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Topic # 157696 10-Dec-2014 05:33
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Hi

Vodafone allow me to port landline numbers into their home phone wireless units which is a SIM card. They then give you free nationwide divert on all calls to your landline.

Does anyone know if Spark/2degreess/Skinny do anything like this? Porting a typical landline to a SIM card?

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  Reply # 1192536 10-Dec-2014 05:39
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I don't think they do.

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  Reply # 1192544 10-Dec-2014 06:19
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It's not a current service but has been a point of internal conversation on more than one occasion.

With the cost of mobile calling continually dropping and included minutes on most plans it's my personal view that the necessity for a local number is pretty much gone. So when the model moves purely to mobile then do you really want to source dedicated hardware and all the provisioning and billing fun from running land lines over the mobile network. Especially when you own the pstn network.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1192570 10-Dec-2014 07:11
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Just an idle thought for 7am, how many mobile networks have there been since the current PSTN was installed?

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  Reply # 1192597 10-Dec-2014 08:20
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  Reply # 1192605 10-Dec-2014 08:51
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2Talk do this for free.  I have my second landline number from 2Talk also on my cell phone as a second number via a 2Talk client app... 




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  Reply # 1192609 10-Dec-2014 08:56
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plambrechtsen: It's not a current service but has been a point of internal conversation on more than one occasion.

With the cost of mobile calling continually dropping and included minutes on most plans it's my personal view that the necessity for a local number is pretty much gone. So when the model moves purely to mobile then do you really want to source dedicated hardware and all the provisioning and billing fun from running land lines over the mobile network. Especially when you own the pstn network.


True for business to business, but not yet for residential to business. There are still a lot of traditional copper line phones calling business, so a local number on mobile makes good business sense at present. Maybe not in 5 years time.

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