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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2010, 07:41:27 AM »
Ok, due to some research done because of my other post I stumbled on this:
http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/733104-how-to-create-a-vpn-for-secure-web-browsing-using-hamachi/
For some reason it didn't work for me with Hamachi, but works just fine using easyvpn instead
You will need an always on computer in the US, and your down speed will be limited by the slowest of the following:
Client down speed
Sever down speed
Sever up speed.

As my server in the US has >20m up and down, I thought I wouldn't notice much of a slow down, but I do. I have a feeling it has to do with easyvpn, I will try with teamviewer vpn soon.
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #101 on: December 29, 2010, 07:52:11 AM »
This will obviously also allow you to access all those sites that require US users
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #102 on: December 30, 2010, 03:33:44 AM »
Google voice won't call gmail in thailand or aussie but it still calls gizmo5 like a charm.
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #103 on: December 30, 2010, 02:23:39 PM »
Just got a call from a cousin in Switzerland using google voice from his gmail inbox. Logging in to google voice didn't work because it doesn't actually make the call
it only connects you using your own phone.

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2010, 03:36:33 PM »
Google voice won't call gmail in thailand or aussie but it still calls gizmo5 like a charm.

Where can I get a gizmo5 number?

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2010, 09:34:00 PM »
You cant anymore since Google bought them

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #106 on: December 30, 2010, 09:47:08 PM »
You cant anymore since Google bought them

That's what I'm saying.

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #107 on: January 16, 2011, 04:47:26 PM »
Google voice won't call gmail in thailand or aussie but it still calls gizmo5 like a charm.
Did u try both from within the inbox and from a separate google voice tab?
And what client do you use with gizmo5?

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #108 on: January 17, 2011, 12:55:24 PM »
Did u try both from within the inbox and from a separate google voice tab?
And what client do you use with gizmo5?
Yes.
Although bizarrely enough it worked from gmail itself while on hamilton island, aussie with a telstra usb modem.

I just use GV to call my gizmo5 number to make calls using the gizmo5 dialer.
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #109 on: January 17, 2011, 11:38:15 PM »
I have a feeling it's a mixture of bandwidth and IP/DNS redirecting. although it's kind of hard to figure it out without more data, I used the gmail dialer in Argentina, Chile, Israel, Uruguay, France  , but in urugauy I had to dial thru google voice. In china it didn't work at all (my father's testing) I'm gonna assume it was because of the country firewall.

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #110 on: January 18, 2011, 01:03:18 AM »
I have a feeling it's a mixture of bandwidth and IP/DNS redirecting. although it's kind of hard to figure it out without more data, I used the gmail dialer in Argentina, Chile, Israel, Uruguay, France  , but in urugauy I had to dial thru google voice. In china it didn't work at all (my father's testing) I'm gonna assume it was because of the country firewall.
Gmail Dialer hasn't worked in Israel for months
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2011, 09:23:11 AM »
Neither Gmail nor Google Voice to gmail work in Hong Kong.  Gizmo5 works perfect as always.
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2011, 10:34:09 AM »
Isn't there a 3 min limit on phone calls with Gizmo though?

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #113 on: January 18, 2011, 10:35:51 AM »
Isn't there a 3 min limit on phone calls with Gizmo though?
Not when you initiate via GV.
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #114 on: January 19, 2011, 04:26:00 PM »
Not when you initiate via GV.

How do you initiate that way. Do you call from Google Voice or from Gizmo?

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #115 on: January 19, 2011, 04:45:32 PM »
Did anyone try the ipkall/sipsorcery method from out of the country recently

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #116 on: January 19, 2011, 05:36:47 PM »
How do you initiate that way. Do you call from Google Voice or from Gizmo?
Go to GV, type in the number you want to call, have it dial your G5 number and your G5 number will then ring on your desktop.
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #117 on: January 19, 2011, 06:11:06 PM »
Go to GV, type in the number you want to call, have it dial your G5 number and your G5 number will then ring on your desktop.

Not as convenient as Gmail calling. Im just gonna stick to my VPN

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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #118 on: January 19, 2011, 09:48:31 PM »
Not as convenient as Gmail calling.
Of course not, it's for when gmail calling isn't an option.
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Re: Make Phone Calls From Gmail!
« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2011, 10:08:34 AM »
In the countries that GV is not working, how about incoming calls?