Re: [Ekiga-list] Connecting to through Jitsi

On Thu, 21 Feb 2013, Eugen Dedu wrote:

On 18/02/13 09:53, el_gallo_azul wrote:
Be aware that an Ekiga SIP account (a free one) can only be used to connect to another account.

This is wrong.

Hope I am not wrong when I say that an account is useful not to call, but to be called. So calling an account has nothing to do with having an account.


I disagree with you slightly, here, although this could easily be no more than an issue of language difference.

With the
Hope I am not wrong when I say that an account is useful not to call, but to be called.

If you meant "an account is useful not just to call", or, "an account is useful not just for calling from", then the meaning changes.

An example, is that, when I first called Greg, the call showed as lasting for 53 minutes. My telecommunications provider would, I believe, charge 80 cents (in AUD) per minute for a long distance call within Australia, so that call would have cost about 42AUD, if it had been made landline to landline.

I think it most likely that it is simply a difference in laguage.

To me, having an Ekiga account at both ends, is better than having one end Ekiga, and one end not Ekiga.

Especially with my experience with Linphone, which I have described in another message that I posted today.

And, one important thing that I believe is more likely to work in having both ends with Ekiga accounts and Ekiga software, is the prospect of video calls (which I have yet to achieve), which, to me, is the main attraction to softphone communications.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams,
  published by Pan Books, 1992

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