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Topic # 15266 13-Aug-2007 14:03
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Hi guys

I am looking at a situation of having an Aus phone number that I can receive calls from in New Zealand via VOIP.  A bit of a long shot but I thought someone might know if it is possible and how.

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Andy Milne


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  Reply # 82186 13-Aug-2007 14:10
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If you want you can get a mynetfone ( or similar) account, and then you will have an AUS DDI, so that it looks like people in AUS are dialing a local number,and you will receive the calls here.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 82188 13-Aug-2007 14:21
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freitasm- Can I choose an Aus DDI if I sign up here?  I thought the VFX numbers were only NZ numbers?

rscole86 - Had a quick look at mynetfone.  Looks like a good option but how does that work in with my current setup of Xnet HSI & VFX & WAG54GP2?

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  Reply # 82189 13-Aug-2007 14:27
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Andy, No xnet only provide NZ DDI. You will need to sign up to an AUS provider to get an AUS DDI.

mynetfone is one of the most popular.

I am not too sure how you will set it up. I know that there is a SPA3102? or 2102, which you can ask to be unlocked and then you will be able to have both a VFX DDI, and another DDI with which ever company you choose.



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  Reply # 82192 13-Aug-2007 14:34
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Thanks, think I understand it.  Question is, can the WAG54GP2 be unlocked so I can use my local VFX on one line and the mynetphone on the other?

I want to include QOS for both lines as it seems a pretty important feature for good quality calls.

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  Reply # 82193 13-Aug-2007 14:42
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Andy,

I am not sure about this, someone from XNET will see this post soon enough I am sure, and they should be able to let you know.

Otherwise, try calling their help desk, they may be able to answer your question over the phone.



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  Reply # 82194 13-Aug-2007 15:02
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rscole86, I just found your post from June, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=65&topicid=14190, which is actually the same thing I want to do.  1 VFX line and one other which is mynetphone.

Did you get it working ok?

Andy


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  Reply # 82195 13-Aug-2007 15:12
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andynz: Thanks, think I understand it.  Question is, can the WAG54GP2 be unlocked so I can use my local VFX on one line and the mynetphone on the other?


Andy, yes you can do this. Just call Xnet and ask them to open up the 2nd line on your WAG54GP2. You will then be able to setup line 2 with an alternative VOIP provider.





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  Reply # 82196 13-Aug-2007 15:13
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You simply need to sign up with an Australian VoIP provider - VFX can't supply you with an Australian number.

I personally use Faktortel as my main provider but also have an account with MyNetFone. MyNetFone offers better pricing and you can quite happily use both MyNetFone and VFX on the same device, Freitasm does this on his PAP2. Just remember they are both different connections and require two phones - you can't make or receive calls via VFX using the MyNetFone phone and vice versa.


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  Reply # 82198 13-Aug-2007 15:24
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andynz: rscole86, I just found your post from June, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=65&topicid=14190, which is actually the same thing I want to do. 1 VFX line and one other which is mynetphone.

Did you get it working ok?

Andy



Hi Andy, no I have not got around to setting it up yet, as I also need to be able to fax internationally.

As sbiddle and coffeebaron have both confirmed, you can use your router with two VOIP providers. Coffeebaron may be able to help you out, if you get stuck? As it looks like he has this setup already?

Otherwise have a look at the link above and see where he gets with his setup.



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  Reply # 82201 13-Aug-2007 15:32
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Thanks so much guys,  have just talked with Xnet helpdesk to open up port 2 of my WAG54GP2, and will give mynetfone a try.

Andy

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  Reply # 82252 13-Aug-2007 20:35
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is it possible to sign up with mynetphone without an australian address?

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  Reply # 82259 13-Aug-2007 22:06
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I've found Pennytel (www.pennytel.com) to be the cheapest provider anywhere (for the Latin American destinations I call) and it is Australian. Excellent mobile rate/quality for NZ and Aus too, and NZ domestic is really good.

CC validation on signup can be a hassle, and support is a little...unsupportive. Try whirlpool for a comparision/gripes of the various providers, and if you have problems use the PM feature on there for ~instant responses.

You can get a free Aussie number for a $10 (refundable) deposit too.

/me recommends them to all his friends



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Reply # 82261 13-Aug-2007 22:12
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andynz: freitasm- Can I choose an Aus DDI if I sign up here?  I thought the VFX numbers were only NZ numbers?


Ooops. Sorry. When I read your post I understood you wanted to take your NZ number there. Sorry...




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