Kitchener-Waterloo VoIP Users Group

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Friday, 29 July 2016 KWVoIP Meeting Notes

Location: Egg Roll King Restaurant, 85 Courtland Avenue East, Kitchener, Ontario

iCalendar: kwvoip-2016-07-29.ics

Resources: 29 July 2016 Files

This is July, and System Administrator Appreciation Day is celebrated on the last Friday in July. Although the SysAdminDay website indicates that SysAdmins are the happy recipients of cake and ice cream, for the last few years SysAdmins in Kitchener-Waterloo have been celebrating SysAdminDay by taking themselves to dinner, along with spouses, friends, and co-workers.

While KWVoIP meetings are usually scheduled for the fourth Thursday in July, this month we're combining the KWVoIP meeting with SysAdminDay. There's an overlap between the KWVoiP members and SysAdmins -- VoIP systems need administration too!

Topic: Brian Bentley - Roaming Profile Experiments

Brian Bentley has returned from a short trip to the United States. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to present last month, so he's catching up this month.

In order to stay in touch telephonically, Brian used Roam Mobility for Data services. He tested Fongo (Canadian number) and TextNow (US number) for VoIP services. While in the US he tried to sign up for a Google Voice number. What worked? What was cheapest? Was it worth the bother? Come to dinner to hear Brian's answers.

Brian has made available his notes from his roaming experiments: KWVoIP June 23, 2016 Notes.doc (39.9 kBytes, MS-Word document). Updated 16 July 2016: KWVoIP July 28, 2016 Notes (PDF, 466.9 KBytes)