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Topic # 105510 5-Jul-2012 14:52 Send private message

I have two questions.

1)Is the SPA303 a Good Phone ?
2Im looking for a provider that has free local calls and good rate to South Africa(Not that important)

how simple is it to set the phone up on the Home network?

Thanks


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  Reply # 651366 5-Jul-2012 15:20 Send private message

pollock: I have two questions.

1)Is the SPA303 a Good Phone ?
2Im looking for a provider that has free local calls and good rate to South Africa(Not that important)

how simple is it to set the phone up on the Home network?

Thanks



On 2Talk a $10 plan would give you 2000 local mins and 250 national/international mins then 0.11 to Sth Africa.
$20 plan would give you 4000 local and 1000 national/intl mins.

Don't know too much about your phone but on 2Talk - if you don't know what you are doing then you may need some help getting it set up.

Have plan, send $NZD50m
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  Reply # 651401 5-Jul-2012 16:15 Send private message

pollock: I have two questions.

1)Is the SPA303 a Good Phone ?
2Im looking for a provider that has free local calls and good rate to South Africa(Not that important)

how simple is it to set the phone up on the Home network?

Thanks



1. I'll let you know, I just ordered 2 of them.
2. 2Talk as someone just said.

3.  My basic understanding is you can configure them in the same sort of way as the ATA's and 2Talk have all the stuff on their web site about that, but if you're not in a hurry I'm happy to share a provisioning file with you to set it up.

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  Reply # 651451 5-Jul-2012 18:19 Send private message

Best thing you can do for any Cisco/Linksys SPA device is load up sbiddle's tone and dial plan. Makes the whole thing so so so much better. Have a look in the sticky above.

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  Reply # 651452 5-Jul-2012 18:21 Send private message

chevrolux: Best thing you can do for any Cisco/Linksys SPA device is load up sbiddle's tone and dial plan. Makes the whole thing so so so much better. Have a look in the sticky above.


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Yip, I started with that one and then built on it from there with help from a few others on here.

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  Reply # 651458 5-Jul-2012 18:46 Send private message

All good will order the phone tomorrow :)



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  Reply # 651765 6-Jul-2012 11:20 Send private message

I Emailed 2Talk last night and no answer yet,

Is S.Africa part of the 250 free mins?


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  Reply # 651785 6-Jul-2012 11:41 Send private message

no SA not part of their plan minutes ..Plan minutes are on the web page.
Plan DestinationsAndorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Mobile, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Brunei Mobile, Canada, Chile, China, China Mobile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Mobile, Hungary, Iceland, India, India Mobile, Ireland (Republic), Israel , Italy, Japan, Korea (Sth), Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mariana Island, Mariana Island Mobile, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Mobile, Romania, Singapore, Singapore Mobile, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Thailand Mobile, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (USA)

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  Reply # 651786 6-Jul-2012 11:44 Send private message

pollock: I Emailed 2Talk last night and no answer yet,

Is S.Africa part of the 250 free mins?



nope, it's not in their plan destinations; http://www.2talk.co.nz/rates/

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  Reply # 651789 6-Jul-2012 11:44 Send private message

allstar1: no SA not part of their plan minutes ..Plan minutes are on the web page.
Plan DestinationsAndorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Mobile, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Brunei Mobile, Canada, Chile, China, China Mobile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Mobile, Hungary, Iceland, India, India Mobile, Ireland (Republic), Israel , Italy, Japan, Korea (Sth), Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mariana Island, Mariana Island Mobile, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Mobile, Romania, Singapore, Singapore Mobile, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Thailand Mobile, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (USA)


Too fast :)



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  Reply # 651843 6-Jul-2012 13:06 Send private message

farcus:
pollock: I have two questions.

1)Is the SPA303 a Good Phone ?
2Im looking for a provider that has free local calls and good rate to South Africa(Not that important)

how simple is it to set the phone up on the Home network?

Thanks



On 2Talk a $10 plan would give you 2000 local mins and 250 national/international mins then 0.11 to Sth Africa.
$20 plan would give you 4000 local and 1000 national/intl mins.

Don't know too much about your phone but on 2Talk - if you don't know what you are doing then you may need some help getting it set up.


That is what I thought :) I suppose I was just hoping the above was true

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  Reply # 651877 6-Jul-2012 14:10 Send private message

pollock: I have two questions.

1)Is the SPA303 a Good Phone ?
2Im looking for a provider that has free local calls and good rate to South Africa(Not that important)

how simple is it to set the phone up on the Home network?

Thanks



Cant comment on the SPA303. I have a SPA-2102 I'm using Slingshot italk. Have been using it for about 3 years now.

http://www.slingshot.co.nz/italkplans

$11 bucks gets you 500 minutes to many countries, including South Africa (which is why we have it). The missis has to keep in touch daily with the family. If thats not enough, upgrade to the $21 plan, for 1500 minutes

The bonus is that the $11 also includes all lan lines in NZ. As well as cheap calls to mobiles.

Never had a problem with the italk service.



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  Reply # 651888 6-Jul-2012 14:20 Send private message

BraaiGuy:
pollock: I have two questions.

1)Is the SPA303 a Good Phone ?
2Im looking for a provider that has free local calls and good rate to South Africa(Not that important)

how simple is it to set the phone up on the Home network?

Thanks



Cant comment on the SPA303. I have a SPA-2102 I'm using Slingshot italk. Have been using it for about 3 years now.

http://www.slingshot.co.nz/italkplans

$11 bucks gets you 500 minutes to many countries, including South Africa (which is why we have it). The missis has to keep in touch daily with the family. If thats not enough, upgrade to the $21 plan, for 1500 minutes

The bonus is that the $11 also includes all lan lines in NZ. As well as cheap calls to mobiles.

Never had a problem with the italk service.


Sounds like the Ticket,

Thank you



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  Reply # 652918 9-Jul-2012 14:04 Send private message

Signed up to Italk on the weekend and got the SPA303 today

Tried http://voipzone.co.nz/spaconfig.cfg but doesn't seem to work with the phone,

Is there anyway I can confirm that it is trying to use the Config? (All the Dial-plans and everything are still default) after the restart.

Thanks




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  Reply # 653106 9-Jul-2012 18:24 Send private message

Just check you have enter it properly for starters. Make sure you have 'provision enable' set to yes. And change all the resync timers down real low. When it gets the config the 'resync periodic' will be 604800 and you know it has worked. then just take the url out of the config rule and you are good to go. I used it just today on an SPA112 and it worked fine.



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  Reply # 653337 10-Jul-2012 09:39 Send private message

My Next and last question Hopefully :)

With Italk is there anyway I can get my Hard phone and Soft phone (Acrobits on the Iphone) to ring at the same time (Some how give them different extensions and get both extensions to ring?)






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