I have received a MMS blast from Smart announcing its new service Uzzap -- although I have opted out already many times to these alerts!
It's time to teach these folks some lesson.
I downloaded the app and registered then my firewall alerted me that its trying to connect to an IP at port 5222.
Bingo it must be a Jabber server. I finished the registration and waited for the confirmation SMS and keyed in the PIN, at first the SMS didn't arrive so I have to click Resend PIN.
The UI is very mediocre so I fired up WireShark and started to sniff the Jabber packets. I need to do this to find out my JID -- WireShark didn't fail me and confirmed that its a Jabber server; it also found my complete JID.
It seems Smart bought another toy, this time from Kolipri. Why? Maybe because they wanted to kick out Chikka for the longest time already or they got envy because Globe has such an epic failure with IMEVRYWHR before that they had to top that too.
Anyway, whatever their reason is I don't really care but its time for some experiments.
I then added my JID to Trillian (you can use any other Jabber client) as a Jabber account and used the same password during registration and it works flawlessly.
Here is the settings for use with any Jabber client:
Jabber ID (JID): email@example.com
After login in using Trillian, Uzzap automatically gets disconnected. It seems there is an enforced single login rule in placed. That's Ok since I don't need the ugly Uzzap client anymore!
Lesson learned? Don't spam me with ads. Haha.