Instructions for PBXes.org, Google Voice, and Sipdroid with a Google Apps Account

This was driving me crazy!

ATTN GOOGLE APPS CUSTOMERS: You need to manually add a temporary gmail account to your android phone (This would be under settings -> “Accounts & sync”, “Add account” -> “Google” -> “Next” -> “Create” -> etc…). Once that happens, you will see the button on the home screen of sipdroid to configure your PBXes account.

Use your temporary gmail account username and password. You will ALSO need to select a username for PBXes.org.

Once this process completes, you will now be able to use outbound calling ONLY since your temp account will NOT have a Google voice number, but who cares, keep reading…

Log into PBXes.org with your username you selected on registration an the password from your temp gmail account, re-read that twice.

Once you are in, select “trunks” from the left menu and click on “GTALK/tempgamail@gmail.com. From there, change your username and password from the temp gmail account to your Google apps account. Click “Submit Changes”.

From there you may have to reload Sipdroid, but outgoing and incoming calls should work fine. Be certain that Google Chat (your google apps mail address) is selected/enabled as a forwarded phone (inside Google Voice web portal) in order for inbound calling to work on Sipdroid.

Feel free to delete your temporary gmail account from Google’s site AND remove the account from your android phone as a sync account. This would be under settings -> “Accounts & sync”, select the temp gmail account, and touch “Remove account”. Cheers.

Info from here:
http://androidforums.com/android-applications/252222-free-voip-calling-using-google-voice-sipdroid.html#post2152875 Thanks grimlock
and
http://code.google.com/p/sipdroid/issues/detail?id=753#c8
and
http://androidforums.com/android-applications/252222-free-voip-calling-using-google-voice-sipdroid-4.html#post2447641

12 thoughts on “Instructions for PBXes.org, Google Voice, and Sipdroid with a Google Apps Account

        1. Guest

          It should further be noted, that you want to be logged into Google Voice on the device that you are configuring SIPdroid on.  If you log into Google Voice via web, you will not see the “Setup PBXes.org account” link in SIPdroid.  I’m sure that is what SippingYou meant to imply, but just want this post to be clear.

  1. Guest

    There is a far better and easier alternative to Sipdroid.  It’s GrooVe IP and installs easily on android phones.  No need for pbxes.  Great app ($3.99 and worth it).

    1. SippingYou

      It’s not far better. Call quality is pretty bad. There is an annoying echo and the delay when pressing the keypad makes using an automated system nearly impossible. Sometimes, the app hangs at “calling”. 

      Call quality with Sip phone calls aren’t much better. In addition to most android softphones having a delay as well, the setup is more complicated than with GrooveIP, but at least with the right softphone, you can transfer a call (outgoing call) to a land-line. Of course, this is if/when the pbxes servers are not down.

  2. ryan

    setup to make calls turned out to be super easy.  Including time for downloads, id say it was only 10 or so minutes for setup. However, setting up inbound capabilities obviously requires more. My situation is a little different then above.Verizon is my provider,  but i have the 7in galaxy tab. Also the instructions i followed had me create a free account with tpad….. i believe they are a voip company. Needless to say i spent while making sure to follow the directions listed for me. My lack of computer knowledge withstanding, inbound setup might as well been written in a foreign language. To much delight b4 i finished setup i got a call from someone not realizing i had to setup calling for both inbound and outbound. i know i wansnt thru with the steps listed. What i find most piculiur is a number of people seem to have real diffuculties enabling inbound calls. Again ill say im at best a novice at this, but the numbers ported in g.v. are my gmail account, a phone number i no longer have, but havent deleted cause things are working now, and my tablet number that was subscribed to me with the tab. It list that i need to verify my number b4 g.v. will enable it, but it also shows that voicemail of the same number is enabled???? can anyone tell me why im able to recieve calls? Its been 3 months now, and everything seems to be working, and i havent been billed for anything more than my $20 1gb data plan……… If anyone has taken the time to read this thanks. this is the first time ive actually taken the time to make a post of my own. and im pretty sure its going to be the last. 

  3. Mike

    Well done, worked like a charm!   One question,  now that GV routes calls to the pbxes, The Google Chat plugin in my web browser no longer receives calls.  Is there away that both can ring?

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