20 Dec 2010

OneSuite on Android Using SIPDroid

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sipdroid121I just got my HTC Aria phone the other day. I took the opportunity right away to set it up with my Onesuite SuiteAdvantage account. HTC Aria runs on Android OS so most application is free through android Market. I did some research on the internet and found out a popular free application called SIPDroid. SIPDroid is an open source application for Google Android devices. It was first release April 2009 and version 2.0.1 was just made available to public last month. I’ve use different softphones with my Windows Mobile before but this is my first Android phone so everything is new to me.

I was surprised how easy to search and install applications with my Android phone even for a first time users like me. Okay, first thing I did was to go to Market application and search for SIPDroid. Once I see the application, I clicked on it and then tapped install. It was downloaded and installed within a couple of minutes. Setting up was a breeze, too, as it only took me less than 5 minutes to type in my OneSuite SuiteAdvantage credentials to making my first SIP call via my mobile phone. I actually uninstalled it and redo everything and this time I took screenshots of the procedure to show it to our OneSuite blog readers. Here’s the step by step procedure in installing and setting up OneSutie SuiteAdvantage service with your Android phone:

1. Go to Market and tap on the search icon at the upper right corner.


2. Type in “SIPdroid”, and click on the SIPDroid icon below.


3. Click again on the SIPDroid application that shows up.


4. Tap on Install button.


5. A notice will appear, just click OK. SIPDroid will be downloaded and installed.


6. Go to your application menu and find SIPDroid and tap it.


7. Tap on the menu button on your phone so the settings icon will pop out. Click on Settings to configure your OneSuite credentials.


8. Click on SIP Account Line 1.


9. Here you can input your OneSuite SuiteAdvantage credentials. Authorization Username: onesuiteusername-voip.onesuite.com Password: your 8 or 10 digit softphone password (different from your log in password) Server or Proxy: voip.onesuite.com


10. At the lower part of the SIP account settings page, you can choose which connections you will use for your VoIP calls. I only chose WLAN as I don’t want to get charge for data services with my provider. Press the back button to go back to SIPDroid main page.


11. You may dial by typing phone numbers in the main screen then press the enter button.


12. Or you can dial on your phone dialer keypad then press the phone button below.


13. You will be asked if you want to call with SIPDroid or with your phone provider (this can be change in Settings -> Call Options -> Preferred Call Type)


14. Made my test call to OneSuite customer service toll free number and the sound quality were similar when I’m using my computer to make the call. Take note that the quality of calls over WiFi is usually inferior over wired computers or ATA devices.


 So there you go. The process seems long but it’s really quite easy and very user friendly. No wonder SIPDroid is the most popular softphone for Android users.


  • Comment Link Michael, Tech Guy Friday, 18 March 2011 11:27 posted by Michael, Tech Guy

    Hi Vikky,

    Glad the article helped you set up your Onesuite VoIP service. The delay is normal on any VoIP service but you can check this article to lessen or improve the voice quality of your calls.




  • Comment Link Vikky Tuesday, 15 March 2011 11:20 posted by Vikky

    Thanks for the instructions! It worked great for me!!! I first tried with Google Voice, but I couldn't get it to work. I don't mind paying the small monthly fee to one suite. It's much cheaper than ATT wireless! I have noticed a slight delay in the conversation, but it's a small price to pay to save on cell phone charges.

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