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  # 987602 15-Feb-2014 08:48
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One of my most used features (with 2talk) is remote dial tone. I use this to route my cellphone calls through my 2talk account. This means I only have to top up my prepaid cellphone once a year and my calls only cost 10c/ minute to a landline. Be aware that if you are calling another cellphone using this method you pay for both legs so the savings aren't so great. To simplify the dialling process I use GeoDialer on my Samsung, my partner uses a simdialer in her Nokia.

And herein lies another advantage: both mine and my partners calls are routed through the same 2talk account.



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  # 987608 15-Feb-2014 09:26
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traderstu: One of my most used features (with 2talk) is remote dial tone. I use this to route my cellphone calls through my 2talk account. This means I only have to top up my prepaid cellphone once a year and my calls only cost 10c/ minute to a landline. Be aware that if you are calling another cellphone using this method you pay for both legs so the savings aren't so great. To simplify the dialling process I use GeoDialer on my Samsung, my partner uses a simdialer in her Nokia.

And herein lies another advantage: both mine and my partners calls are routed through the same 2talk account.
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But can you both happen to call out at the same time, work?




 
 
 
 




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  # 987609 15-Feb-2014 09:27
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traderstu:
sonyxperiageek: When you set up call forwarding, does that outgoing call to your specified number get charged a minute from your voip plan? So say if you were on 2talk10 and you set up call forwarding to your mobile. I'm guessing you would have to pay the couple of cents per minute of that call forwarded?

Yes, you do pay but depending on your 2talk mobile bundle it is only 7 - 10c/minute (+GST)


So if you have minutes on your 2talk plan, it would take it off there and not charge you, unless you go over your minutes?




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  # 987611 15-Feb-2014 09:39
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sonyxperiageek: Doesn't that have to be bought with a 2talk plan?


Nope. You sign up with a free plan and then add a DID number to your free plan.

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  # 987622 15-Feb-2014 09:54
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sonyxperiageek:
traderstu: One of my most used features (with 2talk) is remote dial tone. I use this to route my cellphone calls through my 2talk account. This means I only have to top up my prepaid cellphone once a year and my calls only cost 10c/ minute to a landline. Be aware that if you are calling another cellphone using this method you pay for both legs so the savings aren't so great. To simplify the dialling process I use GeoDialer on my Samsung, my partner uses a simdialer in her Nokia.

And herein lies another advantage: both mine and my partners calls are routed through the same 2talk account.
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But can you both happen to call out at the same time, work?

To be honest, I have never tried it. Neither of us make a lot of calls.

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  # 987625 15-Feb-2014 09:56
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sonyxperiageek:
traderstu:
sonyxperiageek: When you set up call forwarding, does that outgoing call to your specified number get charged a minute from your voip plan? So say if you were on 2talk10 and you set up call forwarding to your mobile. I'm guessing you would have to pay the couple of cents per minute of that call forwarded?

Yes, you do pay but depending on your 2talk mobile bundle it is only 7 - 10c/minute (+GST)


So if you have minutes on your 2talk plan, it would take it off there and not charge you, unless you go over your minutes?

Yes, minutes come off your mobile bundle and when they are used up you are charged at the casual rate of 19c + GST



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  # 987759 15-Feb-2014 13:45
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Likewise the call forward feature which we use to route all incoming calls to a cell phone. Our connection can't cope with VOIP at times of high demands, so this avoids having broken phone conversations and allows us to use a VOIP service with all the benefits that brings from standard tele-comms.



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How long does it take to switch from PSTN to VoIP with different providers? Is it instant? Or it it just like switching BB providers?




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