Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TRAI Issues draft Regulations on Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in INDIA

The TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) today issued draft Regulations to facilitate Mobile Number Portability (MNP) implementation in India.

MNP (Mobile Number Portability) allows a user to change mobile operator without changing the mobile phone number. It means if you are using BSNL number and want to switch to Airtel service without changing your BSNL number, you can do it with MNP facility. This facility has already been successfully working in many countries.

The draft regulations may be called as Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulations, 2009.

Under this regulation, A mobile subscriber shall be eligible to make a request for porting his mobile subscriber number upon expiry of a period of ninety days from the date of activation of his mobile connection.

Soon we can expect this service available in INDIA. How would it work?
Lets take an example to Porting a BSNL number to Airtel number.

Every mobile subscriber (BSNL) desirous of porting his mobile subscriber number shall make a request in writing to the concerned Recipient Operator (Airtel) or its authorized agent in such format as may be specified by such Recipient Operator.

The Recipient Operator, upon receipt of the porting request of a subscriber, should carry out subscriber verification in respect of the subscriber making the request for porting of the number in the same manner as required for the acquisition of a new subscriber, within five days of receipt of the porting request.

Upon verification, The Recipient Operator has to forward the request to the donor operator (Current number, in this case your BSNL number) for seeking its clearance.

After request, the donor operator shall verify and communicate the details to the MNP service provider within two working days.

Upon receipt of the communication from the Donor Operator, the MNP will decide to accept or reject the application. If accepted for MNP, the mobile operators will communicate with you about the date and time of the porting.

Details: (Copy and paste the complete link)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rebtel offers 15 minutes to Iran to existing and new users with voucher code iranelection

To support the recent developments in Iran, Rebtel is giving opportunity to call Iran for no cost by redeeming the voucher code "iranelection" which is available for all existing users as well as new users and will expire on 29th of June.

New Users (15 minutes to Iran + 5 Welcome Minutes)
  1. Go to http://www.rebtel.com/
  2. Click ‘Try Now’ and sign up with Rebtel
  3. Login to rebtel and then click add credit
  4. Click on redeem now under "Got a voucher code or gift certificate?"
  5. Click the blue Rebtel heart, enter the voucher code iranelection and click ‘Redeem now’
  6. Call your loved ones free of cost and make sure they are OK
Existing Users (15 minutes to Iran)
Follow from step 2-6 as mentioned for new Users

As a fair use policy, each and everyone that decides to redeem the voucher code will receive 15 minutes of free calls each. New users that are currently not Rebtel users will in addition also receive the usual 5 Welcome Minutes. Once redeemed, the 15 minutes to Iran will be valid for 14 days.

Details: http://blog.rebtel.com/2009/06/22/tech-over-tyranny/

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Zenofon Update, Free calling credit reduced to $5 and will further reduce to 1.25 USD

In my last post, I talked about zenofon offering 10 USD free calling credit to new users referred by the referral link. Since the number of Zenophytes have reached 2000, they are are lowering the free trial credit from $10 to $5. When they will hit 3,000 Zenophytes, it will be further drop down to $1.25 free credit. They plan on dropping that further when they hit 5,000 Zenophytes. So make it hurry and register as soon as possible.

Referral link to get $5 or $1.25 extra credit:

Around 112 lucky readers of this blog registered with zenofon and could get 1120 USD worth free talk time, apart from this they also got some referral bonus from their friends.

If you are reading this blog quite late, then I request you to register immediately to get the maximum benefit and also you should tell your friends to join fast so they get the free $5 not just $1.25.

$5.00 Free for first 100 zenofon facebook fans
If you become our fan on Facebook, (page is Zenofon.com) they will give you $5 extra to try. This offer only applies to our first 100 fans.

Zenofon offers n tier referral credit, It means when they refer your friend and he makes first call then it will trigger a $1 zeno commission. You will get 50 cents, the person who referred you will get 25 cents, the person who referred them 12.5 cents, dividing by 50 percent up the line back to the beginning. So refer as many friends you can refer.

Zenofon.com offers $10 totally free call credit to make International calls

Zenofon LLC is a startup technology company based out of Brooklyn, NY and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is offering 10 USD free trial call credit to the new USA users, so Join now and get a $10 free credit. No obligation, no credit card needed to try ZenoFon's service.

Click here to Join Zenofon

UPDATE: User limit reached for $10 free credit, now offering only $5 for next 1000 users and then $2.5 for the next 2000 (click here for details)

The bonus credit is only through referral or Invitation, so you must use this link for the resitration and see the following during registration.

Invite code: WI1YG
Invite friend:

Thanks to the anonymous user for leaving a comment, if he reads this mail them please write me a mail (meravikas-at-gmail.com)

Zenofon Services
-No Pin Needed

-USA Access numbers
They give only USA access numbers, so you can call from any number from any company of USA like Fixed phone, At&t
Alltel, Boost mobile, Cellular One, Cricket, Go/Cingular (prepaid), Metro PCS, Sprint/Nextel, T-mobile, T-mobile ToGo, Tracfone, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Verizon Wireless Pay as you go, Virgin Mobile

-Change your Caller-ID
Pick the caller-ID that shows up when you call people. Keep people on a need to know basis.

-Callback to Save Minutes
Depending on your cellphone plan it might be cheaper to have Zenofon call you, rather than have you call us. Just call the local access number and hang-up the phone after you hear bip bip sound (before the message "Zenofone is now connecting your call"

-Comparable Rates
Rates are not as promising as offered by other betamax services, You can try to see the quality of call with free $10. If you like more credits, you can buy using your credit card.

-Invite and get commissions
This is the most important part. Zenofon only allows new members by referral. Each time a new friend joins based on your referral you can get commissions. Get commissions from your friends, friends you friends invite and so on. So Don't forget to invite your friends and earn commission which can be redeemed for the free calls. You get 50 cents for each friend you refer. So if you refer 10 friends, you get 5 USD free.

Enjoy free calling with the zenaphone and start earning free calls by referring your friends.

Yupeephone freedom plans for India, Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan and Pakistan and 10% promo or discount Coupon code for new customers

Yupeephone offers cheap calls to many destination worldwide, it offers 1.65 cents per minute calls to India mobile under pay as you go plan. Apart from this it also gives out 200 minutes free call with the purchase of $20.00 or more. Apart from that they are also offering monthly calling plans

India Calling Plans
Baby Freedom Plan ($19.95/month with 1200 minutes)
Family Freedom Plan ($39.95/month with 3000 minutes)

Bangladesh Calling Plans
Baby Freedom Plan ($19.95/month with 700 minutes)
Family Freedom Plan ($39.95/month with 1600 minutes)

Pakistan Freedom Plan ($39.95/month with 650 minutes)
Iraq - Jordan Freedom Plan ($39.95/month with 2000 minutes)

Click here to visit yupee phone website and get 10% discount.

If you are planning to buy credit from yupeephone then why not use to use the promocode to get additional 10% discount from for the readers of freevcalls.

After that you can select the plan which you like, You can try yupeephone with the minimum purchase of $2.00, then you can use the discount code.

Yupeephone Coupon Code is: b04e35fe

You can use this discount code while registration where you see these lines under your shopping cart.

If you have a promo or discount code enter it here (valid for new customers only).

After entering the coupon code make sure that you get 10% Discount before confirming your order. If you do not see the discount code, then it might be possible that you have entered wrong coupon code and then you can try again.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

LowCaller for Symbian Nokia phones, Make direct calls from you mobile using betamax access numbers

The recently introduced feature of the betamax services is "Nokia Phone: LowCaller", which allows you to make calls from your mobile exactly the same way as you do now. No need to dial the betamax access number or storing the same contact as a new number.

This service does not use any internet 3g, GPRS data plan. It will only by pass the step of dialing the local access number from your mobile and you will be charged the local rate for that call. So try this feature only when you have unlimited or free minutes to call to local access number.

To use the lowcaller, you need to download & install this application. You can download this for your Nokia (and most other Symbian devices) N series, E series phone like N78, N85 etc.

Click here to downlaod, alternatively you can visit your corresponding betamax service and download the Lowcaller_v1.sis file.

For more information visit http://www.lowcaller.com/info.php

After installation you can view or change the LowCaller settings.
On your mobile phone go to Menu --> Applications --> LowCaller.
  • Active: enable or disable LowCaller
  • Autostart: starts LowCaller when you switch on your mobile phone
  • Local Access Number: displays the geographic access number; this cannot be changed
  • Use Local Access Nr: select to use LowCaller for all calls or only when you are calling abroad
  • Ask me: select if you want LowCaller to automatically redirect all calls via the local geographic number or to ask before every call

Using the LowCaller is disabled when you are abroad and roaming on a foreign network.

At this time Lowcaller is only available in these countries:
  1. Austria
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Switzerland
  7. United Kingdom

Monday, June 22, 2009

myOnlineCall offers 50 cents start bonus to call for free

myOnlineCall is a German company offering 50 cents worth free call to its new users, You can take advantage of this promotion to make at least one call free to your country. For India this call could last around 15 minutes which is equivalent to one normal paid call. However you can use this service for as many calls you want.

1. To start myOnlineCall please fill out the registration form on their website. (http://www.myonlinecall.com/)
(The main website is in German; however the website is available partly in English to attract international customers. Click on the British flag to find the website in English)
2. You will receive an eMail with a confirmation link. Please click on this to activate your account.
3. Begin calling with the 50 cents free credit given to you.

If you are interested to buy some credits, then Buy a PaySafeCard with an arbitrary amount to charge your account.
Login to myOnlineCalls and charge your account. You can use the phone immediately.

Enjoy free calling.

Friday, June 19, 2009

myfax, send free fax using broadband internet to 40 countries

With Myfax-free you can send free fax from your PC to any of the 40 countries. They support many files formats like doc, pdf, tiff etc.

Steps to send free fax
  1. GO to http://www.myfax.com/free/
  2. Enter the details where you want to send fax (Fax Number)
  3. Enter your details (Email
  4. Upload your file or alternatively you can write some text
  5. Click on the send fax. You are done
  6. you will receive a confirmation link to start send the fax, click that link to confirm.

Once the fax is sent successfully, You will also receive confirmation mail. If not then also you will get the mail of failed delivery.

We tried to send fax using may fax free and the fax was delivered in 2 minutes after confirming the link.

It is still not clear how many free faxes you can send per email ID, If you are unable to send with one email then try the other email ID. However if you have own telephone line then you can send local faxes directly from your PC using your telephone line, click here to know how?

Myfax free Countries (Check your country if it is in the list)
Argentina (+54)
Australia (+61)
Austria (+43)
Belgium (+32)
Brazil (+55)
Canada (+1)
Chile (+56)
China (+86)
Cyprus (+357)
Czech Republic (+420)
Denmark (+45)
Estonia (+372)
Finland (+358)
France (+33)
Germany (+49)
Greece (+30)
Hong Kong (+852)
Hungary (+36)
Iceland (+354)
Ireland (+353)
Israel (+972)
Italy (+39)
Japan (+81)
Luxembourg (+352)
Malaysia (+60)
New Zealand (+64)
Norway (+47)
Poland (+48)
Portugal (+351)
Puerto Rico (+1)
Republic of Korea (+82)
Russian Federation (+7)
Singapore (+65)
Spain (+34)
Sweden (+46)
Switzerland (+41)
Taiwan (+886)
Thailand (+66)
United Kingdom (+44)
United States (+1)

Actionvoip rates increased, time to switch to jumblo

Recently actionvoip has increased the rates to call to India, now its
To India Mobile: 0.01 EUR (1 cent)
To India Landline: 0.009 EUR (0.9 cents)

Now jumblo, owned by same company is offering these rate
To India Mobile: 0.007 EUR (0.7 cents)
To India Landline: 0.01 EUR (1 cent)

Apart from this you also get 90 free days to call many destinations if you recharge yoru account with min of 5.00 EUR.

You can decide which one suits you and then buy the credit.

Important: Do not use the same credit card which you have already used with another betamax/dellmont services. If you use your same credit card again, your both accounts will be marked as fraud and will be blocked and betamax does not have good customer care support.

If you have any payment problem, like do not have credit card, do not see paypal in the preferred payment methods then you can mail us and will help you in buying credit.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nokia internet telephone, Betamax SIP settings for NOKIA e series mobile phones (e51, e61, e71, e81, e91)

Nokia e series phones come with inbuilt VoIP SIP calling facility. By using this facility you can make VoIP calls directly from your cell phone using your wireless network or 3G/Edge network and any of the sip enabled VoIP services like jumblo, smartvoip, actionvoip. You don't have to download fring and nimbuzz to use these settings, however fring is easier to configure.

Nokia e series models are
Nokia e5x series: e50 e51 e55
Nokia e6x series: e60 e61 e61i e62 e63 e65 e66
Nokia e7x series: e70 e71 e71x e72
Nokia e8x series: e80 e81 e82 e83
Nokia e9x series: e90 e91 e95 e96 e97 e90communicator

If you own any of the phone, then you can try these setting to save on your international calls. I own Nokia e71 and home wi-fi and its really great to call using this feature of Nokia internet telephone, My calls to India get connected faster than the normal cellular call.

These settings are common for all betamax/dellmot services, just replace betamax.com from your provider name, in the case of smartvoip or jumblo, You need to replace sip.betamax.com with sip.smartvoip.com or sip.jumblo.com

Please follow these steps

Open the SIP Settings (Tools / Settings / Connection / SIP settings).
Make a profile (something like this, check your phone)

Profile Name: My VoIP Profile (You can choose your desired name)
Profile: IETF (keep it at the default)
Access point: (your AP name, like wi-fi or 3G connection)
Public user name: username@sip.betamax.com (replace the username with your own username, and the sip.betamax.com with the one provided by your provider;like sip.actionvoip.com etc.)
Use Compression: No
Registration: Always on (or the other one, if you want it to be on-demand)
Use Security: No

STEP 2 - Skip the proxy setting

Proxy Server Address: none
Registrar Server: none
Realm: none
User Name: none
( just skip above step 2)

STEP 3 - Pay attention to Registrar settings

Registrar Server: sip.betamax.com (afterwards it will show sip:sip.betamax.com)
Realm: sip.betamax.com
User Name: username (Instead of username example, use your real username / account number, see step 1)
Password: Your password
Transport Type: UDP
Port: 5060

STEP 4 - Setting up the internet telephony

Tools / Settings / Connection / Internet Tel. Settings
Create a new profile for “VoIP Call (username)”, name it “VoIP Call” (or as you wish)

Choose “My VoIP Profile” as Preferred profile (the profile name you entered in step 1)

You should see successful registration, Now you should be able to make the call, try to call using the internet call facility, if it does not work reboot your phone.

Go to Tools / Settings / Call / Default call type
Select Cellular to make normal calls, Internet to use VoIP to call.

Now you are done..., enjoy the SIP call facility of Nokia phones. Please note that you have to pay for your 3G data plan charged for making this call, but in some case, you also save money by paying your 3G internet connection.

Fring, Nimbuzz, talkonaut, kapanga and sjlabs mobile software, Free SIP Calls, live Chat, talk, interact, Messaging from your cell phone.

Today we will discuss about the most popular mobile softwares which can be installed in your cell phone to make Free Calls, live Chat, talk with gtalk, interact, Messaging over internet data plan or WiFi. Fring SIP facility can also be used to make calls using the SIP settings provided by betamax or other sip providers,

You can install these softwares via SMS, via your mobile browser WAP or by downloading it on your PC.

Once installed, you can register your services and start using it.






Among all, fring is most popular in which You can also register your SIP providers to make SIP calls.

How to add betamax SIP settings in fring?
1. Login to your fring software
2. Go to add-ons
3. Select SIP and click subscribe
You will already see VoIPstunt, voipcheap, Sipnet, Gizmo in the list, You can select other for a new service.

Here you can use your sip settings. This is just for an example, replace sip.betamaxvoip.com with your provider like sip.12voip.com, sip.smartvoip.com

User (usr@sip.com): username@sip.betamaxvoip.com or only username (try whichever works)
Password: Your login passowrd
Proxy address: sip.betamaxvoip.com

You will see green tick once you are registered. Once registered, you can make phone calls.

How to call?
Login to fring
Select Call and then SIP call

Nimbuzz SIP is only supported for symbian phones.

Having any troubles, please leave a comment.

Friday, June 12, 2009

jumblo.com dellmont VoIP offers cheap calls to India and Pakistan and free calls to Uzbekistan Landline

Few days ago we discussed about jumblo offering cheap and free calls to many destination. After doing detailed analysis we found few features

Free call to Uzbekistan
First time, any VoIP is offering free calls to Uzbekistan landline, You can pay 10 EURs and make free calls for 90 days.

Cheapest call to India Mobile
jumblo offers 0.7 cents to Indian mobile whereas actionvoip is offering cheapest call to India landline. Combining these two services, you can make cheapest calls to India.

Cheapest call to Pakistan Landline
Calling rates to pakistan are only 3.0 cents per minutes to Landline phone, which I think is cheapest today. They are also offering 5.0 cents to Mobile, which is comparable to 4.9 cents offered by voipian.

Want to try jumblo with only 5 EUR. Do write me a mail mearavikas-at-gmail.com.

If you find something more with jumblo, please leave your comment.

Pingo reduces calling rate to India

Pingo has recently slashed calling rates to India form 4.5 cents to 2.9 cents per minute.
This is for information purpose, if you have some remaining balance with it you can use it.

If you do not have possibility to use the internet connection to make VoIP calls, then Pingo could be a good choice.

Currently pingo is running following promotion from may
Pay 10$ and get 15$
Pay 20$ and get 30$

Click here for details

These offers reduced the calling rates by 33%

You can think, if its worth to buy phone credit from pingo.

Send and receive fax from your PC or laptop using fax/data modem and your telephone line

Are you thinking of buying a fax machine to send and receive faxes? If yes then do not spend your money, read this blog, it will help you to save the cost of the fax machine.

Now days most of us have a fixed telephone line and computers/laptops with inbuilt fax/data modem which we use to connect dialup internet network. Do you know that the same modem can be used for fax purpose?

Yes, it can be used for fax purpose. You should have one out phone line, one pc/laptop with fax/data modem and fax service enabled. for this you need to install the Microsoft fax console. This software enables and configures fax service.

Please note that you do not have to activate the telephone line and do not need any Internet connection. for using the fax services.

The documents are well documented on Microsoft website.

How to Install, enable and configure fax console?

How to send a fax?
Open the document, select print (CTRL+P) and select Fax and follow the wizard. Alternatively you can use the send fax wizard.

How to receive a fax?

Fax console only comes in Windows XP (Home+pro) but not in all the versions of Vista.

Almost all the laptops comes with inbuilt fax/data modem but for Desktop PCs you need to buy a separate card, which is very cheap.

If you have fax/data/voice modem, then you can also use your computer to make phone call via your telephone line

Just think little bit, you will be able to send mails to another PC not having internet connection. I will discuss this in future.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

billiger-telefonieren: Cheap International calls from Germany landline phone

If you are staving in Germany and having one landline and looking for cheap solution for international call without extra effort then read this.

billiger-telefonieren is a site by Maximilian Online Media GmbH which generates coupons, which can be used as prefix before your phone number to make cheap international phone calls.

These coupons keep on changing, to find the latest coupon follow these steps

2. In the section of "Schnellrechner Festnetz", you can select the country that you want to call,

Example: For INDIA select
Indien for Indian landline number
Indien (Mobilfunk) for Indian mobile

3. click on "berechnen"

In the next page you will see the rates for that hour and date.

You can find the cheapest call rate (Preis) and prefix number (Zugang) and billing cycle (Takt). You can pickup the cheapest rate and the corresponding 5-6 digit prefix code. Sometimes you can find the calling rates to India which are less than one cent per minute.

How to dial?
TO call the international number, just pickup your German fixed phone, Dial the prefix followed by your International number.

If the prefix is 01029 and the number you want to call is 0091-XXX-XXX-XXXX, then dial 01029-0091-XXX-XXX-XXXX

You will be connected to your final destination. The cost of the call will be included in your monthly phone bill. You will be charged with the same rate that is published on this website.

Thanks to Mr SG (hidden name) for sharing this tip with us, if you know any offer in your locality which helps you saving the cost of your phone bill, then let us know.

sparruf.de: 1 EUR free credit for international call after registration

Now its rare to find free call offers from VoIP companies, we keep on looking for such offers and finally found one.

Sparruf is a German site offering one time bonus credit of 1 EUR to try their service. If you have free time and love to make free calls, then only waste time here. Otherwise it is not worth to register for only 4-5 minutes. The rate for India is 19 cents per min so you can talk for only 5 minutes. Anyway you can use this credit to call if you have some friends in EUROPE having Mobile where the termination cost is too high.

You can use this free credit to call any destination globally, the most convenient way is the use flashfone to call from PC or webcall feature to connect two calls.

Click here to register at sparruf.de and then click on "über das Internet registrieren"

(web registration is not allowed in English site, click on the uk flag for site in English)

You need to give the following details in the form
  • First name:
  • Surname:
  • Telephone:
  • Email:
  • Password (6 digit number):
  • Password (again):

After registration, you need to confirm your email.

Now you will have 1 EUR in your account.

Now you can use their flash fone to make the call,
Click here for sparruf flashfone http://www.sparruf.de/flashruf.html
login with your account number and password and you are ready to call from your PC.

You can also use webcall feature, after you login to your account,
You can click on Webruf (Webcall) and then enter your number and destination number to make the call.

You can also use their access number 0049355494900, but you will have to pay for the local call.

The site is not designed well for international users, so if you miss enlish language, then just click the UK flag.

It was tough to find this site, but finally got something giving free credit. The rates are quite high but anyway its FREE..,

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jumblo offers Cheap VoIP calls and free calls to over 90 free destinations.

Jumblo is latest launched voip service from Dellmont Sarl which also backs actionvoip and telbo VoIP services.

Jumblo is offering cheapest call rate to India mobile, which is quite similar to action VoIP rate, but point to be noticed that it is just opposite, The call rates are

India Landline: 0.010 EUR
India Mobile: 0.007 EUR (cheapest call to India today)

Those who frequently call on Indian mobile number, this would become in cheapest provider today.

The added advantage you can find with jumblo is buying credits entitles you to 90 Freedays. This means you can call all countries in the free destinations list for 90 days at no costs. However When the 90 days are over, you will keep your credit, and the normal rate will be charged for these destinations.

Go to Jumblo.com web site

You can try their service for free without creating any account.

Jumblo offers all the services as offered by similar betamax/dellmont services like
  • Jumblo Phone-to-phone
  • Jumblo Local access numbers In over 47 destinations including Pakistan, Mexico, Malta, Italy, spain, UK and USA etc.
  • Jumblo cheap SMS
  • Jumblo SIP Calls,
You can use Jumblo with the following types of Sip devices:
  • SIP ATA (Analogue Telephone Adapter)
  • SIP Router
  • xDSL Modem

Jumblo SIP settings
SIP port : 5060
Registrar : sip.jumblo.com
Proxy server : sip.jumblo.com
Outbound proxy server : leave empty
Account name : your Jumblo username
Password : your Jumblo password
Display name/number : your Jumblo username or voipnumber
Stunserver (option) : stun.jumblo.com

Many many Thanks to Dr. Daideepya Bhargava, an active VoIP lover, for sharing this to our blog, which is the first one to publish this news.

Freevcalls has been actively involved in giving you the latest VoIP offers. Do you know some blogs/sites copying from this blog?

Having trouble buying credit for Jumblo, please contact me meravikas-at-gmail.com

Monday, June 8, 2009

iphone 3GS: the fastest, most powerful iphone is going to be launched in june

Iphone 3GS, 'S' stands for SPEED...., The new improved iPhone 3G (S) helps you download Web pages in a fraction of the time, and you can view email attachments faster.3GS comes with iPhone 3.0 Software with improved performance and updated 3D graphics and improved capability for taking still pictures.

The new iPhone 3G S will hit the market on June 19.

The 16 GB iphone 3Gs will cost you $199 while 32GB will cost you $299.

The new phone has various features like
Video Recording
Voice Control
Maps + Compass
Cut, Copy & Paste
Voice Memos
App Store
Home Screen

But I like more the internet feature
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Internet tethering
Surf the web from practically anywhere. Now you can share the 3G connection on your iPhone with your Mac notebook or PC laptop.

Nike + iPod
iPhone includes built-in Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (available separately) into your Nike+ shoe and start your workout.

However I am not iphone lover due to many reasons, Do you love iphone??

iPhone website http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Friday, June 5, 2009

Voiplip: one hour call to India for only 50 cents (one time only)

Voiplip is a French company having functionality quite similar to betamax/dellmont services. I am sure that they are powered by the dellmont/betamax. They offer comparable rates but not the cheapest. Their call rates are higher than actionvoip and smartvoip but cheaper than all other betamax serviced. But under this promotion, it becomes cheaper than action and smart voips. They are offering 1 EUR credit if you pay make your first payment of 50 cents which is equivalent to more than one hour call to India for just 50 cents.

If you have a PayPal account, I think this is a good offer, if you talk for 5 minutes per day to India, then this credit can last for 12 days.

This offer applies to all countries.

The only problem with voiplip is that everything is manually controlled so It takes almost one day to open the account and get the credit to make the call.

What to do?
  1. first register and create your login (http://www.voiplip.com/)
  2. Wait for the confirmation mail, you login will look like login@voipinfo
  3. Transfer 50 cents via paypal using promo link (click here) and
  4. Wait for the confirmation of credit.
  5. Once confirmed, you are ready to make phone calls.
Either Download the VoIP Soft Client from their site or use the following SIP settings for your SIP enables devices or from SIP softphone

SIP Settings
  • SIP port : 5060
  • Registrar : sip.voipinfocenter.com --- or the IP:
  • Proxy server : sip.voipinfocenter.com --- or the IP:
  • Outbound proxy server : leave empty
  • Account name : your username
  • Password : your VoipLip password
  • Display name/number : your VoipLip username or voipnumber
  • Stunserver (optional) : stun.voipinfocenter.com
Alternative sip server #1: on port 6000
Alternative sip server #2: on port 6000

I used this service and the call quality is good.

The good thing about voip lip is that they have dedicated customer service and do not suddenly increase the call rates like betamax services, You can always contact them when you have some trouble.

Chat and mail in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Arabic with Google transliteration bookmarklet

Google Indic Transliteration is very famous tool to type in Hindi and then paste it into your mail or chat, but does not allow functionality for online chat and direct typing.

Recently Google added direct typing facility with transliteration bookmarklet where you can do real-time chatting in any of the following languages. Transliteration bookmarklet is a small piece of code that you store in your browser. Once stored, you can type in Hindi in any text box on any web-site of your choice. It works on Google web-sites as well as other web-sites.

For details how to use this add-on, click the given links for your language.
Please leave your comment, I really feel proud when chatting in हिंदी

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Microsoft My Phone: backup and synchronize your contacts, photos, videos, appointments between your WM6 mobile phone and the online web space

What if you loose your phone contacts, SMS, videos, photos stored in your mobile phone due to any reason, well I would say it would be huge loss. Now Microsoft has an online solution for you but only for mobile phones running on WM6 platform called Microsoft My Phone.

With Microsoft My Phone you can back up phone information to a password-protected storage space on a web site hosted by Microsoft. If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you upgrade to a new phone, you can easily restore the contacts, calendar appointments, photos, and other information that you stored on My Phone to a compatible new or replacement phone. Most phones that run the Windows Mobile 6 operating system are compatible with My Phone service.

You can also access, update add or delete your contacts and appointments on the web which is easier to do on PC then on mobile. With this you can also share your photos on the web which are taken by your mobile phone camera.

Your Microsoft My Phone account gives you 200 MB of free storage on the Microsoft My Phone web site. If synchronization would result in exceeding this limit, you will receive an error message on your phone and your account on the My Phone web site will only include information received prior to reaching this limit. Any files in excess of this limit will not be saved.

How to use this service.
In order to use this service you need to download and install MyPhone_Beta_WM_Standard.cab from http://myphone.microsoft.com/install using your mobile web browser or computer browser and follow the instructions. You also need to have windows live login name for web space. You can also request download link via SMS.

Limitations of MS Myphone
  • Runs only on Windows Mobile 6 operating system
  • Limited space of 200 MB
  • NO synchronization from external or additional memory card.
  • NO synchronization fir stored contacts on the SIM card provided mobile operator. Only syncs with phone contact.
  • NO synchronization for any documents stored outside the My Documents folder on your phone.

For more information, please visit

Myphone Blog

MTNL 3G Prepaid Jadoo Service for only Rs 300 with lifetime validity, free roaming for CDMA Garuda and BSNL free incoming video calls

On 02-June-2009, MAHANAGAR TELEPHONE NIGAM LIMITED issued a Press Release about its MTNL3G prepaid service and latest offers from MTNL which are discussed below

MTNL 3G Prepaid Jadoo Service
MTNL is the first Telecom operator in the country to launch 3G/3.5G Services in Delhi with high speed down link data access. 3G/3.5G standards provide data down load speed up to 3.6 Mbps. MTNL 3G/3.5G services also offer features like Video calling, live mobile TV and VOIP etc.

Initially the services were launched in NDMC area in New Delhi with 50 Node-B (BTS). However MTNL has quickly extended 3G coverage to Trans Yamuna, Central Delhi, South Delhi and NCR of Gurgaon with 225 Node-B(BTS). MTNL will very soon include NOIDA, Dwarka, Karolbagh, North-West and other remaining areas.

3G Prepaid Jadoo Service is now added to the bouquet of 3G Services since prepaid is the preferred mode for most customers. MTNL has always endeavored to provide latest services at affordable prices. Keeping with this trend, MTNL has lowered entry level for 3G services significantly. The prepaid customers can now avail of the service at a low entry point of Rs 300/- for a life time connection. To all new customers subscribing to 3G Post Paid/ Prepaid Jadoo Service, MTNL is making a unique promotional offering of a “Jodi” 2G prepaid SIM with video calling facility absolutely free of charge.

3G tariffs have been restructured to suit to the needs of prolific data users. Economical 3G data coupons to meet the individual needs are available in denominations of Rs 99/- upwards. The MTNL cellular data users can now roam in BSNL Network like home network at the same per MB data tariff.

In keeping with trend for higher data usage, MTNL is focusing on the needs of data users extensively. With 3/3.5G services available, MTNL has come up with very attractive bundling scheme for Data Card users. 3.5 G connection bundled with Micromax HSDPA data card at Rs. 3500/-prepaid and monthly 2GB free data download for two months is now available.

For existing GPRS/EDGE users the data charges have been halved to 1 paisa per KB which is one of the lowest rates. For MTNL’s customers, some of the tariff reduction initiatives are as follows:
  1. Relaunch of Trump Vidyarthi Plan with modifications in tariff. (Local Calls: Own network free, other network 50p/minute )
  2. Modification in Dolphin /Trump Jeevan Saathi Plans tariff on promotional basis( All local calls 50p/min after 1st min.)
  3. Modification in prepaid tariff package for reducing local call rates. (MRP Rs 35, Local Calls : own n/w 20p/min, other n/w 50 p/min)
  4. Launch of reduced Prepaid Trump STD Package (MRP Rs 28/-, STD @ Re 1/min after 1st min)
MTNL CDMA GARUDA free roaming
MTNL is also launching Roaming facility to its CDMA Garuda subscribers between Delhi and Mumbai. Initially this service will be available to only Postpaid mobile subscribers. Salient features of this service are:
  • No Roaming Charges
  • Free Incoming while roaming
  • Local calls within MTNL Network for roamers @Rs 1 per 3 minutes
  • Calls to other networks and STD calls @Rs 1 per minute.
With such a large bouquet of services, it is hoped that these products will meet varied requirements of all segments. MTNL customers can dial 1503 for detailed information or customer support and 1860-500-8286 (toll free) for datacard related queries and MicroMax Customer Care Centre.

CMD MTNL, Sh RSP Sinha made several announcements on 02-06-2009, For details download this press release from the link below

BSNL free incoming video calls offer
BSNL is also offering free incoming video calls to all 2G subscribers who have 3G handsets, Free Video incoming calls is allowed to all 2G subscribers who have 3G handsets for a promotional period of 3 months from 18.05.2009 or date of launch of 3G service, whichever is latter.

For details

SIPTraffic: Betamax wholesale VoIP with cheap rates and one second billing

SIPTraffic is a wholesale VOIP service for the business users whos monthly phone bill reached 200 USD/EUR. They offer three routes to make the call which gives you flexibility to choose rates and call quality with one second billing.
  • SIPTraffic Bronze: lowest possible rates, no guaranteed quality
  • SIPTraffic Silver: low rates, good quality
  • SIPTraffic Gold: slightly higher rates, very good quality

Every route has it's own dialling format:
For example for calls to INDIA:
SIPTraffic EUR/USD Bronze: 00001 91 XXXXXXXXXX
SIPTraffic EUR/USD Silver: 00 91 XXXXXXXXXX
SIPTraffic EUR/USD Gold: 00000 91 XXXXXXXXXX

The username & password can also be used to connect to our SIP-server in order to make calls. Here are the settings:
Username: Your SIPTraffic username
Password: Your password
SIP/Proxy registrar: sip.siptraffic.com
Domain/Realm (optional): siptraffic.com
STUN server: stun.siptraffic.com

Click here to know about SIP calls?

They support the following codecs:
G.711 (64 kbps)
G.726 (32 kbps)
G.729 (8 kbps)
G.723 (5.3 & 6.3 kbps)
GSMFR (13 kbps)
iLBC (20ms & 30ms)
If you cannot connect by using Username & Password, they can also authenticate your fixed IP address. After they authenticated your IP, you can connect by using the following IP-adresses, no need of login and password is required.
For SIP & H323:

Available payment methods: Bank Transfer, Western Union, Moneybookers, Ukash, Credit Card & Paypal but Requires minimum topup amount of EUR 200 (USD 200)

Good things about Siptraffic
  • One second billing
  • Cheap call rates
  • Three calling routes of your choise,
  • Choose rates and voice quality.
  • Dedicated customer service.
  • No monthly fee and time limit
  • SIP Support
  • USD/EUR currency account
Bad things
  • Registration by approval
  • Must submit business registration proof, like Chamber of Commerce / Company registration number, VAT (tax) number etc.
  • 200 EUR/USD Minimum payment required.

Visit http://www.siptraffic.com and check the rates to your country.

ZoIPer Free Softphone: IAX & SIP phone for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, Add multiple accounts.

Most of the VoIP companies provide SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) servers, which give you more flexibility to use the VoIP. There are lot of advantage, like you can use the service from SIP hardware phone, from your SIP enables mobile like NOKIA E61m E71 etc.

XLite from Counterpath is a very popular SIP softphone, but the free versoin allow only one SIP account. Today will discuss about ZoIper which allows adding multiple SIP and IAX accounts with
  • T.38 Fax support
  • STUN support
  • Various codec support (GSM, ulaw, alaw, speex, ilbc)
  • Multiple accounts
  • Adaptive Jitter buffer
  • Echo cancellation
  • Multilanguage support
  • Portable storage device support
There are various other soft phones but I liked Zoiper as its very light with more flexibility.

If you are using smartvoip, actionvoip for 1 cent call to India then you can use Zoiper to make calls using smartvoip SIP settings , I hope that the call quality will be improved.

How to add a Smartvoip SIP setting?
  • Click here to download and install free Zoiper phone
  • Right click on the top of zoiper softphone
  • Click on the options
  • Click on Add a new SIP account
  • In the name write: Smartvoip
  • then type the following
  • Domain: sip.smartvoip.com
  • Username : Your smartvoip user name
  • Password : your SmartVoip password
  • Caller ID Name: Your number or leave it blank
  • Click on apply

If you see, registered, then you are ready to make phone calls with this softphone.

You can use the similar settings with other betamax services (click here)

Other freely available softphones.
QuteCom, Firefly by FreshTel, DIAX, ExpressTalk, Damaka peer to peer SIP softphone, AdoreSoftphone, MiniPAX, MizuPhone, FlashPhone web based SIP softphone, FaramPhone, Mirial Softphone, YakaPhone Simple, WXCommunicator SIP Windows, Twinkle SIP softphone, Ekiga Ekiga (formely known as GnomeMeeting), IAXComm IAX softphone for Windows, SJLabs SJPhone Phoner etc

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