CodecPhone Help

System Requirements:

Operating System

  • Windows 98 (Second Edition)
  • Windows NT 4.0 (Intel) Workstation SP6
  • Windows 2000

Hardware Platform

  • CPU: 486 100 Mhz or higher
  • RAM: 16MB or higher
  • Full-Duplex sound card
  • Internet connection through 56Kbps modem dial-up, LAN, DSL or T1/T3 etc.


  • MS Internet Explorer 4.0 or later version;  Netscape Navigator 4.7 or later version
  • Microphone and speakers


Download: Before you can download the software, you must first become a member of the CodecPhone Club by registering. After you register, you can download CodecPhone from the 'members' section.

Installation: After you have downloaded the software, first unzip it with a program like winzip, or another program. Then click the 'setup.exe' file


Use of CodecPhone:

Launch CodecPhone

CodecPhone can be launched through the Start | Programs menu, where you have installed it, or by clicking a call icon on our website. In order to start placing calls, you must first activate CodecPhone. To do this, login with your account to our website, and click 'Activate CodecPhone' in the Member's controls.


Calling Modes


i800-2U CodecPhone software can place PC to PC and PC to Phone calls over Internet.


PC to PC:

1. Launch CodecPhone

2. Click the 'PC' button in the lower ellipse

3. Enter the IP address of the person which you would like to call

4. Click the 'CONNECT' button on the dialing pad

5. The calling status will be displayed in information area in the right hand ellipse 

6. When successfully connected, "Talking..." will be displayed in the status pad

7. Click the 'HANG-UP' button to end the conversation


PC to Phone:

1. Launch CodecPhone

2. Click the 'OPTIONS' button, then select the 'Calling Properties' tab

3. Check 'Use a GateWay to call telephones', input the gateway address into the "Gateway" box, then click 'OK'

4. Select the 'PHONE' option in the lower ellipse

5. Enter the phone number you wish to call, and click 'CONNECT'
NOTE: when entering telephone numbers, do not use dashes, commas, or spaces. Just enter the number straight through

6. When you have successfully connected, "Talking..." will be displayed in the status pad

7. Click the 'HANG-UP' button to end the conversation


CodecPhone is based on H.323 series protocol stack, so it could interoperate with popular IP Phone software, such as NetMeeting, Intel Internet Phone, etc... CodecPhone can also make telephone calls using standard H.323 gateways from third parties.


Benefits of CodecPhone

1. CodecPhone is a voice solution over Internet, suitable for college students who would like to make free phone calls among friends and classmates.

2. VoIP offers low (almost no) cost, caller convenience in web environment (call while hot on the web trail! No need to log off to use the phone), and receiver convenience with phone numbers easily configurable to always reach the right person.

3. The i800 directory service provides a easy way for students to look for and communicate with their friends and classmates. The i800 directory lists the business numbers and lets you make calls (beats yellow page in cost and effectiveness!).

4. The i800 directory list hundreds of frequently used telephone numbers that students would call, thus making the i800 directory a very valuable marketing tool.

5. e800 number is a great concept, converting any phone number into an 800-like number. This is especially powerful for people who want to have a US e800 number, without the cost.

For more help, please check our forums, and use our contact page to contact us directly.

Operator Information

The i800-2u's gateway is located in Westchester, NY. Other IPO2U Operators will be published as they become available to our community.

If you want to purchase the gateway software, "IPO2U Operator", please contact  or leave your voice mail at : (914) 347-2450.