Tech Tools

Computers

Linux and Free & Open Source Software (FOSS)

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Phone Calls, Faxes & Voicemail

  • Gmail Voice and Video Chat (Linux/Mac/Windows) – computer-to-computer and computer-to-phone (free within the US and Canada) calls.
  • Google Voice – one number that can be forwarded to your phones or Gmail account. Other features include voicemail, call screening, conference calls and free calls within the US and Canada.
  • GotFreeFax – no ads, but a daily limit of two free three page faxes. Ten page faxes cost $1 or pay $10 for a 100 page credit which doesn’t expire. The paid faxes include an encrypted connection.
  • HowardForums discussion board dedicated to mobile phones.
  • Kall8 – toll-free number call forwarding, voicemail and fax mailbox service for $2/month + 6.9 cents/minute.
  • Obihai Technology – ~$40 device (use with telephone handsets; does not need to be attached to a computer) for Google Voice (September 2014 update) and other VoIP services.
  • Ooma – phone service and device (use with telephone handsets; does not need to be attached to a computer) for ~$100 and several dollars in monthly local government fees (varies by location).
  • Prepaid Phone News – the following pages are continuously updated: Talk and Text Only Deals; Best Plans for Data Users.

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