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What is an iNum and can I get one?

posted Oct 22, 2011, 4:05 PM by EZvoip Co   [ updated Dec 17, 2013, 4:22 PM ]
An iNum is an international phone number, not tied to any particular country, which has 883 as its "non-country" code. We support calls to iNum but we currently do not distribute them (i.e., you cannot get one from us), though we will probably start to distribute iNums soon.

Since iNum is not yet reachable from every phone network in the world, the wonderful people behind iNum have established local access numbers in over 40 countries that can be used to reach iNum from any phone. This effectively makes iNum reachable from 40+ countries for the cost of a local call, from any phone.

The following popular providers route as follows:

  1. Skype. Any Skype user can call iNum numbers with a preceding "+". For example +883510001342262. There is a low per minute charge for Skype users, so the caller must have Skype credit.
  2. Google Talk. Any Google Talk user can call for free (though this can end with little notice). They need to add the number to be called as a contact with an email address in the following format: iNum@inum.net, e.g., 883510001342262@inum.net
  3. Google Voice. Any Google Voice user can call for free by calling the iNum number with a preceding "+", e.g., 883510001342262@inum.net .
  4. Regular phones. Many phone companies allow their subscribers to call iNums (inquire with your provider), but in cases where calls to iNum are not supported, there are local access numbers that anyone can call to and then place the onward free call to the iNum number of choice:

Country City Access Number
Argentina Buenos Aires +54 1159839500
Australia Sydney +61 280148200
Austria +43 720880500
Bahrain +973 16199200
Belgium Brussels +32 28081771
Brazil Brasilia +55 6156719935
Brazil Florianopolis +55 4837175058
Brazil Rio De Janeiro +55 2135219966
Brazil Sao Paulo +55 1137119355
Bulgaria Sofia +359 24917555
Canada Calgary (403) 775-1446
Canada Edmonton (780) 669-9257
Canada Halifax (902) 982-6937
Canada London (519) 488-9336
Canada Montreal (514) 907-7500
Canada Ottawa (613) 686-4519
Canada Quebec City (418) 8000384
Canada St. Johns, Newfoundland (709) 757-0060
Canada Toronto (416) 800-4303
Canada Toronto (647) 724-8777
Canada Vancouver (778) 786-3497
Canada Winnipeg (204) 272-8182
Chile Santiago +56 25813444
Croatia Zagreb +385 17776363
Cyprus Nicosia +357 22030500
Czech Republic Prague +420 246019777
Denmark +45 69918686
El Salvador +503 21131899
Estonia +372 6681881
Finland Helsinki +358 942419200
France Paris +33 170619800
Georgia Tbilisi +995 32473846
Germany +4969257385876
Greece Athens +30 2111768444
Hong Kong Hong Kong +85258080177
Hungary Budapest +36 19980500
Ireland Dublin +353 15262600
Israel Tel Aviv +972 37219555
Italy Rome +39 0662207777
Japan Tokyo +81 345209777
Latvia +371 67652500
Luxembourg +352 20880108
Malta +35627780107
Mexico Guadalajara +52 3346242977
Mexico Mexico City +52 5511678222
Netherlands Amsterdam +31 208080808
New Zealand Auckland +64 99250499
Norway Oslo +47 21031306
Panama +507 8322488
Peru Lima +51 17085500
Poland Warsaw +48 223982688
Puerto Rico Bayamon Norte (787) 395-7140
Romania +40 318103500
Singapore +65 31581212
Slovakia Bratislava +421 233002555
Slovenia Ljubljana +386 16001422
South Africa Johannesburg +27105002854
Spain Barcelona +34 931815653
Spain Madrid +34 911883777
Sweden Stockholm +46 852500111
Switzerland Zurich +41 435006262
United Kingdom London +44 2033556363
United States Albuquerque (505) 225-8243
United States Charlotte (615) 671-9935
United States Chicago (312) 253-4880
United States Houston (713) 474-2323
United States Los Angeles (213) 221-3799
United States New York (646) 843-6969
United States Phoenix (602) 354-9444
United States San Diego (619) 330-9640
United States San Francisco (650) 360-0999
United States Santa Barbara (805) 308-9649

Some phone companies may treat calls to iNum as calls to Satellite numbers (for some strange reason), which means that the cost per minute may be high. Check the price list of the phone company before making calls.