I would have unlimited mins. I have tried using gCall back with google voice I already have my gnumber and it does work but it still is using mins unfortunately. I am running out of ideas so i came to Android central for some assistance.

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How do I get google voice or a Voip calling service to work and doesnt actually use any of my 300 mins.
*Not it also use mins over wifi

Help me android central your my only hope :D
 

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you need a sip client to force your calls to use voip. Ontop of that im not sure if the mins are compleatly free seeing as you do have to call your own number to do an outgoing call, and most people put that number as a fav five, and with VM even if you use 5 seconds of call time they round that to 1 min. It may possiably save you mins, but i dont think you can stop them from being used compleatly. Correct me if im wrong.
 

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Hmm, even if they charge me a minute i would still be better than normal.
does anyone have the good .apk version of sipdroid? iv read only negative about the newest one on the market.
 

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Hmm, even if they charge me a minute i would still be better than normal.
does anyone have the good .apk version of sipdroid? iv read only negative about the newest one on the market.

I use the newest sipdroid and it works flawless. They now included a PBXes account that links your Google Talk(Chat) account to sipdroid. This allows you to make free incoming and outgoing calls over DATA. The PBX account has a monthly limit of 2000 minutes for the free version and 5000 on the paid version. All you need is the official GV app and sipdroid, nothing more. The only problem I have had is I have calls forwarded to my VM number so if I have the radio set to CDMA the native phone fights with sipdroid over who will take the call. If I keep the phone in EVDO only this solves the problem.


I have not been able to make calls over 3G yet, in my area Sprint 3G is slow really slow.

367ms PING 265kbps DOWN 375kbps UP
 

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I use the newest sipdroid and it works flawless. They now included a PBXes account that links your Google Talk(Chat) account to sipdroid. This allows you to make free incoming and outgoing calls over DATA. The PBX account has a monthly limit of 2000 minutes for the free version and 5000 on the paid version. All you need is the official GV app and sipdroid, nothing more. The only problem I have had is I have calls forwarded to my VM number so if I have the radio set to CDMA the native phone fights with sipdroid over who will take the call. If I keep the phone in EVDO only this solves the problem.


I have not been able to make calls over 3G yet, in my area Sprint 3G is slow really slow.

367ms PING 265kbps DOWN 375kbps UP
Does this process work fine withe Vm and the lg optimus v? could u do step by step to set it up or at least just tell me if this works? oh and does this not using any of my virgin mobile minutes ?
 
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All you do is install Sipdroid, and when you first launch it, it will ask you to set up the PBXes account, I suggest that you download, and set up over WiFi, then that's it.
 
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I have google voice, google voice callback, and sipdroid all on my phone but don't know where to go from here. I did set up a pbexs via sipdroid but am lost on how to set it up.

What settings should be set up in pbexs and sipdroid?

Thanks
 

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If you've set up your PBXes acct. with Sipdroid using the built-in wizard then that's all you need to do. PBXes is now setup. Make sure your Google Voice account is setup with forwarding going to Google Talk and any other phones you need.

One word of caution for anyone using PBXes, there is a question of how secure this configuration peering is with Google so DO NOT use your main Google acct. Set up one just for PBXes and Google Voice.

You do not need GV Callback either, Sipdroid, PBXes and GV do all the work.
 

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oh great...i have my google voice connected to my one and only google account. Do you know how I would seperate them?

my google voice # forwards to my cell. and I have the google talk app set up on the phone. Is that what you mean?

Do I make calls from the regular dialer or must I use sipdroid?

One edit: It appears the sipdroid is all set but when I try to make a call it starts then stops.

Thanks so much!

Edit two: Since I was successfully freaked out about security...I changed my google account password and totally deleted my pbxes account and opened a new one with a another email address.
 
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oh great...i have my google voice connected to my one and only google account. Do you know how I would seperate them?

my google voice # forwards to my cell. and I have the google talk app set up on the phone. Is that what you mean?

Do I make calls from the regular dialer or must I use sipdroid?

Make yourself a new Google account and sign up for Gmail and Voice services. In the GV settings panel, you should see your phone and Google Talk as options. Make sure Google Talk is selected at least for the forwarding option. Use Google Talk in the Gmail web interface to make a call to your cell or something to verify that it dials out fine. You may need to download the browser plug in from Google to do this if you don't have it. Now, dial your new GV number from your cell or other number and verify that it rings through to Google Talk in your browser.

Go To pbxes.org web site and log in. Click on trunks/Gtalk and change your gmail and password to your new account and save. Change your primary Google account password to something else. It should now be separated from pbxes.org and secure.

On your phone, setup the GV app to use your new Google acct. dedicated to GV with pbxes.

Sipdroid has an option where you can tell the default phone dialer to always use Sipdroid, use Sipdroid when avail., never use Sipdroid or always ask.

FYI, Once you setup pbxes to work with GV, you will lose the ability to see/answer calls with Google Talk in the browser for the linked Google acct.
 
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I think I have this set up now. However, for incoming calls, folks would have to call my gv number correct? Any way I can set the phone up to forward my incoming to my gv number or would that put me in an endless loop?

I would a appreciate in simple terms what is going on with all this set up. I can't wrap my brain around what I am actually doing with this pbxes thing. I think it is using my gv # to dial to their server in order to use the data or wifi on my phone rather than using my cell # and thus using my minutes, right?

Thanks so much!
 

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Either port your cell number to GV or tell everyone to call new GV # instead. I don't think VM offers any call forwarding but you may want to check into it.

PBXes is the SIP server for your Sipdroid SIP client. PBXes utilizes GV so that the voicemail and free outbound calling of GV are available using SIP. The SIP client contacts the server to place and receive calls and the server then routes the calls via GV.
 
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any way to not have to put a + after the number to make a call?....ugh....does that mean I don't have it set up right? I have the green status indicator in my notification bar.
 
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