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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:07 am

Is anyone interested in using a free voice chat or phone? Google voice seems limited to the US only. Skype was bought by Microsoft so it's future is uncertain and may become a Windows/Mac item. Skype on Linux has always been poor.

Options include TeamSpeak, or one of the may free SIP account providers with free voice mail and conference rooms.

With a free SIP phone (many to choose from) SIP to SIP calls are free world wide. In some places you can get free in bound phone numbers. In Skype the Skype-in numbers are $60/ year. Free is much better.

I have a free in number in France.. LOL with voice mail and if my phone is on, will ring my house in the US for free..

Attached to this account is a free Seattle area land line. The number is from IPKall. You can be anywhere in the world and have a free inbound US number.

The provider is ippi.fr. Same user name as here if you SIP me there. I don't have access at work so that will go to voice mail when I'm not home. The provider has free conference rooms.

Ekiga makes a free softphone. It has chat, and video phone features. Ekiga also has free SIP accounts but does not provide a dialable number. Their SIP accounts are username@ekiga.net.

Sipbroker permits dialing from one sip provider to another such as calling ippi.fr from an Ekiga account by dialing a prefix.

Anybody else playing with free international calling with VOIP?

I'm currently looking for a free London DID to add. So far I haven't found one.

Testing a script. Is my phone online at the moment?
<script></script> Script is disabled..

Thoughts?
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:34 pm

New info that may be useful. Until yesterday I never heard of iNum numbers. I got one with a free SIP account and didn't even know what it was until I looked it up.

It is an international locationless number. Many phone plans will call those numbers as a local call. You can directly call me from a British Telcom pay phone for the price of a local call. Most other SIP VOIP calling plans can call the iNum numbers for free. The iNum are dial in numbers.

For more info;
http://www.inum.net/what-is-inum/what-is-inum/

In short you can be called in most of the world for the price of a local phone call. If you have phone service from a participating phone provider, you can call any iNum for free.

List of providers and call in numbers.
http://www.inum.net/what-is-inum/voice-reach/

This is the current list of providers that can call the numbers for free or low price. At the bottom of the list is a list of call in numbers for those not on a plan to call the numbers. You can dial a local access number and then dial any iNum.

For example in the US where I live, I can use my cell phone and call anywhere in the US for free. I can dial one of the numbers in the US for free such as one in Chicago. Then I can dial any iNum for free.

You can get a free SIP account and iNum at ippi.fr. It is where I got mine. With a SIP account you can then dial any iNum for free.

Long distance is becoming obsolete fast.

Some of my co-workers have family back in Vietnam. Vietnam has high charges to call them. Most plans are about $0.25/min to call to Vietnam. With family getting free SIP numbers and iNum numbers, the call to them just became free.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:37 pm

I used a free program called "icall". It has its limitations in its free form, but I used it and it worked.
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