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Old Mar 8th 2019, 5:41 pm
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Hi everyone

Any recommendations on which providers to use, looking to get a Canadian number forwarding to my uk number for the remaining 4 months here. Thanks
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Old Mar 8th 2019, 10:02 pm
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Default Re: VoIP recommendations for Canadian number?

Originally Posted by Brooks52 View Post
Hi everyone

Any recommendations on which providers to use, looking to get a Canadian number forwarding to my uk number for the remaining 4 months here. Thanks
Skype is a good place to start. I’ve just done it the other way around, I.e. bought an Oxford landline number, calls currently forwarded to my UK mobile whilst I am in the UK, but I will then forward it to my Canadian number when I set it up in April.
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I have voip with Ooma. It's a hardware device you connect to a router and it does forwarding or you can pick up the calls on an app installed on your smartphone. I believe it works even if the device is turned off. This might not work for you though.
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Thanks for the suggestions both. Unfortunately Skype doesn’t have Canadian numbers yet.

I found this in an old thread and might give this a go: https://www.aitelephone.com/callforw...istration.html
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Thanks for the suggestions both. Unfortunately Skype doesn’t have Canadian numbers yet.

I found this in an old thread and might give this a go: https://www.aitelephone.com/callforw...istration.html

This thread is 3 months old and has a few suggestions
Using my UK mobile number in Vancouver, BC

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This thread is 3 months old and has a few suggestions
Using my UK mobile number in Vancouver, BC
You’re right, my laziness has been exposed - that’s where I found the one above

I did try to delete this thread yesterday but couldn’t find a way to do it on my phone
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You’re right, my laziness has been exposed - that’s where I found the one above

I did try to delete this thread yesterday but couldn’t find a way to do it on my phone

I'm sure others will come along with some alternative suggestions - though getting a phone that can take 2 Sim cards is very popular - depends how long you will need the 2nd phone number I think
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I can recommend callcentric, I have both UK and Canadian numbers with them
Been using them for approx 9yrs ??
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If you know your way around VoIP, then look at voip.ms. Canadian company, but bills in USD (as does everybody). Reliable and low cost. Been using them for years. DIDs (incoming numbers) at $0.85 per month / $0.0090 per minute (+tax if in Canada). Termination (outgoing to UK landline) at $0.0070/min. So $0.0160/min to forward calls to a UK landline. Note that UK mobile terminations are expensive and you may be better off using a softphone like Zoiper if that's what you need. (Calls can also be routed to voice mail during certain hours and then forwarded to your email - useful due to the time difference).

PM me if you need help setting this up.

Also check out VOIP Tech Chat forum | DSLReports, ISP Information for discussions and feedback of providers. Anveo and Callcentric are often recommended too, but I don't know my way around them.
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You might want to take a look at Vonage. I've been with them for 14 years, at two different addresses. Excellent service, no issues at all. And they bill in Canadian dollars.
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Default Re: VoIP recommendations for Canadian number?

Originally Posted by Brooks52 View Post
Hi everyone

Any recommendations on which providers to use, looking to get a Canadian number forwarding to my uk number for the remaining 4 months here. Thanks
I'm using the 'TextNow' app. You can get it for iOS or Android. It's free to use and gives you local number USA or Canada.
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voip.ms and Zoiper works beautifully for me, been using it for a few years now (my canadian 'mobile' is a voip.ms number routing through to Zoiper, phone is data-only on a Fido $15/month plan (3Gb which is more then enough for my purposes).

You could also buy a UK number from voip.ms so that UK people have a number they can call you on, which you can pick up via Zoiper on your regular mobile phone via data/wifi (and not have to spend $$ on UK roaming charges while still in Canada).
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Originally Posted by deepcpearl View Post
You might want to take a look at Vonage. I've been with them for 14 years, at two different addresses. Excellent service, no issues at all. And they bill in Canadian dollars.
We've been happy with Vonage for about 12 years now. We used them in the UK and now in Canada and have had both Canadian and UK phone numbers since we opened our account. When we moved to Canada, we were able to keep both numbers. We opted to switch our UK Vonage box for a Canadian one so we could access 911 is necessary, but our numbers stayed the same.
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