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  Reply # 74969 17-Jun-2007 22:47
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jagdees: check [...]. It is prepaid you can use it as long as you like. Use your existing voip devices to route/receive calls.
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Reply # 74972 17-Jun-2007 22:51
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Profile name and director name are a near enough match for me.

Who scared away maverick? We aren't that scary are we? :P I'm still curious about this 50AB number range that WxC has two blocks reserved in (5066XXX and 5077XXX)

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  Reply # 74977 18-Jun-2007 07:13
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Profile name and director name are a near enough match for me.

Who scared away maverick? We aren't that scary are we? :P I'm still curious about this 50AB number range that WxC has two blocks reserved in (5066XXX and 5077XXX)


Those numbers are reserved , the biggest issue in launching services on these are billing from other carriers for termination, we have plans for these but not yet sorry




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  Reply # 74979 18-Jun-2007 07:18
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maverick: Those numbers are reserved , the biggest issue in launching services on these are billing from other carriers for termination, we have plans for these but not yet sorry


thanks maverick - am I reading correctly that a 50X XXXX number can be called with any area code? Presumably such numbers will become similar to the UK's 0845 number range if it comes into widespread use in the voip industry?

edit: by similar I mean as sort of a "caller pays" number range

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  Reply # 74980 18-Jun-2007 07:26
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pretty much correct, we won't be making to many comments on what we will be using this for a this stage...Wink




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  Reply # 80163 28-Jul-2007 23:43
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We now provide Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland DID numbers and all ECOFONE network calls are FREE.

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  Reply # 80893 2-Aug-2007 16:25
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It's all well and good in theory to have regulation or rules stating that allocated numbers must be in specific locations however we're taking about VoIP over the internet here. That alone instantly makes it non-geographical. If you are using a dynamic IP address it could be used by a customer is Wellington one day and Auckland the next so they cant enforce it based on that (Unless they change how they allocate the IP addresses) and even if they enforced it for based on say the country the IP is registered to you could just use a proxy. (And what about those who legitimately use proxies?)

It's clear that the issue needs some clarification however I don't see how the general interpretation of the rules as they are now could ever be accurately or fairly enforced.




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  Reply # 80923 2-Aug-2007 20:34
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IP addresses (both static and dynamic) are reasonably tied to a geographic location.  Otherwise, carriers would have a terrible time with routing.

Everyone seems to have forgotten the other reason for having a known location for a phone - 111.

If you look at the other discussions around, these VoIP devices are being wired into the home phone sockets.  An individual picking up the phone will be unable to differentiate between a phone providing a VoIP dialtone and one that is POTS.  This lack of differentiation means that people will have a reasonable expectation that emergency services will work on the device - 111.  Not just you, the owner, but everyone who sees the phone.

This is one reason why Vonage is in such trouble in the US - they can't sign up new subscribers until they get 911 service sorted out in each customer area.

Here's an interesting article.  The lack of proper 911 service was blamed for the death of an infant.  Possibly hype, definitely emotional.  The second one has a teenager trying to get 911 service while her parents are being shot by burglars.

http://blog.tmcnet.com/voip-crm/voip-crm/voip/babys-death-adds-to-pressure-on-vonage.asp
and another case:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,120141-page,1/article.html

If it's marketed as a local phone replacement, it should offer the same services, particularly E911/111.




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