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# 79868 23-Mar-2011 12:56
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I've been running Sipdroid for a several months now and have found it good when at home via wifi.  In town (Dunedin) over Vodafone its pretty dire.

Tried a few when I was first looking - Fring, CSipsimple, 3CXPhone - but Sipdroid seemed to 'just work' so went with it. 

Noticed today that Bria have an Android client but there's no bluetooth support and the reviews have been pretty mediocre so I'm holding off, but it got me wondering, what is everyone else is using?



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  # 451106 23-Mar-2011 13:01
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Sipdroid.
No choice really as xnet requires Auth ID and sipdroid is the only client that supports it.

I'm hoping gingerbread will support it so that I can have something a little more elegant and less flaky.

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  # 451114 23-Mar-2011 13:15
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I've never heard of it - SIP or Sipdroid.  I've just gone to Wikipedia to (try and) understand what it is and why you'd need it.

I can't help with your question (obviously), but what do you use it for?  If I have a practical example I might better understand why you'd want it.

Sorry, it's a bit off topic.




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  # 451119 23-Mar-2011 13:31
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Neets: 
I can't help with your question (obviously), but what do you use it for?  If I have a practical example I might better understand why you'd want it.


A voip client for Android, to make cheap calls using voip services such as 2Talk or in my case Slingshot's iTalk.  

I've got naked dsl so I'm using voip for my homeline.  Instead of using an adaptor and a dedicated handset, I've got Sipdroid on my mobile which uses the adsl connection via wifi.  So you can make/receive calls to your home number on your mobile.

Works well at home (over adsl), but not so great when away from home using the mobile's 3G connection.


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  # 451121 23-Mar-2011 13:33
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Neets: I've never heard of it - SIP or Sipdroid.  I've just gone to Wikipedia to (try and) understand what it is and why you'd need it.

I can't help with your question (obviously), but what do you use it for?  If I have a practical example I might better understand why you'd want it.

Sorry, it's a bit off topic.


I have Xnet Naked DSL and as part of that service, they offer me a Voip line.
The Sip client is the software that allows you to receive/send calls with your voip service.

Lots of different platforms have their various SIP clients but I prefer to use my Galaxy S rather than being tethered to my desktop or laptop with a headset and mic or using one of the more traditional IP handsets that requires one of the ports on your router.

While I'm home, my smartphone acts as both my mobile and my landline so I can receive and make calls on either service (this morning I rang the US for an hour with sipdroid at 5c per minute which will be added to my xnet bill).
As soon as I take the phone out of range of my wireless router, it become just a mobile, but if I'm out and about and I find a wifi network that I can connect to, I can use it to make free local calls again as the voip service isn't tied to my phone line.

EDIT: Damn I was too slow.

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  # 451135 23-Mar-2011 14:26
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Thank you both, nicely explained.  I get it now :)




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  # 451136 23-Mar-2011 14:46
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CSipsimple - using it from time to time... had no problems. connected to voipstunt.com services. and I'm using google voice to call to US, so meh anything else :D




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  # 451139 23-Mar-2011 14:51
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I use Sipdroid but have it set not to put calls through 3G. That would kill the data plan I am on. I use sipgate as the SIP provider.

Gingerbread has native SIP support but I haven't managed to get that to work yet. I am not entirely sure why.

[Update] Got that to work - used the wrong password :(

But it only supports calls over wifi it appears - not 3G




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  # 451318 24-Mar-2011 08:38
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I'm using CSipsimple. My ZTE Blade / Orange San Fran has issues where all other clients (other than Fring) would route sound through the 'loudspeaker' rather than the headset no matter what button was pushed :/

Waiting for CM7 to become a bit more stable before trying some gingerbread nativeness (and see if they've managed to sort out the routing issues).

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  # 451535 24-Mar-2011 17:31
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lchiu7: I use Sipdroid but have it set not to put calls through 3G. That would kill the data plan I am on. I use sipgate as the SIP provider.

Gingerbread has native SIP support but I haven't managed to get that to work yet. I am not entirely sure why.

[Update] Got that to work - used the wrong password :(

But it only supports calls over wifi it appears - not 3G

Gingerbreads SIP stack is rubbish, it doesn't support even half of the RFC standard for it. Its terrible.
Also theres a single line in one of the system config files which disables it over 3g. Most custom roms fix this.

CSipSimple is fairly good but crap at times from a SIP server administration standpoint, ive had it repeatedly open several connections to the server all showing as active. Seems to be the best so far though.

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  # 451562 24-Mar-2011 19:22
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You're right. THere are few options in it so I have switched back to Sipdroid which works fine for me and does allows 3G, though my wireless plan doesn't provide sufficient data to make that usable.




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  # 451564 24-Mar-2011 19:25
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Been using sipdroid for quite awhile
Very happy with it




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  # 451581 24-Mar-2011 20:15
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wanghou168: Been using sipdroid for quite awhile
Very happy with it


Over 3G?  Which provider and how good is it? 

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  # 451586 24-Mar-2011 21:04
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tigercorp:
wanghou168: Been using sipdroid for quite awhile
Very happy with it


Over 3G?  Which provider and how good is it? 



Mainly over wifi, wifi at home and work.

I am with 2talk, good quality too if you know how to configure    





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  # 451589 24-Mar-2011 21:20
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How much data does VoIP use?




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