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September 16, 2006

Talk to MSN Messenger Users from Google Talk

GTalk2VoIP is a site that promises to transform Google Talk into a full VoIP application, so you can call from Google Talk to a phone number or from a phone number to Google Talk. Another interesting thing you can do is to talk to a MSN Messenger user and even create a voice conference with users from Google Talk and MSN Messenger (Windows Live Messenger).

You don't need to install a software, you just have to add a contact (service@gtalk2voip.com) and use it as a gateway.

The creator of this service seems to have a lot of interesting ideas, but I hope it won't take too long before Google starts to offer similar features.

21 comments:

  1. I'm wondering how you start to talk to them? Do you just add them or what?

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  2. you linked to the site http://gtalk2voip.com/ . but this is bogus site which imetate http://www.gtalk2voip.com/ right?

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  3. I'm reluctant to use a service from a web site that uses improper english and multiple misspeled words.

    For example - from the FAQ:

    "4. Q: Why should voip service providers be interested to participate in your traffic exchange ?

    A: There are so many GoogleTalk users wishing to call their friends in different countries. Due to some misfortune reasons calls to some well known countries like China, Russia or Iraq are to expencive to perform using ordinary telephony services. So people nowadays prefer to use Internet for communicating instead, thus originating loads of VoIP traffic which must be routed."

    Possible phishing site?

    I'll wait until Google offers the service and stick with Skype for now.

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  4. I think that improper english comes from the author not being native english-speaker. Judging from sceenshots with names at his site he is either from Russia or from some Eastern-Europe country.

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  5. He's from Russia.

    Here's how to call from Google Talk to MSN Messenger.

    Possible phishing site?

    "Phishers attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business in an electronic communication." (Wikipedia)

    You don't enter any password. I don't know if this service is so great overall (I didn't try all their features), but it seems interesting at least as a proof-of-concept. You know, before Gmail Chat, we had (the unofficial) GTalkr. The program's creator was hired by Google.

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  6. I'm using gtalk2voip for some time already, mainly because it's cheaper than Skype and the other services I have evaluated for the particular location I'm calling. I'm very satisfied by it, and I've seen how he's continuously improving his offerings and technology. I first was a bit reluctant to use my credit card, but then I checked you pay with a third-party well known and safe service, so I tried and now I became a fan of both gtalk and gtalk2voip. I also hope this guy would be hired by Google, his ideas and enthusiasm combined with Google resources would be wow! BTW: I'm not a native English speaker either, and I felt kind of offended by the comment above.

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  7. Hello! I'm one of GTalk2VoIP developers. Yes, we are not native English speakers (we are from Tyumen, Russia), so it's natural for us to make some misspellings. I apologize for that, and hope that we find some guy who is native English speaker and could check and fix text on our site.

    Concerning the service itself. It was started as a research project, which we turned into some public service. We have lots of features and ideas already implemented in it and lots more yet to implement. If you have any ideas or suggestions, pls send them to team@gtalk2voip.com.

    Regards,
    Ruslan.

    PS: We also have a blog at http://gtalk2voip.blogspot.com/

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  8. nonymous said...

    I'm reluctant to use a service from a web site that uses improper english and multiple misspeled words.

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    the irony of this post was hard to ignore.

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  9. Does anyone actually use Gtalk?

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  10. Those who are linguistically challenged for English might want to begin in the tongue they are fluent in and work their way properly before they expose their ideas/products/posts to English users. This can apply for all languages by the way.

    It is indeed true that improper use of a language tends to generate mistrust.

    Yes, people do use GTalk. It is good but has a long way to go before it can match up to the latest Yahoo messenger which by the way keeps crashing on my machine and is never content without taking up huge chunks of memory even when idling and whose Super Webcam mode might one day deign to work for me. Oh never mind!

    Actually, my choice is Skype, in case anyone heard about that one. Not so feature-laden but a great experience nevertheless.

    Great and even good ideas should never be discouraged and disparaged. Flagellation of someone's attempts at giving life to their idea is beneath contempt and displays incomplete personality. Constructive suggestions and inputs characterize the better ones. Let us not attempt to waste composing time, reading time, server space, bandwidth (however little) and whatever else by regurgitating irrelevant opinions and comments. Let us do our best and encourage others to do theirs too. Please!

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  11. : ... begin in the tongue they are fluent in and work their way properly before
    : they expose their ideas/products/posts to English users.

    English is not like any other language: it became an international language, specially on IT matters. We use English to communicate among us: Argentinians, Swedish, Belgian and Chinese, independently of the "English" people. As soon as our English can be understood (even if it's not perfect), the other nationalities (and EVEN the open "English" people) are glad to hear the new ideas, posts and so on. Much of the software you use might come from people who doesn't speak perfect English. So is not the same if I read a poorly written English post than poor French.
    I'm from a non-english-speaking western european country and I don't have anything to do with the gtalk2voip people, but still I read their technical background and found it interesting. Maybe we should check every time if we are posting on an English site and stay away, they can be identified with an american flag. You and maybe two more people would have their "English-only" internet, and there would be another one for open minded people.
    If you don't understand my English I'm sorry, you can ignore this post and continue reading the Skype site and CNN.

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  12. I'm using gtalk2voip for some time already, mainly because it's cheaper than Skype and the other services I have evaluated for the particular location I'm calling. I'm very satisfied by it, and I've seen how he's continuously improving his offerings and technology...

    ^ This guy obviously works for them.

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  13. Unfortunately it is not working for me. I didn't wanted to call, just chat with friends from msn messenger but it isn't working (I checked connecting with an online client were I was actually able to reach my contacts).
    The idea is great but no luck for me.

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  14. Please, i dont know how to use gtalk to connect with msn/yahoo please email me richardjones116@gmail.com i need some explainatons.

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  15. Could the person posting as anonymous please use proper, not "misspeled" english if you are going to go and comment on someone elses english. Thanks

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  16. I'd like to see some of you go to Russia and speak bad Russian, crikey you are rude buggers.

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  17. Hi,

    Gtalk is amazing, but can I just use the "Chat" function in Gmail to talk to my friends on msn and/or yahoo messenger? so that I don't have to download Gtalk every time when I use other's or public computers.

    Thanks!

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  18. i want to chat with russian seller for machinery .so,most of russian which messenger use?

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  19. how can i download gtalk2voip.com on me E51 nokia mobil?

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  20. This series of posts are just too funny, had to chime in agree with everyone else. Going on a rant about the proper use of English, when you can't seem to use it properly your self is only making your argument sound ridiculous.
    There it is.
    *chuckle, chuckle*

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  21. I think that people whose native language is English are really
    less well placed to give lessons about foreign languages. you are too lazy in the foreign languages domain for that !

    frenchy flo

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