Logging into VoipStunt today I found a promotional message offering me a free inbound phone number for my account. I logged in to their website, and sure enough, there was the option to get an inbound number. Clicking it, I was automatically assigned a UK/London number (+44 208 ...). No charge (beyond my initial 5 euro top up of my account) but also no information for how long this number is reserved for me - required account activity etc.
That said, the REALLY cool thing about this is that CLI / CLIP (Calling Line Identification Presentation, sometimes known as CLID Caller ID Display) was instantly available as an option (set in user profile) on outbound calls. This means that when I call a compatible phone, the receiver's phone will display my VoipStunt number as the caller(!)
We like. We also like that calls are still free.
A not so minor hitch is that the application struggles to get on top when an inbound call actually happens - the ring sound comes, the window doesn't render (and doesn't give the option to answer/refuse the call - changed process priority to 'High' with little result (note: Skype auto-sets priority to High when in use)). I'm sure they'll sort this out shortly!
Anders Jacobsen |
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