You can get free phone service and save money on your phone bill by linking a free VoIP (Voice Over Internet Provider) service to a real phone number. Learn how to setup a VoIP incoming call line to get free phone service.
Register with a VoIP provider. Free basic VoIP providers include Voxalot (voxalot.com/action/home), Skype (skype.com) and CallCentric (callcentric.com). Many VoIP providers allow free computer-to-computer calls. If you link such a service to a free phone number, you won't be limited to only PC-to-PC calls. That way you'll have a real phone number to receive calls for free.
Obtain a free phone number and route it to your VoIP service. Examples of providers who offer this service include IPKall (ipkall.com) and Numbr (numbr.com). During registration, you'll need to provide a SIP number (protocol used to establish a phone call over the Internet) and SIP proxy.
To route the phone number to your VoIP service, use your member ID that you obtained as your SIP number. Enter the SIP proxy provided by your VoIP service in the SIP proxy field.
The SIP proxies for some common VoIP providers are: Voxalot -- us.voxalot.com FWD -- fwd.pulver.com Gizmo -- proxy01.sipphone.com
Configure your softphone or analog telephone adapter to register with the VoIP provider. A softphone is software that allows you to make calls on your PC. X-lite is an example of a free application. An analog telephone adapter (ATA) is a hardware version.
Go to the configuration menu of your softphone or ATA and enter the SIP proxy you previously used into your softphone SIP proxy field. Enter your user name and password.
Your softphone or ATA will subsequently be registered with your VoIP provider, which is then registered with your free phone number. You can now receive totally free phone calls.