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#133770 1-Nov-2013 16:26
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looking for help - I have a Telecom VDSL service, very happy with it, and a POTs line with call waiting etc.

But on that POTs line getting lots of spam calls up to midnight and getting heartly sick of it. Because they are 'odd numbers' and offshore not much that Telecom can do about it, can not unplug the phone as have older relatives and need to be available for them if they call.

So have obtained a second faxability line (unlisted), and are looking at options to silence the main line at night but leave faxability line active.

Three options seem viable - the first is a "distinctive ring router" - available on Amazon for around US$115.00- but not sure if US and NZ ring cadences for fax are the same.
The second is to port the faxability number to 2Talk and use an IP phone - but need to be sure this will not stuff up the main POTs line and VDSL
The third is to get call minder on the main line and set it to immediately answer any calls at night.

Can anyone advise -CoffeeBaron ?- on the best solution.

Thanks and Regards

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  #925859 1-Nov-2013 16:47
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I'm rather lost here.

Why would you get a new faxability number and then port it to 2talk? Why not just get a number from 2talk if you want a new number.

I've also heard of 2talk having trouble porting faxability numbers. No idea why.


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  #925874 1-Nov-2013 17:09
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Thanks for the reply

Sorted it - turning on immediate call diversion at night so all the calls go to work answerphone, leaving the unlisted faxability number for urgent family calls

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  #925952 1-Nov-2013 19:19
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Another option would be to get a new number?


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  #925955 1-Nov-2013 19:25
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Happy with the extra $5:10 a month for the extra number and call diversion- but thanks for the suggestion

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  #925978 1-Nov-2013 19:51
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Dual number + DND will do the same thing.

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  #926138 2-Nov-2013 07:20
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I ported over a Faxability number to 2talk ok earlier in the year, Telco was able to give me the phone number I wanted but 2talk wasn't so that was my reasoning for getting one and porting it

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  #926206 2-Nov-2013 11:37
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Friend ported a faxability number to 2talk after moving house and telecoms ridiculous systems wouldnt allow them to keep the number at the new location. They are very happy with the fax to email so there is no more ringing at night when the overseas people fax.


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  #926949 4-Nov-2013 12:51
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coffeebaron: Dual number + DND will do the same thing.

I thought the same thing but DND as a line service has been discontinued :(

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