[kwlug-disc] Favourite free sip registrars?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Tue Sep 10 04:28:38 EDT 2013


unsolicited wrote:
> 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 don't think TWC maintains such a list. Is this the kind of thing
you're looking for?

http://www.wigle.net/gps/gps/Map/onlinemap2/?maplat=43.4615&maplon=-80.5215&mapzoom=19

--Bob.


On 13-09-09 03:57 PM, unsolicited wrote:
> 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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