09-20-2010, 09:06 PM
| | Re: VOIP on a mobile (Sipgate)
"Brian A" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 22:29:34 +0100, divoch wrote:
>> While I know I can get Skype on some mobiles either using Internet or as
>> free Skype on 3 I am not sure if I could use VOIP like Sipgate on some
>> phones. If yes, how could I tell which mobiles are suitable and how
>> would I go about setting it up?
> Yes you can use SIP voip on a mobile. However, it is much better if that
> mobile has WiFi and you can use that instead of 3G. Depending on the 3G
> service voip can sound bad sometimes.
> If you have something like an N95 then that has an inbuilt SIP client
> that can be set up to work over WiFi. If you go for that then check out,
> via Google Groups, a post that I have made before with all the settings.
> The advantage of the Nokia client is that it is likely to be less of a
> drain on the battery. If you want to install a client that is available
> for many phones then you could try Fring. There is a SIP option in there.
> If you go for the '3' network then you can get free Skype and then, if
> you are reasonably technically apt, you can link that to SIP and make
> your calls that way - see previous postings for SIPtoSIS via Google
> Groups. The PAYG option is quite good for free stuff on '3'.
> Warning: For downloads etc.: If you are using that other operating
> system, where you can get viruses, make sure you install the WOT 'add-on
> into your Firefox browser so you are warned about 'bad' sites.
I agree that the PAYG option on '3' is quite good for free stuff . That is
what I have - including free Skype. However, I have also Cambridge phone
number from Sipgate and Prague number from another VOIP provider and so I
would like to have them all on my mobile. Ideally I would have a mobile
where I would be able to use all three. i.e. Skype, Sipgate and "the other"
one either via Wi-Fi or 3G, which is what my current S2 cannot do.