Free global internet phone? Try Gizmo!

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  1. piedad

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    There is an open-platform alternative to Skype just launched. It can be downloaded from http://www.gizmoproject.com. It has some neat features not found in Skype. Best of all, it can connect to other VOIP networks.

    Try it out!
     
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    If you go online with Gizmo..Hope we can try it.. My sip# is 1-747-603-4472.
     
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    Just got off a call with Longbeard... works like a charm! Quality is very good, though not perfect ... but it's free!
    Yes, ichat has audio support, but this thing can work with the ordinary phones if you want to call out or have someone call in...for a small small fee...
     
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    Talked with piedad.. worked like a charm..

    Nabuking we are both not good in maps.. :qmark:
     
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    Here is mine, we could have it tested: SIP 1-747-603-4500
     
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    My SIP number is 17476032421
     
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    Waks, forgot I was downloading while talking to you...also connected to Skype at the same time...that might explain the noisy audio quality.
     
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    That's maybe the reason for the humming sounds, but still quite loud and clear.
     
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    i have skype.. what exactly is the difference of this with skype? sorry for the question.. i am not very good with computers so i dont understand the technical side of it..
     
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    Tried calling you, got forwarded to voice-mail.
     
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    Longbeard, I was talking to Waks maybe when you called...nice to know that there is voicemail when you are busy.

    Ratburn, I use skype too...skype is better, but gizmo is open to other VOIP networks. Skype only allows you to talk to other Skype users and normal telephone users. Gizmo allows you to talk to Gizmo users and other VOIP users such as Vonage, etc....and also normal telephone users. Gizmo is cheaper than Skype for calling normal telephone users.
     
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    piedad, thanks for the info! sayang i dont have a credit card to buy credits for the callout service of Gizmo. i will be useful pa naman since i'll be going abroad in august. i visited the website you posted here. CallIn service of Gizmo can be very useful to businessmen who travels all the time. cool application!
     
  13. p3rsmag

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    How to use mic features in my iBook, don't have a mic output, only for the headset.
     
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    hmmm... weird. tried registering, but i keep getting an account creation error (HASH(0x9289b50)).
     
  15. S13

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    haven't tried Gizmo to make calls to a regular phone yet, but from their webpage, calls to the philippines cost ¢21.8/min (¢29.1/min to cellphone) which is more expensive than SIPphone's ¢14.5/min (¢18-18.5/min to cell). Gizmo has a more mac-like interface compared to SIPphone, though.

    [Edited on 7-2-2005 by S13]
     
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    Using imic.. Still searching for an alternative for that..
     
  17. jakcfrost

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    just tried gizmo project, and all i can say is that the quality is superior to skype, and you get free $.25 to use for call out, tried to call my sister in calif US, and it is really clear.
     

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