Voice over IP, or VoIP, allows you to make and receive phone calls using a data network (like the internet) rather than phone lines or cellular. Some of VoIP's advantages include cheap or free long distance calls, better voice quality, and the ability to call from areas or buildings with poor cell reception. And if you have a recent Android phone you may be surprised how easy it is to set up VoIP and start taking advantage of the flexibility VoIP offers.
Requirements: A phone that runs Android 2.3 or higher with the native SIP client enabled. You can see if the native SIP client is enabled by opening Dialer, tapping Menu -> Settings, and looking for “Internet Call Settings” near the bottom. This functionality will be supported on the Juno T41 in an upcoming software release.
On the Home screen, tap the phone icon to open Dialer, then tap the menu in the bottom right and choose Settings.
Scroll down until you see “Internet Call Settings” and tap Accounts, then tap “Add Account”.
Enter your SIP username, SIP password, and SIP server.
Tap “Optional Settings” and enter “Authentication Username” and “Outbound proxy address” if provided, then tap Save.
To check SIP connectivity check the “Receive incoming calls” checkbox at the top of the screen. The SIP account status should change to “Receiving calls”.
Making a SIP Call
To make a SIP call create a new contact or edit an existing contact. Scroll down and tap the “Add another field” button, then choose “Internet call”.
Enter the contact’s SIP address then tap Done at the top left to save.
To make a SIP call tap on the contact’s SIP address rather than the phone number.
Getting a SIP account
A free SIP account can be created at getonsip.com with only an email address. Once registered and logged in, click on “View Profile” in the right sidebar to view SIP login info, for example:
SIP Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Username: sdgsystems Domain: getonsip.com SIP Password: ******** Auth Username: getonsip_sdgsystems Outbound Proxy: sip.onsip.com