calling US 800 numbers from abroad via VoIP

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by jidanni, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. jidanni

    jidanni Guest

    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.
    jidanni, Dec 18, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  2. I think, SJPhone (a softphone) though proprietary with a free and, or
    paid FreeWorldDialup FWD account is what you are looking for.
    Balwinder S Dheeman, Dec 19, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  3. apt-get install ekiga

    Start ekiga, see if it configured itself correctly and dial

    Found ages ago via

    Havent't tested it in a while.
    Yes. Governments will tap the call anyway.

    Koos van den Hout, Dec 19, 2009
  4. jidanni

    jidanni Guest

    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
    diff -r /tmp/original/modules.conf /etc/asterisk/modules.conf
    < noload =>
    diff -r /tmp/original/sip.conf /etc/asterisk/sip.conf
    Whereupon I could make calls using:
    CLI> console dial 0191800whatever
    jidanni, Jan 21, 2010
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.