looking for a voip provider. assume that it'll be sip, iax2 or xmpp, but really open to whatever
sip to sip calls should be freeish, easy to initiate
should be able to call anyone that's on sip using there sip uri ...
need a DID and DOD ... ie termination
want to have:
able to make my DID/DOD appear to be another number (maybe my cell)
some sort of fallthru ... try my sip, then try my cell
pricing should be reasonable, but beyond that it's secondary. not sure what the "fair" price is ???
voxalot/679376 - no softphone registration with the free account (voxbasic)
i guess this is intended as an aggregation service ???
pbxes.com/nqzero - my test calls to sip:firstname.lastname@example.org silently terminate
they do show up in the call log, so it's probably possible to do something with them
complicated, and i don't think it's intended for what i want.
signup asked for a lot of semi-personal info - just seems sketchy
sipsorcery -- didn't try this one, but it seems to be more of the same. they all seem to be meta-sip, without actually providing sip itself
google voice chat is my default option ... everything seems to work ok, if a little inflexible. more time needed to figure out if it really is the holy grail :)
good list of providers:
callcentric.com - think that this one is a pretty basic provider. seems respectable and i think i could sip in and out. sipbroker
voovox.com - can send sms, looks reasonable but i didn't try it. doesn't look like they peer with sipbroker. but they're somehow tied to phonegnome, and pg claims that you should be able to sip in and out: