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.
- Sign up for an account with a SIP provider.
- Download a SIP-enabled VoIP client (if you don’t have hardware).
- 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).