SIP softfone for OS9?

Discussion in 'Apps' started by Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. I have a friend who needs to use a SIP softphone. This is a program that
    provides you with an Internet telephone to connect to a commerical
    service (although there are free ones).

    She has an iBook running OS9, and would like to use it for this.

    Does anyone know of one?

    Thanks in advance,

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jan 2, 2008
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  2. Haven't found any that will run on OS9 myself.

    In fact there is little to nothing that will run VOIP on an OS9
    machine.

    I had to get a cheap used PC to run a couple.
     
    D. Kirkpatrick, Jan 2, 2008
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  3. Thanks, That's what I thought. Oh well, I was hoping to make use of
    an iBook that was replaced by an Intel MAC, but kept around "just in case".

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jan 3, 2008
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  4. Thanks, It's not mine and the person who owns it does not want to.

    She has a 2006 vintage INTEL Mac laptop and just bought a used G4 one
    because the INTEL one needed service and she had to have something.

    The old iBook would need a memory and hard drive upgrade, plus an OSX
    license, and it's just not worth it. She would rather keep it around
    in case she needs to run something that uses OS9, and if it "ain't broke,
    don't fix it".

    The idea was instead of having it sit in a closet, she could put a headset
    on it and use it as a (stationary) WiFi phone. She has WiFi included in her
    rent, but no ethernet access, so an ATA would have no where to connect to.

    She's moving in a few months, and then will have to get her own Internet,
    so buying a WiFi SIP phone does not make any sense.

    The other problem is that I am 8,000 miles away from her and the nearest
    Mac dealer is a 2-3 hour drive. Whatever support she gets is via telephone
    or email, or take a day off and spend most of it on the road.

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jan 3, 2008
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  5. Geoffrey S. Mendelson

    Mike Guest

    I used to use something called OphoneX previously and a short search
    suggests that it may well also work under OS9 - but I have no personal
    experience. It may be worth a look.
     
    Mike, Jan 3, 2008
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  6. Geoffrey S. Mendelson

    Hauke Fath Guest

    From <http://xmeeting.sourceforge.net/pages/ohphonex.php>:

    "ohphoneX is a H.323-compatible and Open Source video conferencing
    client for Max OS X (10.3 only)."

    hauke
     
    Hauke Fath, Jan 4, 2008
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