Singapore Expats Forum

VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Discuss about computers & Internet. Including mobile phones, home appliances & other gadgets. Read about Windows security risks or virus updates.
User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11060
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 10:27 pm

I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.

User avatar
Asdracles
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 538
Joined: Wed, 07 Feb 2007
Location: Hong Kong (bye bye SG!)

Postby Asdracles » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:09 pm

I don't know too much about VoIP, but the first idea that comes into my mind is a dual phone, with 2 sim cards, and when you are in MY you forward your calls to the SG card to the VoIP.

So the cards are always both activated if you want, and with the forwarding that you request. Both can be configured independently.

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Postby durain » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:51 am

it would be possible BUT when in KL (or anywhere when roaming), you must not turn on your SG sim! and vice versa.

reason : when you in KL and you turn on your SG sim, the sim will register with the local telco and therefore know you are roaming. so when you divert the call to another number, it would be like double cost - SG to KL and divert to VoIP to KL sim. if you dont turn it on when in SG, it would be SG divert to VoIP to KL sim.

that's why some telco will charge you for people leaving you voicemail when roaming even if you dont listen to it.


p/s i am guessing you have a VoIP number. if there's no VoIP number, then you wont be able use the mobile to divert the call. call divertion is based on the telco function, not the mobile.

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9314
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby x9200 » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 6:45 am

Strong Eagle wrote:I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.

I am not sure if I understand the problem - you already have a VOIP gateway and the basic mobile call forward function does not work or you looking for (a) VOIP gateway(s)?

User avatar
carteki
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1237
Joined: Mon, 28 Apr 2008
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Postby carteki » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 9:23 am

If you were in the US or the UK this wouldn't be a problem - there are a number of service providers who offer this service (although I think the changing of the destination number is slightly more manual - like through the internet)

Singtel has the "travel sim" function - which somewhat meets your needs (but not really).

Doesn't Skype do this? Or not in Singapore? I know that you can call- forward skype calls to a "normal" phone, but I don't know if a normal phone can make a call to a skype account.

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11060
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 1:31 pm

x9200 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.

I am not sure if I understand the problem - you already have a VOIP gateway and the basic mobile call forward function does not work or you looking for (a) VOIP gateway(s)?


I don't have any VOIP gateway. I'm looking for the most workable, cost effective way of avoiding long distance charges and roaming charges while allow clients in KL to call a KL number and clients in SG to call an SG number.

User avatar
carteki
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1237
Joined: Mon, 28 Apr 2008
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby carteki » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 1:42 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I don't have any VOIP gateway. I'm looking for the most workable, cost effective way of avoiding long distance charges and roaming charges while allow clients in KL to call a KL number and clients in SG to call an SG number.


The singtel travel sim allows for the above with the exception of avoiding roaming charges. So it will forward all calls to your SG number so you will pay for your KL clients to call you while you are in SG and the opposite for the SG clients when you are in KL (but all on your SG number). I don't know if there is a voip solution from SG.

You would need to tie this in with a dual sim phone so that you can have both cards active at the same time when you are traveling in MY (I love mine it works great)

User avatar
ksl
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6005
Joined: Mon, 19 Jul 2004
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Postby ksl » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 2:41 pm

I would look at getting Skype's one online number, which clients only pay local rates, depending on their Country of residence.

You must buy the number, but people can contact you by landline, and mobile, at local rates and if they are skype members i guess it's free.

Price is around 17 Euro for 3 months, though maybe you can get a better deal over one year

User avatar
Strong Eagle
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 11060
Joined: Sat, 10 Jul 2004
Location: Off The Red Dot
Contact:

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 6:13 pm

ksl wrote:I would look at getting Skype's one online number, which clients only pay local rates, depending on their Country of residence.

You must buy the number, but people can contact you by landline, and mobile, at local rates and if they are skype members i guess it's free.

Price is around 17 Euro for 3 months, though maybe you can get a better deal over one year


Thanks, KSL. I have Skype numbers inbound and outbound. But Skype does not offer MY or SG numbers. Need an alternative.

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Postby durain » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 10:18 pm

i think it is possible but you will need a virtual VoIP number from singapore and malaysia but when you are in either country, your mobile will need to be data enable and able to run a softphone software (SIP, STUN, etc). also note that some telco will block VoIP traffic on your mobile.

i do use a virtual VoIP number but use the softphone software on a PC rather than on a mobile.

let me dig a little deeper...

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Postby durain » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:13 pm

SE, maybe this will work for you? using visual voicemail from youmail.com.

JackDaniels
Member
Member
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri, 14 Jan 2011

Postby JackDaniels » Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:34 am

durain wrote:SE, maybe this will work for you? using visual voicemail from youmail.com.


Hi,
the problem is this caters to US only. Any services similar for SG/MY?
I've been trying to tackle this problem for a bit now as well. TollFreeForwarding.com was one option with SG numbers but every time I try to sign up they say they are waiting for the government to allow the "release" of additional numbers. Whether or not the sales guy knows what he is actually talking about with regard to releasing numbers is a different story but it seems like there should be a company out there to fill this void.
I'd like to know the limitations keeping companies from offering these types of services available in many other places in the world.

User avatar
ninacox
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 26 Jul 2011

Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby ninacox » Tue, 26 Jul 2011 4:59 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.


Hi,

I travel alot to KL as well. Whenever I am in KL, i just need to insert my KL sim card and redirect it to a number that was given to me. So when someone calls me from SG it will be directed to my KL number.

Before I was using Singtel and Mediaring, but i feel its expensive and it doesn't really cater to what I actually need which is "cost saving". I am using this service called "DID Service" from this company Callforeign. Its quite good, the line is clear and its saves me alot of money. And now they also have it on iPhone, i have yet to explore their iPhone version. Will share an update with you all.

I enjoy their services and it's their after sales care that keeps me coming back. Don't take my word for it. I feel its better for you to check them out for yourselves. Here is their link http://www.callforeign.com/

I hope these helps :wink:

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35115
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 26 Jul 2011 5:51 pm

Nina, you registered today to make two posts. Both flogging the exact same thing. Why does it smell like advertising to me? :-k

tic...toc...tic...toc...

User avatar
ninacox
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 26 Jul 2011

Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby ninacox » Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:48 am

ninacox wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.


Hi,

I travel alot to KL as well. Whenever I am in KL, i just need to insert my KL sim card and redirect it to a number that was given to me. So when someone calls me from SG it will be directed to my KL number.

Before I was using Singtel and Mediaring, but i feel its expensive and it doesn't really cater to what I actually need which is "cost saving". I am using this service called "DID Service" from this company Callforeign. Its quite good, the line is clear and its saves me alot of money. And now they also have it on iPhone, i have yet to explore their iPhone version. Will share an update with you all.

I enjoy their services and it's their after sales care that keeps me coming back. Don't take my word for it. I feel its better for you to check them out for yourselves. Here is their link http://www.callforeign.com/

I hope these helps :wink:


Tried their iPhone, overall it's ok. Line was clear and no choppy lines. Just that I need to find a wifi and it can be pretty hard at certain place. Oh well, at least there's something new to try on everyday.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest