Vonage Talk


drenyx

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Similar has probably been brought up before, but I was getting around to some other messyness with my current cell provider had me looking more at my home VOIP service.... They (or someone related to) offers a package that works as a softphone for vonage subscribers. http://alpha.vonage.com/vtalk

there is source code available (apparently meant to be compiled on linux) http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=201871

I haven't had time to try this myself on a linux machine I have, but maybe a dev could look it over as it seems to want a pile of dependancies and any compiling I've done for linux has been on x86 machines. If this happened to work I'd be extremely tempted to drop my cell phone and just find a wifi spot when I needed to make a call
 
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I have no idea how this is supposed to work.
Uh, I installed a bunch of stuff, and then compiled it, but I didn't really see any binaries.

Other than that, it seemed to work. It just depends on the Boost libraries, ALSA, and some X server stuff.

Boost will probably be the only problem. Or figuring out what this is supposed to actually do. :(
 
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'lulzfish' said:
Boost will probably be the only problem. Or figuring out what this is supposed to actually do. :(
I'm guessing it allows you to place telephone calls over wireless internet using the onboard microphone and speakers, *if* you have a Vonage account and *if* you're subscribed to the Vonage Talk feature.
 
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And if I can find any binaries. :blink:
It seems to compile fine, but I have no idea what it compiled or where it went.
 
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drenyx

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Yes, it requires a vonage account, but for whatever reason this is seperate than their softphone (which is extra charge) and I was able to download a windows binary version (of vonage talk) which I made a call with. The sourceforge page seemed lacking in information other than the forums.

lulzfish: did you compile for arm or x86?
 

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Drenyx said:
Similar has probably been brought up before, but I was getting around to some other messyness with my current cell provider had me looking more at my home VOIP service.... They (or someone related to) offers a package that works as a softphone for vonage subscribers. http://alpha.vonage.com/vtalk

there is source code available (apparently meant to be compiled on linux) http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=201871

I haven't had time to try this myself on a linux machine I have, but maybe a dev could look it over as it seems to want a pile of dependancies and any compiling I've done for linux has been on x86 machines. If this happened to work I'd be extremely tempted to drop my cell phone and just find a wifi spot when I needed to make a call


Heh... Vonage is a locked down SIP provider. If you can get your account info, you can use pretty much ANY SIP application on it. In this case, if you built something along the lines Telepathy from the Maemo project, you could insert a bit of info from Vonage's server and you acct there into it and just go. Same goes for the Gizmo Project (http://gizmo5.com) or any other SIP provider you care to name.
 
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