Gizmo5 backdoor dialing



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Description: Do you live outside the US and need to reach people here in the US on their mobile or land line? Would you like to be able to make this call for FREE! If so, you may want to check...

Do you live outside the US and need to reach people here in the US on their mobile or land line? Would you like to be able to make this call for FREE! If so, you may want to check out Gizmo5's Backdoor Dialing (Gizmo5 is the new name for Gizmo Project). From Gizmo5's website, here is an explanation of Backdoor Dialing:

" Approximately 11% of US telephones, including mobile numbers and land lines from carriers such as Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. are connected via VoIP. Working with telecom partners we are now making it possible to dial these numbers without going through the traditional phone system.

This means you can call certain mobile and land line numbers from any computer connected to the net and talk for free. Because these calls are bypassing the traditional phone network entirely there is no per minute fee or other charge for the caller regardless of where they call from."

While the Backdoor dialing offered from Gizmo5 is free, there is a limitation in that approximately only 11% of US phone numbers are eligible to receive a free Backdoor call from Gizmo. In fact, from Gizmo5's website, you can test and see if the number you are trying to call is "Backdoor dialing eligible."

But if the phone number is not eligible, do not despair! RingBranch can help turn a non-eligible number into a "Backdoor dialing eligible" phone number. RingBranch can greatly expand the number of people that can use Gizmo's Backdoor dialing to a number approaching 100%.

RingBranch currently gets its phone numbers from a carrier that is interconnected and, as such, our numbers seem to be " Backdoor eligible." Consequently, a person in the US that may have been otherwise unable to receive a Backdoor call could sign up for the free RingBranch service and then be able to receive a free Backdoor call from people outside the US. Here's a quick example to illustrate this point:

  • Assume Jack here in the US wants to receive a Backdoor call on his mobile phone from his cousin Ivan in Turkey.
  • Assume Jack's mobile number is 713-555-1212 (just a sample number)
  • From Gizmo5, Ivan places the call to Jack's mobile at 01017135551212 (note the 0101 prefix which is necessary to place a Backdoor call).
  • Upon making the call, Ivan is notified that the number he is trying to call is not available for free calling at this time. Darn it. But wait, we can help!
  • Jack signs up for RingBranch and is given a RingBranch phone number such as 678-717-0000 (just a sample number). From within RingBranch, Jack designates that all calls to his RingBranch number should ring through to his mobile phone.
  • Ivan now calls Jack on his RingBranch number at 01016787170000. And, moments later, Jack's mobile phone rings and he and Ivan are connected. The call to Jack that was previously ineligible for Backdoor dialing is now eligilble, allowing free calling from Ivan in Turkey to Jack in the US.

Now, there are some other ways to use RingBranch with Gizmo5 that we will discuss in the coming days. very technical and lenghty, but will try and provide step-by-step instructions too, so stay tuned!






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