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  • Got Spire? Here Are Some Working Servers

    So, you've downloaded Spire, but you want to get Siri functionality.

    Spire is the Siri GUI port that was brought to use by Grant Paul and Ryan Petrich. It works on any iOS 5 iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch (excluding the iPhone 4S since Siri is already there). It isn't a full port; it is a GUI that lacks Siri functionality until the user gets that functionality themselves. There are a few ways to get that functionality. One way is to set up your own Siri server and use your own (or someone else's) iPhone 4S as the go-to to using Siri. This means that you will need to update your own server with new iPhone 4S keys daily.

    If the daily routine of updating your server's keys sounds absolutely cumbersome to you, then there is the painless option of using Siri server hosts. Almost all of them support Spire. There are many free and paid servers; most being paid if you want good up-time. Free servers can be unpredictable and paid servers can often be scams. There is no real way to stop this, however we would like to spread awareness of some paid Siri servers that we know you can trust to keep excellent Siri up-time, and additionally, some decent free servers which we cannot guarantee 100% up-time from. This is because free servers depend on key donations which are never really guaranteed. Paid servers usually feed their own keys and are much more reliable.

    We've done some scavenging around for you to find servers that have good up-time, legitimate payment records, and cheap rates. If you are serious about getting Siri functionality on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you might want to consider some of these servers. I can confirm the working statuses of all of the paid ones, however the free ones are mostly free-lance servers that will be hit or miss.

    *Please note that we are not responsible for the following:*
    • Scams
    • Termination of Siri service
    • Unreliable Siri service
    • Data overages
    • Identity or personal information theft
    • Issues making your Siri port work
    • Linking you to their third-party Siri server Web sites

    Installing Spire on your iDevice and using a third party server to gain Siri's service is done completely at your own risk - just like jailbreaking. Please use this information responsibly - never make an online payment unless you feel comfortable.

    1. SiriZone - $20/Year

    You might think of the figure $20 and think to yourself, "darn, that's a pretty big figure." Thinking in terms of rates, however, it's not a lot. You are paying less than $2 per month to have Siri functionality on your iDevice. This figure is on a 'per-device' basis because they use your device's UDID to register you on their system. This means that if you buy Siri functionality for one device, you won't be able to use it on another one without paying for the new device. SiriZone has four servers - three of which are in the United States (California, New Jersey, and Texas) and one of which is in the United Kingdom. The speeds are excellent and zippy. I always recommend that you choose the server that is closest to you to have the best connection possible.

    SiriZone has above 97% up-time which is outstanding. There is a large group of iPhone 4S owners that feed their keys to SiriZone so that there is always a massive amount of potential for users. This means that they have a large area of wiggle room to accept more users. If at any time traffic becomes hard, they will shut down the ability to order slots to help accommodate for the people who are using their paid service. The server speeds are top of the notch in my opinion. The SiriZone team has excellent customer support that you can use if you have any problems. They are right there to answer your questions for any reason through their Twitter, Facebook, and through E-mail. A quick Google search for SiriZone will land you where you need to be to pay for this Siri service.

    Name: SiriZone
    Price: $20/year
    Speed:  5/5
    Support:  5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing:  4/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    2. iPhoNews.ro - 10

    The 10 price figure for this server is a one-time payment which lasts a lifetime (or as long as the service can be legally operated). You go to their Web site, make the donation, and they will make the server information available to you. This server will only give you access to Siri on one iDevice for this price. You will have to pay an extra 10 per device that you want to add Siri functionality to. The servers are located in both Romania and in the United States. The speeds are pretty decent. This price might be something that you are looking for if you don't mind waiting a few seconds for Siri to be responsive.

    iPhoNews.ro has about 95% up-time which is pretty great. The only time that the server is usually down is for 5% of the time when they are renewing the keys necessary for people to use the server. They offer customer support through their Twitter. The pricing is very reasonably done being that it is forever without reoccurring payments. The host also told me that if someone buys four slots, they will get the fifth slot for free. If someone buys three slots, then the price will be 25 instead of 30. Not too shabby! You can find information about payments and how to sign up on their Web site which you can find through a Google search.

    Name: iPhoNews.ro
    Price: 10 (About $13.16)
    Speed:  4/5
    Support:  5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing: / 4.5/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    3. SiriServers - $45

    SiriServers is a United States-based server located in California. It requires a one-time payment of $45 to grab, however any added devices that you want after you pay the first time will only cost an additional $20. The speed of SiriServers is rather shocking. It is quick and feels like you are using an iPhone 4S directly. They tell me that they have a surplus of iPhone 4S keys running their servers, which of course helps boost their speeds.

    The up-time is anywhere above 95% which is pretty outstanding. The two people that run the server offer support through either their Twitter accounts or through email; their Twitters are here and here. Testing it myself, it has great response time. One of our super moderators also uses SiriServers to power his device and he also speaks highly of it. You can find out more about them and how to pay for their Siri server by searching Google for their name.

    Name: SiriServers
    Price: $45
    Speed:  5/5
    Support:  5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing:  4/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    4. SiriTD - $11.99/Month

    The SiriTD server is a paid Siri server that will cost you a monthly amount. It is in the United States in California. The speeds are great and the response time is pretty nice. I found that the server has around a 96% up-time with a few random hiccups that self-corrected themselves with no problems at all. The administrators feed the server with new iPhone 4S keys every day to make sure that down-time is non-existent or minimal.

    They offer a deal for their users where iPhone 4S owners can use their server for free for their devices as long as they feed their iPhone 4S keys to the server. They require that an iPhone 4S user feeds them keys for at least 3 days before they will get their free slot. They often do Twitter giveaways for their Siri server on their main Twitter account here. I found that this server has a reliable latency and can handle some good bandwidth. You can do a Google search to find their Web site where you can take care of the billing and get yourself set up with them.

    Name: SiriTD
    Price: $11.99/month
    Speed:  5/5
    Support: / 4.5/5
    Up-time: / 4.5/5
    Pricing: / 2.5/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes

    5. The Three Little Pigs - Free

    The Three Little Pigs server is a user-based server in the United States. You will get out of it what you put into it. It works by people donating their Siri keys to the server management team. Once they do that, people who are signed up with the server (more information about using it on their Web site - Google to find it) can access Siri for free. The number of devices that you can use with The Three Little Pigs server is unlimited. Just understand that because it's an unlimited server, there is a lot of traffic and because of that, access may not always be granted or guaranteed.

    From experience, I have only been able to get this server to work once - late at night. Although, it does try hard to get you though. This is probably because of high traffic or servers that can't handle the bandwidth. Since the server uses a share-all technique where it relies on free donations to serve everyone who might possibly find their server, traffic can often be congested. Since the server is free, no one should be complaining! You can always keep trying to get a request through. It might work at some point. They offer support through each of the server's maintainers' Twitter accounts; one here and the other here. You can find information on their server from their Web site which can be obtained through a Google search.

    Name: The Three Little Pigs
    Price: FREE
    Speed:  2/5
    Support: / 3.5/5
    Up-time:  1/5
    Pricing:  5/5
    Spire-compatible: Yes



    These should get you started. As more verified Siri servers become available, we will keep you updated on them. If you did not already, please read the disclaimer at the beginning of this post. Ratings are based on user-happiness. Speed is based on the feeling of fluidity, not comparing each server to another. Support is based on motivation of the staff. Up-time is based on how often the server is working for the user. Pricing is based on how fair the price is for the value of the service, not comparing each server to another. We have you Google their Web sites to keep the responsibility in your hands - it's your iDevice and what you do with it is your business, not ours. If you have problems with any of the above servers, contact them for support (we linked each of their Twitters in their descriptions), we probably will not be able to help you with it here because we are not affiliated with them. We can answer general how-to questions in the comments. Also note that there are many other servers out there, however we will only post about the ones that have been verified by one of our writers. We will never post a third party server that we, ourselves, do not trust. Feel free to leave comments regarding your experiences with the servers or your contentedness with them. We are always happy to hear your opinion about them!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Got Spire? Here Are Some Servers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 162 Comments
    1. NerdyGuyJohn's Avatar
      NerdyGuyJohn -
      I'm wanting to buy a slot on SiriSn0w and I was wondering if it is safe to use. Please Answer back.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      if its not on the list on the first page i wouldn't mess with it
    1. NerdyGuyJohn's Avatar
      NerdyGuyJohn -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      if its not on the list on the first page i wouldn't mess with it
      Are you talking to me?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      yes i am
    1. NerdyGuyJohn's Avatar
      NerdyGuyJohn -
      Lol cool. So Sirizone is better and safer? Can I just get an answer and how does a person get my information from it?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NerdyGuyJohn View Post
      Lol cool. So Sirizone is better and safer? Can I just get an answer and how does a person get my information from it?
      Don't use any servers that are not on the front page unless you want to gamble with your money. We verify servers before we post them.

      SiriZone is wonderful.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      yes i would say sirizone is the way to go. as far as ya info do ya mean like how do ya git them ya info.? or just like when ya use siri what info do they see on there server?
    1. NerdyGuyJohn's Avatar
      NerdyGuyJohn -
      I shall be using Sirizone then. When I use Siri to send a text or something will they be able to see it?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      im not sure how that works sorry can't answer that. but I'm sure you can ask these questions to the person that will set it up.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NerdyGuyJohn View Post
      I shall be using Sirizone then. When I use Siri to send a text or something will they be able to see it?
      SiriZone does not log your information - no.
    1. NerdyGuyJohn's Avatar
      NerdyGuyJohn -
      Alright. Thanks for the help. Correct website?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by NerdyGuyJohn View Post
      Alright. Thanks for the help. Correct website?
      I cannot answer that question for you. We don't post the links on this Web site.
    1. tomdotcom's Avatar
      tomdotcom -
      Quote Originally Posted by bradmullins007 View Post
      Spire when installed on my iPhone 4 causes safari not to load. I think they missed the mark on this attempted port.
      Yeah, I have the same issue. It also kills the native Mail app.

      Anyone know of a fix?

      EDIT: OK, so I uninstalled Zeppelin and turned the substrate extension for My3G off (using SBSettings and following Big Daddy's instructions). That seems to have fixed the issues with Safari and Mail.

      Thanks Big Daddy!
    1. wlmngtn310's Avatar
      wlmngtn310 -
      iPhoNews.ro
      Just went with these guys, replied really quick. Everything works great on my iPhone 3GS!!!
    1. tomdotcom's Avatar
      tomdotcom -
      I paid the €10 for iPhoNews.ro. I e-mailed the guy with my PayPal transaction ID 40 mins ago. So far, no instructions...

      EDIT: Got my e-mail. I spoke to the guy on Twitter. He just has a lot of new customers so is pretty busy.

      I have followed the instructions and it works perfectly.

      Give them a bit of time. They will get back to you.
    1. infinitetrax's Avatar
      infinitetrax -
      iPhoNews.ro worked great for me on my iPhone 4 I'm a happy customer!!!!
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      Would all data sent thru sirizone be secure and encropted?im just concerned for my personal info.
    1. jonkjon's Avatar
      jonkjon -
      Quote Originally Posted by tomdotcom View Post
      I paid the 10 for iPhoNews.ro. I e-mailed the guy with my PayPal transaction ID 40 mins ago. So far, no instructions...

      EDIT: Got my e-mail. I spoke to the guy on Twitter. He just has a lot of new customers so is pretty busy.

      I have followed the instructions and it works perfectly.

      Give them a bit of time. They will get back to you.
      I've had quite a time with them....He's responded to my emails (although not very timely because of location) It took me over 24 hours to get the info and I have installed everything correctly and it doesn't work. All I get is "i'm really sorry about this......" By the time I get home, he is in bed so turn around time for any support is at least 24 hours.

      I installed the profile via the link
      I Copied the link for spire and pasted into spire
      I copied the plist to /var/mobile/Library/preferences
      I sent him my udid

      What did i miss?


      Working now!! Hooray......I sent another email reminding him that I sent him my UDID and within an hour it was working. He has been responsive to emails, it's just the time difference that makes support difficult.
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      SiriZone works perfectly on my IP4, payed my $20 and got an e-mail instantly listing the servers, closest one right here in Atlanta where I live at, NICE!!!
    1. Rylax26's Avatar
      Rylax26 -
      I know a lot of people have said this already but thanks for writing this article. I completely discounted using paid proxies to get Siri to work with my iPhone 4 and after this article i decided to take the plunge and pay the $20 for SiriZone. Got Spire up and running in less than half an hour and i have no problems so far. Thanks again great article.