Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How to get free US Phone number online.

These days, people love to use multiple numbers with their phones, and use conventional phone calls with their personal computers, tablet devices etc... . In this post you will see how to setup SIP account with your Smart Phone or Computer and associate a US phone number and an International Inum number to your SIP account. first of all you need to know a bit about SIP.

According to Wikipedia.
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a communications protocol for signaling and controlling multimedia communication sessions. The most common applications of SIP are in Internet telephony for voice and video calls, as well as instant messaging, over Internet Protocol (IP) networks."
So basically it is an IP based communication protocol. You can use it with your SmartPhone or Computer very easily, for that you need a SIP service provider.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

No one loved Kingswood more devotedly than he

During World War I, when Kingswood enlisted a group of present boys as cadet officers to fight on behalf of the Crown, the son of a family that was close to Kingswood — Brian Leslie De Vos 
Kingswood For Ever The Story of Kingswood Kandy - Chapter Kingswood and The World War - Page 98 
Brian Leslie de Vos Kingswood
"The thirteenth and last for mention is Brian Leslie de Vos who was wounded in action on the 28th March 1918 and died on the following day of his wounds. No one loved Kingswood more devotedly than he. He was entirely our own; he exulted in being ours and entirely ours. Every letter of his from the Front, to whomever written, had some endearing reference to the school. He was wounded once in France, and wrote afterwards : "I now have in my possession a copy of the Kingswood Song, stained with blood. It was on my person when I was wounded. It is the souvenir I value most. Can you get me the music of the Kingswood Song? Oh! for a Kingswood day again!" He left Kandy on the 18th October 1915. We saw him off with "all the honours" at the Railway Station. "K.F.E., Leslie," said a teacher to him as the train started. "Always K.F.E., Sir," was his reply."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mobile Data For Tourists In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has the cheapest mobile data and calling plans in the world. You can't buy any unlimited 3G/4G mobile data or calling plan from any carrier. LankaBell - WIMAX Is the only company offering fixed line unlimited data only for Sri Lankan citizens,  starting from 3000 LKR / 23 USD

Sri Lankan mobile carriers has special tourists plans. If you want to use data, do not buy them, because tourist plan will have only IDD calling offers, These days people are using data based communication services like Hangouts, Duo, Allo, Whatsapp, Viber etc.. so I think buying a tourist plan is a bad idea.  If you want to get cheap IDD calls, you can buy special offered IDD topup voucher card for local prepaid plan.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Department for Persons Registration of Sri Lanka

Yesterday I went to the Department for Persons Registration to get new NIC for my lost NIC. I reached there at 9.00 AM. I had to stand in a long que for about 30 minutes. Then they gave me a number card and they told that they will call me to the counter according to that number. They called me at 11.30 AM. I paid the fee. When I gave my file I told them, there is a correction to be made in my name. They told me that it is not a problem, we enter your name as it is in the birth certificate. Then I was standing for a long time, and at last they announced my name at 3.30 PM. Finally I got my NIC but my name was not corrected. What they did was, they copied the details from my old NIC and pasted it in the new card. (CTRL+C, CTRL+V)

Monday, March 2, 2015

RingTo is The Best Alternative to Google Voice

RingTo is a free service provided by Bandwidth. You can get a new number from RingTo or you can port your current Google Voice, Land Line or Cellphone number.
You can make unlimited free calls and SMS's from RingTo and it provides Voice mail service. 
You can receive incoming calls and SMS's to your Home, Mobile or Office numbers like Google Voice. 
According to me RingTo website and app are currently not user friendly but the service is excellent.

RingTo is not a cellphone replacement. RingTo is great if you are on wifi all the time, or have a data connection available to you while on the road. If you port your number to RingTo, your current carrier will cancel your service contract. This means you cannot maintain a contract with your carrier and use RingTo at the same time. But you can use RingTo with a new number, that's the best choice.

If you want to get new number from RingTo,  you shall sign up RingTo with GrooveIP app or above link

After the sign up you can get your RingTo SMS's , Voice mails from RingTo app and Website and forward to your mobile phone. You can get unlimited free calls from RingTo website.

If you want to make calls from your mobile you shall use GrooveIP app.  

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Connect Huawei Modem In Linux - USB Modeswitch

In most of the times, if you plugged an USB modem to a Linux, it is identified that, as a USB Storage device. During that time you can't access internet via your USB Modem. To access internet you will have to change the device identification into USB Modem. For that, you need usb-modeswitch package. if you currently have internet in your system, you can install that easily.

First you must check whether the usb-modeswitch is already installed in your system. 
For that open Terminal and type sudo usb_modeswitch . If it already installed in your system the output will be like this.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Solution For Software Installation Error In Debian Wheezy

If you have an error like this, this post is for you. Read this post carefully.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 g++ : Depends: g++-4.7 (>= 4.7.2-1~) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

First you need to install synaptic package manager 

apt-get install synaptic

Next, open synaptic package manager and type libc6 in search box (the search box in top right corner) . Then select green colored libc6 label and right click the label. Then click properties.