How to Emulate/Fake a telephone area code
August 12, 2007 9:55 PM Subscribe
How to legally and economically emulate a remote telephone area code so to a person receiving my call, it appears I am calling from their area code?
posted by lometogo to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Austin, Texas and telephone to set up appointments with hot sales leads (people who have asked to be called based on their responding to a mail piece, and including their home and cell phone). Up to now, those leads have all been in Phoenix.
I have a Vonage account with an Austin area code and suspected that many of those folks were not taking my phone call when they saw the Austin area code on their caller ID.
Sure enough, when I changed my Vonage account to a Phoenix area code, my pick-up rate went up significantly.
My dilemma: I will begin buying leads in two or three other metro areas, and those areas may change from time to time. It would not be economical or feasible to add phone lines with those area codes since I may only use them for a short time.
Can anyone tell me any other legal and economical way to piggyback from my Vonage account and make my call appear to originate from the area code I'm calling into?