Softphone (SIP/VoIP) access to minutes/messages bucket

It would be nice to be able to make/receive calls and texts on my Ting # via softphone and XMPP client, preferably using the buckets for each.

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  • I'm marking this as "not planned" but we are in fact thinking about stuff like this. It's just not something we're sure we'd do so I don't want to raise false hopes.

    That said, I'd be interested in hearing from others who would like something like this.

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  • It would enable turning iPad or iPod touch (or any other non-WAN tablet) into a phone, when combined with a mobile access point..  And having XMPP-based IMing would enable an opensource sort of iMessage equivalent (as Vitelity has with s.ms , which I currently use)..

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  • I like the idea of a sip service. I don't like the idea of it tying into our usage buckets as voip should be cheaper than cell service.

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  • For the convenience of using the same number, having simulring across all softphones and hardphone(s), and having SMSs gated to an XMPP server that delivers them to all XMPP clients (such as on-phone XMPP, Adium, etc) I can abide paying for the convenience by sharing buckets.  Having unlimited softphones not cost any extra (since they don't have to be provisioned and managed like hardphones thru Sprint) behind a single number would be nice though.  So I can have my Bria at home, at work, and on my device while I'm roaming outside of the Sprint network and using Wifi.

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  • (actually, now that I think of it, how to manage an account that only has smartphones and a data device?  ISTR my work-provided Verizon dongle has a phone #, presumably softphones in that situation would be configured with that #?  Could you port a phone # from another cell provider onto a data device?)

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  • I've made comments about this on other VoIP threads here.  I support it.  However, what I am really interested in is SIP as an alternate endpoint for a Ting number (in and outbound, voice and SMS).

     

    Christopher

     

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  • This seems like a generalization of an idea I posted earlier today:

    https://help.ting.com/entries/90779577-Support-Analog-Telephone-Adapters

    Of course, I like this idea.

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