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Re: HOWTO: Free Calling with Google Voice


isee22 Mar 8, 2010 4:00 PM
Posted in group: Google Voice Forum

Categories: Getting Started / Tips & Tricks :

Thank you both for the responses!!! I did not follow either instructions yet, because I was not sure of some things which I will ask further below.

But before I ask those questions.... While I was waiting for a response here.... I decided to put my Wireless G Router BACK into the picture, and then I disconnected my ATA because I was so frustrated. So ATA was then out of the picture.

I decided to give X-Lite one more try (this was before I read your reply Red Leatherman), and for some miracle, this time X-Lite connected and showed my sip sorcery username. At the same time, I FINALLY had something show under SIP Bindings!!! There were 2 Bindings which read almost identical.

So I tried to call my sipgate number, and my X-Lite never rang.
But when I placed a call using X-Lite, then my cell phone got an incoming GV call.
I even tried calling my GV from another number, thinking that X-Lite would ring (instead of calling the sipgate number as I initially did), but X-Lite never rang either.

Anyway..... I wanted to post this first, just to say that I seemed to have gotten one step further (because X-lite could not connect at all, and because I had nothing in Bindings)

So I thought that X-Lite worked because I had disconnected the ATA. So I quit/closed X-Lite, and put the ATA back... but... as in Modem ---> Wireless G Router ---> ATA

My ATA still does work. Actually, in the ATA's Admin page, there's an Info Tab, and it shows "Not Registered" for Line 1. So I think my ATA is not connecting to sip sorcery at all.

@stuartofoz -
1- There is right now, a Binding, but I don't see it say "User Agent" anywhere on that line... So I guess that one was from the X-Lite.
2- Which one I prefer?? I don't care. Gizmo or Sipgate, as long as it works on my cordless home phone, and the call quality is good.
3- Yes, I have a Sipgate account and the free number they gave me is green/online.
4 - I did a test call, but nothing rang.. my ATA did not ring...

@Red Leatherman -
Haven't tried your instructions yet, but already have a question: I did not quite understand how to add the Gizmo credentials to my ATA, because with Gizmo, all there is, is a phone number right? So do I leave all the other settings for the ATA the same, and just change to Gizmo phone number and password??

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Anyway, thank you both for trying to help. Wish we could talk on the phone, as this would be much faster to figure out. I can add the GV Call Widget to my website if anyone wishes to call me... let me know and I'll add the URL here.

Thanks
Alexandra