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Free US and UK Telephone Numbers From Within the Philippines (or Anywhere)

Do you know you can get free US and UK telephone numbers even from the Philippines? Or anywhere for that matter? If you have a decent Internet connection (preferably broadband) and a VoIP client (software or hardware), you can easily sign up for free US- and UK-based DID numbers that callers can use to contact you thru your computer.

It’s a three-step process I have outlined on the J Spot and here’s the skinny.

  1. Sign up for an account with a SIP provider.
  2. Download a SIP-enabled VoIP client (if you don’t have hardware).
  3. Sign up for free US and/or UK DID numbers that automatically forward to SIP.

This is very useful for Philippine-based businesses or freelancers with US- or UK-based clients. Families with relatives working abroad can also use this (if the local side has access to a VoIP-enabled computer and the other only has access to a telephone).

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  • galing, a!
    for a grand price of: FREE?!
    will check it out …

  • Experiment626

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  • I wonder, how can IPKall and CallUK offer inbound numbers for free?

  • I regularly use SkypeIN. What’s the difference between this approach and SkypeIN as far as quality is concerned?

  • Skype has superior tunneling capability, and perhaps a better codec suite, than SIP. I guess the most significant advantage is the zero cost of the incoming DID line.

  • You’re right, Migs. Skype uses superior codecs (rivaled only by Gtalk, I think). You can get telephone quality conversations thru dialup connections.

    I do think, though, that SIP can also use these codecs. The problem is that since the clients may not always be standard (say, point A and point B use different software or VoIP phones) the call defaults to the codec common among the two parties. Skype-to-Skype calls are great if both ends use Skype. Voice quality is downsampled when talking to someone on POTS.

  • i have a US fax number that goes str8 to my email address here in phil, provided by http://www.efax.com.. does that count..?

  • rene927

    dont put ur VOIP life harder. just buy a Grandstream HandyTone black box (HT-296,396,496, etc and do some configuration, then presto!!! u can call ur relatives abroad! wanna help? touch me =)

  • tecbarrera

    Actually, there’s already a local phone service called myWorld Phone that gives you a cellphone with a Philippine cellphone number, and a foreign fixed line number attached to that phone that family and friends overseas can call at the cost of a local call to them! It doesn’t cost much, and you don’t even have to be near a computer to be reached because they can call you on your cellphone. You get like 100 FREE minutes to call overseas per month (which you’d barely use if you just get the person you’re calling overseas to call back on your fixed line), and the option to get up to 3 overseas fixed line numbers attached to your cellphone. Been using it a lot lately because I have relatives overseas. I’ve got a San Francisco number and a Sydney Australia number and they work great! Much clearer than VOIP like skype and no lag. You can learn more about it on http://www.myworld.ph

  • Looks like Nextel/Next Mobile has a new lease on life thanks to VoIP…

  • jun_j

    I can get free DID in Germany Netherland Italy aside from USA and UK I have more than 500 gateway list around the globe that can bridge PSTN calls to the internet (its like calling a PABX where you could dial the extenssion number in this case the internet number of the person you want to call and it will connect that call to anywhere in the globe) and another 500+ prefix code access to access any voip system including philippine DOST department of science and technology portal or school voip system like that of DLSU or Ateneo or UP or how about VOIP on your WiLan capable cellphone….

  • jun_j

    SKYPE????? NO THANKS…..the technology is propietary you be better with SIP it could work with more system much like comparing imac of the old days to an intel PC …be wary of skype supernode it eat bandwith speed even when your not using it

  • nxp3

    Having US number in the philippines is not too useful for me. Is there a Philippines SIP number I can get for free? Would like relatives in the phillipines to be able to call local number that rings here in the US.

  • dc

    if you need SIP gateway to connect ur devices…. u can check the website above..

    what many of us have been looking is a Philippine DID provider..

    until now.. negative parin.. whew..

  • aiko

    Hi,
    I bought a grandstream handytone HT286. Can anybody here knows how to use this thing for me to call my family in Philippines for free?Thanks

  • check this website you can call from philippines to usa and canada for just 1 piso per minute and costumer in usa and canada and some other countries they have local access can call to their family in the philippines or the world as long as they internet connection for just 4.95 dollars a month or 250 peso a month after you buy the unit. goodluck everybody..

  • check this website http://www.voipunlimitedcall.com you can call from philippines to usa and canada for just 1 piso per minute and costumer in usa and canada and some other countries they have local access can call to their family in the philippines or the world as long as they internet connection for just 4.95 dollars a month or 250 peso a month after you buy the unit. goodluck everybody..

  • can you plz send me a us numbers and uk number for me to use in Cameroon my number is 002377487693

  • david white

    please i need a us number

  • anne

    Is there any one to inform about the use of skype phone in the Philippines? is there any features of skype used in your mobile phones in the philippines. I’m very interested with it.. thanks..

  • king

    eto tried and tested ko na. free call to us and canada.
    http://www3.goober.com/
    every 15 mins cutoff time pero tawag ka na lang ulet. medyo mahina lang yung dating pero malinaw naman over all.
    ENJOY! xd :)))))

  • anthony

    You could try a magic jack they give you unlimited US calls and a US number, and you don’t need to keep your computer switched on to use it.