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Best Voip for mobile use


by @flipchan | 2yr  | 4 comments

im looking for a voip provider that offers inbound and outbound calls to all countries.
I want to replace my swedish sim card with a voip number so i dont get charged alot while traveling, does anyone have a stable voip provider to recommend?

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@craigfer | 2yr

You could try a Uk based company called soho66 (I dont work for them!)
Iโ€™ve found them very helpful. If you drop them an email they will be more than happy to help you.

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@nerdontour | 2yr


Hey @flipchan, for over five years I use a Polish VoIP provider, who is not the best in design/app development, but their rates (counted in cheap currency - PLN) and call service reliability are the main reasons why I stick with them.

Besides using it periodically in my British LTD with both British and Polish VoIP landline numbers my father use their services heavily in a local car repair service in Poland.

The site FCN (dot) pl may be not in English, but as I checked the dashboard is fully translated. Itโ€™s also fairly easy to setup mobile app and do extra setup like allow calls is selected business hours or record voice mails and send the recordings to email.

Iโ€™m happy to help if you decide using FCN.

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@flipchan | 2yr

can u get a uk number with fcn? I can only see polish numbers

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@nerdontour | 2yr

For some features, you need to contact the support. They offer a UK number if you can prove that you have a business or some permanent address there. In my case, itโ€™s a British LTD I run there.

Alternatively, if you want to have all the setup in your phone, try an app called โ€œHushedโ€. I used it for a short period, but in general, they offer mobile/landline numbers from many countries for calling and texting both ways.

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Hi everebody,

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