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I recently bought a small tablet - a Samsung Galaxy Player. I've been using Google Voice to text all my friends for free. However, I would like to start being able to call my friends as well, and have them be able to call me.

I see on the Play Store that there is an app called GrooVe IP that allows me to do such a thing, but I would prefer not to pay $5 for this app. My goal, then, is to find a free alternative that works just as well.

I've checked out SipDroid - but I can't figure out how to use the dialer. I'm not entirely sure there is one. You see, there are billions of tutorials on the internet to help set up SipDroid on a "real" phone, but I only have a tablet with no calling capabilities, so I can't use the built in dialer because there isn't one. One thing I could do here is to find a third party dialer that works with SipDroid.

I have also looked at 3CX for Android, but I can't figure that out either. It assumes you have a VoIP Provider, which I don't, unless I can use the Google, which would be very nice.

So, in this case I have three questions:

  1. Is there a free alternative to GrooVe IP that works just as well?
  2. Is there a third party dialer that works with SipDroid?
  3. How do you set up 3CX with Google Voice, if possible?

I only need one of these three questions answered, not all three.

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You did see that there is GrooVe IP Lite, no? – Al E. Sep 29 '12 at 2:26
Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. I should have thought to look for something like that. – Lincoln Bergeson Sep 29 '12 at 2:36
Not sure if Skype is free, but it might do what you want. – offby1 Sep 29 '12 at 4:51

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