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Topic # 33097 29-Apr-2009 17:07
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I am in the throws of starting my new business & need local numbers in 3 key locations, Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch. I am also looking at an Aussie number soon as well.

My understanding, basic i might add, is that i can sign up to a VFX number / line in those areas & have it delivered using VOIP or SIP to my DSL connection at home office & I can plug a SIP or IP phone in from there.

I can recieve calls from those areas (callers make a local call) & i can make local calls in those areas by selecting the appropriate line.

Can some one please point me in the right direction??

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  Reply # 210607 29-Apr-2009 17:45
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Your number will be for the same area as your billing address, so you need an address in each of those 3 areas. This is according to the rules, which everyone has to follow. Apparently other providers do not and will give you a number in another area, but that is against the rules and also is an issue for 111. Those other providers also do not give you the same quality phone service as XNet.

With VFX you can (and many do) take the box anywhere in the world and have your local phone number wherever you are, plugged into any (faster than dial-up) internet connection. The number has nothing to do with your location, it is as if you are at home. Nice for when your boss allows you to work from home and you do not want him to know you are actually in the Gold Coast!

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  Reply # 210610 29-Apr-2009 17:47
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do you really need local numbers in each of those 3 NZ locations? maybe an 0800 number might be better option? the 'line rental' for each line might cost more than the 0800 calls billed back to you cost depending on how many calls you are anticipating. Are you intending to have offices in those areas as well, or just a 'local phone presence'?

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  Reply # 210626 29-Apr-2009 18:31
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Hi Jo,

I am a dealer for WxC and can assist you in setting something like this up. We can provide "virtual incoming numbers" for the areas outside of where your reside. All outgoing calls would be from one area only (unless you do have physical address for each location).

Send me a PM if you need some assistance.


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  Reply # 210649 29-Apr-2009 20:02
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ultmobnz: I am in the throws of starting my new business & need local numbers in 3 key locations, Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch. I am also looking at an Aussie number soon as well.

Have you considered 2talk - for $15 per month you can get two local numbers, anywhere in NZ, and for an additional $7 - 8 per month the 3rd.

The $15 includes free local calls, 500minutes worth of tolls for NZ, and 50 odd international locations (after the 500 minutes its between 3 and 5 cents for most countries of interest)

Mobile calling is also damn cheap at 25cents a min!


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  Reply # 210660 29-Apr-2009 20:20
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ultmobnz: I am in the throws of starting my new business & need local numbers in 3 key locations, Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch. I am also looking at an Aussie number soon as well.

Get an 0800 number, then you have one number for the whole country.

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