Recieve Google Voice calls via PC

July 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm (Technology) (, , )

EDIT: Gizmo5 registration is closed as of now, so this process is no longer valid.

So if you’re like me and always looking for a new way to nerd out, you’veĀ  already gotten your Google Voice number and are asking, now what? Personally, I’ve been wanting to take my Google Voice calls on my computer. I’m also cheap, so I wanted to receive my Google Voice calls for FREE. Here’s how, because most guides online are quite more complicated than they need to be, or not complete.

Please note, I am not an expert in IP Telephony, so YMMV and use at your own risk. I’ll be able glad to help as much as I can if you run into anything.

1.) Get a Google Voice invite. This is probably the hardest part seeing that it is still invite only.

2.) Go to Gizmo5 and create an account. Pay attention to the SIP phone account they assign you (It’ll look like 1747xxxxxxx), you’ll need it in a second.

3.) While in your new Gizmo5 account click the “My” tab on the top right. One of the top section is used to connect your Gizmo5 number to Google Voice, enter the info and save.

4.) Download SIP Communicator and install. It will prompt you to add your information under the SIP account (Top Left account). Add you SIP information as ‘1747xxxxxxx@proxy01.sipphone.com’ placing your number you got on the last step and your Gizmo5 password.

5.) Head back to Google Voice, and bring up your settings and add a new forwarding phone, choose it as a Gizmo5 and add your 747 number. Receive the confirmation call in SIP Communicator and enter the verification code (To bring up the dial pad, press the icon in the bottom left corner, that looks like a circle).

6.) You now can receive calls on your desktop when someone calls your Google Voice!

Please note that I’ve seen info change on this daily it seems, mainly on the length of received calls through Gizmo5, but the most recent I’ve seen it’s unlimited incoming.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what Google Voice can offer, and there will be many more things to come.

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