Making VoIP on Nintendo DS a reality: new open source SIP client available

SvSIP, a new VoIP client for Nintendo DS is making quite a stir! To name a few, Tom Keating, Engadget and Gizmodo also picked it up.

Congratulations are certainly in order for Samuel Vinson, for porting pjsip to Nintendo DS. I am going to try it out myself, as soon as I reconfigure my wi-fi back to WEP. (Update: Here’s my post on using pjsip on Nintendo DS)

And instead of a screen-shot, I’m going to give you one better: a complete video guide! (video created by therealbiglou) It demonstrates how to set it up, with final thoughts: “sound quality is very good”. The negatives include “low speaker volume” and “hard interface to follow”.

We’ll work with Samuel to tweak the volume The volume can now be controlled through a configuration setting, and regarding the interface… yeah I guess dumping a log file on screen is a million miles away from an iPhone! Oops I mentioned the i-word, I’m sure people will think it’s there for keyword stuffing.

But seriously, some comments on digg already saying it’s an “iPhone killer”. What do you think?

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18 Responses to “Making VoIP on Nintendo DS a reality: new open source SIP client available”


  1. 1 Tekchip 19 October 2007 at 2:21

    I’m getting an error Invalid URL sip:*phonenumber*@(null) I’m assuming it’s something wrong in my config. Any suggestions?

  2. 2 ismangil 22 October 2007 at 15:38

    @Tekchip:

    Have you looked at these docs? http://svsip.free.fr/spip.php?rubrique11

    If you’re still having problems feel free to post in the pjsip mailing list, with your config file.

    Thanks.

  3. 3 VoIP Requirements List 16 June 2008 at 18:07

    I dont think it can come anywhere near iphone. well, now we know that iphone has not been killed even after putting voip on Nintendo DS. anyways, the video was very helpful.thanks

  4. 4 Happy Noodle Boy 30 June 2008 at 23:19

    Awesome feature!
    I’ll try it out as soon as I’ve gotten the stuff needed.

  5. 5 ROFLCOPTER 12 July 2008 at 13:32

    If I can provide you with the text the DS is showing on the top screen, would you be able to help me? None of the phones I’ve tried can receive the calls I’ve made.

  6. 6 Thanki Cheif 20 October 2008 at 3:57

    Heh, now all I have to do is buy a Nintendo DS .

    Is that a good site to order from? Does anyone know?

  7. 7 pinkson 11 December 2008 at 1:22

    when i call error making call
    wat do i do?

  8. 8 Ricey 12 December 2008 at 0:46

    Okay I downloaded this and I discovered that you need to buy credit, is there any way at all for me not to do that but still be able to call? Like some kind of code??

  9. 9 tawfiq 28 January 2009 at 14:36

    how do you open a cofig file

  10. 10 r4 ds 27 May 2009 at 13:31

    I think Nintendo Ds is an ultimate gaming machine VOIP just dont work that fine on it.

  11. 11 r4 nintendo ds 10 June 2009 at 8:24

    All have so many doubts……….Please Can you fill them in more?

  12. 12 R4i Cards 19 June 2009 at 8:48

    Everyday something new is released for the Nintendo DS to make it better!

  13. 13 Jennifer 11 July 2009 at 5:38

    will someone send me the link to download this program my email is mrspeacock88@yahoo.ca

  14. 14 chopperkid19 12 January 2010 at 5:13

    is there away i can do this with a ds lite because i has=ve a ds lite and wondering if i can do this with a ds lite

  15. 15 sip voip 17 March 2011 at 12:36

    WHAT wow whats next…. Awesome feature! love the post.


  1. 1 How to Use Your Nintendo DS as a Phone and Make Free Calls « pjsip blog Trackback on 20 September 2007 at 21:17
  2. 2 | Nintendo DS hack for SIP VoIP service via WiFi Trackback on 31 January 2008 at 20:32
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