Hey guys I'm new to modding and customizing world as all my past phones have been hand me downs from my brother.I have now taken the reigns of my phone plan and phone selection into my own hands and would like to get the best setup that I can. In doing so I want to get the best plan for my needs and one that works best for the dream.
Now I goto school away from home so I need to make long distance calls back in my hometown quite often this leads to some lame long distance charges.I was banking on skype alleviating this but sadly Skype isnt platformed for android and skype lite is not available in Canada. Through my research I came across sipdroid which seems to be a working solution for my long distance woes.
My questions are
What are your experiences with using sipdroid with the HTC Dream on rogers? Is it consistent?
Hows call clarity? on 3G vs wifi? significantly different?
If its bad does anyone have any modifications to the phone that would improve the clarity using sipdroid?
I use sipdroid on my phone through a provider called voip.ms. I've used it on 3G, but moreso as a demonstration--first 5 seconds on 3G, the call is often flaky, but then it settles down. I only demonstrate when I have strong 3G (like 4/4 bars). On 3g, I can make outgoing calls, but I cannot receive calls to my voip DID. 3g is typically shaky because of latency issues.Originally Posted by singhm29
Over wlan, it works wonderfully.
Haven't heard of any.Originally Posted by singhm29
BTW, another alternative is to pick up an older/newer Symbian phone (like an N95, e71), the built-in SIP/Voip client is really solid (one of the best things that Nokia ever did).
One thing that is hit-and-miss with sipdroid is its provider support. They really want you to use pbxes.org as your sip trunk, and only really provide support that particular service. The free offering is great. Works really well.
@hotweiss, maintainer of the awesome HOFO community ROMs, has a nice write up on his site that talks about a sipdroid setup.