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Unread 12-16-2010, 05:13 PM   #7
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It depends what your needs are. For example I heavily use the forwarding services for several of my, and my family, landline and mobile phones. I have some old SPA 3100 and 3102 ATAs that can do some of the basic forwarding but because I handle the phone services for several family members and I have dozens of incoming numbers in several countries I need to aggregate and forward the incoming calls to regular US landline or mobile numbers so I am using the Sipsorcery services - I have several free accounts there for many years - each Sipsorcery account allows unlimited number of registrations.

Sipsorcery is very powerful but relatively elegant and simple at the same time. With the correct dial plans it has some of the best forwarding tools available out there. My default set-up now is the Sipsorcery and free/unlimited forwarding of any incoming PSTN/VoIP call to several North American numbers using the Google Voice because it is reliable and also completely free. Before Google Voice I was using other providers but because Google Voice is very reliable and completely free - it is my default now. Lately I use other providers for calls only when I need to have the Caller ID forwarded and it is not a big issue for me.

But again it is just me and my specific forwarding needs - you may have some other needs. From what I understand Sipsorcery now is not free for new signups and I am not sure what it costs but I think if it is priced similar to Voxalot premium it is well worth it.

A while ago Sipsorcery added a redundant server and since then I haven't noticed any outages or issues with the service. It is now probably one of the most stable switches out there and that includes any paid or free services I came across. Sipsorcery is about to unveil some paid services too - I haven't had the time to read what it is exactly but I suspect it would be something similar to Voxalot but probably much more powerful.
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