AW: Yet Another SIP Community: www.sipphone.com
- Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 21:49:39 +0200
This Lindows guy just lauched another FWD and is in addition
selling pairs of Grandstreams. You get a "FWD" number, the gag
is only that he used an suspended NANP area code in front and
a also the NA dialing plan. For the cross connections to
FWD and iptel.org is is not using the wacko ** or 1010 like EdGuy,
he is using other UNUSED NANP area codes: www.nanpa.com
I absolutely do not like this approach, because this is confusing the
issue even more. We should get ENUM on track for linking these
BTW, anybody can sign up for a number, get a PW and use it with
any other SIPphone:
SIP Server: proxy01.sipphone.com (126.96.36.199)
STUN Server: stun01.sipphone.com (188.8.131.52)
NTP Server: ntp01.sipphone.com
TFTP Server: tftp01.sipphone.com (184.108.40.206)
Von: Otmar Lendl 
Gesendet: Do 07.08.2003 18:57
Betreff: Yet Another SIP Community: www.sipphone.com
Michael Robertson, the guy behind Lindows just launched a
SIP community and sells preconfigured SIP phones (Grandstreams)
two for $ 130.
See http://www.sipphone.com/, or the slashdot discussion at
They seem to use a numbering schema similar to the North
American Dialing plan, where they are in 1-747 xxx yyyy,
a crosslink to FWD uses 1-393 <fwd-nr> and for iptel
the prefix is 1-477.
I have no idea about the allocation status of the area codes
747, 393 and 477.
All these "if you want to call from system X to system Y
use prefix Z" lists remind me of the email routing guides
I needed back in the days of Bitnet, Fido, Maus, Internet,
X.400, Compuserve, GENIE & co.
I wonder when they'll discover that ENUM might do the same
magic for them that RFC822 + DNS + MX records did for email?
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