ippi.com likes to be a SIP provider. He is offering flat rates, which includes Austria mobile (Unlimited Elite - to 150 landlines & mobiles destinations). After a few days and 21 calls, totaling 1 hour 29 minutes and 3 seconds, later Austria mobile destinations have not been reachable already - SIP response: "Forbidden".
At first glance, the offer looks quite convincing. Austria landline is normally offered for less than € 0.01 and mobile for less than € 0.02 per minute. So it is possible to combine them into a flat rate.
By taking a look into the list, we'll find Austria included in the package for unlimited calls:
The "unlimited" offer is not really unlimited. Already for this reason is it nothing else than a scam. In a small footnote you can read:
* calls to 99 different numbers per month in the limit of 60 minutes per call
A limit of 60 minutes per call is understandable. At the time I got blocked to call any Austria Mobile phone number I had made in sum only 21 calls, totaling nearly 90 minutes. So I did not reach one of the limits, but it shows that the offer is a plain scam by calling it "unlimited calls to 150 landlines and mobiles destinations" in the caption.
The first tests have already shown, that ippi.com don't have any customers. That seems to be already very strange for a domain, which exists since more than 22 years. Anyway the systems thinks to know it better, which number got dialed then the one who has been dialing the number. Instead of dialing the phone number +43-670-800 .... the system shows the number +43-436-0800 ....
This error has been in the whole system. Even the call forwarding has not been working for the same reason and the unconditional call forwarding has not been really unconditional, because you could only enter a minimum delay of 5 seconds. The call was also signaled for 5 seconds on the connected SIP phone before it was forwarded to the wrong telephone number.
The problem got confirmed and solved from the support of ippi.com, but it got also shown, that their service is running in a pre-alpha version and nobody has tested their systems before. This got confirmed by an email from the support of ippi.com (.pdf (739.19 kb)):
Von: ippi Support <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 12. Oktober 2017 00:23 An: Rudolf Faix Cc: WM Betreff: Re: AW: *SP* Technical : Your system is thinking that it knows better the number I'm entering[#187845]
Thank you for your feedback. Actually, the call forward is working but the library creating the format to be displayed on the website has been updated yesterday and had a little bug. We had corrected it. You should now se the correct value.
Do not hesitate to come back to us for any further question.
After this problem got solved, the next screenshot shows that the call forwarding to Austria mobile is with a price of € 0.29 per minute at least 10 times higher than from other provider and at least 3 times more expensive than the most expensive Austrian telecom company. Stéphane Haddad shows with such a pricing only that he is a profiteer who likes to get rich quick.
This guy even offers SIP Trunks, but does not know the difference between a SIP Trunk and a SIP User connection by himself. The above problems are already showing that at ippi.com are only working some technical deadbeats. If you sign up with them, then you need to debug their systems first. The problem is only that you'll not have enough possibilities for debugging, because your calls will get blocked as soon you reach in total around 90 minutes. In my case it have been only 21 outgoing calls:
By trying to call any T-Mobile phone number from Austria, I'm getting the following response:
-- Called SIPemail@example.com WARNING[C-000000f1]: chan_sip.c:24003 handle_response_invite: Received response: "Forbidden" from '"Rudolf Faix" <sip:Helmut01127@sip.ippi.com>;tag=as73388ab6' == Everyone is busy/congested at this time (1:0/0/1)
That the unlimited calling offer is only a scam offer gets confirmed in the following email (.pdf (427.26 kb)) from the support of ippi.com, which I have received 3 days after the calls to Austria T-Mobile got blocked:
Von: ippi Support <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gesendet: Sonntag, 15. Oktober 2017 11:59 An: Rudolf Faix Cc: WM Betreff: Re: Is "Unlimited Elite" a flat rate for only 21 calls totalling 01h29m03s
We have security limit. We are analysing what kind of numbers you are calling, and will get an answer this Monday, if we can continue the unlimited calls to that destination code.
The guy needs already more than 3 days to analyze the numbers from T-Mobile Austria. It have been in sum only 21 calls to Austria landline (11 calls) and Austria mobile (10 calls). With other words is the "security limit" nothing else than a preliminary justification for making the scammer Stéphane Haddad quick rich.
Stéphane Haddad cannot be a serious business man, because a serious business man would calculate his offer before he will publish it and not changing the conditions of an offer after he has got the payment. Changes in the conditions of any contract need to get done before making some business and not afterwards.
Stéphane Haddad seems to be also stupid as we will see in the following email (.pdf (802.91 kb)):
Von: ippi Support <email@example.com> Gesendet: Sonntag, 15. Oktober 2017 11:57 An: Rudolf Faix Betreff: Re: AW: AW: AW: *SP* Technical : Your system is thinking that it knows better the number I'm entering[#187845] Hi,
We don't understand what you means by "don't respect SIP standard". For the called ID (RPID), we just authorized your account to choose it freely. We need more information about what kind of use you are doing.
Because you are unhappy with the service, we will cancel your subscription at the end of the month.
With the sentence "We need more information about what kind of use you are doing." is Stéphane Haddad confirming only that he does not know for what an account is getting used. The answer is very simple: Making phone calls. In the case of ippi.com could even not get the debugging of their systems done before moving the lines into production.
Stéphane Haddad confirms also that he likes to maximize his earnings as he likes to keep up the useless account until the end of the month. In any case the scammer will have some problems with the authorities.
DNS registration of the domain ippi.com:
Domain Name: ippi.com Registry Domain ID: 1043083_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.gandi.net Registrar URL: http://www.gandi.net Updated Date: 2017-05-04T17:19:19Z Creation Date: 1995-05-21T04:00:00Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-05-22T04:00:00Z Registrar: GANDI SAS Registrar IANA ID: 81 Registrar Abuse Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.170377661 Reseller: Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: Stéphane Haddad Registrant Organization: WORLDLINE COMMUNICATION Registrant Street: 98, RUE LA BOETIE Registrant City: PARIS Registrant State/Province: Registrant Postal Code: 75008 Registrant Country: FR Registrant Phone: +33.811461111 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: +33.811461212 Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: email@example.com Registry Admin ID: Admin Name: Stéphane Haddad Admin Organization: WORLDLINE COMMUNICATION Admin Street: 98, RUE LA BOETIE Admin City: PARIS Admin State/Province: Admin Postal Code: 75008 Admin Country: FR Admin Phone: +33.811461111 Admin Phone Ext: Admin Fax: +33.811461212 Admin Fax Ext: Admin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registry Tech ID: Tech Name: Stéphane Haddad Tech Organization: WORLDLINE COMMUNICATION Tech Street: 98, RUE LA BOETIE Tech City: PARIS Tech State/Province: Tech Postal Code: 75008 Tech Country: FR Tech Phone: +33.811461111 Tech Phone Ext: Tech Fax: +33.811461212 Tech Fax Ext: Tech Email: email@example.com Name Server: A.DNS.GANDI.NET Name Server: B.DNS.GANDI.NET Name Server: C.DNS.GANDI.NET DNSSEC: Unsigned URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/ >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2017-10-15T04:08:44Z <<<