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Author: oxlug
To: 'Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] VOIP
Apple - either you dance to their tune or you don't dance at all!

Apple 2 was along time ago but check their prices for additional RAM which
I has to specced with the machine and can't be upgraded.


-----Original Message-----
From: oxlug <> On Behalf Of ael
Sent: 16 March 2021 14:36
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] VOIP

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 09:32:05AM +0000, Gregory Matthews wrote:
> yes this has to be reliable as I no longer have a landline.

The only interruptions that I have noticed with sipgate were down to ISP
breakdowns. So completely reliable as far as I can tell.

> Anyway, good to hear some positive feedback for sipgate. My main issue
> with them at the time was the "Zoiper" app that I was using on my
> phone, drained the battery quite quickly. Small price to pay for better

service tho.

As I only have a dumb phone by choice, I can't really comment. But I think
there are many Android softphone clients, several open source, including
linphone. You should be able to find ones that handle battery life properly.

But now I see that zoiper seems to be for Apple, a company that I have
completely rejected since the early days when I was going to offer to
upgrade the memory on an Apple 2 for a friend only to find that Apple had
drilled out the PCB to prevent adding extra RAM. They have been a near
criminal company ever since their foundation, and continue with their
environmental crimes by making repair near impossible (see iFixit) and
building in short term obsolescence. <\rant> Just say no:-)