Any Windows Live Messenger user can use our GTalk2VoIP gatewaying service to make voice calls to PSTN phone numbers (i.e. mobile or landline phones).
To use our outgoing calls service one must follow steps below:
Step 0. Download and install Windows Live Messenger on your PC, obtain or register yourself an MSN Password account and log in to the Messenger.
Step 1. Subscribe to the GTalk2VoIP service in one of the possible ways:
- 1st Way. Open your yor Windows Live Messenger and invite new recipient whose user id is email@example.com.
- 2nd Way. Go to the main page of this site and submit your MSN user id by pressing "Invite" button, then accept invitation from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2. Make a voice call to user email@example.com from inside of your Windows Live Messenger. Your call will be automatically answered by our automated system, a beep sound will be played and on-line HELP menu displayed. This means, GTalk2VoIP is ready to serve you. Any text message you send to user firstname.lastname@example.org will be treated as a command for execution by the gateway.
Step 3. Type in a command like CALL desired_phone_number in the chat window to place a call. A desired phone number must be in the international (E.164) format like: 1-650-253-0000 or 86-10-85184499, i.e. it must include country code and area code (Example: CALL 86-10-85184499). Please, do not type access codes (leading zeros or other prefixes usually used to access international switches), such phone numbers will not be recognised or wrongly routed.
Step 4. In a second or two after you send a CALL commend to the gateway, you will get an incoming call from email@example.com which you have to accept (or reject if you have suddenly changed your mind).
Step 5. When incoming call is accepted you will hear a beep signal followed by (a usual voice indicator of call progress). A text messages also will be displayed in chat window informing you about call setup progress, call cost and service provider it is routed through.
Step 6. When your call is answered on the remote side, "Remote answered. Now talking.." message will be displayed. From this moment accounting process will be started, and you may talk.
Step 7. When you drop tall or the remote party hangs up, a message like "Charged time: XX secs. Reason = EndedByLocalUser" will be displayed to you. Reason is a sort of mnemo-code indicating what was the reason of call disconnection. EndedByLocalUser means that whas you who ended the call.
Step 8. If some network problem occurs, or phone number has been wrongly defined, lots of other call disconnection reasons can be shown.
- While talking you can type in any number of digits or * or # signs, they will be sent as DTMF tones to the remote party.
- To figure out the exact cost of a call to a diven destination use the COST phone command. It will display all available service providers it is possible to route your calls through and their rate.
- You have to keep your balance positive to be able to make calls.
- Billing is carried on per-second basis.
- No free seconds are given.
- The call is not charged if the remote does not pick up the phone (call not answered).
- This service is not expected to be used for emergency calls.
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