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Ottawa 613 Day – Inside Scoop

So just in case you weren’t aware, tomorrow (June 13) is Ottawa, Canada’s 613 Day! It turns out that celebrating a city’s area code, similar to Atlanta’s 404 Day, is quite a trend across North America. As a company that sells local phone numbers, we’re certainly not complaining. If you’re a local and want to […]

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General News and Updates VoIP

Call Like a Local, Pay Like a Local

Our cloud phone system has always allowed you to call any phone number globally while displaying your FlyNumber as the outgoing caller ID. This feature ensures you appear local, no matter your location or the device you’re using. With our latest update you can now make those same same phone calls while paying  significantly less […]

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AI – the best thing to come out since sliced bread!

So much going on as far as AI so I thought it would be fun to just plop all my thoughts in a blog post. I still remember my first computer, a 1990’s Compaq Presario (4000 series I believe). Urban dictionary defines “Presario” as: …perfect form of. Final Level is reached. Urban Dictionary HA! Back […]

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The secret life of area codes and America’s unspoken regional pride

This article was written completely by a human, not saying it’s any better than AI -but a human nonetheless. So after being involved with phone numbers from cities all across the globe for well over a decade I got to thinking – isn’t it interesting how us Americans have a specific culture thing for area […]

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

It’s the nature of the business to release a phone number back to a “pool” for others to buy/lease after they’re longer being paid for. -Nader Jaber, Founder of FlyNumber 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 […]

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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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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 […]