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

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Dec 10, 2010
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Just google and found this thread.

Here is my situation.

I'm in HK and got friends in Vancouver and Toronto. I would like to get a DID for Canada so my friends could chat with me with no cost. FPL provided free DID but has to register with a Canada phone number. As I'm not living there I don't have the phone number. Is there any alternative provider like FPL that offer free Canada DID?

Thanks!
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Aug 17, 2008
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rmuskie wrote:
Dec 11th, 2010 10:55 pm
I'm in HK and got friends in Vancouver and Toronto. I would like to get a DID for Canada so my friends could chat with me with no cost. FPL provided free DID but has to register with a Canada phone number. As I'm not living there I don't have the phone number. Is there any alternative provider like FPL that offer free Canada DID?
i am not a Voip expert but why not just ask your Friends for a number of theirs to use for registering

i had the same issue with google voice (you need to have a # for them to give you a #. so i used a friends # granted he is a good friend but it was easy and it worked)

maybe the others here have a better solution
good luck!!!
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I have done some cleanup and updates to bring things to current-date as far as Voip services go.

The guides still need some refreshing... so use with a grain of salt.
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Is it easy to setup with the telus one number unlimited on prepaid?
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emoci wrote:
Jun 9th, 2010 8:07 pm
Well this is what I can think of:

Option 2:
-Everything mentioned above
-Bring in a SPA3000 or SPA3102
-You can now use the SPA3102 to forward Landline directly to SIP (so you can make due with just a Virtual DID rather than a full DID at Voip.ms and won't need the Call Forwarding from Bell)
-You can now add ability for the IP Phones to call out via Bell (but it'll be kind of a hack). You'd setup the Voip-to-PSTN gateway on the SPA and assign it a 6th extension (Voip.ms subaccount). Any of the IP phones would have to dial the 6th extension, wait for a dial tone, then dial out via Bell
-The worst case scenario: Remains same as above...

Here a little guide to integrating the SPA3000/3102 as a PSTN trunk for the SPA9000 http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps1 ... 5d6d.shtml

I don't know how much that helps....


Thanks for this posting. I am trying to do option 2 from your post and the link you added, but it doesn't appear to work for me. I have 6 IP (Linksys/Cisco SPA941) phones and a Bell line. I just purchased the SPA3102 and added a 7th line (ext 100) to my account and assigned it to the SPA3102. When I look at my VoIP.ms account I see that the 7th line user is registered. When I hook up a reg. phone to the SPA3102 (in the Phone port) and call the ext number it rings the phone. I can pick up the reg. phone when it rings and it will connect the reg. phone and Voip phones.

How that I know that it rings the line, I take the phone cable and unplug it from the reg. phone and plug it in to the phone jack on the wall. From the VoIP phone I dial ext 100, it rings but it doesn't pass me to the Bell dial tone.

Where do the I plug the telephone cord in to on the SPA3102? The Phone or the Line port? I currently have it in the Phone port. When I plug it in to the Line port, it does the same thing. On the SPA3102 no matter if I have a cable plugged in to the Line port the light on the SPA3102 doesn't light up.
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Many thanks emoci! Learned a lot from your post.

Right now I am trying to work out a solution with my voip.ms account and freephoneline account. I think what I can do with voxalot free account now is to receive calls from voip.ms DID and call out with 2 account(use freephoneline account for Canada and voip.ms for international).

I am wondering if there's a solution which let me receive calls from freephoneline as well for free.
emoci wrote:
Jul 16th, 2009 11:31 pm
From a dial plan managment perspective...VoXalot is more user friendly...

The Free Acct. at PBXes has certain limitations:
-5 Extensions (admittedly VoXalot doesn't offer any at all)
-Maximum 5 trunks (trunks are providers) (In VoXalot you can have unlimited providers setup even in the free acct.)
-2000 min usage/month (no time limits on VoXalot)
-VoXalot offers the opportunity to adjust your preferred codecs whereas PBXes doesn't

My personal preference:
-Use VoXalot as the place to setup all your providers and outgoing dial plans
-Now add VoXalot as one of the trunks in PBXes (hence having access to all the providers you setup in VoXalot from PBXes)
-Since you only have a free VoXalot acct., you can use the remaining 3-4 free trunks in PBXes to register any providers that don't support SIP Forwarding and have them ring anywhere you wish (think some of the Free DID offerings from the first post)
-You can do CallThru with PBXes (provided you won't be talking more than 1000 min/month --each callthru call counts for double time --)
-One other thing you can do with PBXes is that you can have a DID be used for multiple purposes (eg. when your cellphones call it, it acts as callthru gateway whereas when anyone else calls it rings your ATA).

For the record I find myself using the CallThru via PBXes to access my VoXalot quite often ...the audio quality with CallThru is sometimes better being that the VoXalot and PBXes server can connect to each other using large backbone links without being affected by my home Internet Connection...

Other players to bring into play later:
-LiberaIlVoip for CallBack (there is a guide on how to setup)
-MySipSwitch (you can't make new accts in MSS for now, since it is being re-released as SipSorcery.com)



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A few days ago, I purchased an used Linksys SPA2102. I created an account at voipbuster.com as my outgoing VoIP server. I got a US 253 phone number from ipkall.com as my incoming VoIP server.

There is no problem making outgoing calls. I have problem with the ingoing calls. After rebooting SPA2102, I can call the 253 number. The phone attached to the SPA2102 rings. After the first call, when I call the 253 number, I can hearing the connected ring tone on the calling phone. But the phone connected to the SPA2102 does not ring.

Any idea what is the problem. TIA
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Anyone know how I can use iCall on Fring? The SIP add-on is asking for a proxy server address. Anyone know what that is?
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Jul 1, 2011
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I need a DiD for Argentina to forward to my SIP. But the only ones I can find are premium fees. Any recommendations?
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My friend has Acanac VOIP phoneline but today he can not make any outgoing calls because of 50 number limit :( It is his first time and he did not know about that limit. He has Linksys adaptor with two lines.

Is there any free service for him to use in case of emergencies like this to call locally at least?
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new936 wrote:
Feb 24th, 2012 11:09 am
My friend has Acanac VOIP phoneline but today he can not make any outgoing calls because of 50 number limit :( It is his first time and he did not know about that limit. He has Linksys adaptor with two lines.

Is there any free service for him to use in case of emergencies like this to call locally at least?

Freephoneline is a great service and is free provided you use their own (think "proprietary") VoIP software. You can purchase SIP access for $50 and use the Linksys box and call local and long-distance to major cities.

An alternative to free emergency calls (ie. 911) is a cell phone... any cell phone should let you dial 911 even if it's not activated.
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I wouldn't bother spending the $50 for their script. It's nothing special and there are issues right now with FPL due to Fongo their servers are being overloaded.

Just get VOIP.MS if he already has a pap2t-na device just create an account and put the $25 credit on there and use it. Quite frankly it is stupid that acanac has 50 phone number limit.
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new936 wrote:
Feb 24th, 2012 11:09 am
My friend has Acanac VOIP phoneline but today he can not make any outgoing calls because of 50 number limit :( It is his first time and he did not know about that limit. He has Linksys adaptor with two lines.
It is right in the user agreement that you have to agree to when you sign up. It is not 50 different calls. Say you call your mom. That is one phone number and you can call her as any times as you want. It is 50 different phone numbers not calls. Anyone that calls more than 50 different numbers per month should be on the Business phone service.

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