[kwlug-disc] Favourite free sip registrars?

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 10:00:36 EDT 2013


Holy Handgrenades, Bob, where did you find this map?  It's downright
creepy!  (but it makes me happy that I leave my SSID off...)



On 10 September 2013 04:28, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

> 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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