I’ve once again been bitten by the lack of availability of a service in Canada. I’ll be moving into a new apartment this April, and my new roommate and I were faced with the challenge of deciding what to do with the buzzer box for the apartment building. We could choose one of our phones to forward it to, but this wouldn’t be ideal for obvious reasons. I remembered looking at a problem like this when I was down in the US, and discovering that Skype had some features that might provide a good solution. I started looking into it again, and sure enough with Skype you can set-up call forwarding to multiple numbers so that all the numbers will ring when a new call comes in, and then you can setup an online number, also known as “SkypeIn” to provide a local phone number that people can call, which will then get forwarded. I started setting up and configuring a Skype account for this purpose, only to discover that online numbers aren’t available in Canada! Reading in their forums this has been an issue for years, which is as yet unresolved between Skype and the CRTC.