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

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emoci wrote:
Jun 21st, 2007 11:02 am
There should be no problems. The only issue that may come up, is compatibility between VoXalot and Voipuser, but it's definitely worth testing.
I tried it. But I couldn't make it to work. I got a busy signal.
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a_1_a wrote:
Jun 21st, 2007 2:37 pm
I tried it. But I couldn't make it to work. I got a busy signal.
When did you create/activate your Voip User sip account?
If let's say you activated it today in their website, it'll take 3 days before you can place calls using those settings.

So do this on Voxalot:

Under Providers: Enter your VoipUser settings, Active and Register Set to Yes.
Under Member Details: Turn off Voicemail
Under Forwading set to forward all calls to eg. 001-416-111-1111 Via provider VoipUser (the 001 in front is important for VoipUser it seems.
Wait 72 hours to test if activated today on VoipUser
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Free Calls


Web Initiated: Headset and Microphone

CallingAmerica (http://callingamerica.com/)
-US and CANADA
-It works directly from the web
-You can register & login for unlimited calls
-You need to use a Headset/Mic to talk from your computer


Web Initiated: Use your phone

FreeBuzzer (www.freebuzzer.com)
-MANY COUNTRIES
-You enter your number and that of the person you wish to call

PokeTalk (www.poketalk.com)
-MANY COUNTRIES
-Requires registration
-Calls limited to 10 minutes/call and 100/month
-You enter your number and that of the person to be called and the two are connected


Access Number Based

RingPlus (http://www.ringplus.net)
-MANY COUNTRIES
-Complete Registration
-Call one of these Access Numbers (http://www.ringplus.net/accessnumbers.php )
-Enter Acct. and Pin number
-Enter number to call
-Listen to ad
-Call is completed

FreeCallButton (http://www.freecallbutton.com/)
-Countries Supported http://www.freecallbutton.com/calling_to.htm
-Limited to 5 min call for every hour
-Call Access Number (http://www.freecallbutton.com/free_glob ... _codes.htm) and enter extension
-Enter Daily Pin (find at http://www.freecallpin.com/)
-Dial 00_Country Code+Number+# when you hear dialtone
-If there is no access number available click on the big yellow button to have them call you to connect to the gateway


Software Based

ICall.com (www.icall.com)
-US and CANADA
-Uses a Skype-like soft phone.
-The software is slighly glitchy so some patience is required.
-As of late calls are supposedly limted to 5 min per call (but nothing stopping you from calling again once the first call is up for another 5 min)

TuiTalk (www.tuitalk.com)
-Register
-Dowload SoftPhone
-Enter Number>>Watch Ad>>Make Call
-Call limits based on ads served to you

AdPhone (http://www.adphone.com/)
-MANY COUNTRIES
-Download SoftPhone
-Complete Registration
-Get 2 minutes free per call , up to a total of 30 minutes per day. You cannot call the same number for free more than once every 10 minutes.


Free Calls to Members' phones

PhoneGnome.com (www.phonegnome.com)
-You register your Home or Cell Number (assuming you are not buying a box from them).
-You can make and receive free calls to Members' phones in these Countries: http://www.phonegnome.com/intlfree.html
-If you set up the software (SIP based), it'll ring there, but your phone will also ring.
-The call is free for the person placing the call.
-The CID appearing (if using the cellphone) may or may not be local.

Jajah.com (www.jajah.com)
-Web based calling software.
-Allows free calls between members with some country restrictions: http://jajah.com/info/rates/ (check bottom of page there).
-In order to use this, you must top up your account once in while (you'll be able to call other members for free after having topped up the first time)



Both parties need to call in to a local Access Number

Rebtel.com (www.rebtel.com)
-Geared towards mobiles.
-You make an account.
-You add a friend's number.
-It gives you a local access number to call that will ring your friend.
-When the other guy receives your call, he sees a CID in his screen.
-He has to pick up, then hang up within 10 sec and call that CID, while you wait on the line (if you don't want to go through the hang up process, you gotta buy minutes from them).
-Finally you connect and the call is local for both of you. It works with international contacts too.
-Their Explanation: http://www.rebtel.com/en/How-it-works/H ... mart-call/

Talkster (www.talkster.com)
*MERGED INTO REBTEL*
-No need for accounts
-Enter your number, and your friends number
-It gives you a number local to you for your friend, and a number local to your friend for you
-Call your friend and tell him to hang up, and call you back on the assigned number while you wait on the line
-Both of you are calling numbers local to you and talking to each other...
-See their explanation http://www.talkster.com/HowItWorks.aspx or http://www.talkster.com/Talkster_Video.html



Free 411 Services


FREE-411 (www.free411.com/index.php)
-US
-Some support for Manitoba Numbers

GOOG-411 (www.google.com/goog411/)
*NO LONGER RUNNING*
-US/Canada
-Should have fair support for Canadian Numbers, business more likely than personal.

TellMe (www.tellme.com/)
-US (maybe Canada)
-1-800-555-TELL

411Save (www.1800411save.com/)
-Supposedly has support for US/Canada and live agents

FreeMetro ( http://freemetro.1888usa.com/)
-US

Note: For more discussion see http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r212719 ... esidential


Fax Services

Free Incoming Fax Service

1.http://www.efax.com/efax-free
2.http://www.j2.com/jconnect/twa/page/servicesOverview
3.http://www.k7.net/
4.A free CallCentric Acct.(will need to adjust Call Treatment to point to Fax) + a DID number of your Choice forwarded to 1777xxx@in.callcentric.com
5. FreePhoneLine (www.freephoneline.com). Get a free acct., change nothing else so all calls end up in VM. When someone sends a fax, the VM picks up and is able to distinguish and receive a fax and forwards it to you via email as PDF.

Free Outgoing Fax Service

1.http://faxzero.com/
2.http://www.gotfreefax.com/
3.http://www.box.net (Sign up for lite package, upload file to fax, and use eFax plugin)
*The Fax feature with Box.net seems available to early beta subscribers, but not newer subscriberS on the free package.

Interesting FAX Services (Not Free)

http://www.faxaway.com/index.shtml
http://101fax.com/
http://www.trustfax.com/


FREE DIDs for Incoming SMS

LocalPhone (UK) (www.localphone.com)
-Free UK number when you sign up
-Can receive SMS on the UK number.
-Free Incoming, Pay to send
-See http://blog.localphone.com/index.php/20 ... g-numbers/

Google Voice (US) (www.google.ca/voice)
-FREE US Number
-Can receive SMS on the number
-Free Incoming, Free to Send

VoXox (US) (http://www.voxox.com)
-Free US number when you sign up
-Can receive SMS on the number
(can carry out a chat over SMS using their software to send and receive instantly)
-Free Incoming, Free to send.

Note: None of these can send texts to special SMS numbers (eg. Twitter Sign Ups for example)



Closed Services:
-Yak4Ever has closed down (www.yak4ever.com)
-PrivatePhone from NetZero will be closing down on Dec 15 (www.privatephone.com)
-PalCalls (www.palcalls.com)
-AIM PhoneLine(http://www.aimphoneline.com/)
-Click2Voice (www.click2voice.com)
-Earthcaller (www.earthcaller.com)
-DukaDial (http://labs.jaduka.com/dukaDial)
-ZeroCents (www.zerocents.ca)


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sfu_lifer wrote:
Jun 19th, 2007 1:09 pm
Have you ever tried jajah.com?
If the other party is a jajah user, calls are free. If they're not a user, I usually just register their number in another active account of mine then delete it afterwards.
I was trying this out again the other day. What if you don't register and just enter the phone numbers on the main page? Is there any charge for this and is there a call duration limit? Couldn't find the info on the website last i checked.
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felix wrote:
Jun 21st, 2007 5:34 pm
I was trying this out again the other day. What if you don't register and just enter the phone numbers on the main page? Is there any charge for this and is there a call duration limit? Couldn't find the info on the website last i checked.
If you try it, it says Free Trial call. Then on the phone it says call is limited to 5 minutes.
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emoci wrote:
Jun 21st, 2007 5:44 pm
If you try it, it says Free Trial call. Then on the phone it says call is limited to 5 minutes.
I see. That's what I thought. Was too afraid to try it out again and have them keep my phone number on record for spam/marketing purposes :(
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Does it also take phonegnome 72 hours to update. This is an exciting prospect. I am moving to the Netherlands for a few years and would love to have my Canadian friends be able to have NO long distance charges no matter what city they are in. To call a Netherlands cell phone costs about $0.20 a minute. Even cooler would be if I could use this with a cell phone when I travel to another country. What part of it takes 72 hours to setup?

At the moment when I dial the number I just get a busy signal.
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abu_sme wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2007 3:45 am
Does it also take phonegnome 72 hours to update. This is an exciting prospect. I am moving to the Netherlands for a few years and would love to have my Canadian friends be able to have NO long distance charges no matter what city they are in. To call a Netherlands cell phone costs about $0.20 a minute. Even cooler would be if I could use this with a cell phone when I travel to another country. What part of it takes 72 hours to setup?

At the moment when I dial the number I just get a busy signal.
PhoneGnome is instant. VoipUser takes 72 hours.

So you have followed the instructions on the first page:
Made PhoneGnome Account using the number you want reachable
Confirmed with a call from them
Set up at VoXalot

And you are getting a busy signal?

SideNote: Uh..., services like PhoneGnome and others are offering this right now, but there is no guarantee it'll work next week/month/year. It is not something you can rely on entirely, but for the moment it is working flawlessly.
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emoci wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2007 10:07 am
PhoneGnome is instant. VoipUser takes 72 hours.

So you have followed the instructions on the first page:
Made PhoneGnome Account using the number you want reachable
Confirmed with a call from them
Set up at VoXalot

And you are getting a busy signal?

SideNote: Uh..., services like PhoneGnome and others are offering this right now, but there is no guarantee it'll work next week/month/year. It is not something you can rely on entirely, but for the moment it is working flawlessly.
I'm getting a busy signal.
Do I have to have the phonegnome client running on my computer as well? Or does it forward properly even if it isn't running?
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abu_sme wrote:
Jun 22nd, 2007 2:15 pm
I'm getting a busy signal.
Do I have to have the phonegnome client running on my computer as well? Or does it forward properly even if it isn't running?
Check your PM, and no you do not need any clients running. Forgot to mention that.
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