Nokia N95 – Just because I’m cheap!

Some time ago, with a little help of TDI some time ago I’ve successfully switched all my outgoing calls to Voipdiscount, while at the same time moving my incoming calls’ number to mobile provider through a Sagem base station, all of this nicely integrated in a Linksys SPA3102 gateway in a way that a regular person grabbing a phone at my desk cannot realize that at the current moment it’s a hybrid not really having much in common with the POTS, they expect to be using. All of this effectively reducing the monthly phone spending to a negligible monthly fee, just in time when my eldest starts to spend hours on the phone – great!

Consequently, one of the main reasons behind my getting a WIFI enabled Nokia was to use Voip as the primary outgoing calls channel, so after we got (one for each of us TDI and me :) ) it was a mildly shocking experience when I discovered that Fring as a Voip solution is, to put it gently, seriously lacking in voice quality. At the same time I’ve found out that the Nokia seems to have SIP support built in, but up till today it seemed that there is no way to force it to work with Voipdiscount – the Voip provider that most of us in here (that actually switched to Voip at home) use. But that problem’s gone now. As of today the Nokia is officially a Voip solution of choice also for the Betamax services (the operator behind VoipDiscount, VoipStunt and about a dozen other services that simply put differ only by the site template, while effectively linking to one backbone).

Definitely for TDI’s benefit – but perhaps anyone else will find it useful as well… the configuration goes as follows:

  • Service Profile: IETF
  • Default access point: Your preferred wireless network
  • Public username: sip:[username]@voipdiscount.com
  • Use compression: No
  • Registration: When needed (use always on if you want it to stay connected all the time) Call type selection screenshot
  • Use security: No
  • Proxy server
    • Proxy server address: sip:sip.voipdiscount.com
    • Realm: voipdiscount.com
    • Username: your username
    • Password: your password
    • Allow loose routing: Yes
    • Transport type: Auto
    • Port: 5060
  • Registrar server
    • Registrar server address: sip:sip.voipdiscount.com
    • Realm: voipdiscount.com
    • Username: your username
    • Password: your password
    • Allow loose routing: Yes
    • Transport type: UDP
    • Port: 5060

And the best thing of all is the integration of the Voip within the phone, you pick your number like you usually would – either by typing it form the keypad or by selecting it from the address book, and THEN the phone asks you by which means you want to connect to your destination… BLISS!

 

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