I can assign an 800 number if you want it to look more legit.
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:03 AM, Justine <email@example.com>
Please email me the number(s) to which you want it to forward.
Also would you like me to rewrite the caller id to 555-555-5555 so you'll know that the person is calling for OWS help?
Please don't tweet or distribute this number until we've had a chance to test it of course :)
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:52 PM, Justin Wedes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I know we have the Lawyers Guild number for arrest, but is there a number that people coming into town can call for simple directions and help? I'd be happy to help man that line, and we could tweet the #. Perhaps it could ringer several people's cell phones for when it gets busy...
Activist & Educator, Brooklyn
Use your voice!
telecom fund at just received a very generous donation of $200. We'd like to put this money to good use by offering the following free services to organizers.
What free services are available?
- Forwarding numbers. This is useful if you need a number that forwards to multiple people. Or maybe you don't feel comfortable sharing your real phone number. Or maybe you don't trust Google Voice. We have a way to make private outbound calls too that works like a calling card. We can also make the calls forward to your phone appear as "unavailable" to ensure the privacy of the people calling you. We can add voice changing too if you want lol.
- Voicemail Box. We can set up a number people can call into to leave messages.
- Conference Bridges. If you want to hold a meeting by phone, I'll assign you a number people call into to chat. These numbers can also be password protected.
- Call Recording, This is legal in legal in New York. I imagine it might be useful for recording police encounters (without a smart phone or video cameras) but I'm uneducated about the law in this area. I'm not sure if I should be offering this because people coerce innocent demonstrators into saying something that could be used against them in court. Could anyone please comment? Also is it legal in New York to put your phone on speaker to record police encounters?
- We have public conference bridges available for people who want to have meetings by phone that are live streamed on the web.
All calls are routed by our private dedicated server and we use Flowroute as our telecom provider.
Email us if you're interested :) Please also let us know how long you'll need the service.