3rd Party VOIP

VOIP Provider Spotlight – VoipWise

We like VoipWise because its simple, easy and free. You download the application, login or signup if you don’t have an account and you’re done. The calls get forwarded to your VoipWise account and ring right to your PC or MAC.

The calls seem to connect instantly or in about a second. The Voipwise application seems pretty light and runs without any issues on a basic PC setup. One of its best features is its ability to call multiple destinations for free without any strings attached. I would check them out if your looking for a simple effective VOIP solution for a standard PC or Mac.

Voipwise is a free program that uses some of the newest technology to bring free and high-quality voice communications to people all over the world.


Google Voice is Not VOIP

So you think you’ve gamed the system and figured out a way to get unlimited free calls from an International virtual phone number to your Google voice which in turn forwards to your cell phone or landline here in the states.

Not so fast.

This would be true if Google voice was an actual VOIP solution. Google doesnt allow any incoming traffic to a users Google voice number unless they dial the number directly. They would need to provide a SIP address in order for Google voice to be called VOIP. A SIP address is sort of a “Internet address” for voice calls, it opens up Google voice to the entire world if they did it.

You can still forward your calls to Gtalk for free and without limits but thats not the same. Gtalk is a soft phone application you run on your PC. However we have had success with the Vtok app ( no longer in service ) on the iPad and iPhone.