GTalk2VoIP is a free and publicly open voice gateway for major Instant Messenger clients which enables voice interoperability between Google Talk, MSN/Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and SIP phones without any additional software installation. It makes it possible for people to use instant messenger services, including Google Talk, to call people on regular phones, without requiring any additional software, establishing new accounts or paying any further fees.
The partnership between Talkster and GTalk2VoIp allows callers from any country in the world to leverage Google Talk to make free calls. Using this service, you can call your friend’s mobile or land phone in any of the Talkster’s list of supported countries. A local Talkster numbers is to assigned to your friend so that he can call you back on the local number (mostly free number) and you will receive the call in your Google Talk.
This service is especially beneficial to areas with strictly regulated VoIP and telecom practices, such as India and United Arab Emirates. Currently, Talkster has local numbers in more than 30 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
For example, you can call your friend on her mobile or land phone in any of the above countries without costing anything you or your friend. Howzzat?
Using Talkster through GTalk2VoIP will let people communicate freely between mobile phones, landlines and PCs, even in countries not currently supported through Talkster’s ad supported free calling service.
How to use Talkster with GTalk2VoIP from your computer:
- Set-up your free Google Talk and Gmail account.
- Launch Google Talk on your desktop
- Add friends as you normally would: click on the “Add” button to add a friend
- Type in the phone number of the person you want to call in the following format, using their full phone number including country code and area code.
- [email protected]
- Talkster generates a local number for your friend in the country you are calling. Your friend will use this phone number to call-in to be connected with you.
- If you are calling your friend on a mobile phone, they will receive an SMS with their Talkster call-in number for you. Otherwise, let them know the Talkster number by IM or email.
When away from their computers callers can use Talkster’s Free World Dialing with GTalk2VoIP from their mobile phones by downloading Talkonaut, a free mobile client. The Talkonaut mobile client works over GPRS, 3G or WiFi allowing callers to utilize their data plan if they choose. With Talkonaut callers can use Talkster’s Free World Dialing with GTalk2VoIP to make free international, long distance, and group calls directly from their mobile phones for free.
All Talkster calls are ad-supported, so users don’t pay long distance or international calling charges, and can talk as long as they like for the cost of a single local call. Callers listen to a 10-second audio ad prior to the start of their call and their talk time is never limited or interrupted.
Though all GTalk2VoIP services can be used from IM accounts without any additional downloads, the team developed its Talkonaut mobile software to expand its capabilities and to offer callers a Google Talk like application for mobile phones. Talkonaut makes it possible to chat and make voice calls to IM clients, SIP phones and any phone number in the world, all from your mobile phone.