If you have noticed high calling rates when forwarding from overseas to the EU, there is now a legitimate way to avoid these higher charges: Use an EU number as your caller ID! That’s all there is to it. Please note that you can’t use any EU number – the number must be a confirmed and verified number. The best way to do this is to have a low-cost EasyRinger EU number (typically in the UK, since numbers they are the cheapest in the EU) that is used as your caller ID. Here’s an example of how it works:
Let’s say that you have a US number and you forward to Germany. Because your caller ID is typically the calling number, the EU telco carriers notice this and bills you at an overseas rate. But, with this little trick, you purchase an EasyRinger in the UK and then set the caller ID for your USA number, to be the UK number. This way, when someone calls your EasyRinger number in the USA, your caller ID shows your UK number and the EU telco carriers bill as if you’re calling within the EU. That’s all there is to it!
This is all made possible by being able to select any of your EasyRinger numbers as your caller ID, a feature that was recently released to all subscribers.