SIPGATE going out of biz ...

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rnio
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SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by rnio » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:42 am

Hi There,

I am looking for some feedback / alternatives.

I currently use SIPGATE / LOCALPHONE / SS for my daily phone needs.

SIPGATE had incoming numbers, which I used to "marry" with SS for call processing / forwarding. (calls end either in SS or on a PAP device)

LOACLPHONE I use for all outgoing calls ... they are very cheap :)

SS is my call "manager" with advanced call processing features.

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Q: Do you any other VOIP service, which gives you free call-in numbers ... and allow you to have them end in SS / or PAP device without any cost.

LOCALPHONE has call-in # ... but they cost 1$ per month ... and they charge for any calls coming in and forwarded to another line.

They do have the ability to forward to a SIP-URI ... but this needs to be a "hard-coded" IP address.

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Q: How "stable" is the sipsorcery.com IP ? ... does it change every 6 month or so ?

I ask, because I am going to hook a few lines into this setup ... and hate when ALL go down the same time.

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Q: Any suggestion how I can integrate a pre-call processor e.g. "Press #1 for sales ... #2 for ..."

Thanks for any feedback / suggestions you can give.

Robert

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by luckycharms » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:25 pm

Hi all,

Same question here more or less. Was using sipgate for incoming from GV and otherwise, and now need an alternative. Any suggestions welcome!

thanks!

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by mobilebone » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:49 pm

Add me to the bunch. Been using Sipgate/GV/Sipsorcery.

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by Aaron » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:21 am

Callcentric offer free incoming US DIDs as do http://switch2voip.us/.

The SIPSorcery IP address (67.222.131.147) is not expected to change at all in the medium term. Of course something unforeseen could happen like a hosting provider going out of business but I rate the chances of that as very low.

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by rnio » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:17 pm

Thanks ... this should help :)

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by wombat » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:51 am

Aaron,
That switch2voip wants you too setup funds, minimum of $25,than they will let you register plus that free DID they give you,you pay for incoming calls.Just for info,as they do not make that know very well.

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by luckycharms » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:47 pm

Thanks Aaron. Any ideas about quality differences between callcentric vs switch2voip? Just signed up for callcentric - seems like their free numbers are only good for a couple weeks at a time?

Switched to ipkall in the meantime. Doesn't seem horrible, but don't like the 30-day timeout, and all my calls now have the ipkall number as the caller id.

EDIT: Got a response from callcentric about this. Here's their response:

Regarding to the date that you are seeing; this date is simply referring to the current billing period, this is not when your number will expire. Your free DID should carry over to the next month automatically; it should remain under your account, until you set the number to cancel out yourself.

*** Please note that there is a special limitation with our free DID product, specifically as mentioned on our products page (http://www.callcentric.com/dids/free_phone_number):

Each Free Phone Number must receive call(s) from the PSTN totaling at least one (1) completed minute of use every three (3) months; or they may be removed from your account without warning.

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by Aaron » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:08 pm

I can't really comment on which provider is better as I only utilise them for testing purposes.

In regards to any limit on the callcentric DID I've had mine since they originally offered the free ones which I think must be close to a year ago now and it hasn't expired. I also avail of a free callcentric voicemail box which likewise I've never had any issues with.

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by beaver » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:16 pm

How about IPKall?

I have been using it for incoming DID.

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Re: SIPGATE going out of biz ...

Post by luckycharms » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:48 pm

I've been having problems with callcentric. switch2voip.us requires depositing $ to start an account, so back to ipkall it is...

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