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freephoneline.ca - Free Local Soft Phone Line for lifetime VOIP

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freephoneline.ca - Free Local Soft Phone Line for lifetime VOIP

I have found this pretty amazing, especially for their life time free phone line and long distance deal. If you need to attach a VOIP ATA device then you need to purchase their configuration file for a one time fee of $50.

http://freephoneline.ca/

Features:

Free Phone Number
Free Caller ID
Free Voice mail
Free Call Forwarding
Free Long Distance to most Canadian Cities
Free Fax Service (*Some members suggested the capability to send and receive free faxes through a dedicated fax machine, I didn't try personally yet)

Update on May 1, 2019 : Have been using this for more than 10 years now, and personally speaking, works like a charm and found no difference between Bell voice quality and FPL as long as you use G711u codec.
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Wow... where have you been? -- REPOST --

This site/service has been discussed many times here on RFD. Please search before you post.

BTW, great service. I've had it for almost the last year and a half. Paid my $50 for the ATA adapter file very early on and the service is still running with way less hiccups then when I first signed up.

Still, search before you post.
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Thanks for the post :) I think it has been posted a few times before but its worth bringing is back up :)

I have paid the $50 about 2 years ago, still works good :)
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I wonder how this company stays in business?
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Azenha wrote: Wow... where have you been? -- REPOST --

This site/service has been discussed many times here on RFD. Please search before you post.

BTW, great service. I've had it for almost the last year and a half. Paid my $50 for the ATA adapter file very early on and the service is still running with way less hiccups then when I first signed up.

Still, search before you post.
Sorry for the REPOST. However, when I saw the deal I was too excited and thought to let fellow RFD members know about it too !
I am sure that many RFD members will benefit from this even if this is a REPOSt.
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napoleon1769 wrote: I would rather have a real phone line just in case. It's not that much anyways.
its time to let the "real" phone line go. it might not be much, but it probably has next to no features and still costs more than voip.
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imran909 wrote: Sorry for the REPOST. However, when I saw the deal I was too excited and thought to let fellow RFD members know about it too !
I am sure that many RFD members will benefit from this even if this is a REPOSt.
Hey... nothing to be sorry about. As another member said, it's always nice to get a refresh. In the future just do a search and post a reply to the original message and that will push it back up to the top of thread chain.

Nonetheless, it's a great service. The only downfall is that you'll be unable to call most rural communities. You can only make calls to major Canadian cities. For example, I can't call Peterborough since it's not a major city. I get the "your call is not part of the service plan" message (or something like that).
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napoleon1769 wrote: I would rather have a real phone line just in case. It's not that much anyways.
Oh yaa? Why don't you pay for my Bell phone then? :lol:
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Azenha wrote: The only downfall is that you'll be unable to call most rural communities. You can only make calls to major Canadian cities. For example, I can't call Peterborough since it's not a major city. I get the "your call is not part of the service plan" message (or something like that).
Freephoneline has Unlimited Calling to Anywhere in Canada for $3.95/mth.

Alternatively, you may register with one of the numerous Betamax Voip clones (internetcalls, 12voip, voipcheap) which will allow free* calls in the the US, Canada and many other countries around the globe. You will need to change the dial plan and add the new VoIP provider to the existing FPL in your ATA.



*10 EUR/120 days
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xenocidic wrote: I wonder how this company stays in business?
They charge for LD to Canadian cities where they don't offer the free voip service (they only offer it in select cities) as well as charging for LD to the US and overseas. It's owned by the same parent as 295.ca internet which has been around since the '90s so they have experience on now to operate a low cost service and stay in business. I have it and use the softphone app and it's been fine for me.
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murdoc2k wrote: I'm just curious here, what happens to your voip during a black out?
It's out, but who are you going to call anyway? If you call someone's cellphone, you probably have one too. The fact of the matter is, the networks will be overloaded, so your calls will never terminate anyway. This scenario is not something you should worry about.
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Quality is iffy, reliability is not perfect (then again no VOIP product is). If you have a burglar alarm you should have a wired phone line - and if you have DSL you're already contributing 8 or so dollars each month toward the copper, so you might as well just get a phone line.
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fredsmith wrote: Quality is iffy, reliability is not perfect (then again no VOIP product is). If you have a burglar alarm you should have a wired phone line - and if you have DSL you're already contributing 8 or so dollars each month toward the copper, so you might as well just get a phone line.
quality is iffy? please. many people use all different voip providers and are very happy with them.. i've used voip.ms for a long time, it costs me $5/month on average, quality is as good as pots, and stability is great. for most voip providers, all features are available at no cost, as well as many advanced options too.

there's too many benefits to voip over a regular line. and the best part is, less $$ we have to pay to bell
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murdoc2k wrote: I'm just curious here, what happens to your voip during a black out?
same thing that happens to most people these days as most people use cordless phones that require power you lose your home phone.

I have had vbuzzer voip ($50/per year) for the past 2 years and my router, voip adapter, cordless phone and rogers modem are all plugged in to a battery backup. phone works perfect during power outages.

to date never had a problem yet.
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So true.. and its not like we all don't a cell phone these days. With a battery back-up unit, voip is just about as reliable as a bell phone, and waaay cheaper. I've been with acanac over 2 years, got my router set up properly, and rarely ever have any problems. A decent UPS will give you atleast a couple of days running only the modem, router, voip ata and cordless phone.
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Are there any voips out there that don't seem to make you sign on for a year. I want to try it and if it works out I'll than cancel my rogers home phone but Idon't want to pay $50 .

So what are the major players in VOIP now?
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A hearty recommendation for voip.ms. I have tried about 10 different providers, and none come close.

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