"(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> For my Skype setup, I have Skype spoofing our land line number.
> That way, when we call somebody who filters incoming calls based
> on the number of the calling phone their equipment sees the same
> phone number it always has and we don't have to do anything more.
> I'm guessing this is service-dependent and maybe even
> From USA-ian perspective, is there any chance of duplication the
> abovementioned functionality with a SIP provider?
In the other thread Theo mentioned a provider called Betamax
They offer umpteen similar but slightly different packages and your
choice will be dictated largely by the mix of international calls you make.
I have used this company for all my outgoing calls for several years, the
"clone" I currently use is called smartvoip.com.
The two websites below will help you identify the one that you might use. http://backsla.sh/betamax http://progx.ch/home-voip-prixbetamax-3-1-1.html
Beware of those that charge a connection fee, that isn't reflected in the charts.
Now, to answer your question. All the Betamax clones I have used allow you
to present any number you like. You have to use their dedicated softphone application
to do this there is a confirmation button that initiates an automatic call to the number
you choose as a CLI. When you answer the call you hear a 4 digit code which you
have to type into the softphone. This proves you own the number, or at least have access
to it. So there is no problem presenting your cellphone, landline, or a VoIP number
you might have signed up for with another provider.
Other providers might allow you to present the number of your choice too, but
I understand they sometimes require documentary evidence you own the number
like having to send them a paper bill.