Has anyone got the Sipgate Android App working on Vodafone?

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Trust No One®, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Vodafone. I've recently installed the Sipgate
    android app but have had absolutely no joy with either making or receiving
    calls on 3g. The app connects to Sipgate but does precious little else.

    I'm on one of the more expensive contracts but TBH I'm not sure whether VOIP
    is allowed/blocked or not. It would be useful if I could use this app as I
    barely average 20mb out of the 2Gb monthly allowance :)

    I do have an iPad, also on Vodafone and the Sipgate iOS app works just fine.

    Has anyone got this working?
    Trust No One®, Oct 19, 2012
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    Chris Davies Guest

    I'm with Talkmobile (a Vodafone virtual), and SIPDroid can't establish
    a useful speech path. Initially I had thought it was my low-end
    phone's issue, but I've countered that with MobileVOIP, which works
    beatifully. However, it is tied to the Betamax/Finarea service so I
    can't use it with Sipgate.

    I'll have a try with the Sipgate app itself over the weekend.
    Chris Davies, Oct 19, 2012
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  3. Well here's the thing...

    The iOS version works perfectly well on my iPad, which is on a Vodafone
    mobile internet contract. I can make and receive calls using the app.
    Trust No One®, Oct 20, 2012
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    Chris Davies Guest

    Nothing on 3G. Variable (tending towards not a lot) on WiFi. This even
    after experimenting with the different codec options. It also chewed up
    my battery at a stupid rate. All in all, about 2/10 "could do better".

    Chris Davies, Oct 21, 2012
  5. Hi Chris,

    Glad it wasn't just me - looks like the Android app isn't really fit for
    purpose :)

    A pity... What could have been....
    Trust No One®, Oct 22, 2012
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    Chris Davies Guest

    If your phone is a little more powerful than my 600MHz Wildfire, the
    Sipdroid app from I-P-Tel GmbH may work for you. (My phone works really
    well with MobileVOIP, but that's outbound via Betamax/Finarea only.)

    Chris Davies, Oct 22, 2012
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    Woody Guest

    When you say wi-fi do you mean VF supplied wi-fi or your normal
    domestic? If the latter, I have no problems at all with Sipdroid
    using voip.co.uk.
    Woody, Oct 22, 2012
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    Chris Davies Guest


    Nice to know. My phone will just about struggle with the Sipdroid app,
    but the Sipgate app doesn't do anything useful. Even dialing 10000
    doesn't always deliver a voice channel. Sigh.

    Chris Davies, Oct 22, 2012
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    Soruk Guest

    Have you tried CSipSimple? I used to use SipDroid, but found the line quality
    (to my own Asterisk box) much better on CSipSimple, connecting over Orange 3G
    using an old HTC Wildfire and the GSM codec.

    I'm now on giffgaff using a Huawei Ascend G300, and CSipSimple still works
    nicely over 3G.
    Soruk, Oct 25, 2012
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    Bob Eager Guest

    Does it allow SIP over TCP?
    Bob Eager, Oct 25, 2012
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    Dave Higton Guest

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    Why do you ask? Do you have stuff that does SIP over TCP, and, if
    so, what is it?

    I'm looking for a collection of SIP UAs that use TCP.

    I have some Grandstream phones whose SIP/TCP implementation is
    buggy, though I've not checked for firmware upgrades in some time.

    Dave Higton, Oct 25, 2012
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    Bob Eager Guest

    Asterisk does it. I have an Asterisk box at home, and use the phone as an
    'extension'. But only TCP gets through the firewall at work.
    Bob Eager, Oct 25, 2012
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    Chris Davies Guest

    That's a good find, thank you. I was trying it yesterday evening and
    although it would deliver the "well done!" message from 10000, it wouldn't
    let me listen to my voicemail messages. But it does work to "real"
    phone numbers. Is there something strange/different about calling 50000?

    Chris Davies, Oct 26, 2012
  14. I tried installing Sipdroid but it also doesn't appear to work well on my
    Galaxy S3. It connects to Sipgate but I get no sound whatsoever when I dial,
    even though the called number rings.

    I gave up and uninstalled it and tried the Mobile VOIP app. This works very
    well, but as you say, it is outbound only. This isn't really a problem for

    Nice to be able to use a bit more of my 2Gb monthly data allowance.
    Trust No One®, Oct 28, 2012
  15. That's really not likely to work well, alas. You can encapsulate both
    SIP and RTMP in a TCP stream by e.g. using OpenVPN in TCP mode (add
    the "tcp" keyword at the end of the "remote" line), but when I've
    tried this the quality falls horribly; it certainly seems as though a
    dropped packet is better than a late one for voice comprehension.
    Roger Burton West, Oct 28, 2012
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