virtual phone numbers?

@arkaf61 (10882)
Canada
July 22, 2009 12:12am CST
QUite some time ago, there was this site where one could get a virtual phone number for free. The free option had less things than the paid one, but it was enough for what I wanted. Whoever called that number could leave a voice message that I would be able to hear when I logged on the site. I liked it. I used to leave that phone number for everything other than important official forms of course, and it worked in the sense that I had less unwanted call in my own phone. The only small problem is that the phone number I was given was from the US, not Canada, but hey, it worked :) But one day I tried to go there and the free option was gone. I was wondering if there are still any other sites like that with an option for free services. Does anyone know of such service/site? One that is working ?
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
22 Jul 09
magic jack - magic jack usb phone device
I don't know about free virtual phone numbers. But a SUPER CHEAP alternative is "magic jack". I don't know if it is available in Canada or not, but it is definately worth looking in to. It is basicly a usb device, plugged in to your computer, that you plug any ordinary phone in to and it uses your internet connection to connect to other standard phone lines. As long as your computer is on, you have a working phone line. Pricing is great, you can guy it here for about 30 bucks and that gets you a whole year of service, after that, it is about 20 bucks a year. They also have a deal going where if you buy 5 years of service, it is a package deal for about 60 bucks. I'd look in to this if you want cheap phone service. It has been rock solid reliable for the most part too. ***** NOT A REFERAL LINK**** http://www.magicjack.com ***** NOT A REFERAL LINK****
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Jul 09
Sorry, I didn't get back sooner. Yes, it has been reliable and workds exactly as advertized. I have no complaints at all with it and I have had it for over 7 months. I absolutely recomend it.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
Thanks for responding :) It is something to consider. It seems to make sense and looks like a good money saver.
@icehut (508)
23 Jul 09
This one looks like it'll fit your needs... http://www.freephoneline.ca/ you'll get a free inbound Canadian phone number... free local calls... voicemail... callerID... followMe (to forward your calls to another phone)... and unlimited free long distance to major Canadian cities... ^_^
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
23 Jul 09
Thank you for the link. I will go and check it. I don't really want to make or receive calls. Just have a number - different from my own - and a voice mail.
• Canada
22 Jul 09
i've never heard of that before, but it sounds like a really good idea. Now I've taken to giving totally random sequences of digits when someone asks for my phone number, because I'm sick and tired of all the SPAM calls I get from people trying to sell me something that I did not agree to, when I filled out the original form.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
It was a great idea. I really loved the chance I was given in that site, it's a pity that the free part of it is no more. I never enter my phone number at all. I try not to just put in some numbers at random because it might be someone's phone number and I wouldn't want to pass that onto them LOL Instead I enter my old cell's phone number. It is a pay as you go and I still put some money on it occasionally so the number is still mine, but I rarely use it or have it on. Actually most of the times it doesn't have money at all.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I never heard of that service, it sounds great to me, sadly they canceled, I am wondering how much is it for the paid accounts and what do they do besides having voicemail?
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
31 Jul 09
I wrote down some. Many work just like a regular telephone. Others will give a number and when people call that number it will ring on our own phones the ones we already have( goodle has that for free ). Most have all the features of the regular phones. I'll look for where I wrote the urls and will add then here as I find them.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
31 Jul 09
That sounds neat to me. Right now we do not have voicemail for our landline so that can be great to have just for the voicemail.
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