Seth Wisely said

January 12, 2011

Droid X / Incredible and SIP (voip) apps less than impressive

Filed under: adblock, ITSP, overview, SIP, voipms — Seth Wisely @ 20:00

droid x [ SIPdroid + ] = uLaw only, called party unable to hear my audio, I can hear my echo, in handset mode (not speakerphone, not blewtooth)

droid (x|incredible) [ SIPdroid + LES ] = uLaw only, called party unable to hear my audio, I can hear my echo, in handset mode (not speakerphone, not blewtooth)

SIPdroid + SipSorcery next … but that’ll not solve the audio stream issues.  STUN yes/no … no joy.

SIPdroid seems to really really want use of PBXes.  More power to them if they have developed a partnership of play well togetherness

droid x [ IAXagent + ] uLaw only, slightly less horrible than SIPdroid

droid x [AntiSIP +]

droid bionic [IAXagent +]

droid bionic [antiSIP +]

droid bionic [antiSIP + LES]

droid bionic [SipDroid + SipSorcery]

all destinations are non-mobile PSTN unless otherwise specified

ITSP currently:, viatalk, LES

plan to BYOD ITSP: future nine, voipo,

fring?  must I?

STUN: ekiga, numb, or vtnoc




root + malware (adware “free” apps) == BAD waiting to happen.  Please privilege surf responsibly.   ALWAYS take a moment to warn others that a “free” app is ADWARE.



October 22, 2010

my phone number or phone number for the blog

Filed under: COM, ITSP, SIP, SipSorcery — Seth Wisely @ 09:35

I’m debating buying a DID solely for this blog.   Hate mail is fun.. but with hate voicemail there can be no mistake about tone.   I’m not worried about threats; the FBI can handle those nicely.

Maybe I should only offer a SIP URI?  No cost incurred, but then only the savvy would call?

I have been discussing some inventive uses for IVR with an online friend.  He started it, I improved it and so began an arms race of IVR hackery.  More on that soon.. or once the ITSP works out the kinks


edit: now possible to reach me

Seth Wisely said:  mwahahaha again

July 19, 2010

vpn for sip to escape fios defective by design moca gateway?

Filed under: COM — Seth Wisely @ 01:09

Since the FIOS westell 9100em gateway’s SIP ALG seems to be designed to break home voip there are a few choices for those enslaved to bitter moca.  One might well be vpn4sip

Designed to allow subjects of fascist regimes talk to friends and family freely it seems like a decent fit for those who suffer the walled garden mentality of Verizon.

Seth Wisely said: byte me verizon

June 23, 2010

FonSwitch SIPbroker is awesome

Filed under: COM, SIP — Seth Wisely @ 16:18

thanks FonSwitch

Seth Wisely said: thanks

June 21, 2010

FonSwitch to implement SIP Broker facility

Filed under: CIO, ITSP, SIP — Seth Wisely @ 11:56

I have it on good authority that is going to add SIP Broker functionality: both FonSwitch SIPbroker incoming and FonSwitch SIP broker outgoing


update:  FonSwitch now has a SIPbroker extension!

FonSwitch SIPbroker sip code is *9963

Aaron will be pleased….

ooh look new buttons

Seth Wisely said: respect our FonSwitch developers

April 7, 2010

when free requires payment it’s not free.. duh?

Filed under: curiouserly, ITSP, SIP — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 19:14

inum is free after you pay money in many cases. wow, what a not great deal!  Some FEW providers honor the American language and provide an inum at no cost.  Thanks: VoxAlot, FonSwitch, Callcentric

SIP Broker supported providers are far less hassle than inum in certain cases

I’ll be sure to post when I find a provider on the inum list that provides an inum and inbound use without a fee.. until then it’s a bait n switch scam

  • callcentric inum is free when you don’t live in the USA for e911 recovery fee *nod* *wink*. If you do live in the USA it will cost $5.  callcentric, however, does really offer free SIP URI calls. Callcentric provides its own set of PSTN gateway numbers for fee-calling [not free] or for calling other SIP/iNum callcentric clients.  There were too many characters needed in a dialstring for my phone but it is likely possible with the new $50/mo data penalty “smart” phones.
  • FonSwitch inum is free.  NO purchase required. Instantly added to account after selection from a dropdown.  FonSwitch offers free SIP URI calls
  • VoiceMeUp “free” inum offer is not free
  • BlasterPhone “free” inum costs $5 and requires gateway to “directly” call iNum. “inum available to paying customers only”
  • voxalot issues inum to all basic accounts: +883 5100 04 xxxxxx (where xxxxxx is your Voxalot number)

I don’t expect free service arbitrarily; I do however expect integrity.  Stand by your offer.

updated: corrections applied. Callcentric is free when you don’t “live” in the USA 😉 FonSwitch is always free inum no crazy e911 recovery fee AND they allow you to choose an iNum to your liking from a block of iNums.

Actually free iNum SIP providers

  • callcentric
    • free iNum
    • no SIP SIMPLE presence
      • must emulate presence with jabber [XMPP] (softphones)
    • free voicemail
    • server side filtering [limited]
    • web UA registration status
    • no SIP trace
  • fonswitch
    • free iNum
    • SIP SIMPLE presence
    • free voicemail
    • no server side filtering
    • web UA registration status
    • no SIP trace
  • voxalot basic
    • free iNum (provider iNum prefix + usernumber)
    • unknown SIP SIMPLE presence
    • unknown voicemail freeness
    • unknown server side filtering
    • web UA registration status
    • no SIP trace

I earnestly appreciate being corrected; I own- and apologize for my errors.  One gains nothing by willful ignorance.

presence: RFC 3856/5264? et al

I’m always on the look out for ways for friends’ families money to keep in touch (internationally) inexpensively.  For those who have free incoming mobile calls (UK/EU?)I would hope incoming SIP calls would be similarly free; iNum fits the bill nicely as the dialing party [ultimately] need not fuss with PSTN gateways or codes.  Rather than suggesting they invest in an excellent headset I suggest they opt for an ATA for “normal” phones.  ITSP and similar are kind enough to provide the free SIP calls, peering aside, it’s a “do a good turn daily” opportunity.  I have been recommending the SPA2102 with latest Cisco firmware for home users behind cheap ISP CPE (with joyously crippleware NAT) other suggestions will be warmly received.  Verizon FIOS westell gateways are the worst for ATA behind NAT with ‘SIP ALG’ that is nearly impossible to disable depending on firmware- and hardware versions.  It seems walled garden is not far enough; FIOS gateways seem hell bent on raping SIP.

future checks

  • SIP Presence subscriptions : SIP SUBSCRIBE/NOTIFY
  • SIP Presence publishing : SIP PUBLISH
  • SIP Presence document : SIP PIDF

last updated 100617 UTC

Seth Wisely said: liars prosper only briefly

March 31, 2010

interesting free hosted asterisk service thanks to sipsorcery blog

Filed under: asterisk, bookmarkified, SipSorcery — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 01:13

thanks SipSorcery blog 100217

another hit for “”

read the ‘hidden’ FAQ before it’s gone

learn mach snell



My install is freer than expected


a slightly older reference to the free offering much earlier in its development [1]

edit: thanks to I had to kill firefox so we’ll never know how far above 100% aretta will reach

Seth Wisely said: free lunch made possible via shunning “incentive”

March 30, 2010

google BRIDGED voice calls still an “eternal” commitment LNP rights trampled no port-out for you mere citizen

Filed under: CIO, COM, SIP, wantonly bizarre — Tags: — Seth Wisely @ 22:44

forget your FCC LNP rights: google awaits a heavy bitchslapping

“Currently, it’s not possible to remove Google Voice from your Google Account, but we’re working on making this option available.”

^^ be sure to vote “no” as often as you change IP address

oh joy!

I spent a few hours gaming the number system after the google acquisition of GrandWhatsit was obviously branded and await the opportunity to exercise my RIGHTS as a consumer to take my awesome numbers to a provider I can trust [not to datamine my calls].

Google does not qualify as an exception in ANY cases outlined by the FCC LNP rules in FCC 07-188 or FCC 09-41

FCC 07-188

APPENDIX B, Title 47 update

§ 52.34 Obligations regarding local number porting to and from interconnected VoIP providers.
(a) An interconnected VoIP provider must facilitate an end-user customer’s valid number portability request, as it is defined in this subpart, either to or from a telecommunications carrier or another interconnected VoIP provider.  “Facilitate” is defined as the interconnected VoIP providers’ affirmative legal obligation to take all steps necessary to initiate or allow a port-in or port-out itself or through the telecommunications carriers, if any, that it relies on to obtain numbering resources, subject to a valid port request, without unreasonable delay or unreasonable procedures that have the effect of delaying or denying porting of the NANP-based telephone number.

(b) An interconnected VoIP provider may not enter into any agreement that would prohibit an end-user customer from porting between interconnected VoIP providers, or to or from a telecommunications

Seems like google TOS is a teeny bit invalid regarding LNP.  Please do correct if I am wrong.

As between the parties, Google shall retain all right, title and interest to the telephone numbers used in connection with or provided as part of the Services.

Pay to be datamined by google? No Way

We will not use any of your content for any purpose except to provide you with the Service

Yeah, right.  “”provide service” — please refer to myriad other google TOS to unvaguify claim.  gmail is powered by text datamining alledgedly on the fly.  voice service is a wee bit more expensive than email, but no datamining?  Would you like to buy a voice bridge?  oh, wait, that’s “free” too.


Seth Wisely said: encrypted calls for the masses is overdue.  skype, for tards, alledgedly continues to foil foreign intelligence.  privacy requires ZERO access potential by unknown third parties

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