Review by elvey
- Location: San Francisco,San Francisco,CA
- Cost Contract price not specified.
Bad "Eats up 15% cpu"
Overall "I'm not satisfied."
I was happily using Google Voice via a POTS line and cell phone and Gizmo5 for a while.
Then I got rid of the POTS line. Gizmo5 stopped playing nicely with Google Voice; it's unusably unreliable; it rarely works this way.
I was able to add a sipgate line to my Google Voice system, and calls go through OK!
BUT, the sipgate software eats up CPU all the time (~15%) on my MacBook Pro, which kills my battery life. Skype uses 3%, which is bad enough. (I run Skype because folks seem to find it easier to use.)
Maybe I should get an ATA.
I've been using sipgate with Google Voice and SIP clients including Acrobits Groundwire on iOS, CSipSimple, sipdroid, etc. They all work less than 90% of the time. None come close to cell-phone reliability, let alone land-line reliability (5 9's - 99.999%)
Unfortunately, the SIP clients I've found don't provide enough diagnostic information for me to be able to figure out if sipgate is to blame. It could be a device, WiFi, ISP, ... problem, and the tools for diagnosing the problem are primitive to nonexistent.
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