[kwlug-disc] Favourite free sip registrars?
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Sep 9 15:57:09 EDT 2013
That's a very interesting thought, thank you - used android phones.
Not something we could do - Working Centre or Computer Recycling?
Wi-Fi is a given for the scenario. They would have to be in a place that
has wi-fi, let alone somewhat unrestricted wi-fi. (Not sure off the top
of my head if the library 'qualifies' as that - haven't been there in a
while with any wi-fi devices to hand). I guess whatever wi-fi is present
would also have to have sufficient bandwidth available for decent voice
quality - not that it takes much, but if they all tried to talk at the
same time ...
There's lots of places with free wi-fi, and this population will be well
aware of them / share. If it matters to them, they will seek these
places out. (e.g. They find Working Centre, and health support and lunch
at SJK, and so on.) [Thinking of that, now I understand Paul's
frustration that SJK doesn't already have wi-fi.]
It wouldn't surprise me if the Working Centre maintains a list of
hotspots. If not, I'd bet there's a web list around somewhere.
I specifically set up a charging station for exactly this purpose for
Fridays. I expect the other site/nights probably would to, if they don't
already, given sufficient demand.
Thank you for your message, some good thoughts and reminders of issues
On 13-09-09 03:17 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> I'm guessing they wouldn't be able to do this on a library computer, even
>> with an app on a USB key. Anyone know? Starbucks? Working Centre? Elsewhere?
> Perhaps someone can champion the recycling of old Android phones, install
> CSIPSimple on them?
> But they would need WiFi to get service, and a place to charge their phone
> But they would also get email (Gmail) and be reachable in other ways.
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