[u-u] Cheap/free VOIP home phone

Dan Astoorian djast at ecf.utoronto.ca
Tue May 26 11:24:15 EDT 2020

On Tue, 26 May 2020 10:26:59 EDT, William Kisin writes:
> I think I read somewhere that the fongo app uses SIP internally.
> I find  fongo useful as a secondary number.  Quality varies.
> The free service requires that you make an outgoing call occasionally, or you
>  lose the service.  I don't remember the details, but I call my own home numb
> er a couple of times a month to keep the service alive.

Are you talking about Fongo Home Phone or Fongo Mobile?

Fongo Home Phone is currently $4.95 per month according to
https://www.fongo.com/home-phone/ .  Freephoneline.ca (the service I was
asking about) is a separate but affiliated "free" service that's
"powered by fongo." It's possible that there's been some rebranding
and/or shifting of business models.

If Fongo Mobile works over WiFi, maybe that's what I'm looking for--it
looks like the basic service is indeed free.

Thanks for the input.

Dan Astoorian, Systems Administrator
Engineering Computing Facility
University of Toronto

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