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Free Long Distance with Linksys (Cisco) PAP2 VOIP Adapter? Help!

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Free Long Distance with Linksys (Cisco) PAP2 VOIP Adapter? Help!

Hi, I have a Linksys PAP2 VOIP adapter and wanted to be able to call US landline/mobile numbers for free (and if possible, Canadian ones as well). Is there a FREE service I can set up with my PAP2 adapter? Thank you.
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Most if not all of the free service providers want you to use an app so that you're forced to view ads

No such thing as a free lunch
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Not with the Linksys PAP2.

If you want to buy an OBi ATA, you could use Google Voice.

Edit: this service may make Google Voice work with your OBi ATA: https://simonics.com/gw/
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First, get a Google Voice number and then an Obihai ATA. Trying to enable GV with the PAP is overly complicated compared to the Obihai.

If you're in Canada, it's also hardto get a GV number.
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Thanks, all, but isn't there any service out there that you can somehow configure to allow free calling to the US at least? Or even a certain metropolitan area in the US?
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There is no free service that I know of that works with the linksys other than google voice.

You can use google hangouts on a cell to make free calls over wifi and data but there is no way to receive incoming calls without have a gv number.
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freephoneline/fongo I think gives you free calling for 50USD one time fee.

Most people probably use providers like VoIP.ms, Anveo or Didlogic. Rates are 1c/minute or less. Most people go with these options because 3$ gets you 300 minutes of talk time, and most people would rather pay 3$/month and have a company that makes money and has a reason to maintain their network.

You also get a phone number (for 1$/month extra), and other services like call forwarding and voicemail.
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cloneman wrote: freephoneline/fongo I think gives you free calling for 50USD one time fee.

Most people probably use providers like VoIP.ms, Anveo or Didlogic. Rates are 1c/minute or less. Most people go with these options because 3$ gets you 300 minutes of talk time, and most people would rather pay 3$/month and have a company that makes money and has a reason to maintain their network.

You also get a phone number (for 1$/month extra), and other services like call forwarding and voicemail.
Nah, FPL only offers free long distance calling within Canada and only to certain cities. The list of cities though is quite large.
You can however purchase prepaid credit on FPL to call international numbers. I think you can buy $5 credits to use like a calling card. I think US calling from FPL is $0.02/minute.

Like other people have mentioned, if OP uses an Obihai device, they can easily set up Google Voice and that will enable free US/CA calling.

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