[posted on truvoipbuzz.com] We review yet another way to make calls using your Google Voice account without using traditional phone lines. All you need for this tutorial is a FREE SIP client from Yate (Yet Another Telephone Engine), so go ahead and download the YateClient (available for Windows, Mac, and Linux). YateClient is a full featured SIP softphone and it also includes an IM client. Key features of YateClient:
- Use YateClient to chat with buddies on Google Talk, Facebook Chat, and Jabber.
- Full features softphone, which supports Jingle, SIP, H.323, and IAX telephony protocols.
- Unlike several other free SIP clients that allow 1 or 2 SIP account, you can add unlimited accounts on YateClient.
- For all these great features, YateClient is available for FREE.
- While the above features are great in their themselves, the focus of this article is to highlight another cool feature of YateClient that is not available in any other SIP softphone (even paid ones) – the ability to make calls through your Google Voice account. So, let’s get started.
Once, you have downloaded and installed YateClient, you can add the Google Voice account that you wish to use.
Next, make sure that you are using YateClient in the Advanced Mode.
Finally, go to the telephony tab, choose your Google Voice account and None as the protocol and make call.
Clearly, there is lot of interest in Google Voice – SIP interoperability. I hope Google is listening to the feedback and provides an easy way to interface GV with other services.