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Topic # 139485 10-Feb-2014 23:02 Send private message

Hi guys, just wondering what your favourite feature/s are for VoIP? Including the provider usually also helps! :)

Asking, because am deciding which provider offers some good features, so I can sign up for VoIP!

Thanks!




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  Reply # 983781 10-Feb-2014 23:04 Send private message

I also heard somewhere that you could configure your Android phone to use your VoIP minutes when dialing to a local number? Last I heard this was on iTalk? Please correct me if I'm wrong!




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  Reply # 983831 11-Feb-2014 07:08 Send private message

Being able to blacklist certain phone numbers including any with restricted CID and sending them straight to voicemail without even a blip of any ringing.
Setting up a schedule so my office line does not ring after hours - all calls go to voicemail.
HD-Voice :)

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  Reply # 983833 11-Feb-2014 07:18 Send private message

My favorite feature is voice

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  Reply # 983858 11-Feb-2014 08:26 Send private message

Being able to check the missed calls and call history online.
Able to receive and place calls with no extra charges wherever I am in the world as long as there's internet connection.

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  Reply # 983866 11-Feb-2014 08:48 Send private message

I'm still with Slingshot italk. They use to be pretty good until they upgraded their security settings.

None of the VOIP features are available anymore unless slingshot is your ISP. This makes the extra features pretty useless.

I have a business phone on 2talk and they really good. I highly recommend them.

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  Reply # 983871 11-Feb-2014 09:06 Send private message

Flexibility.

We run multiple VoIP accounts with freephone numbers in the UK, USA, Australia and here.  All terminate to our PBX in Newmarket, where we pump everything through a call routing table.

I highly recommend WxC if you want reliability; 2Talk if you're after a stack of features and a lower price point.




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  Reply # 983874 11-Feb-2014 09:15 Send private message

1. Voicemail to email.
2. Caller ID (and not having to pay $4 per month!)
3. The ability to run my home phone from my Android (the only reason I don't do it full time is it sucks the battery life).
4. Call forwarding to any number.

I am with 2talk.




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  Reply # 984039 11-Feb-2014 13:02 Send private message

hairy1: 1. Voicemail to email.
2. Caller ID (and not having to pay $4 per month!)
3. The ability to run my home phone from my Android (the only reason I don't do it full time is it sucks the battery life).
4. Call forwarding to any number.

I am with 2talk.


How do you do number 3?






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  Reply # 984043 11-Feb-2014 13:03 Send private message

Klipspringer: I'm still with Slingshot italk. They use to be pretty good until they upgraded their security settings.

None of the VOIP features are available anymore unless slingshot is your ISP. This makes the extra features pretty useless.

I have a business phone on 2talk and they really good. I highly recommend them.


Are you kidding me? I didn't know that. Where did you find that information that you have to have Slingshot as your ISP in order to be able to use those features?




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  Reply # 984051 11-Feb-2014 13:11 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
hairy1: 1. Voicemail to email.
2. Caller ID (and not having to pay $4 per month!)
3. The ability to run my home phone from my Android (the only reason I don't do it full time is it sucks the battery life).
4. Call forwarding to any number.

I am with 2talk.


How do you do number 3?


Get a SIP client.  I did this for a few months with SIPDroid. It was quite nice being able to take and make calls from my "homeline" pretty much anywhere where there was wifi.


PS: My list would be pretty similar to the above, along with easily blacklisting numbers. I'm with 2talk too.



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  Reply # 984391 11-Feb-2014 19:21 Send private message

Hmm it looks like the 2Talk website is currently down.. or is it just me?

I also see that you can record your calls. Is this only specific to the hardware or software you have and nothing to do with the provider?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 984395 11-Feb-2014 19:28 Send private message

Up for me. Call recording is independent of your VOIP hardware. You can turn it on and off in the web control panel. Very cool feature....




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  Reply # 984423 11-Feb-2014 19:52 Send private message

Ah, thanks.

Ok, so I'm still worried about what Klipspringer said before, you have to have Slingshot as your ISP in order to be able to use all the features of their iTalk VoIP? I've never heard of such thing? Is this true?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 984941 12-Feb-2014 11:35 One person supports this post Send private message

2Talk is your best option if you want to play with it. You will get the most flexibility. And it doesn't matter what hardware you have for Call Recording on 2Talk. They do it for you internally if you want to. The calls are stored as MP3 for you to download as you please. I have it turned on to record all calls and then if I ring someone like the insurance company I download the recording and save for later on, just in case.

If you want to have a trouble free experience with slightly less flexibility, but still plenty of features, WxC is your best bet. They offer, by far, the most robust and well thought out VoIP offering. Only marginally more expensive than 2Talk but you get much better support. Also they can leverage their product as a PSTN replacement because they do all the right things for emergency calling. 2Talk don't pass geographic information so you need to tell the operator where you are.

Edit: iTalk isn't worth even thinking about.

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  Reply # 984966 12-Feb-2014 11:46 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
Klipspringer: I'm still with Slingshot italk. They use to be pretty good until they upgraded their security settings.

None of the VOIP features are available anymore unless slingshot is your ISP. This makes the extra features pretty useless.

I have a business phone on 2talk and they really good. I highly recommend them.


Are you kidding me? I didn't know that. Where did you find that information that you have to have Slingshot as your ISP in order to be able to use those features?


Start here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=113192

And then look here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=132256

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=136348

Really funny that its still not fixed. Problem was originally reported to Slingshot back in 2012



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