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How to Get a Free Phone Number?

Ways to Get a Permanent Free Phone Number You Can Use for Your Home or Business


Normally, you get a phone number only when you pay for a phone or VoIP service. The number comes with the service. There are a services out there that give you a free phone number, often in a package with a lot on interesting features. Here are some:

1. Google Voice

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Google Voice gives you a free phone number, through which you can have multiple phones to ring at the same time on an incoming call. The number comes along with a package of interesting features. For instance, you can have your voice calls recorded and converted into text and eventually sent to your email. You can also use this number to make free local calls, within the US, Speaking of which – so far, only people in the US are entitled to have a Google Voice number. You can also have your old phone number ported to the Google Voice service. You will want to read more on Google Voice: Google Voice Review and How Google Voice Works

2. iNum

The iNum project is an interesting, because it aims at making the world a real ‘global village’. Through location-independent numbers, it allows users to establish a unified presence worldwide. iNum provides users with phone numbers with the +883 global country code, a code that has been created lately by the ITU. One can use a +883 number as a virtual number and be contacted through his/her phone and other communication device anywhere he/she is in the world, without having to worry about area codes and rates associated therewith. Read more on iNum.

3. Phonebooth Free

Phonebooth Free is interesting for businesses, but you can take advantage of it at home as well. Like Google Voice, it gives you a free phone number that you can use to have multiple phones (50 phones exactly) ring at the same time on an incoming call, including to your mobile phone. There is also voice-to-text transcription of text, an auto attendant, and a click-to-call widget that you can add to your web site. Read more on Phonebooth Free.
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