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

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What if you already used 50 numbers and need to call 911 would it go through? It might be a silly question but did anyone try it out?
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gnuman wrote:
Feb 27th, 2012 9:31 am
What if you already used 50 numbers and need to call 911 would it go through? It might be a silly question but did anyone try it out?

Yes 911 will definitely still go through.
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gnuman wrote:
Feb 26th, 2012 9:53 am
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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rmuskie wrote:
Dec 11th, 2010 10:55 pm
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!
It won't work with any Free Canadian DID services because the servers are local, and you're in HK, the response time will be too high, rendering the free service useless.


To add to this thread, the 403 area code trick doesn't work with GV anymore.
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Sep 9, 2013
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Switch2Voip (Switch2Voip - VoIP for Call Centers)
-Free USA and Canada virtual phone number DID
-Complete registration
-Outgoing calls to USA at 0.008 per minute

emoci wrote:
Jun 18th, 2007 12:49 am
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


Looking for the Guides-Click Here



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/ )



Continued
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Jun 27, 2012
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Let's make this simple please. All most of us need is a forwardable VOIP number. I'm in Winnipeg (204) and have not been able to find one here. Freephoneline doesn't have 204 area codes. Any ideas?
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redflagguy2u wrote:
Jan 4th, 2015 3:37 pm
Let's make this simple please. All most of us need is a forwardable VOIP number. I'm in Winnipeg (204) and have not been able to find one here. Freephoneline doesn't have 204 area codes. Any ideas?
Currently looking for a voip provider in MB as well. I just tried and cancelled Ooma who have MB numbers, unfortunately it had a long delay for me so didn't work out. I have a Obi200 on the way and from what I can see both phone power and anveo offer MB numbers, though I might just try VoIP.ms first as having a local number isn't as important anymore since the people calling it have unlimited canada wide plans anyway.
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As far as I'm aware, Freephoneline is the only company offering free telephone service in Canada. It's curious they do not offer service in Manitoba, considering that Fibernetics does have presence there.

I see that VoIP.ms has no Manitoba numbers in stock, though I think they used to so perhaps that is temporary.

Anveo has coverage in Oakbank and Winnipeg. Callcentric has coverage in Oakbank, Portage la Prairie, and Winnipeg. These service providers are not free, but are low cost.
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I'd be surprised if you couldn't port a Winnipeg number into FPL.
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Jun 27, 2012
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So if there is nothing free, the quest is on for the cheapest forwardable 204 number. Use Gmail for outgoing and forward your 204 number to Voxox, Freephoneline, Callcentric or others that offer free incoming.

After that the quest is on for free incoming/outgoing texts from a computer (no cell phone here). Voxox allows incoming so if texts can be forwarded from your 204 number to Voxox, you're home free. Then we need free outgoing texting online.
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Webslinger wrote:
Jan 4th, 2015 4:34 pm
I'd be surprised if you couldn't port a Winnipeg number into FPL.
Error: Unfortunately the number (204) 986-6660 is not available to be transferred to Freephoneline.
We apologize for the inconvinience.
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Oct 23, 2008
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Waterloo, Ontario
redflagguy2u wrote:
Jan 4th, 2015 6:12 pm
.....free incoming/outgoing texts from a computer (no cell phone here). .... Then we need free outgoing texting online.
AFAIK, all online (via Internet) texting services are limited and not as reliable as actual cellphone texting because they work differently
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PianoGuy wrote:
Jan 4th, 2015 6:45 pm
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"We have arrived in Manitoba. You can now get a local 204 area code Fongo number in Winnipeg. "

https://twitter.com/Fongo_Mobile

You'd probably need to submit a ticket request to FPL though. The website form doesn't appear to be updated yet for number porting.
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still no voip provider offering SK area codes yet beside ooma

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