On Tue, 2018-03-20 at 08:29 -0400, fred roller wrote:
On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan(a)gmail.com>
> On Tue, 2018-03-20 at 00:09 +0000, Néstor wrote:
> > You can actually use Google voice in another country as long as you have access
to the internet.
> > Sometimes if I am I another and I need to call someone in that country I will
go to a place that has WiFi and make the call like if i was in the US
> > and i call that country's phone number.
> [Please don't top-post]
> When I said "only available to users in the US" I meant "only
> to US users", i.e. users with an address and phone number in the US.
> Where you are physically when you make the call is irrelevant.
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Apologies for the top posts, gmail insist on top posting reponses and I forget to adjust.
[Maybe also adjust to use plaintext ...]
FWIW you can give https://www.asterisk.org/
a try and DIY a phone
server. The VOIP would give you the mobile option because I used it an age ago (headset
and my laptop were my "phone" with any internet connection). Any calls to
numbers would bill from server to client for purpose of long distance; i.e. you home base
in England (server) go to France and call a client in Japan. Your calls to England home
office, gratis. France to Japan would be billed from England -> Japan. There are ways
to mitigate expense if not reduce to zero altogether if memory serves. It has been ages
since I used this last but the project is still going strong and OS. File transfers can
be handled through any number of online fileshare option, rather previlent these days.
Yes, I'm aware of Asterisk and considered it back when I was interested
in Google Voice. That's no longer the case and I virtually never make
actual phone calls rather than calling over WhatsApp or similar, plus
Skype is already good enough for the few I do make - mainly to my US
bank. If only these apps supported receiving SMS messages ...