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Free DID Numbers, Free Voip Calls, & more Voip Info

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Free DID Numbers, Free Voip Calls, & more Voip Info

What you'll find here:

1. Free DID numbers/Free Access numbers
2. Free Calling Options
3. The Workaround Guides: Receive and Make Calls from regular phones/CallBack/Sip-to-Skype and Skype CallThrough
4. Discussion on The BetaMax group
5. List of Hosted PBX/Aggregator services


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Free Incoming DID numbers:

*Free DID Numbers currently avaliable: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy


FreeDigits and related Sites (US, Iowa numbers):
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW REGISTRATION AS OF 11/22/2008*
*NO LONGER FUNCTIONING FOR CURRENT USERS*
http://www.freedigits.com/ (All the URLs below now forward to FreeDigits)
http://www.talkdigits.com/
http://www.calldigits.com/
http://www.clickdigits.com/
http://officedigits.com/
www.sipnumber.com
http://www.faxdigits.com/ (offers Incoming Fax Numbers)
http://www.ringtonumber.com This service is a shared number, with an extension for each user. They claim that now though you can forward for free to your own phone number.
Note: Numbers have been available on and off, but SERVICE IS CURRENTLY DOWN

IPKall (www.IPKall.com) (US, Washington State numbers: 206, 253, 360, 425)
How to use: SIP URI Forwarding

GoogleVoice (http://www.google.com/voice)
*Currently open to users with US IP (or proxy)
-The rebranded GrandCentral service
-Unlimited Calling to the US and Canada
-You will need a US number (or a Canadian 403 area code number) to signup.
-US Numbers, Canadian 403 Area Code, and Gizmo numbers can be added as destinations that ring when a call is received.
-Calls between two numbers can be initiated from the GoogleVoice Account Area.
-Calls can also be made and received via Google Talk messenger.
-Has Voice to Text transcription for Voicemail
-Can send and receive SMS messages
-Has option to call your GV number and then call out using the GV service for free.
How to Use: Forwards directly to your US/Gizmo number

OrbTalk (http://www.orbtalk.co.uk/free-number/)
*SERVICE DISCONTINUED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS*
-Real geographic UK numbers just about everywhere in UK including London 020 7 numbers.
How to Use: ATA or VoXalot/PBXes/SipSorcery

Coms (http://personal.coms.com)
-Free Real UK Geographic numbers
-Free 0845 Numbers
-Find yourself a real UK address before registering, they seem to check the postal code (this helped me http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/re ... fordshire/)
How to Use: ATA or VoXalot/PBXes/SipSorcery

MessageNet (http://www.messagenet.it/)
-Real Italian numbers in Rome, Milan and Turin, and free 020 London, UK numbers
How to Use: ATA or VoXalot/PBXes/SipSorcery

EuteliaVoip-Formerly Skypho (http://www.euteliavoip.com/)
-Free real numbers in most of Italy
-Free real numbers in most of UK
-Free real numbers in Bucharest, Romania +40-21 range (however the Romanian numbers are buggy from my experience)
Note: Good news is that you can get up to 15 different numbers, but each of them needs to be registered on its own so you need either 15 different lines on an ATA or a place like VoXalot/PBXes/SipSorcery to have them all pointed to one place. I have been using SipSorcery for these with good results pointing them to my current VSP.
How to Use: ATA or VoXalot/PBXes/SipSorcery (see note)

NumberGroup (http://www.numbergroup.com/)
-Free UK DIDs, Local 01/02 and premium 0844, 0845, 0870, 070 area codes
How to use: SIP URI Forwarding

UKDDI (http://www.ukddi.com/)
-Up to 10 Free UK DIDs per user
How to use: SIP URI Forwarding

BlueSip (www.bluesip.net)
-Free Munich, Germany number (format +49 89 72xxxx xxxxx)
-Complete registration, be aware that the username to use for registration is of the format bluesip/user
How to Use: ATA or VoXalot/PBXes/SipSorcery

Hol (www.hol.gr)
***FREE NUMBERS FROM HOL ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE***
-Free real number in Athens, Greece (+30-213 range) or Thessaloniki (+30-231)
-To Register go to: http://public.curbas.hol.gr/register/ev ... ister1.cgi
-As you're going through registration, at the top of the page, you'll see an option to have the registration form in English
-They are picky about the password you choose (it must have a symbol: #$% and a letter at least)
-You'll then receive an email with a link to continue the regitration further.
-To login Go to https://myaccount.curbas.hol.gr/auth/login.cgi
-Once logged in click on the RED MyAccount bar on the side of the page
-Near the bottom of the page you'll see eVoice basic (get User/Pass you need to SIP Register)
-The server is evoice.hol.gr
-I had success using them with PBXes (not tried VoXalot/MySipSwitch)
How to Use: ATA or VoXalot/PBXes/MySipSwitch (see note)

VoipUser (http://www.voipuser.org/mynumbers.html)
-Free UK Non-Geographic numbers 0844 0871 0870 0703
-(The caller pays a premium rate for these, for a good explanation of what these are all about check here http://www.esms.com/services_numbers_2_08.php)
How to Use: ATA or VoXalot/PBXes/SipSorcery or SIP URI forwarding

Acanac (http://www.acanac.ca/Free-Voip.htm)
-Free Canadian DID numbers, offer has been available On and Off, worth checking if it is up...

FreePhoneline (http://www.freephoneline.ca/) (Canadian Numbers)
-Free ON, QC, AB and BC Numbers (If not available, check the next day)
-Can be set to ring either on your computer with their softphone, or forwarded to selected Canadian phone Numbers
-Using their SoftPhone you can place free calls to select Canadian cities.
-To use the DID number from an ATA a one time $50+tax fee applies
-For more discussion see: http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/show ... p?t=529177


Other
Although you'll get a number here, most of them have no SIP connectivity

eSMS (http://www.purenumber.co.uk/)
-Free UK Non-Geographic Numbers: 0844 0871 070.

OpenTelecom (http://www.open-telecom.co.uk/products- ... vices.html)
-Free UK Non-Geographic Numbers: 0844 0845 0871 070.
-Takes them a while to reply, and depending on the number you choose, you can forward it to various destinations (you may want to get a UK geographic number first from OrbTalk, and have this numbers forwarded there, since OpenTelecom does not seem to support SIP URI forwarding).

IPStar (http://www.ipstar.us/)
-Free UK Non-Geographic Numbers: 0871 0870

UKNumber (http://www.uknumber.co.uk/)
-Free UK Non-Geographic Numbers: 0844 0870 070

UKNumber4U (http://www.uknumber4u.com/)

UKNumbers (http://www.uknumbers.com/)
-Free UK Non-Geographic Numbers: 0844 0870 0871 070



Getting DID numbers to ring Your Current SIP/VoIP provider

1. Some DID Providers (including the ones above) offer forwarding to your current SIP URI, YourVoipUsername@YourProviderProxy

OR

2. SipSorcery.com
Go to www.sipsorcery.com, and create an account. On the provider Config Page when logged in, under the 'contact' field put where you want it to ring YourVoipUsername@YourProviderProxy

3. VoXalot.com(www.voxalot.com) (Cost: Starting at $15/year)
-You need to perform a SIP Registration
-If you want the number to ring somewhere else (not VoXalot) use their forwarding features.

4. PBXes.com
-Although slightly complicated, it can achieve forwarding as well



Free Voip Access Numbers

SipBroker.com (http://www.sipbroker.com/sipbroker/action/pstnNumbers)
See Making Voip Calls which follows for uses

SipBroker Access via third parties (http://forum.voxalot.com/sip-broker-sup ... teway.html)

Point One (http://sipphone.com/access/)
-Call Gizmo/SipPhone and FWD users only

TPad Break-In Numbers (http://www.tpad.com/siteb/Tpad-Country- ... umbers.php)
-Call Verified TPad users which have had credit activity (so not quite free anymore)



Note: All above can be combined as per WorkArounds posted



Free Temporary/Anonymous Numbers

LetsCall (http://letscall.me/)
iNumbr (http://inumbr.com/ )



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Thanks for compiling all this valuable info. keep up the good work!
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anything for Canada-HK?
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GSC wrote:
Jun 18th, 2007 2:31 am
anything for Canada-HK?
Raketu has Free Canada to HK, but it asks for a one-time $9.95 USD. You can also use Rebtel, if you explain whoever you are calling what to do beforehand. Also MediaRingTalk has a promotion with free calls to HK until July 30
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Although, I may not be using this valuable info, but.. GREAT JOB OP!!!!!!!!!! :cheesygri :cheesygri :cheesygri for the compilation of this
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This needs to be a sticky. Thanks OP!
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Here you have a mistake, it should be set to YES.
emoci wrote:
Jun 18th, 2007 12:49 am
-Once in your VoXalot account, add PhoneGnome (using Sip Settings) as a provider, but set both Active and Register to No.
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Digiital wrote:
Jun 18th, 2007 12:58 pm
Here you have a mistake, it should be set to YES.
No, for the purposes of having your CellPhone/HomePhone set Active and Register to No. You are just going to use PhoneGnome to dial your Cell/Home number. It works if you set it to Yes, but you also risk creating an infinite forwarding loop. Try it with No on both first, it's working for me.
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I have no idea, because I just tried it and when setting to NO it just goes to VM. But when I set to YES it works for me. I set it up with my Work Number on PhoneGnome. I just had a friend from CA call me and it worked find with he called the local number.

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Jun 18th, 2007 1:06 pm
No, for the purposes of having your CellPhone/HomePhone set Active and Register to No. You are just going to use PhoneGnome to dial your Cell/Home number. It works if you set it to Yes, but you also risk creating an infinite forwarding loop. Try it with No on both first, it's working for me.
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I think I know what the difference might be. I have setup in the forwarding to call my number at work. Not sure if I should have left that empty.

Forward inbound call to: PHONE NUMBER

Forwarding Number: 416-555-1212 [DIAL PLAN]
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Digiital wrote:
Jun 18th, 2007 2:01 pm
I think I know what the difference might be. I have setup in the forwarding to call my number at work. Not sure if I should have left that empty.

Forward inbound call to: PHONE NUMBER

Forwarding Number: 416-555-1212 [DIAL PLAN]
Hehe, yeah I missed something.

Disable Voicemail on Voxalot (set to No under Member Details)--I forgot to mention this
Set Active, and Register to No for PhoneGnome (under Providers)
Set forwarding to 14165551212 via PhoneGnome, not Dial Plan (Under Forwarding)

Try a call yourself (if you have another phone to call from)
Toronto Access number is 1-647-476-FREE + *010 + 6 digit VoXalot account

(The reason I insist on No, is that if yes, Someone calls you--Voxalot forwards via phonegnome to your number--this rings your number but also the registration on voxalot--which forwards to your number again....you can see where this goes)

Let me know how this goes.
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Yup that works.

Why not just use the method I had setup which wouldn't need phonegnome? Am I missing something?
emoci wrote:
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Hehe, yeah I missed something.

Disable Voicemail on Voxalot.
Set Active, and Register to No
Set forwarding 14165551212 via PhoneGnome

(The reason I insist on No, is that if yes Someone calls you--Voxalot forwards via phonegnome to your number--this rings your number but also the registration on voxalot--which forwards to your number again....you can see where this goes)

Let me know how this goes.
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Digiital wrote:
Jun 18th, 2007 2:09 pm
Yup that works.

Why not just use the method I had setup which wouldn't need Phone Gnome? Am I missing something?
Well...... What was routing the call in DIAL PLAN? I know VoXalot doesn't call 416 numbers for free?

So the question is what was calling your phone when you had it set up to forward via DIAL PLAN. If you have another provider setup.... does it charge you to call 416 numbers?
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I don't know! I followed your instructions minus the option to select PHONEGNOME as the provider. So for some reason VOX WAS calling my number(647). Try it yourself. I left pretty much all default. Heck in the profile I didn't even change it to indicate I was in Canada.
emoci wrote:
Jun 18th, 2007 2:17 pm
Well...... What was routing the call in DIAL PLAN? I know VoXalot doesn't call 416 numbers for free?


So the question is what was calling your phone when you had it set up to forward via DIAL PLAN. If you have another provider setup.... does it charge you to call 416 numbers?

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