A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.
- Posting a link to a website containing tracking isn’t great, if contents of the website are behind a paywall maybe copy them into the post
- Don’t promote proprietary software
- Try to keep things on topic
- If you have a question, please try searching for previous discussions, maybe it has already been answered
- Reposts are fine, but should have at least a couple of weeks in between so that the post can reach a new audience
- Be nice :)
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i do almost exactly this not to replace my carrier, but for the sake of being able to call and text my homeland from abroad. jmp.chat is a great service for what it is.
well well well, us registered company? or where can i see a details or at least a details about this soprani.ca company?, us registered domain, under cloudflare, not really free speech, what else is runnimg under the cloudflare? the application? quite useless with net connection and you anyway heavy rely on 3rd party, buy api for sms or jabber … that also really free speech and totally out of your control. and the page looks like shit, at least try to sell it. the isp product is so heavily rooted in our society that we need to give a different approach, like our grand parents got, find a time for a people you love and see then face to face.
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I know that there are components required to provide this service that are open source and/or self-hostable (eg - XMPP server and XMPP client). However, in the (very) little digging I’ve done, I don’t see how you could self-host the ability to receive a phone number (and to a lesser extent, call/text using that phone number).
Are you able to self-host the components necessary to obtain and use a phone number? If so, is the cost (omitting any hardware acquisition or hardware operations cost) any different than paying for this service or are there any other non-hardware based limitations (eg - can only activate a certain quantity of phone numbers, can only place a certain number of calls, etc.)?
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All of that is pretty much useless if you dont have access to a wifi.