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Topic # 13197 27-Apr-2007 12:48
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Hi there



I'm wondering if it's possible to number-port an 021 (actually _2_ 021's) to point to a VFX "number"



I'm going overseas, taking my trusty PAP2T with me, but vodafone will not let me park my number for more than three months (even with paying for it), and I REALLY dont want to lose a number I've had for longer than vodafone has had it (seriously - I was a bellsouth customer before vodafone bought them)



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  Reply # 68654 27-Apr-2007 12:57
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Sorry Nic,

We don't have a Mobiles Interconnect and are not part of Mobile Porting......sorry Cry ,




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  Reply # 68655 27-Apr-2007 13:00
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nic.wise: Hi there



I'm wondering if it's possible to number-port an 021 (actually _2_ 021's) to point to a VFX "number"



I'm going overseas, taking my trusty PAP2T with me, but vodafone will not let me park my number for more than three months (even with paying for it), and I REALLY dont want to lose a number I've had for longer than vodafone has had it (seriously - I was a bellsouth customer before vodafone bought them)



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I wonder if there's anybody from Telecom on here who will help you port them to Telecom but "park" the numbers? If you want to go back to Vodafone you can just port back.




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  Reply # 68660 27-Apr-2007 13:29
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sbiddle:
nic.wise: Hi there



I'm wondering if it's possible to number-port an 021 (actually _2_ 021's) to point to a VFX "number"



I'm going overseas, taking my trusty PAP2T with me, but vodafone will not let me park my number for more than three months (even with paying for it), and I REALLY dont want to lose a number I've had for longer than vodafone has had it (seriously - I was a bellsouth customer before vodafone bought them)



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I wonder if there's anybody from Telecom on here who will help you port them to Telecom but "park" the numbers? If you want to go back to Vodafone you can just port back.



yeah. I'd settle for porting to prepaid, but thats not on the cards, it seams

Thanks Mavrick and SB :) I guess we just cancel them (we could be away for up to 2 years....)




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  Reply # 68679 27-Apr-2007 15:54
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That would have been an insanely cool feature!  I wouldn't have used it, but it would still have been insanely cool. :)




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  Reply # 68686 27-Apr-2007 16:54
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maverick: Sorry Nic,

We don't have a Mobiles Interconnect and are not part of Mobile Porting......sorry Cry ,


Terminating an 021/027 number on a SIP trunk would be very cool however and a lot cheaper than a GSM trunk unit!


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  Reply # 68729 28-Apr-2007 00:17
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That may be cool, but is almost impossible regarding billing. Also callers' incertainity, who don't know how much they would be charged for a call to a 021-number, is a problem.

The Austrian GSM-operator A1 acutally offers a combined VoIP-service for their customers. They can alternatively place and receive calls through SIP. Especially when you're abroad that's very interesting, as you're not charged for any roaming costs. But callers will still pay a regular mobile call, so only A1-subscribers have an advantage.




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  Reply # 68734 28-Apr-2007 08:46
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One possible solution is to drop the plan to the cheapest or most suitable, and set up caller diverts to point to your VFX number. Chances are, its cheaper than having calls forwarded to your mobile overseas (though its still going to cost the caller... and you) - however doesn't solve the problem of the monthly costs. If you have any included minutes, it might use those first (check as I'm not 100% certain).

Prepaid have a huge advantage here, with creditroam they can pay $10 a month and roam, while On Account customers have to pay their regular voiceplans and are unable to use their minutes at all... suspending the plan means that roaming is also suspended which is annoying.




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  Reply # 68735 28-Apr-2007 09:42
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inquisitor: That may be cool, but is almost impossible regarding billing. Also callers' incertainity, who don't know how much they would be charged for a call to a 021-number, is a problem.


It wouldn't create any confusion as the 02x number would still be using CPP and the caller would still pay the rate. The telco doing the terminating however would be generating revenue from this so could offer the service very cheaply. It would be i4free all over again! :-)


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  Reply # 68736 28-Apr-2007 09:45
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cokemaster:
Prepaid have a huge advantage here, with creditroam they can pay $10 a month and roam, while On Account customers have to pay their regular voiceplans and are unable to use their minutes at all... suspending the plan means that roaming is also suspended which is annoying.


Getting a wee bit OT here but this is one of Vodafone's biggest problems. One Vodafone should have solved this and created a global network where a person paid their home rate anywhere in the world while roaming on a Vodafone network. We all know the reason they won't (thanks to the EU) and that's the simple fact roaming is a cash cow for mobile operators. They don't really care about the end consumer as much as they say they do.






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cokemaster: One possible solution is to drop the plan to the cheapest or most suitable, and set up caller diverts to point to your VFX number. Chances are, its cheaper than having calls forwarded to your mobile overseas (though its still going to cost the caller... and you) - however doesn't solve the problem of the monthly costs. If you have any included minutes, it might use those first (check as I'm not 100% certain).

Prepaid have a huge advantage here, with creditroam they can pay $10 a month and roam, while On Account customers have to pay their regular voiceplans and are unable to use their minutes at all... suspending the plan means that roaming is also suspended which is annoying.


yeah, I had thought of that. problem is, they will only put it on hold for 3 months (at $10/month), then it's back to the normal plan. And I can't move the number to prepaid, which would otherwise solve the problem _perfectly_.

I'll have another look at the plans, see if there is anything anygood.

Cheers for the info everyone!




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  Reply # 68739 28-Apr-2007 10:21
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What stops you from putting it on hold for 3 months, paying 1 month's rates and then putting it on hold again?

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  Reply # 68743 28-Apr-2007 11:24
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Last time I tried it... You could park for a max of 3 months within a 12 month period.




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  Reply # 68754 28-Apr-2007 14:16
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1. Find a couple of cheap Telecom mobiles on trademe, that are compatble with number porting (or cheapest in store deal)
2. Port your 021 numbers to Telecom prepaid on the phones you just brought from trademe
3. When you get back from overseas, port back to Vodafone

This assumes you are not locked in to a Vodafone contract.

Also record a message on the mobiles, "hey call me on 00WHATEVA", take the GSM phones overseas, and stick in local SIM cards

BTW I think this is now OT as far as WxC forum, maybe someone can shift to Vodafone forum.




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  Reply # 68764 28-Apr-2007 15:09
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coffeebaron:
BTW I think this is now OT as far as WxC forum, maybe someone can shift to Vodafone forum.


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  Reply # 68790 28-Apr-2007 22:27
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Ask if you can move them to telecom even tho you dont have a handset, they may be able to just set it up without an esn - not sure how their systems work, then leave it on prepay and when you get back go and buy a couple of cheap phones at a telecom store and get your numbers put on them and change to a plan.  




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