Google Voice is Not VOIP

So you think you’ve gamed the system and figured out a way to get unlimited free calls from an International virtual phone number to your Google voice which in turn  forwards to your cell phone or landline here in the states.

Not so fast.

This would be true if Google voice was an actual VOIP solution. Google doesnt allow any incoming traffic to a users Google voice number unless they dial the number directly. They would need to provide a SIP address in order for Google voice to be called VOIP. A SIP address is sort of a “Internet address” for voice calls, it opens up Google voice to the entire world if they did it.

You can still forward your calls to Gtalk for free and without limits but thats not the same. Gtalk is a soft phone application you run on your PC. However we have had success with the Vtok app on the iPad and iPhone.

Making Outgoing Calls with Your FlyNumber

I get a lot of people who ask if they can make outgoing calls with their FlyNumber, technically you’d need to connect to some sort of SIP/VOIP provider to handle outgoing calls from your SIP client or VOIP phone. If you have Skype then you’d just use Skype to make the outgoing calls.

But what if you just want to call your Uncle in Brazil and not just receive calls from him. You can.

Here’s how…

So lets say you have a Brazil virtual phone number ( Forwarded to your US Cell number) so your family and friends can call you from Brazil. What you’d do is buy them a U.S. number and have it forward to their local landline or Cell phone in Brazil.

So now you have a Brazil number for your Uncle to call you anytime and a US virtual number you can call that will connect directly to him in Brazil. All this without Calling cards, PINs, “access numbers”, VOIP phones, SIP phones, Samrt phone apps etc.

Just dial your respective FlyNumber from any phone and it works.

There literary isn’t a simpler way to keep in touch.