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kwag 07-02-2005 04:11 PM

Gizmo - Free Phone for Your Computer
 
Anyone tried this: http://www.gizmoproject.com/index.html
Windows and Mac versions available for download.

-kwag

rds_correia 07-02-2005 04:54 PM

Nope but I'm already registering :)

kwag 07-02-2005 05:21 PM

I registered, and everything went well, but the applet is stuck logging on :roll:

-kwag

rds_correia 07-02-2005 05:30 PM

I don't know about any applet but just before finishing the installation I had the option to see a readme and/or launch Gizmo.
I chose both options.
Now I have a little green circular icon on my systray but it ain't doing a damn thing appart from waisting 7MB of RAM.
I clicked it, double clicked it, right clicked it, you know - the works: nothing, rien, nada, niente....
Any ideas?
Cheers

kwag 07-02-2005 05:37 PM

When I right clicked on mine, I get "Hide/Show" and "Options" and "Exit".But I when I click options, nothing happens :!:
I'll take a look at the readme file now.
I even disabled my firewall momentarily, but I can't log in yet.
Could their server be down :?:

-kwag

rds_correia 07-02-2005 05:40 PM

Ok, the icon already behaves as you have already described but it took it more or less 5 minutes to get out of that "locked" state.
Now I can't register...
My web connection is awefull today.
I wish I had it crawling again at 128/128 but at least it was reliable :roll:.
Cheers

kwag 07-02-2005 05:41 PM

I'm restarting XP. Maybe it needs a restart after the install.

Edit: It's good to have a Mac Mini on the side :mrgreen:

-kwag

kwag 07-02-2005 05:44 PM

It's a "NO GO" :!:
I guess we wait for the next software update :roll:

-kwag

kwag 07-02-2005 06:09 PM

I couldn't uninstall the thing :!:
Every time I tried, it told me the program was running, even though it was not and it didn't show on the task manager.
So I rebooted in safe mode, and deleted the complete directory.

-kwag

rds_correia 07-02-2005 06:47 PM

It's very nice in terms of features.
At least it's based on standards like SIP technology.
Unfortunately it's probably too young ATM.
Cheers

kwag 07-02-2005 08:35 PM

I just came back from CompUSA with a cheap Logitech USB microphone.
The Mac Minis don't have sound input. So I needed something to test it.
I plugged in the USB mike, and the (Gizmo) thing worked like a charm 8O
I guess it's a Windoze problem then.
I'm going to keep an eye on it :cool:
If anyone has any luck running it, and wants to try it out, my username there is "kwag" :)

-kwag

kwag 07-03-2005 02:52 PM

I just installed version 0.8.31 on my PC (XP), and it worked, so it seems they introduced a bug on the latest releases.
You can download this version, and it should work on Windows: http://aps.plugndial.com/sipapi-win3...o-0-8-0-31.exe

-kwag

Prodater64 07-03-2005 05:33 PM

Is this the same than Skype?

kwag 07-03-2005 06:07 PM

It's better, because it uses standard SIP protocols, which is not the case of Skype.
Skype is a propietary protocol, so you can't connect to other SIP phones.
Last night I tried the Mac version, and it worked just great. Today, I tried the older Windows version, calling my cel phone, and it worked great too :D
When you register (free), you automatically get 0.25 cents, so you can make a test call :cool:

-kwag

Prodater64 07-03-2005 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
It's better, because it uses standard SIP protocols, which is not the case of Skype.
Skype is a propietary protocol, so you can't connect to other SIP phones.
Last night I tried the Mac version, and it worked just great. Today, I tried the older Windows version, calling my cel phone, and it worked great too :D
When you register (free), you automatically get 0.25 cents, so you can make a test call :cool:

-kwag

I leave in Spain but born in Argentine.
My wife has a lot of family there, and calls are frequents.
We usually buy international phone cards.
Do you think that this service could be cheaper and, at least, with same quality?

kwag 07-03-2005 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prodater64

I leave in Spain but born in Argentine.
My wife has a lot of family there, and calls are frequents.
We usually buy international phone cards.
Do you think that this service could be cheaper and, at least, with same quality?

Give me quick a call to try it, so you can see the audio quality :cool:

-kwag

Prodater64 07-03-2005 06:59 PM

What about cheaper?

I will buy a usb micro and I'll give it a try.

rds_correia 07-03-2005 07:07 PM

I would try it if at least I could see the left pane image (I think it's an image with some garbled numbers :lol: ) so I could enter the security code.
I even tested the old version posted by Karl.
Apparently either my WinXP is going crazy or my router/firewall is going nuts...

kwag 07-03-2005 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prodater64
What about cheaper?

Look at the prices here: http://www.gizmoproject.com/call-out.html

-kwag

Zyphon 07-04-2005 06:06 PM

So is Gizmo cheaper and better quality then Skype then?

I might download it, I hope these few teething problem bugs have been sorted out. :)


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