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Got this email yesterday. from Dave Knell who runs UKDDI
Hi Graham -
It became untenable for us to continue to offer the service - more and
more scammers - so we took the decision to turn it off. Existing
routings work fine, but I'd suggest that those who value their numbers
should port them.
April 21st 16 07:19 PM
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| || || | betamax softfone problems
I still have win xp on one of my old pcs.
Everything was fine until (I believe) a Live Update on voipcheap.co.uk
Now I can't get into the program, and get the message:
"WSAPoll could not be located in WS2_32.dll"
I do not believe that file or my registry are corrupted.
A bit of Googling suggests the xp version of WS2_32.dll does not
include WSAPoll, so it looks like it's...
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March 12th 16 04:49 PM
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| || || | UKDDI - down?
Is UKDDI's UI down, or is it just me? While I can log in, the only things
I can do are change my password, and log out.
Trying to go to www.ukddi.com it redirects to https://www.telng.com/ukddi.html
which does not respond.
However, my numbers are working.
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| || || | Gigaset "call divert" being set for no apparent reason
I monitor two separate friends Gigaset ip voip phones. In order to do so
I have exposed the Gigaset web administration interface to the wan, with
default 0000 pin.
Recently I have noticed "Call divert" repeatedly being automatically set
to on for no apparent reason. The divert to number is an Israel number
I have a suspicion that due to my lax security the phones are being
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February 11th 16 02:57 PM
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| || || | Extreme VOIP
What's the best VOIP to use in the face of unreliable networks? I'm
thinking of things like:
Random multiple NAT (that you don't know about and can't control, eg CGNAT)
Random port blocking
Possibly dropped UDP/ICMP/etc
Low bandwidth (eg GPRS)
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| || || | Sipgate Basic - Called ID outbound anyone?
Following on from all the new Sipgate Basic changes and notwithstanding the
earlier post about called ID being bust on Sipgate - Sipgate calls. I added
the new free outgoing caller ID 'feature' to my account.
Result is there is still no caller ID presented when calling any mobile or
POTS phone. Not sure about Sipgate to Sipgate as haven't tried that yet.
They seem to have made an almightly...
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| || || | Encrypted VoIP
I wonder when such a thing will come to fruition for companies like
Voipfone for example. Then again I suppose there would be issues with
ATA's not having an encrypted protocol(?) and the likes of Gigaset etc
not updating older hardware or indeed older hardware not being able to
handle the added load of call encryption/decryption.
That said, I've been using RedPhone on my mobile for family...
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| || || | Problem with Gigaset and Sipgate - used to work perfectly
I am trying to get a Gigaset S685 IP system to work with SipGate.
It's been working quit well for two or three years over various rather
flakey internet connections but now it refuses to start at all.
When I first tried (no changes from old settings) it did the usual
"Provider Registration Failed" but now, having cleared everything out
and started again it says "Server not accessible" in the...
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| || || | Voipfone and Fritz!Box
Have a bit of a nasty surprise today!
On Thursday I had a BT number ported to Voipfone. This is my first
experience of voipfone and everything I read seemed very positive. I
already have a Sipgate voip number and Residential Account which work
very well, but porting in a number would mean I'd have to be on the
Business Phone service at £14.95 per month, thus the choice to use
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| || || | ATAs
I'm now on my second Fritzbox and have been using them for 10 years (?).
I know nothing else!
What I want for a friend is a lower cost option since he already has a
router with a spare LAN socket begging out for an ATA into which he can
plug his existing cordless phone system.
My question here is to ask if there is an ATA which will register with a
minimum of two voip providers...
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| || || | Sipgate caller ID broken
Since they made the Sipgate Basic changeover I've noticed that caller ID
is broken but only sip-sip calls on Sipgate. On my Siemens handsets the
caller is displayed as or withheld.
Calls into sipgate from external are OK.
Calls out to other lines ffrom sipgate show my outgoing PSTN number as I
have the option enabled in the account.
Is there something I need to change...
September 26th 15 10:29 PM
by Nick B.
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| || || | 1899 and variants now .5p per minute
Made call this morning to be told "half a P per minute".
Went on 1899 and 18185 and they have started this charge from today.
Could not see any ZERO P per mins.
Also still charging the connection charge.
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September 21st 15 12:13 PM
by Bob L
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| || || | Marketing Call on (private) Sipgate number
I have a few Sipgate numbers for various reasons. One of which is used only by
members of my immediate family, usually for urgent/health related calls.
Over the last couple of days I have received a few calls from a called ID of
02435 6898. Google seems to indicate that this number is allocated to some
The caller was female stating she was from the Milan Fashion House in Italy
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| || || | Problems with Sipgate Basic anyone?
I set Sipgate Basic up as a standby for my F-i-L when they started
taking new customers around Easter. The account however was set up
under their old system (I was a bit quick off the mark!) the same
system I have had for years and which has never bleated once. The phone is rarely used but
sits there quite happily - that is until last week.
It had a spate of incoming calls in the middle of...
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August 31st 15 11:17 AM
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| || || | sipgate basic: new web interface
Looks like sipgate have introduced a new web interface, at least on
their basic accounts. Change seems to have been implemented yesterday
afternoon (25 June 2015) by the looks of various time-stamps. Not sure
I like it that much, but then I really only used it for the calls log
and that's been simplified (old version has much more detail and CSV et
al download). New incarnation suggests...
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| || || | Standard Phone Book XML?
I note that some VOIP hardware including my recently acquired FritzBox
7490 support import and export of a telephone book in XML format.
First, is there a de facto standard definition of this XML? My
googling has revealed different keywords for similar elements so, for
example, a Yealink DirectoryEntry seems to be the same as a FritzBox
Second, is there software for displaying and...
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| || || | Slow to hear ringtone
I had an original Fritzbox from around 8 years (?) ago which I've not
used for some years now. I dug it out and have set it up for use by a
charity in order to reduce call costs. The router registers with a
The only problem the system has is that it is long time after dialling a
number before ringtone is heard; around 10+ seconds. I can't recall
this Fritzbox acting like...
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