Sipgate enters the USA Market


Very good call with Thilo Salmon from Sipgate. We’ve been a member for at least 5 years and I was really excited when I got a response on Twitter from none other the the co-founder and CEO of the company.

[audio:|titles=Thilo Salmon Sipgate CEO]

Transcript IRC 2009-06-05

Open a free Sipgate account and check out what they offer so your questions can be answered and your opinions aired!

Sipgate User Paramater Panel

Above is the Sipgate user panel. Sipgate offers 200 free minutes to test their system and a free USA phone number. Free calling between Sipgate extensions, of course but you can put several phones on a single account. I did just that and then called myself (from Europe to Europe) and found the lag to be as expected but what a great solution for newbies and people who want to experiment.

Sipgate does voicemail as expected but also, Google Voice-like ringing of multiple extensions. Try it out if you dare.


Thilo Salmon June 8, 2009 at 4:09 am

Turns out, I was out of sync with our engineering team with regards to some technical aspects. Sebastian, a member of the sipgate engineering team, was quick to point them out to me. Let me sum up his points for you:

– MWI is not available in the U.S. as of today
– Voicemail is 8 kHz (converted from G.711 to mp3 in most cases)
– G.722 requires an account to be run in “Compatibility Mode” (to be found in “Advanced Settings”) for the time being

I hope this helps clarify some confusion, which has been arisen – in particular with regards to the 16 kHz bit.

All the best,

admin June 8, 2009 at 6:17 am

Thanks for the adjustment, Thilo and thanks again for being a great guest!

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