WFH in Pakistan, how? Need info on how to conduct webex meetings? Pls help

Kamboz

Senator (1k+ posts)
AOA,
I plan to travel to lahore and work remotely from there. however, i dont want to disclose to the company. Nowadays , due to Covid, they have allowed us to work from home. I have to take care of selling a plot of mine and will really help if i can stay a couple of months there. The issue is for webex meetings, they will call me on a local US number, how to get a number which will work in Pakistan. Is there an app or any telecom provider in Pak ...has anyone done this already, please share your ideas?
In other words, i need a phone which can receive calls from US as local calls.
 
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deviliicious

Senator (1k+ posts)
Hi,

There can be different ways to do that. You can get a US number from skype and they can call you to that number. On webex you can start a meeting and they will call the dial in number and you can search for global dial in number and call a number in Pakistan. If you have a ATT soft phone from your work you can also use that.
 

Citizen X

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Pakistanis, har waqt 2 numberi sooch te rehte hai. By not disclosing to the company, you are doing fraud and cheating your employer.

You can ask your employer to let you go the promise that our work will not be affected or he doesn't then you have to make a decision, your job or your plot.
 

bl0u81

MPA (400+ posts)
AOA,
I plan to travel to lahore and work remotely from there. however, i dont want to disclose to the company. Nowadays , due to Covid, they have allowed us to work from home. I have to take care of selling a plot of mine and will really help if i can stay a couple of months there. The issue is for webex meetings, they will call me on a local US number, how to get a number which will work in Pakistan. Is there an app or any telecom provider in Pak ...has anyone done this already, please share your ideas?
In other words, i need a phone which can receive calls from US as local calls.
Make sure that you don’t face Regional login issues into your company’s server. I know of people who travelled to Pakistan thinking their laptops would connect to company’s server same as in WFH, but when they landed in Pak they couldn’t login into companies server. Hence this scenario forced them to disclose their company their actual whereabouts.
 

[email protected]@n1st

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
Pakistanis, har waqt 2 numberi sooch te rehte hai. By not disclosing to the company, you are doing fraud and cheating your employer.

You can ask your employer to let you go the promise that our work will not be affected or he doesn't then you have to make a decision, your job or your plot.
Yes plus companies can track your location through IP...but his situation is different...
I don't think nowadays companies would've any issues where you're working from as long as you deliver.
 

bl0u81

MPA (400+ posts)
AOA,
I plan to travel to lahore and work remotely from there. however, i dont want to disclose to the company. Nowadays , due to Covid, they have allowed us to work from home. I have to take care of selling a plot of mine and will really help if i can stay a couple of months there. The issue is for webex meetings, they will call me on a local US number, how to get a number which will work in Pakistan. Is there an app or any telecom provider in Pak ...has anyone done this already, please share your ideas?
In other words, i need a phone which can receive calls from US as local calls.
For webex you have an option to dial in.
Install google hangout and make sure you have a US or a Canadian dial number. You could then place a call from google hangout which is free for US and Canadian numbers
 

bl0u81

MPA (400+ posts)
AOA,
I plan to travel to lahore and work remotely from there. however, i dont want to disclose to the company. Nowadays , due to Covid, they have allowed us to work from home. I have to take care of selling a plot of mine and will really help if i can stay a couple of months there. The issue is for webex meetings, they will call me on a local US number, how to get a number which will work in Pakistan. Is there an app or any telecom provider in Pak ...has anyone done this already, please share your ideas?
In other words, i need a phone which can receive calls from US as local calls.

why don’t you simply tell your employer that you have to work from Pak coz of some urgency and keep the record clean and straight. Why are you taking unnecessary risks?
 

omerbest

MPA (400+ posts)
Get a VPN with dedicated IP to US .. always connect on vpn before logging into your work laptop and servers..

you can check with your mobile phone provider and ask them to divert all your calls to any specific Pak number so you can receive all incoming calls. For Outbound calls, get a voip service from any good provider, and overstamp your US mobile phone number as CLI.. so you will be able to make outbound calls from that voip service and it will show up your mobile phone number as cli .. you can also setup voip to sms service on that voip service ...

Voip service provider will also provide you a dedicated DID number (USA number). You can also use that to get calls through webex ..

so simply install the vpn app on your mobile phone and connect it. Then install voip app, and login with the username, password and proxy (provided by voip provider). you would be able to make and receive calls through voip from that mobile application. VPN will be there to support the voip calls and wont be blocked through PTA..

Check the above scenario first and then make your travel plans :)
 

kwan225

Minister (2k+ posts)
Glad someone mentioned VPN. Surprised at the same time, no-one used Obihai with Google Voice?

Waysay Pakistan may Internet ki Speed Masha Alkah hay aur VPN 70% speed waysay hi kill ker dayga. Better yayhi hay bata kay Jaoo Bhai.
 

Kamboz

Senator (1k+ posts)
Pakistanis, har waqt 2 numberi sooch te rehte hai. By not disclosing to the company, you are doing fraud and cheating your employer.

You can ask your employer to let you go the promise that our work will not be affected or he doesn't then you have to make a decision, your job or your plot.
Although i said i dont want to disclose but the fact is my plan was to tell them a little later. They are quite strict and only due to Covid that they are allowing WFH. If they see i'm having trouble with webex meetings then they may not allow, so that is why i asked to make sure there is no interruptions to work. You are correct i must inform them.
The good thing is that i have gone on vacations before and company laptop VPN works fine for me so that is not an issue.
 

Kamboz

Senator (1k+ posts)
why don’t you simply tell your employer that you have to work from Pak coz of some urgency and keep the record clean and straight. Why are you taking unnecessary risks?
Although i said i dont want to disclose but the fact is my plan was to tell them a little later. They are quite strict and only due to Covid that they are allowing WFH. If they see i'm having trouble with webex meetings then they may not allow, so that is why i asked to make sure there is no interruptions to work. You are correct i must inform them.
The good thing is that i have gone on vacations before and company laptop VPN works fine for me so that is not an issue.
 

Kamboz

Senator (1k+ posts)
Glad someone mentioned VPN. Surprised at the same time, no-one used Obihai with Google Voice?

Waysay Pakistan may Internet ki Speed Masha Alkah hay aur VPN 70% speed waysay hi kill ker dayga. Better yayhi hay bata kay Jaoo Bhai.
I have travelled back before and my laptop works fine logged into company VPN.
 

Citizen X

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Although i said i dont want to disclose but the fact is my plan was to tell them a little later. They are quite strict and only due to Covid that they are allowing WFH. If they see i'm having trouble with webex meetings then they may not allow, so that is why i asked to make sure there is no interruptions to work. You are correct i must inform them.
The good thing is that i have gone on vacations before and company laptop VPN works fine for me so that is not an issue.
So you are fine with lying to and cheating your employer. And then we say why is Pakistan not progressing.
 

Kamboz

Senator (1k+ posts)
So you are fine with lying to and cheating your employer. And then we say why is Pakistan not progressing.
I think i already said, i intend to inform them... bottomline is they want work and work will be delivered to them wherever i am. My intention from this post was to get ideas so that there are no interruptions to work.
Let me ask you, if you working from NY and over the weekend travel to hawaii.. and log in monday start working normal , no one will ask you where you are nor you need to inform them, just work as normal, that was my basic idea.
Now, i intend to disclose, after thinking hard about since many things could go wrong during the journey and there is the threat of catching the virus as well.
 

Citizen X

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
I think i already said, i intend to inform them... bottomline is they want work and work will be delivered to them wherever i am. My intention from this post was to get ideas so that there are no interruptions to work.
Let me ask you, if you working from NY and over the weekend travel to hawaii.. and log in monday start working normal , no one will ask you where you are nor you need to inform them, just work as normal, that was my basic idea.
Now, i intend to disclose, after thinking hard about since many things could go wrong during the journey and there is the threat of catching the virus as well.
Intend to inform and actually informing are two different things. Just because you think you wont get caught doesn't make your deception right.
 
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