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Topic # 115346 22-Mar-2013 16:23
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I am with Snap on UFB in Christchurch.

From what I can see, our phone has a SIP address/settings.
http://www.snap.net.nz/support/content/5/75/en/snap-plus-_-voip-settings.html

Situation: Most of our relatives live in Dunedin. We'd like to have a Dunedin phone number that people can call that redirects to our phone in our house in Christchurch.

Is this possible? eg. is there some service that I can subscribe to that gives us a Dunedin number that I can then configure to redirect to our phone?

Or is there another solution that would achieve the same thing - ie allow Dunedin based people to make a local call that redirect to our phone in Christchurch.

All advice/info/suggestions gratefully received.

Nigel H.

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  Reply # 785546 22-Mar-2013 16:27
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Fairly easy to do with a service such as 2talk. Sign up, grab a regional number and have it forward all calls to your Christchurch number....or even better, get a VoIP ata and terminate the calls to that.

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  Reply # 785547 22-Mar-2013 16:28
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I'll let Snap! confirm, but probably not from them.

You could try Xnet or 2Talk.

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  Reply # 785564 22-Mar-2013 16:46
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If Snap don't have the capability to do this and you have a Telecom account you can just ring them and get a Customerlink number alloctated but will have to pay for this service incl forwarding costs.


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  Reply # 785566 22-Mar-2013 16:48
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sbiddle: If Snap don't have the capability to do this and you have a Telecom account you can just ring them and get a Customerlink number alloctated but will have to pay for this service incl forwarding costs.



Yeah if you don't like money.  Go for the $11 a month 2talk option use an ATA which if you are on UFB is built into the Fritz Box and have a second line with Dunedin number even make caller ID your current line number.

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  Reply # 785893 23-Mar-2013 14:35
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myfullflavour: Fairly easy to do with a service such as 2talk. Sign up, grab a regional number and have it forward all calls to your Christchurch number....or even better, get a VoIP ata and terminate the calls to that.


After getting 2 suggestions to look at 2talk, that's what I've done.

As an experiment, I setup a free/pay-as-you-go 2talk account.
I then configured my FritzBox to use the additional number (the 028 number).

Rang it from my mobile and sure enough, my home phone rang as expected 8-).

So, if I'm understanding this correctly, if I go and add a local Dunedin number to my 2Talk account ($6.50/month if I recall correctly), my relatives in Dunedin can call the local number and not be charged anything.
Similarly, other than the $6.50 per month, I won't incur any other costs for receiving these calls???

Note:
- I did check with Snap if they could give me a Dunedin number, and the answer was no.
- I have the $9.95 NZ landline package with Snap, so all my outgoing calls will go out via my Christchurch number
ie I won't be making outgoing calls with 2talk.

Would appreciate it if someone could confirm that my understanding that I won't be charged to receive incoming calls via my 2talk local Dunedin number is correct.

Nigel H.

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  Reply # 785938 23-Mar-2013 15:49
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3g:
myfullflavour: Fairly easy to do with a service such as 2talk. Sign up, grab a regional number and have it forward all calls to your Christchurch number....or even better, get a VoIP ata and terminate the calls to that.


After getting 2 suggestions to look at 2talk, that's what I've done.

As an experiment, I setup a free/pay-as-you-go 2talk account.
I then configured my FritzBox to use the additional number (the 028 number).

Rang it from my mobile and sure enough, my home phone rang as expected 8-).

So, if I'm understanding this correctly, if I go and add a local Dunedin number to my 2Talk account ($6.50/month if I recall correctly), my relatives in Dunedin can call the local number and not be charged anything.
Similarly, other than the $6.50 per month, I won't incur any other costs for receiving these calls???

Note:
- I did check with Snap if they could give me a Dunedin number, and the answer was no.
- I have the $9.95 NZ landline package with Snap, so all my outgoing calls will go out via my Christchurch number
ie I won't be making outgoing calls with 2talk.

Would appreciate it if someone could confirm that my understanding that I won't be charged to receive incoming calls via my 2talk local Dunedin number is correct.

Nigel H.


No because you don't get charged for receiving calls unless its an 0800 so if the Dunedin number is plugged straight into the Fritz like you did with the 028 then you are good to go.  To be honest you might as well run your Snap VOIP number through 2Talk and save money.

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  Reply # 786754 25-Mar-2013 16:23
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So in summary:

All I had to do in the end was setup a 2talk free account.
I added a local (Dunedin) number to my account at $6+GST per month.

I then configured my Fritzbox to include the new 2Talk Dunedin number as one of my numbers under the Telephony options.

Also installed the 2Talk Android app so that when I'm away (and on WiFi), my relatives in Dunedin can call my Dunedin number and talk to me for free.

Very cool - totally impressed with the ease of setup (both with 2Talk's website plus also the Fritzbox supplied by Snap).

Thankyou to all the people that replied - was good to get ideas+feedback from "team geekzone"! 8-).

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