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Forwarding to regular phone number and blocked caller-ids

We touched on this topic a couple years ago however we see a slight increase in “anonymous caller ID connectivity issues” so thought to re-vist in a quick post here. One of the ways you can use your FlyNumber is to forward the FlyNumber to a regular phone number. Any regular phone number in the […]

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General How-to

When your phone number goes MIA and how to get it back

Nowadays our phone numbers have become more than just a string of digits. They are our identifiers, gatekeepers, and connectors in a world increasingly reliant on digital communication. But what happens when that crucial link suddenly disappears? You dial your number, and there’s no ring, no voicemail, just the unsettling silence of a number that’s […]

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General VoIP

Understanding and combating SIP-based VoIP abuse

I was browsing around on Hacker News and if you’re not familiar, the good stuff is usually in the comments. I was intrigued by this comment (by @kkielhofner) and how he/she illustrates a common but often overlooked misconception about SIP. Specifically, the misunderstanding pertains to the role and implications of port 5060 and its associated […]

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General VoIP

Can blockchain fix the VoIP phone number verification conundrum?

Note: If you’re looking for a VoIP phone number to register an OpenAI account go to the bottom of this post. Am I the only one surprised that no ones’ figured out a way to incorporate “VoIP” phone numbers and “verification” with some sort of blockchain tech? Specifically the SMS verification, it’s not a technical […]

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Customize incoming caller ID for effective call management with our cloud phone system

One of the standout features of our cloud phone system is the ability to edit the caller-ID for the phone receiving the FlyNumber calls (only when using VoIP). This comes in handy when you need to distinguish between calls coming in from different phone numbers. Imagine having a UK, Canada, and US FlyNumber ringing directly […]

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Celebrate all things Atlanta on 404 day – Inside Scoop

In honor of 404 Atlanta day I thought it would be a neat idea to share a rundown of the ATL and it’s well known 404 area code. It might come as a surprise to some but there’s actually “404 day” in Atlanta, on you guessed it, the 4th of April. The event has been […]

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Understanding the call logs and possible responses

Here’s a quick overview of the FlyNumber logs and possible responses, this isn’t an exhaustive list but many of the responses are pretty self-explanatory. The logs are broken down into 2 main sections. 1. The core FlyNumber logs All incoming calls will always show up here, regardless of the forwarding or if you’re using our […]

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News and Updates

Unable to open PBX – wrong account info incident

We recently tweeted about an issue with users getting incorrect details in their profile and not being able to open the Phone system panel (Version 2) The browser will show an error like below The issue lies with recent DNS updates we made. In short, network traffic was moved but there are assets stored along […]

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NYC phone numbers – Inside scoop

So I thought it would be a neat idea to write a little about popular area codes -their history, availability, technical aspects, and perhaps the occasional pop culture reference.  Given that we started in NYC, it only makes sense to start with the big apple. I’ve been outside the city for a while now so […]

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How our aesthetically pleasing PBX grid makes configuring your call flow effortless (and fun)

Remember those sheets of grid paper they used to hand out in elementary school, the ones you’d use for geometry or to draw graphs. I personally was always attracted to grids, so anytime I got to use them, for example- in school or other places , I was always delighted. Then, around 2012 we released […]