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KrazyKid

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#156006 16-Nov-2014 11:32
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Does Big Pipe offer a phone service with integrated billing for calling.

Tempted by the offer but like the current one bill offer by Snap.

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  #1176697 16-Nov-2014 11:33
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nope.

Bigpipe only do naked dsl/fibre.




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  #1176701 16-Nov-2014 11:38
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Thanks for the quick answer - looked that way to me on there website but wanted make sure

 
 
 
 


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  #1176702 16-Nov-2014 11:43
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If you want to go with an ISP that doesn't offer VOIP, just use 2talk. Its cheap and widely compatible with physical voip phones, ATAs, as well as softphones with heaps of features.

But saying that, no they don't offer an all in one solution like snap does.

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  #1176709 16-Nov-2014 11:58
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KrazyKid: Does Big Pipe offer a phone service with integrated billing for calling.

Tempted by the offer but like the current one bill offer by Snap.

Cheers


I don't know your specific situation, but in my experience many people think they need a 'landline' simply because they've always had one.

If you sit down and do the maths, 9 times out of 10 it is cheaper and more convenient to simply use mobile for calling and things like skype or FaceTime for international calling.

Mobile Plans are so cheap now and include so many minutes, not to mention you get the convenience of it being on your mobile too.

Of course this doesn't apply to everybody, but I do recommend actually seriously considering ditching the landline rather than just assuming you need one (and I'm including VoIP services too when I say 'landline')

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  #1176724 16-Nov-2014 12:21
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NonprayingMantis: Of course this doesn't apply to everybody, but I do recommend actually seriously considering ditching the landline rather than just assuming you need one (and I'm including VoIP services too when I say 'landline')


I agree, not everyone requires a landline anymore. I've kept my VoIP services because it still works out cheaper for us, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

You might also consider the benefits of VoIP that you never had with POTS. You can save a fortune on roaming charges if you use services such as remote callback or SMS-initiated calls. Outbound mobile calls in some countries can be several dollars per minute, but inbound calls to your cellphone are usually much cheaper ($1 per minute on Vodafone and Skinny). Given the difference, it's worthwhile to send a text to set up the call. If you have access to a phone you can dial directly, even better.

Being able to direct calls to other phones, and block calls by time of day etc., are also quite handy.

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