Sipdroid suggestions for service
First let me say that I love this app! I have been waiting for something like this to come along and want to thank the developers!
I have been experimenting with Sipdroid for a couple of weeks and have a few suggstions for those that would like to try it. In my experience so far....Anything I have setup has to go through pbxes.org
in order for it to function properly.
You can sign up for an account with a service like 12voip.com
. They are the same company but each offers "Free" calls to different countries so look at their list of free calls/countries and decide which one works best for you. For about $10.00 you get 90 days of service (300 minutes a week of calling) through sip or regular phone (via a local access number). This was the least expensive way to go for testing. I'm sure someone can suggest other VOIP services but these have been the ones I have tested with so these are only suggestions.
also offers service so they are another alternative.
You will also need to configure these services through pbxes.org
as they will not work directly through the sipdroid software. I tried and failed. I was able to make calls but could not hear the person on the other end. Once I set it up through pbxes.org
it all worked fine. You can obtain the sip settings for them on their websites. You will need to enter that info into your pbxes.org
account. Now remember, this will only be for outgoing calls. They do not suppy a real phone number for incoming calls. I think you can get a real number through pbxes.org
but I'm not sure. You should be able to receive sip to sip calls which would be email@example.com
or 12voip.com but I didn't bother even trying that.
For a SIP die hard another suggestion (this is what I have settled with and it is working perfectly) is to invest 39.95 and buy a Magic Jack. If you have one already and don't use it and it's still active use it for this!
You will be able to pick a US phone number with choice of state/city. With a little searching at magicjacksupport.com
you can obtain your sip settings and have the magic without the jack! In other words, you can setup your magicjack sip settings through pbxes.org
and make/receive calls over sip. Your magicjack does not have to be plugged into your computer! It has been working perfectly for me. This procedure IS NOT something that the makers of MagicJack support and I am sure they would not be to happy about it either! So if you decide to do this, you are doing it on your own and it is possible you may violate your MJ TOS! I have not had a problem and have been doing magicjack things for quite a while!
If someone dials my magicjack number the calls forward to pbxes.org
and in turn forwards the calls via sip and my phone rings (first it shows my MJ number and then it shows the caller ID of the person calling) and I answer, LOL. By showing my MJ number first, this lets me know that the call is coming in over SIP.
Pure SIP in and out. I picked a local number for my area and let my friends know to call me on it and they dont know the difference. My phone doesn't seem to care either! I have not experienced a single dropped call. I have been using this over wifi and 3g. I don't suggest edge as it is just way to choppy but you can if you want.