[kwlug-disc] Favourite free sip registrars?

unsolicited 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 
in it.

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
> daily.
> But they would also get email (Gmail) and be reachable in other ways.




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