On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 20:48:27 +0100, R. Mark Clayton wrote:
> "Gordon Henderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> In article <0jYezWAlozGMJAmd@cntl-prk.demon.co.uk>, kkm <email@example.com>
>>>Has anyone experience of using any of the sip softphones (such as
>>>sipdroid) for the android operating system.
>>>I'm thinking in terms of a data only contract on one of the new android
>>>tablet devices. I know the data service provider might want to block
>>>sip traffic, but would it be OK on wi-fi from a hotspot where one had
>> I've no experience with Andriod, but I do use a Nokia N900 with it's
>> built-in SIP software.
>> If using 3G, then you obviously need to be in a 3G enabled location for
>> the network you're with... I don't think any currently block VoIP - at
>> least O2 (who I'm with) don't seem to....
> But they do prohibit it in their T&C (unless you pay for the industrial
> Â£25 pcm bolt on) so watch out.
> Voip over 3G can be very jumpy and inbound calls often miss.
>> Wi-Fi is fine too - but Wi-Fi is rubbish for VoIP - unless it's very
>> carefully controlled.
> I find Wi-fi excellent for Voip (on an N79) - check your settings.
>> On public access points you might "get away" with
>> it, but do not rely on it. It's trivially easy for another user of the
>> same access point to saturate the link to the extent that voice quality
>> will be unusable.
I agree with Gordon. Voip over WiFi on my N95 8GB is excellent. Over 3G
though I have found it to be very poor.
I think that my next phone will have the Android OS. The concern I have
re voip clients is that some are reportedly heavy on battery use. The
Nokia client on the N95 seems to be OK. For me a suitable SIP voip client
and wifi are essential features. When I got the N95 there wasn't a
suitable touch screen phone on the market. So I'd be interested to hear
of any performance reports on Android SIP voip clients.My next phone has
to have a bright, better technology, screen, be touchscreen, have all the
features of the N95 and be freely customisable.
btw. Can someone invent an 'iPhone/iPad/Apple/Steve Jobs' filter - sick
of hearing about them!!
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