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ASPD

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Free Phone numbers in 38 countries (redirect to skype)
« on: January 25, 2011, 11:06:17 AM »
Useful for dropshippers and e-sellers

NB. Works with extension (i.e. 0044 XXXXXXXX #663)

http://www.ring2skype.com/

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Re: Free Phone numbers in 38 countries (redirect to skype)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 05:32:05 PM »
Nice find.  
I was wondering about this:
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How is Ring2Skype able to offer the service for free? How do you plan to make money?
We have been working and investing in telcoms in the last decade and, through proprietary technology, we are able to offer this service at almost no cost for our company. This is how we do it: We give each user a local phone number plus a private extension. In this way, we absorb the cost of each line by 990 extensions, and that is why we are able to offer the service at absolutely no cost to our users.
We will explore different revenue paths as we continue to grow, but one thing is for sure: the service is and will remain free to our customers.

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Re: Free Phone numbers in 38 countries (redirect to skype)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 10:50:02 PM »
no idea. I think they are still looking for a way to monetize this without charging the users (obviously very few people would pay a fee for a number with an extension when for some small amount per month you can get your own virtual number)

what I was wondering is why they got Cyprus on the list and UK disappeared...