So with jmp… the essence is, signup, get a US/CAD phone number for $2.99/mnth so you can send SMS messages…which is also tied to your XMPP account.
you don’t need to pay a cell carrier if you don’t want to
But you need to pay us $2.99/mnth.
Sure, 2.99 may not be much, but i could for example, where I am buy a prepaid number for less than that per month. Also, question, so we buy a number from jmp and they have our account details? How is this information stored, is it encrypted, who has access, what about FBI requests, also also, seeing as they want people to use XMPP this ties the phone account to the virtual identity of your XMPP account, which makes the above questions as to who has access to all your account data even more relevant.
Am I missing something? Why would anyone want this? I don’t get it.
What problem is this trying to solve that hasn’t been done with MESH networks already?
For encrypted SMS there is already Silence, which is free couple that with a throw-away prepaid number and you have a better solution.