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Temporary workaround if you're not receiving calls

Rising Star
Posts: 162
Thanks: 26
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Registered: ‎14-04-2017

Temporary workaround if you're not receiving calls

Here's a workaround I used when I couldn't receive calls - most notably verification calls from my bank. It can be useful in the short term, although it's a bit longwinded to set up.


Requirements: your data works and you can enable "forward on unreachable" (you can test this with the code **62*PhoneNumber# where PhoneNumber is your desired  number to forward to). Steps:


1. Sign up for a free UK landline number with Sipgate Basic

2. Download and install Zoiper and configure it as per your Sipgate details. You can try using your phone's system SIP account instead but on mine the quality of the call was not good.

3. Set up forwarding to your new Sipgate number using the code above.

Remember that for this to work, your data (3G) must be enabled or you need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network.


Plusnet Alumni (retired)
Plusnet Alumni (retired)
Posts: 121
Fixes: 6
Registered: ‎25-11-2016

Re: Temporary workaround if you're not receiving calls

Hi Pkw, 

I'm very sorry to hear you had some issues with receiving calls, thanks for letting us know about a work around! 


Unfortunately we can't comment on fixes involving other companies however if you ever have any issues feel free to get in touch, we're always happy to help!