[jitsi-users] Does jitsi allow incoming calls?


#1

Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply looking for free phone everything, not interested in being a super tech. Home user. Windows XP.

I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other than what the cable company installed which is a small box with blinky lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old) phone that currently plugs into the box the cable company installed for my Internet service.

Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends and others so that they can call me? If so, what else does jitsi require me to install in order to work?

If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables free incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and without the need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are a plus but not critical.

I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to work, it simply hangs before it even draws the window and nobody seems to know why.

Thank you in advance.


#2

You need a did provider and a sip registrar, both of which can be had for
free if you aren't picky about the area code of your phone number.

Make a free account with iptel.org and get a free did from ipkall.com.

Then point both jitsi and ipkall.com to you iptel account and bob's your
uncle.

Hth

···

On Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM, "Andrew Brager" <apb3304@bak.rr.com> wrote:

Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply looking for

free phone everything, not interested in being a super tech. Home user.
Windows XP.

I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other than what
the cable company installed which is a small box with blinky lights. I
have a regular normal (10 year old) phone that currently plugs into the box
the cable company installed for my Internet service.

Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends and others
so that they can call me? If so, what else does jitsi require me to
install in order to work?

If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables free incoming
calls (with a phone number I can give out) and without the need to install
any hardware? Outgoing calls are a plus but not critical.

I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to work, it
simply hangs before it even draws the window and nobody seems to know why.

Thank you in advance.


#3

I use localphone.com for my SIP service, and an incoming phone number
costs 99 cents/month. Calls out to other phone numbers are very cheap.
See their web site for prices. I use Jitsi as a softphone, and it is
much nicer than linphone or any other softphone I have used. The new
Opus/48000 codec works very well, giving very clear phone connections
even on low bandwidth connections.

···

On 10/01/2012 05:37 PM, Andrew Brager wrote:

Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply looking
for free phone everything, not interested in being a super tech. Home
user. Windows XP.

I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other than
what the cable company installed which is a small box with blinky
lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old) phone that currently
plugs into the box the cable company installed for my Internet service.

Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends and
others so that they can call me? If so, what else does jitsi require
me to install in order to work?

If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables free
incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and without the
need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are a plus but not
critical.

I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to work, it
simply hangs before it even draws the window and nobody seems to know
why.

Thank you in advance.


#4

Hey Andrew,

Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply looking
for free phone everything, not interested in being a super tech. Home
user. Windows XP.

I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other than
what the cable company installed which is a small box with blinky
lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old) phone that currently
plugs into the box the cable company installed for my Internet service.

Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends and
others so that they can call me? If so, what else does jitsi require
me to install in order to work?

Jitsi is just a client. There's no default service that it comes
associated with. It is basically the equivalent of the phone device you
use in your home or connect to your mobile provider, only it runs on
your computer.

You can connect Jitsi to any online provider that Supports SIP or XMPP.
ippi.com is one example among many for SIP and Google and Google Voice
offer the same with XMPP.

If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables free
incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and without the
need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are a plus but not
critical.

I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to work, it
simply hangs before it even draws the window and nobody seems to know
why.

Linphone works exactly the same way as Jitsi in that regard. You'd have
to connect it to a service.

Hope this helps,
Emil

···

On 01.10.12, 23:37, Andrew Brager wrote:

Thank you in advance.

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
https://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#5

Many many thanks to all that responded!! I followed the below instructions, they were the most straightforward.
I now have an uncle Bob. :slight_smile:

Minor issue... I've tried to change the ringer sound for incoming calls, but no luck. The little play button doesn't. I've tried both .mp3 and .wav files. VLC player plays them just fine.

One thing I notice is that jitsi is changing spaces to %20. Here's a sample
file:/I:/Documents%20and%20Settings/APB.XP80GB/My%20Documents/My%20Sounds/97943%5EWoodyLaugh.mp3

Any ideas?

Thank you

···

On 10/1/2012 2:51 PM, Eric Hernaez wrote:

You need a did provider and a sip registrar, both of which can be had for free if you aren't picky about the area code of your phone number.

Make a free account with iptel.org <http://iptel.org> and get a free did from ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com>.

Then point both jitsi and ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com> to you iptel account and bob's your uncle.

Hth

On Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM, "Andrew Brager" <apb3304@bak.rr.com > <mailto:apb3304@bak.rr.com>> wrote:

        Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply
        looking for free phone everything, not interested in being a
        super tech. Home user. Windows XP.

        I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other
        than what the cable company installed which is a small box
        with blinky lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old)
        phone that currently plugs into the box the cable company
        installed for my Internet service.

        Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends
        and others so that they can call me? If so, what else does
        jitsi require me to install in order to work?

        If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables
        free incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and
        without the need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are
        a plus but not critical.

        I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to
        work, it simply hangs before it even draws the window and
        nobody seems to know why.

        Thank you in advance.


#6

Although I can receive calls, Uncle Bob and I have been fighting about calling out. I keep getting "call failed". Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

···

On 10/1/2012 2:51 PM, Eric Hernaez wrote:

You need a did provider and a sip registrar, both of which can be had for free if you aren't picky about the area code of your phone number.

Make a free account with iptel.org <http://iptel.org> and get a free did from ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com>.

Then point both jitsi and ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com> to you iptel account and bob's your uncle.

Hth

On Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM, "Andrew Brager" <apb3304@bak.rr.com > <mailto:apb3304@bak.rr.com>> wrote:

        Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply
        looking for free phone everything, not interested in being a
        super tech. Home user. Windows XP.

        I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other
        than what the cable company installed which is a small box
        with blinky lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old)
        phone that currently plugs into the box the cable company
        installed for my Internet service.

        Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends
        and others so that they can call me? If so, what else does
        jitsi require me to install in order to work?

        If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables
        free incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and
        without the need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are
        a plus but not critical.

        I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to
        work, it simply hangs before it even draws the window and
        nobody seems to know why.

        Thank you in advance.

--

Andrew Brager
Green Gold Capital & Real Estate
P.O. Box 70143
Bakersfield, CA 93387-0143
661 412 3304
Conference Dial-in Number: (605) 477-2100 x394178#

/PPP starting at 1M; FC Bank Instruments; Loan Takeovers; Note Purchasing; Purchase of Historic Chinese & Mexican Bonds;/

/$49 Unlimited Cell Phone Service. Text, Data & Calls. 4G Coverage Nationwide/
Solavei - The Cell Phone Company That Pays YOU.
Yes iPhone works with our service!
http://www.49Freedom.com/andy1963

/DISCLAIMER: Sender is NOT a Securities Dealer or US Investment Adviser or any other professional wherein a license is required. Sender makes no warranties or representations. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system./

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#7

Hey Andrew,

Unfortunately we only support wav files there and not all kinds of wavs
would work (as you have already noticed). I seem to recall that if you
generate the wav file in audacity it would also work with Jitsi. I
suppose Audacity's default output format is just something that works
with the Java wav reader but I can't recall now exactly what it was.

Hope this helps,
Emil

···

On 02.10.12, 08:51, Andrew Brager wrote:

Many many thanks to all that responded!! I followed the below
instructions, they were the most straightforward.
I now have an uncle Bob. :slight_smile:

Minor issue... I've tried to change the ringer sound for incoming calls,
but no luck. The little play button doesn't. I've tried both .mp3 and
.wav files. VLC player plays them just fine.

One thing I notice is that jitsi is changing spaces to %20. Here's a sample
file:/I:/Documents%20and%20Settings/APB.XP80GB/My%20Documents/My%20Sounds/97943%5EWoodyLaugh.mp3

Any ideas?

Thank you

On 10/1/2012 2:51 PM, Eric Hernaez wrote:

You need a did provider and a sip registrar, both of which can be had
for free if you aren't picky about the area code of your phone number.

Make a free account with iptel.org <http://iptel.org> and get a free
did from ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com>.

Then point both jitsi and ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com> to you iptel
account and bob's your uncle.

Hth

On Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM, "Andrew Brager" <apb3304@bak.rr.com >> <mailto:apb3304@bak.rr.com>> wrote:

        Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply
        looking for free phone everything, not interested in being a
        super tech. Home user. Windows XP.

        I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other
        than what the cable company installed which is a small box
        with blinky lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old)
        phone that currently plugs into the box the cable company
        installed for my Internet service.

        Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends
        and others so that they can call me? If so, what else does
        jitsi require me to install in order to work?

        If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables
        free incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and
        without the need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are
        a plus but not critical.

        I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to
        work, it simply hangs before it even draws the window and
        nobody seems to know why.

        Thank you in advance.

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
https://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#8

Free outbound calling is tougher to come by. Generally speaking,
you will need an account with a termination provider if you want to
call outbound. If you are registered to iptel.org, you can configure
a Gateway and use an outbound only provider (such as www.xvox.com) for
termination. These type of providers will let you pay as you go with
low per-minute rates and no recurring charges.

···

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Andrew Brager <apb3304@bak.rr.com> wrote:

Although I can receive calls, Uncle Bob and I have been fighting about
calling out. I keep getting "call failed". Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.


#9

Although I can receive calls, Uncle Bob and I have been fighting about
calling out. I keep getting "call failed". Any ideas?

Was there anything more to the "call failed" message?

If not then having a look at the logs [0] may help.

Cheers,
Emil

[0] https://jitsi.org/faq/logs

···

On 05.10.12, 06:38, Andrew Brager wrote:

Thank you in advance.

On 10/1/2012 2:51 PM, Eric Hernaez wrote:

You need a did provider and a sip registrar, both of which can be had
for free if you aren't picky about the area code of your phone number.

Make a free account with iptel.org <http://iptel.org> and get a free
did from ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com>.

Then point both jitsi and ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com> to you iptel
account and bob's your uncle.

Hth

On Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM, "Andrew Brager" <apb3304@bak.rr.com >> <mailto:apb3304@bak.rr.com>> wrote:

        Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply
        looking for free phone everything, not interested in being a
        super tech. Home user. Windows XP.

        I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other
        than what the cable company installed which is a small box
        with blinky lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old)
        phone that currently plugs into the box the cable company
        installed for my Internet service.

        Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends
        and others so that they can call me? If so, what else does
        jitsi require me to install in order to work?

        If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables
        free incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and
        without the need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are
        a plus but not critical.

        I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to
        work, it simply hangs before it even draws the window and
        nobody seems to know why.

        Thank you in advance.

--

Andrew Brager
Green Gold Capital & Real Estate
P.O. Box 70143
Bakersfield, CA 93387-0143
661 412 3304
Conference Dial-in Number: (605) 477-2100 x394178#

/PPP starting at 1M; FC Bank Instruments; Loan Takeovers; Note
Purchasing; Purchase of Historic Chinese & Mexican Bonds;/

/$49 Unlimited Cell Phone Service. Text, Data & Calls. 4G Coverage
Nationwide/
Solavei - The Cell Phone Company That Pays YOU.
Yes iPhone works with our service!
http://www.49Freedom.com/andy1963

/DISCLAIMER: Sender is NOT a Securities Dealer or US Investment Adviser
or any other professional wherein a license is required. Sender makes no
warranties or representations. This message contains confidential
information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are
not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy
this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have
received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system./

/IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is an unofficial response to a request for
information from the intended party, and/or a private, proprietary,
legally privileged confidential communication and is for information or
educational purposes only. Any other disclosure, reproduction,
transmission, or use of this message or the files attached is
prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that
interception of e-mail is a crime under the Electronic Communications
Privacy Act of 1986, Codified at 18 U.S.C 1367,2510-2521, 2701-2710,
3121-3126. If you have received this in error, please immediately notify
us by return e-mail, fax and/or telephone and destroy this transmission
and its attachments without reading or saving in any manner. This
communication and any files included in the message are considered a
trade secret as defined by H.R. 3723 that was signed by the President of
the USA on October 11, 1996 and is not to be redistributed under any
circumstances. This message includes information from sources believed
to be accurate and reliable as of the date of dissemination but, in some
cases, no independent verification has been made and its accuracy and
completeness cannot be guaranteed. Stated terms, conditions and
information are subject to change without notice. Information VOID where
prohibited by law. This is not intended to be, and must not be construed
to be in any form or manner as a solicitation of investment funds, a
securities offering, or a request to engage in any transaction involving
the purchase or sale of financial instruments. Nothing in this message
should be interpreted as a digital or electronic signature that can be
used to authenticate a contract or other legal document. Any statements
made herein should not be construed in any way as advice or commitment.
The author is not a licensed broker/dealer, registered financial
advisor, attorney or accountant, and strongly recommends any prospective
party intending to participate in any financial transaction seek
competent independent review and professional counsel prior to engaging
in such activity. Although this message and any attachments are believed
to be free of any virus or other defect that might affect any computer
system into which it is received and opened, it is the responsibility of
the recipient to ensure that it is virus free, and no responsibility is
accepted by this firm or individual for any loss or damage arising in
any way from its use. Also see:
http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/glbact/glbsub1.htm Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 15
USC, Subchapter1, Sec. 6801-6809 /

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
https://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#10

Thank you for the info.

Port Audio is selected, not java.

In any event I tried as you suggested and i got mixed results. The audacity file works.

However, using the file seems to break jitsi. The first time around I tested by calling my computer, I got a silent ring. I restored the defaults and it seemed to wipe out a number of the events leaving just a small handful. The original sound did NOT return. So, I quit and restarted. This brought back the original sound and I'm not sure but I think some of the missing events returned. This also brought the incoming call file name into the playbox whereas before it had been blank for this sound.

I changed it to my new sound again "daychirp.wav" and it did play for a test call - exactly once instead of repeatedly -once for each ring- like the default file does. So some definite oddness.

···

On 10/2/2012 7:19 AM, Emil Ivov wrote:

Hey Andrew,

Unfortunately we only support wav files there and not all kinds of wavs
would work (as you have already noticed). I seem to recall that if you
generate the wav file in audacity it would also work with Jitsi. I
suppose Audacity's default output format is just something that works
with the Java wav reader but I can't recall now exactly what it was.

Hope this helps,
Emil

On 02.10.12, 08:51, Andrew Brager wrote:

Many many thanks to all that responded!! I followed the below
instructions, they were the most straightforward.
I now have an uncle Bob. :slight_smile:

Minor issue... I've tried to change the ringer sound for incoming calls,
but no luck. The little play button doesn't. I've tried both .mp3 and
.wav files. VLC player plays them just fine.

One thing I notice is that jitsi is changing spaces to %20. Here's a sample
file:/I:/Documents%20and%20Settings/APB.XP80GB/My%20Documents/My%20Sounds/97943%5EWoodyLaugh.mp3

Any ideas?

Thank you

On 10/1/2012 2:51 PM, Eric Hernaez wrote:

You need a did provider and a sip registrar, both of which can be had
for free if you aren't picky about the area code of your phone number.

Make a free account with iptel.org <http://iptel.org> and get a free
did from ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com>.

Then point both jitsi and ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com> to you iptel
account and bob's your uncle.

Hth

On Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM, "Andrew Brager" <apb3304@bak.rr.com >>> <mailto:apb3304@bak.rr.com>> wrote:

         Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply
         looking for free phone everything, not interested in being a
         super tech. Home user. Windows XP.

         I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other
         than what the cable company installed which is a small box
         with blinky lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old)
         phone that currently plugs into the box the cable company
         installed for my Internet service.

         Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends
         and others so that they can call me? If so, what else does
         jitsi require me to install in order to work?

         If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables
         free incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and
         without the need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are
         a plus but not critical.

         I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to
         work, it simply hangs before it even draws the window and
         nobody seems to know why.

         Thank you in advance.

--

Andrew Brager
Green Gold Capital & Real Estate
P.O. Box 70143
Bakersfield, CA 93387-0143
661 412 3304
Conference Dial-in Number: (605) 477-2100 x394178#

/PPP starting at 1M; FC Bank Instruments; Loan Takeovers; Note Purchasing; Purchase of Historic Chinese & Mexican Bonds;/

/$49 Unlimited Cell Phone Service. Text, Data & Calls. 4G Coverage Nationwide/
Solavei - The Cell Phone Company That Pays YOU.
Yes iPhone works with our service!
http://www.49Freedom.com/andy1963

/DISCLAIMER: Sender is NOT a Securities Dealer or US Investment Adviser or any other professional wherein a license is required. Sender makes no warranties or representations. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system./

/IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is an unofficial response to a request for information from the intended party, and/or a private, proprietary, legally privileged confidential communication and is for information or educational purposes only. Any other disclosure, reproduction, transmission, or use of this message or the files attached is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that interception of e-mail is a crime under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, Codified at 18 U.S.C 1367,2510-2521, 2701-2710, 3121-3126. If you have received this in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail, fax and/or telephone and destroy this transmission and its attachments without reading or saving in any manner. This communication and any files included in the message are considered a trade secret as defined by H.R. 3723 that was signed by the President of the USA on October 11, 1996 and is not to be redistributed under any circumstances. This message includes information from sources believed to be accurate and reliable as of the date of dissemination but, in some cases, no independent verification has been made and its accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. Stated terms, conditions and information are subject to change without notice. Information VOID where prohibited by law. This is not intended to be, and must not be construed to be in any form or manner as a solicitation of investment funds, a securities offering, or a request to engage in any transaction involving the purchase or sale of financial instruments. Nothing in this message should be interpreted as a digital or electronic signature that can be used to authenticate a contract or other legal document. Any statements made herein should not be construed in any way as advice or commitment. The author is not a licensed broker/dealer, registered financial advisor, attorney or accountant, and strongly recommends any prospective party intending to participate in any financial transaction seek competent independent review and professional counsel prior to engaging in such activity. Although this message and any attachments are believed to be free of any virus or other defect that might affect any computer system into which it is received and opened, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that it is virus free, and no responsibility is accepted by this firm or individual for any loss or damage arising in any way from its use. Also see: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/glbact/glbsub1.htm Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 15 USC, Subchapter1, Sec. 6801-6809 /


#11

Hey Andrew,

Thank you for the info.

Port Audio is selected, not java.

Doesn't matter.

In any event I tried as you suggested and i got mixed results. The
audacity file works.

However, using the file seems to break jitsi. The first time around I
tested by calling my computer, I got a silent ring. I restored the
defaults and it seemed to wipe out a number of the events leaving just a
small handful. The original sound did NOT return. So, I quit and
restarted. This brought back the original sound and I'm not sure but I
think some of the missing events returned. This also brought the
incoming call file name into the playbox whereas before it had been
blank for this sound.

I changed it to my new sound again "daychirp.wav" and it did play for a
test call - exactly once instead of repeatedly -once for each ring- like
the default file does. So some definite oddness.

OK, I see. We won't be able to look into this shortly though, so could
you please open a ticket?

Thanks,
Emil

···

On 02.10.12, 18:46, Andrew Brager wrote:

On 10/2/2012 7:19 AM, Emil Ivov wrote:

Hey Andrew,

Unfortunately we only support wav files there and not all kinds of wavs
would work (as you have already noticed). I seem to recall that if you
generate the wav file in audacity it would also work with Jitsi. I
suppose Audacity's default output format is just something that works
with the Java wav reader but I can't recall now exactly what it was.

Hope this helps,
Emil

On 02.10.12, 08:51, Andrew Brager wrote:

Many many thanks to all that responded!! I followed the below
instructions, they were the most straightforward.
I now have an uncle Bob. :slight_smile:

Minor issue... I've tried to change the ringer sound for incoming calls,
but no luck. The little play button doesn't. I've tried both .mp3 and
.wav files. VLC player plays them just fine.

One thing I notice is that jitsi is changing spaces to %20. Here's a sample
file:/I:/Documents%20and%20Settings/APB.XP80GB/My%20Documents/My%20Sounds/97943%5EWoodyLaugh.mp3

Any ideas?

Thank you

On 10/1/2012 2:51 PM, Eric Hernaez wrote:

You need a did provider and a sip registrar, both of which can be had
for free if you aren't picky about the area code of your phone number.

Make a free account with iptel.org <http://iptel.org> and get a free
did from ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com>.

Then point both jitsi and ipkall.com <http://ipkall.com> to you iptel
account and bob's your uncle.

Hth

On Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM, "Andrew Brager" <apb3304@bak.rr.com >>>> <mailto:apb3304@bak.rr.com>> wrote:

        Simple question. I'm pretty new to all of this, I'm simply
        looking for free phone everything, not interested in being a
        super tech. Home user. Windows XP.

        I don't have a PBX, router or any other fancy equipment other
        than what the cable company installed which is a small box
        with blinky lights. I have a regular normal (10 year old)
        phone that currently plugs into the box the cable company
        installed for my Internet service.

        Does jitsi enable me to hand out a phone number to my friends
        and others so that they can call me? If so, what else does
        jitsi require me to install in order to work?

        If not, can anyone suggest any other freeware that enables
        free incoming calls (with a phone number I can give out) and
        without the need to install any hardware? Outgoing calls are
        a plus but not critical.

        I believe "linphone" is such a beast but I can't get it to
        work, it simply hangs before it even draws the window and
        nobody seems to know why.

        Thank you in advance.

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#12

Hi,

how can I delete the chat history?

thanks in advance,
Uli