Update: This isn’t working for some users, maybe because of the heavy response Pennytel is getting. I am looking into this and will keep you updated.
Pennytel, an Australia-based VoIP service provider is offering 10 Million Free Minutes to Several Countries such as India, Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
All you need is a valid email address and nothing else. This offer is limited to 8th January 2011 so you’ll have to hurry to avail it. If you are wondering how much 10M minutes is equal to:
100,00,000 Minutes = 166 666.67 Hours = 6944.45 Days = 231.48 Months = 19.29 Years! Oh my God!
Visit the Promotion Page:
How to Make Calls
After signing up, you’ll receive 3 emails among which one will contain your Username and Password.
If you use a SIP Client, the settings will be:
SIP Username: <Your-Username>@pennytel.com
SIP Password: <Your-Password>
SIP Proxy : sip.pennytel.com
Domain : sip.pennytel.com
SIP Register : Yes
Preferred Codec : g729, g723
Port : 5060
Calling from your PC
Step 1. Open Pennytel and Login to your Portal.
Step 2. In the menu present on the left, click on Pennytel Softphone and activate it.
Step 3. Dial the number whom you wish to call in this format: +<country code><mobile number>
For e.g., For making a call to someone in India, you’ll have to dial +919771567011
You can use any other Softphone too but Pennytel’s Softphone is really easy to use so I’ll recommend using it only.
Calling from your Mobile/Tablet
Pennytel has its own app for Android, iPhone, iPod and iPad.
iOS Users, you can get it from the iTunes Store. For Android Phones, you can download it by searching for “Pennytel” in the App Store.
Pennytel’s own app is very good but you can also use Fring, Nimbuzz etc and use the SIP settings provided above.
Please Note: Although you can make free calls to Canada, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA to both mobile phone and landline, calls to fixed line in the Australia, New Zealand and UK is not available.
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