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Virtual # Can I get a local area code??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bluesky43, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. bluesky43

    bluesky43 Registered Member

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    Can i get a local area code # or does it have to be a 1-800 or 1-866 #??? with a virtual phone line?
     
  2. smokey1

    smokey1 Newbie

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    You can get a local number. What country are you in? Where do you want to be local?

    What service are you thinking about using and why do you need a local #?
     
  3. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    get a local number though skype and then redirect it to where you want
     
  4. xoreax

    xoreax Newbie

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    Or buy a SIP phone and get a toll number redirected to it with a voicemail. Use it as your contact number. Or just get a number from someone like sipgate.
     
  5. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    you can get it from skype. they let you choose the area code.
     
  6. oddshoes

    oddshoes Junior Member

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    Yes, Lucius is right, you can choose a local area code with Skype at around 17 Euros for 3 months. I use them a lot for setting up Google Local listings, but all those 17 Euros add up to quite a bit of money as I make a lot of listings. I'd love to know if anyone out there knows of a cheaper option.

    Many thanks.
     
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  7. jmagic

    jmagic Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Google voice gives you a local number and its free now. You can have 2 of them forwarded to 1 skype number, cell phone, house line or any other type of phone you choose.
     
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  8. oddshoes

    oddshoes Junior Member

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    Nice! That could come in handy for Google places verification, although I presume you need to download software and that could leave a footprint in your computer.
     
  9. jmagic

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    You dont need any software for google voice. You just input the number you want to have the calls routed to. I would change ip's etc.when you set up the accounts but after they are set up you dont need to log back in at all, the calls will just come to the phone number you set up the account with. When setting up the account make sure you select home phone for the profile of the forwarding number. This will allow you to use that number for 2 GV accounts. If you select cell phone for example, you will only be able to use that cell phone number for 1 GV account.
     
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  10. oddshoes

    oddshoes Junior Member

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    That's great. So basicaly, there's no need to buy numbers for the Google verification process anymore so long as you use the same Gmail account for both Google voice and Google places and make sure you change your IP etc?