Making Phone Calls and texting on Coby Kyros

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    I use Csipsimple + Callcentric + Ipkall + Google Voice + Google Voice Callback.

    I get unlimited talk and text. Since Google Voice doesn't support MMS, people send pics to my Gmail.

    What are some of the other setups out there?
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    Which do u use for talk and text? I never knew u could get unlimited free talk lol, plz share
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    1st thing. Go to callcentric and get account.
    2nd thing. Go to Ipkall and get a number to use callcentric with.
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    But text free works too on Android..
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    @tipstir
    The Send Text app included with your new ROM? Yea, I was checking that one out. I like it.

    Great work with the HoneyComb themed Roms, btw. I really enjoy them.
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    Thanks! The wife has iTouch and she was able to call her Mom while I was standing there. The House phone RANG and she was able to put in a bogus name and number. 999 939-8009 caller from San Diego came up on the Cox Digital Box Caller ID OSD. I was shock since her tablet doesn't have phone features. She was able to tap into the House WiFi to make the call and have voice phone chat. I figured there had to be one for Android and sure enough there was.

    Have fun with it!
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    i use sipdroid and pbxes.com and google voice when i call people it shows my google voice number i use the google voice app for texting from my google voice number so when im by wifi it acts the same as a cell phone plus when people call my google voice number it rings my tablet

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    Thanks for starting this thread. I hadn't realised you could do all this for free. Got everything working except I can't figure out how to work Google Voice Callback.

    I can call my Google voice number and it rings through to csipsimple so I can get incoming calls just fine. I can log into the google voice website and call a phone and have it connect back to me. But I can't figure out how to use the Google Voice Callback app. The keypad within csipsimple still just seems to be trying to dial out over sip and doesn't work. Don't see a keypad in Google Voice Callback.

    Do how do you get that working? Have spent quite a bit of time on it but just can't figure out this last piece. Is there a dialer app that you use?

    Thanks.
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    OK, got it. Just had to download a dialer app. Used Dialer One but there are a few that look good.

    All the instructions out there tend to assume you have a phone which has the default android dialer installed, for the tab needed to install one.

    This is a pretty sweet set up.
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    eulogy69, how exactly are you setting this up? I installed sipdroid and set up an account with pbxes.com. I have a google voice number already. I'm just having a hard time getting all three to play nice together. Care to help a clueless chick out?
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    Yea, I have to use the naive dialer for Google callback to Work also.

    You have to verify the sip account through Google voice settings by adding the sip phone number into the Google voice forwarding phones options. Then, when someone calls your GV #, your sipdroid client will ring, which means Your phone will ring.
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    from what im being told you have to pay for a pro account on pbxes now for google voice trump i got in just before they changed it

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    Callcentric is free.
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    For all that are interested I have installed Nettalk from the market on my rooted Coby Kyros MID7015, although I don't remember the Kryos having a mic built in, I have been able to actually place a call using this app. The sound quality isn't the best, and you have to both listen and talk through the little speaker slit in the back of the tablet, but hey it works![​IMG] I just figured it might be something for you all to play with and maybe improve upon $u.jpg $images.jpg
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    I believe there is a mic, it is the small hole between the headjack and the HDMI port.
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    i tried it, sound is so so but it does work. I have to use an external mic to see how it does.
    tnx!
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    Booda3000, can you tell me the steps you to did to setup your calling/texting?
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    @AeroToxin,
    On your computer:
    Sign up for an account at Callcentric.com, go to IPKall.com and sign up for an account there too. (Put in your Callcentric info) IPKall will associate a phone number with your Callcentric account.
    On your Coby:
    Download Google Voice, Google Voice Callback and Csipsimple.
    Open Csipsimple and add an account. Scroll down to Callcentric and type in the correct info.
    On ur computer, go to Google voice, get a Google Voice phone number, and add the Callcentric number(The number IPKall gave you) under "Forwards Calls To:", then verify it.
    On Coby, open Google voice Callback and select the callback number as the Callcentric (IPKall) number.

    OF course, you can just start texting with your Google Voice app.

    Hope this helps. I'll check this thread on Sunday and answer any questions.
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    Thanx, followed your tutorial, works great, only prob is the in call volume. Csipsimple auto adjusts my in call way to low for some reason. any idea for a fix? Also how about a different dialer since the stock android dialer is inop?
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    Okay... So, I tried posting this once before, but I guess my login timed out on the forum. :-(

    First off, GREAT GUIDE! Thanks so much for putting this together. :) Getting a proper IPKall number to forward my GV calls to was a bit of a hassle, but otherwise it all worked well.

    Basically, almost everything works, with the exception of outgoing calls. Anytime I try to make an outgoing call, I get some error message, basically saying that the phone number I'm trying to reach is invalid or unavailable or something. When I make an outgoing call, the GVCB app does not initiate (even though it's set to 'Always (when possible). I have a feeling that this is related to not having the stock dialer.apk installed on the tablet (as I don't think it came with it).

    Is there something else I'm missing or may have misconfigured, or...?

    Thanks in advance!

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