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

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Jul 18, 2007
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emoci wrote:
Jul 1st, 2007 10:06 am
Hey, if you can read this, these guys supposedly offer free Dutch numbers. It may be a neat way to test. Problem is I can't exactly make out the site so I am not sure

http://www.3starsnet.com/index.php/voip/nl/

Correction, Belgian Numbers, so that may not be of any help
English version of the above site:

http://www.3starsnet.com/index.php/mainpage/en/
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does anyone know of a free DID provider in France?
best I've seen so far is phonesystems.net but you must have an address there for some reason...
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morglum82 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2007 9:55 pm
does anyone know of a free DID provider in France?
best I've seen so far is phonesystems.net but you must have an address there for some reason...

Did you try it, it let me enter a Canadian Adress
870 premium numbers are free
Local numbers are at 2 Euro/month

(I did not go past the CC info though, and I went through having ordered a geographic number not the 870 one)

Uhmmmm...have not confirmed this, but you may be able to grab a french number from some of the BetaMax providers at 1 Euro/month
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morglum82 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2007 9:55 pm
does anyone know of a free DID provider in France?
best I've seen so far is phonesystems.net but you must have an address there for some reason...
An address wouldn't be hard to come by, ;) that is, unless they actually mail you something.
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True, true. :)

BTW, are those 1 euro betamax voip-in numbers any good? Voice quality =?

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Off topic:
I just got a RT31P2 and I cant seem to get it to connect to the internet. I'm using rogers and connecting the router directly to the modem. It does get an IP from rogers and a default gateway, I just cant ping the internet. Here are some screenshots....


http://ceh.servehttp.com/upload/ping%20 ... racert.JPG
http://ceh.servehttp.com/upload/status-router.JPG
http://ceh.servehttp.com/upload/voice.JPG

Thanks!
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Topher wrote:
Sep 16th, 2007 10:10 pm
An address wouldn't be hard to come by, ;) that is, unless they actually mail you something.

Vous avez choisi le paiement par carte bancaire. Votre ligne sera activ
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Well, I would start with the setup then administration tab....

Also provided there are no repercussions (this was not locked before and risks getting locked again when resetting) then I would do a reset (I assume there is a button on the back somewhere)

I have no experience with this particular router...but if there is anything about DHCP Client vs DHCP Server (you'd want the latter) if you are planning to use it as a router to hook up your computer to, and VoIP at the same time
morglum82 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2007 10:48 pm
True, true. :)

BTW, are those 1 euro betamax voip-in numbers any good? Voice quality =?

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Off topic:
I just got a RT31P2 and I cant seem to get it to connect to the internet. I'm using rogers and connecting the router directly to the modem. It does get an IP from rogers and a default gateway, I just cant ping the internet. Here are some screenshots....


http://ceh.servehttp.com/upload/ping%20 ... racert.JPG
http://ceh.servehttp.com/upload/status-router.JPG
http://ceh.servehttp.com/upload/voice.JPG

Thanks!
Simon
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never mind that, I didnt get it to work, but I've restored the setting from another, working RT31P2 and the damn thing still doesnt work.

Guess I'll try and return it..
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What's the best price and place to grab a Toronto based VOIP number? Only place I can find one is Gizmo Projects at a rate of $85/year.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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[quote="morglum82" post_id="5631970" time="1189998356" user_id="78627"]Vous avez choisi le paiement par carte bancaire. Votre ligne sera activ
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dmdsoftware2 wrote:
Sep 17th, 2007 9:00 am
What's the best price and place to grab a Toronto based VOIP number? Only place I can find one is Gizmo Projects at a rate of $85/year.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I havent done much research, but beside my beloved ACANAC at 120$ / year (find 10 friends and its free forever! eheh) there could be VBUZZER.COM (any good?) at 25$ / year


http://www.vbuzzer.com/calling_plans.php

BuzzMe USA/Canada phone number $2.28 Regular phone number - allows anyone to call you from landline, mobile phone.(1 Month)
BuzzMe USA/Canada phone number annual subscription $25.08 Regular phone number - allows anyone to call you from landline, mobile phone.(1 Year)
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morglum82 wrote:
Sep 17th, 2007 11:55 am
I havent done much research, but beside my beloved ACANAC at 120$ / year (find 10 friends and its free forever! eheh) there could be VBUZZER.COM (any good?) at 25$ / year


http://www.vbuzzer.com/calling_plans.php

BuzzMe USA/Canada phone number $2.28 Regular phone number - allows anyone to call you from landline, mobile phone.(1 Month)
BuzzMe USA/Canada phone number annual subscription $25.08 Regular phone number - allows anyone to call you from landline, mobile phone.(1 Year)
I tried vbuzzer's softphone a long time ago on two Thinkpads. I noticed when it would dial out fine, but when I would click disconnect (or hang up a call), it would not only disconnect from the call but it would drop my internet connection (actually drops the modem's connection and not just the Thinkpad's connection). This was back when I had cable + Linksys router. Then 4 months ago I tried their softphone again. Same problem and this time I have DSL (2Wire modem/router).

I looked around the forums and I find there is very little quality support from these guys and I've seen lots of people have billing errors and when they try to contact VBuzzer to correct them, nobody ever responds and the errors continue until you initiate a chargeback with the CC.

Also, to make matters worse, doing a brief run through in the forums, it seems the call in really sucks with this provider. Calls that are dropped, calls that never make it through but still get charged, line quality issues, etc. Also call forwarding support is very buggy and doesn't allow SIP-to-SIP forwarding.

The price is attractive at $25.xx / year, but I want to be able to actually receive my incoming calls and not have to basically rely on luck to whether or not the call will make it through.
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dmdsoftware2 wrote:
Sep 17th, 2007 12:38 pm
I tried vbuzzer's softphone a long time ago on two Thinkpads. I noticed when it would dial out fine, but when I would click disconnect (or hang up a call), it would not only disconnect from the call but it would drop my internet connection (actually drops the modem's connection and not just the Thinkpad's connection). This was back when I had cable + Linksys router. Then 4 months ago I tried their softphone again. Same problem and this time I have DSL (2Wire modem/router).

I looked around the forums and I find there is very little quality support from these guys and I've seen lots of people have billing errors and when they try to contact VBuzzer to correct them, nobody ever responds and the errors continue until you initiate a chargeback with the CC.

Also, to make matters worse, doing a brief run through in the forums, it seems the call in really sucks with this provider. Calls that are dropped, calls that never make it through but still get charged, line quality issues, etc. Also call forwarding support is very buggy and doesn't allow SIP-to-SIP forwarding.

The price is attractive at $25.xx / year, but I want to be able to actually receive my incoming calls and not have to basically rely on luck to whether or not the call will make it through.
I would suggest trying their service on an ATA..... or update the software and try again--I don't see a reason for it to drop the connection though--(in terms of incoming it's a bit hit and miss when you get setup, but if it works ok after buying the number it should keep working,...it has been working for me so far..). Support is non-existent though, so it requires you doing most of the work and hoping it's not a problem on their end

Also, do not sign up for a yearly subscription, go with 2.28/ monthly (you pay $2 more per year compared to the yearly package but have the assurance that you are not tied down)

Other places:
Les.net
VoiceNetwork.ca
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