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# 21418 25-Apr-2008 23:54
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I am thinking of signing up to Xnet VFX.

Does anyone know if i am able to obtain an 09 number even though I am in the South Island. I was told 'no' by the person i called at Xnet - but this seems very odd as with italk I can and there is no reason why it shouldn't be possible. I could keep phoning up and see if i get the answer i want to hear from a different person - but if anyone knows if this is true and why this would be appreciated.



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  # 126402 26-Apr-2008 00:33
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NAD rules prevent Xnet from assigning a 09 Auckland number to someone outside of the Auckland geographical area. WXC seem to determine this by billing address.

Maverick should be able to provide a more in depth insight if required.

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  # 126410 26-Apr-2008 06:40
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NAD regulations state that a number can only be issused in the LCA (local calling area) in which the number will be used. This is in part to ensure that services like 111 can operate and your address is known to emergency services. Most providers who are able to issue local number won't break these NAD regulations however some like iTalk, 2talk, Skype and MyNetFone will issue you numbers anywhere which is in breach of the regulations.

The regulations are outdated and need reviewing, but unfortunately at present that's the rules so people should be playing by them.

 
 
 
 


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  # 126411 26-Apr-2008 06:41
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CallPlus/Slingshot have a history of breaching the NAD (Number Administration Deed) rules - and sadly they seem to get away with it. WxC have a new service coming out in the next couple of weeks that looks like it might let you have an additional incoming-only number in areas outside of your billing area, which is possibly allowed under the NAD - so keep an eye out Cool

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