12-13-2006, 07:56 AM
| | Re: Virtual numbers in general
"Bob_Cat" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've been trying to get myself a virtual number with a provider in
> Greece, and I notice that many countries/providers are very fussy about
> who owns a phone number. You often have to declare residence in order
> to get a number. I have a VoIPBuster (Betamax) account and that
> required me to declare I was in the UK to get my 07 virtual number.
> Is anyone aware of any legalities or requirements in regards of this?
> Is anyone aware of anyone in Greece providing callin apart from
Legailites vary according to country, but self preservation of the telecoms
is probably the biggest force, some countries phone systems are still
Local VOIP numbers been no international call charges, where profit margins
are very high.
There is I think very reasonable reasons for numbers being registered, with
potential for criminal acts
a VOIP number is very diificult to trace. I know thyere were worries in the
UK when pay as you go mobiles
could be bought without registering.
We are quite lucky in the UK, VOIP is pretty much unrestricted, where as
places like South Africa VOIP
bandwidth is often shaped to make it unusable and some ARAB countries where
its is banned, at least
for general consumers