Nimbuzz Installation & Configuration
Getting unlimited GPRs connection is not a big deal anymore, when I got my BlackBerry pearl a year ago from O2 it came with their unlimited internet boltom. Now many providers offer unlimited internet with your mobile contract. What we use it for, well, we check our emails, browse favourite sites, go to facebook, myspace, twitter, etc. Then why not do a cheap international call from it ? A valid question of course, and the answer is: it’s very straight forward thanks to nimbuzz and fring.
- A mobile with internet access
- A sip account from a sip provider like http://www.voipduniya.com
Download & Install Nimbuzz on your mobile
First of all go to http://www.nimbuzz.com and make sure that your phone is in their supported list. Now download the application in to your mobile, you can either get it directly from http://get.nimbuzz.com or download it to your pc and then install it using a data cable through pc suite. Follow the instructions on your mobile to complete the installation. Once the installation is done, open Nimbuzz.
Configure a SIP account
I will explain how to configure your mobile phone for Nimbuzz with a voipduniya account, however you can use it with any other sip account.
1- Click on ‘Options’ and then select ‘Settings’, this will bring up small popup window. Scroll through it using your arrow keys and select ‘SIP’ or ‘Use Your VoIP Account’.
2- From the new popup screen, select ‘sip other’ or ‘other Voip Account’
3- Provide your sip details here. Login to your voipduniya account at: htt://www.voipduniya.com and click on ‘sip details’ in myaccount page. Note your sip username and password.
Username: provide your username as you get it from your sip details.
Password: Enter your sip password here. Remember that password is case sensitive. So if your password contains any alpha characters enter it in the right case.
Proxy Server: enter sip.voipduniya.com
That’s it, your voipduniya ccount is configured, now nimbuzz will try to login to you sip account(register) in voipduniya server, once it’s successfully registered ‘SIP Other’ menu will change in to ‘SIP Other Connected’.
Add your favourites number in to the phone book. To make a call click on ‘Phone book’ and then ‘Call’ in your address book. Under options select ‘Call’ and then ‘Internet Call’. This will go through your voipduniya sip account.
NOTE: If you see a ‘+’ automatically appearing before your destination number, you got to remove it. Voipduniya expects the number to start with ’00’.
Nokia users add g729
Use g729 audio codec for best performance, Nokia users can add g729 by installing ‘Nokia SIP Voip Settings‘. Check nokia voip settings user guide for more help.
I will explain fring installation in my next blog.