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# 20837 7-Apr-2008 14:44
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Hi All,

This is my first time here so not sure if this is the right place to post this question.

I'm keen on these at home bx's that vodafone have just put out. but I have one question.
I want to use it as my home line and to foward calls to my vodafone mobile. What I'm thinking is if I add two of the add-ons to the at home box.... first one being "Best mate" and second being "call fowarding" The best mate number would be my own number and I would have calls foawarded to my number... (are you all still with me on what I'm trying to do?).
My thinking is, if I'm not at home and someone calls my land land (so to speack) it would get fowarded to my best mate number (that being me). its then a free call for them to be talking to me on my mobile and hopfluy free for me to recive the call via the best mate system.... Thats my question. Would it be free for me to recive the call...?

Thanks in advance
Paul

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  # 121793 7-Apr-2008 14:53
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No, calls to your mobile (even if it is a BestMate) are charged at the normal rate.



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# 121799 7-Apr-2008 15:04
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Ok, Thanks.

But how does that work? If I was to call anyone on my bestmate list from the at home box, it would cost me nothing. Ok to make it esayer lets say I had a friend that I wanted all the calls to go to if I wasnt at home (they are one of my bestmates) it would show on my bill as a call being made and the charge being $0.00 .... correct ??? No??

 
 
 
 


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  # 121806 7-Apr-2008 15:31
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You can have Bestmate on Vodafone @ home to Vodafone mobile numbers.

But its calls to your bestmate number only not diverts! The network can tell the difference.

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# 121809 7-Apr-2008 15:41
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Thanks. I understand now :-)

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  # 121813 7-Apr-2008 15:55
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On a side note, only slightly OT - can you get an At Home (or whatever it's called now) SIM without the box? I've already got an At Home gateway so presumably they could just re-match the IMEI ?

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  # 121831 7-Apr-2008 16:39
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willnz: On a side note, only slightly OT - can you get an At Home (or whatever it's called now) SIM without the box? I've already got an At Home gateway so presumably they could just re-match the IMEI ?


SIM will only work in Vodafone @ home unit! nice try

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  # 121835 7-Apr-2008 16:42
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No no I've already got the unit though (an actual Vodafone one, I used to have At Home) and would like to give it a try again now that it supports bestmates - I don't want to pay another $99 though!

 
 
 
 


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# 121840 7-Apr-2008 16:49
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Is the new Family Plan also included in this generus offer?




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  # 121900 7-Apr-2008 21:18
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Here's a suggestion on how to do somethig similar:

Xnet with VFX (River Plan 20Gb and VFX, $34+$20):
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SPA3102 VOIP box
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Vodafone Home phone and "0" plan:  $41+$6


That way....  All calls coming in via VFX can then diverted out via the PSTN Line would be routed free!




Or, another plan:

Xnet with VFX (River Plan 20Gb and VFX, $34+$20):
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SPA3102 VOIP box
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Telecom Homeline and "Freedom" ~$48+10

That way...  All calls coming in and out of the PSTN Line, mobiles, can be routed free to VFX then!

   


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  # 121905 7-Apr-2008 21:21
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jmosen: Is the new Family Plan also included in this generus offer?


Not that I am aware of of!



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  # 121963 8-Apr-2008 02:12
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jesseycy:

Here's a suggestion on how to do somethig similar:

Xnet with VFX (River Plan 20Gb and VFX, $34+$20):
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SPA3102 VOIP box
+
Vodafone Home phone and "0" plan:  $41+$6


That way....  All calls coming in via VFX can then diverted out via the PSTN Line would be routed free!




Or, another plan:

Xnet with VFX (River Plan 20Gb and VFX, $34+$20):
+
SPA3102 VOIP box
+
Telecom Homeline and "Freedom" ~$48+10

That way...  All calls coming in and out of the PSTN Line, mobiles, can be routed free to VFX then!

   



Thanks for this. Great stuff!!! It sounds like a system I could work with and if I have read and interpreted things correctly I could have a best mate in both directions from my cell to the at home box and at home box to cell and affectively place calls in ether direction for free and have people be able to call me for free (well its going to cost $101 a month... but that’s nothing if you get phone, mobile calling and broad band all at the same time) and I'd be able to reduce the mobile plan I'm on at the moment and that would pay for a large chunk of it anyway... 
Sounds to good to be true, am I missing something???? 


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  # 122210 8-Apr-2008 21:38
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Well, I've tried it with SPA3102 but with a Landline, not a Vodafone At Home Box....

But...  providing that

1)  The vodafone at home connection functions no different from a "PSTN"....
2)  Xnet allows the PSTN portion of the SPA3102 to be connected and calls routed to the vodafone at home box....


I don't really see any reason why it should not work!



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  # 122214 8-Apr-2008 21:50
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Thanks agian Smile

Looks like I have a couple of phone calls to make in the morning. The help desk's are going to love me.... asking questions I dont realy know what I'm asking haha. Looks like I'm going to be able to ad another srting to my IT bow after sorting this one out Smile


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  # 125068 20-Apr-2008 13:51
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An associate who has tried this with the at home gateway had a few negatives to report - it doesnt do any signaling to the ata about answering or disconnection like a normal gsm gateway does to that the pabx or whatever dialing out knows how the call is going.

Probarbly intentional since a standard landline doesnt get it unless you ask telecom to turn it on for you, but in this case it seems there was no way to get it to do it. So his asterisk box dialing out has no idea when the call was answered to start talking to the recipiant of the call. I was all set to get one, but without call signaling its prettymuch useless for what I want it for.




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