calling US 800 numbers from abroad via VoIP

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Hello. I live in Taiwan and use Debian Linux.
I want to call an 1-800 toll free US number,
which of course is not toll free when calling from Taiwan.
So how can I use this VoIP stuff to bridge the gap?
I'm sure I'm capable of installing whatever .deb Debian software package
is needed. But then what IP address would I direct my traffic to to make
the jump from the Internet into the Phone system?

My friend uses the Skype stuff, but all I want to do is make one or two
calls to some 800 numbers, so don't want to subscribe to anything, pay
any money, nor do I own a credit card.

Hmm, I suppose I should be cautious, as somebody might offer me a
IP destination, and then tap my call.

Re: calling US 800 numbers from abroad via VoIP


On 12/18/2009 11:11 AM, jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:
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I think, SJPhone (a softphone) though proprietary with a free and, or
paid FreeWorldDialup FWD account is what you are looking for.

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Re: calling US 800 numbers from abroad via VoIP


Thanks. I found all I needed was to install asterisk, and change
# diff -r /tmp/original /etc/asterisk
diff -r /tmp/original/extensions.conf /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf
392a393
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diff -r /tmp/original/modules.conf /etc/asterisk/modules.conf
53,54c53,54
< noload => chan_alsa.so
< ;noload => chan_oss.so
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diff -r /tmp/original/sip.conf /etc/asterisk/sip.conf
188a189,190
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Whereupon I could make calls using:
CLI> console dial 0191800whatever

Re: calling US 800 numbers from abroad via VoIP


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apt-get install ekiga

Start ekiga, see if it configured itself correctly and dial

800xxxyyyy@voiper.ipkall.com

Found ages ago via
http://forum.voxilla.com/ipkall-support-forum/sip-tfn-toll-free-number-25180.html

Havent't tested it in a while.

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Yes. Governments will tap the call anyway.

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