voip: skype, vbuzzer, freephoneline, etc

Thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 19:24:40 UTC 2010

Living in Canada, there aren't any skype-in numbers available due to CRTC 
regulations, apparently.  What I set up is a voicemail account with 
freephoneline.ca, which is, as advertised, a free phone line; well, at 
least free voicemail.

However, can I get that number to forward to a skype account?  I looked 
at ring2skype.com but they don't offer a number for my area code, and 
skypeincanada.ca is, while not exorbitant, costly enough to defeat the 
purpose for my volume.

I've tried SIP softphones, but the quality was never sufficient, due to a 
slow connection.   Any thoughts?  Kinda OT, but I thought maybe someone 
here might have information about this.

If my connection were better, then SIP would be great, but it's not an 
option, unfortunately.


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