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Cheap international phone calls using Asterisk/FreePBX and local numbers

One of the easiest ways to make cheap international phone calls is to set up a local access number that automatically forwards to an international number using VOIP.

This is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family in other countries (or to let them keep in touch with you!)

It’s very simple to do in FreePBX in two easy steps.

Create a Misc Destination for the number you want to call –

then create an Inbound Route with your local number as the DID Number –

and set the destination to your Misc Destination –

You can then call the local number and be connected to the international number, only paying inexpensive VOIP rates. The local number can be dialled in the normal way, including from a mobile phone.

Give it a go by ringing this London number – 020 3455 4080 – which will connect you to the Naval speaking clock in Washington DC.

If you’re looking for free UK local numbers then try here – http://www.ukddi.com