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Adrian Georgescu, 07/27/2013 12:49 pm

Using your SIP account

First configure your SIP device.

Incoming calls

When you enroll a SIP account on SIP2SIP infrastructure, a SIP address under @sip2sip.info domain is automatically allocated to you. You must provide this SIP address to those that want to reach you. Then you must have your SIP device registered with SIP2SIP infrastructure.

Calling Out

Using your SIP device you can call any other SIP address reachable over the Internet in the form of user@domain. If you use a SIP enabled phone featured only with a classic 12 keys keypad you will experience a crippled service as is either impossible or hard to dial other SIP addresses with it.

Calls to SIP addresses containing only numbers and starting with a zero are always routed to the PSTN gateways. This is an arbitrary convention configured in the platform for detecting calls meant to be routed to PSTN.

Test Numbers

  • To test outgoing audio sessions, call 3333, you should hear some music playing
  • To test your microphone, call 4444, you should hear your echo back
  • can be used for echoing back both RTP audio and MSRP chat

Session Details


SIP2SIP supports ad-hic multi-party conferencing

  • Using any SIP client connect to <room>@conference.sip2sip.info Replace the <room> with the desired room name.
  • Using Blink SIP client go to menu Call -> Join Conference. Choose a room and connect.
  • XMPP clients can connect to . Replace room with the desired room name.

Supported media

  • Audio codecs: Opus, Speex, G.722, G.711
  • Text Chat is supported for SIP clients using MSRP protocol
  • File Transfers are supported for SIP clients using MSRP protocol
  • SIP Clients that implement Conference Event Package RFC 4575 can retrieve the participants information
  • Multiparty Text Chat is supported between XMPP and SIP MSRP clients

Room Access

Supported Audio codecs:

Support Media Address Protocol Recommended Clients
Narrow band audio +1-425-998-2650 PSTN US Any Phone
Narrow band audio +31-20-8005161 PSTN EU Any Phone
RTP Audio SIP Blink, Bria, Jitsi
MSRP Chat, MSRP File Transfer SIP Blink for OSX
Conference Information SIP Blink for OSX
Group Chat XMPP Muc Jitsi, Adium, iChat, Google
Ultra-wideband Audio XMPP Jingle Jitsi

XMPP interoperability

It is possible to exchange audio (using Jingle), presence and chat messages with external XMPP domains.

NAT Traversal

Practically you do not need to set anything special in the client, NAT traversal is solved automatically by the SIP2SIP server infrastructure. We recommend actually that you check to have disabled all client features related to NAT traversal:

  1. Disable STUN as is unreliable and leading to unexpected results
  2. Disable any SIP ALG support in the border router, most of the so called 'SIP enabled' routers on the market today are simply broken

Beware that corporate firewalls that have an explicit policy against SIP or poorly implemented SIP ALGs may still block your SIP signaling and/or media traffic. You need un-restricted access to the following ports used by SIP2SIP infrastructure:

Port range Protocol Description Application
5060 UDP SIP signaling OpenSIPS - SIP Proxy/Registrar/Presence Agent
5060 TCP SIP signaling OpenSIPS - SIP Proxy/Registrar/Presence Agent
5269 TCP XMPP signaling SylkServer SIP/XMPP gateway
50000:60000 UDP RTP media !MediaProxy - RTP media relay
2855 TLS MSRP media MSRP relay - MSRP media relay
443 TLS XCAP storage OpenXCAP - Presence policy management


  • To access your voicemail or mailbox settings dial 1233
  • Your voice messages are delivered to your e-mail address

IM and File Transfer

  • For instant messaging your client must support MSRP protocol and its MSRP relay extension


SIP2SIP provides a SIP presence agent that handles SUBSCRIBE and PUBLISH methods for presence events.

  1. To publish your presence send PUBLISH for Event: presence to your own SIP address, containing the body describing your presence information in PIDF format
  2. To subscribe to a SIP address, send a SUBSCRIBE message for Event: presence
  3. To subscribe to a list of SIP addresses (a.k.a. rls-services), send a SUBSCRIBE message for Event: presence containing an extra header: Require: eventlist
  4. To monitor who has subscribed to your presence information you must send SUBSCRIBe for Event: presence.winfo to your own SIP address
  5. To allow others to subscribe to your published information you must use XCAP protocol for manipulating pres-rules policy document
  6. To store your buddy list on the server you must use XCAP protocol for manipulating resource-lists and rls-services documents

More information is available at http://wiki.sip2sip.info/news/23

Calls to PSTN network

Calls to PSTN are possible to SIP accounts under @sip2sip.info domain. If you have used your own Internet domain, it is not possible to call out to PSTN.

You can call to the classic telephone network (a.k.a. PSTN) after you have purchased credit. Price list for dialing to PSTN destinations is available here. The call costs are logged in the Credit section of your SIP settings page. To add credit to your SIP account at http://x.sip2sip.info?tab=credit

To dial a PSTN destination dial + or 00 in front of the actual number including country code. The number must be a fully qualified E.164 number (country code + network number + subscriber number). First an ENUM lookup is attempted. If a SIP destination is found, the call will be routed to it, if ENUM lookup does not return a valid SIP address, the call is directed to a PSTN gateway.

To set your caller id please open a ticket in the support interface. Caller id presentation works depending on the support for this feature of all intermediate gateways to the destination, it is not possible to guarantee its working.

To limit fraud in case of lost account credentials, a maximum of 2 simultaneous calls are permitted.

Important notes

  • Service numbers for premium services may not be reachable
  • Emergency access number (e.g. 911, 112) are not available
  • Not all international PSTN prefixes may be available depending on the capabilities of our outbound carriers

Calls from PSTN network

As you own a publicly reachable SIP address, you may receive calls from any SIP device that knows your address including a PSTN gateway. You can receive calls from PSTN if you own a telephone number (not provided by SIP2SIP) and if the SIP gateway provider that handles that number can translate that number into your SIP address. Technically, if you number is in ENUM e164.arpa or e164.org trees you can simply map your ENUM number to your SIP address yourself. Any ENUM ready gateway will be able to automatically find the SIP address you configured for your ENUM number.

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