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# 140655 16-Feb-2014 17:43
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We are now finally connected to 2Talk for VDSL and VOIP. 
Seems to be working have VOIP/SIP established, can make and receive calls with a raft of minor tweaks now resolved

One small gripe is that the area code seems to be needed for local calls?
Is there a way to avoid this for making a call to a normal local number?


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  # 988384 16-Feb-2014 17:51
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Since its on their VOIP platform and not over the telecom or chorus exchange network. You wont be able to do that.

**Addition, @johnr the homephone wireless is the same?

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  # 988389 16-Feb-2014 17:53
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Without the area code the calls are made from whichever local calling area the number is assigned to.

You can check this at live.2talk.co.nz

If you're using an 028 or 0800 number they seem to default to Auckland - unsure if this can be changed

 
 
 
 


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  # 988410 16-Feb-2014 18:33
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nitrotech: Without the area code the calls are made from whichever local calling area the number is assigned to.

You can check this at live.2talk.co.nz

If you're using an 028 or 0800 number they seem to default to Auckland - unsure if this can be changed


OK, We are meaning a proper 2Talk landline not one of their 028 numbers?
I was thinking of the 028 one for a second when replying. AFAIK the 0x numbers if configured to the Whangarei region should be able to dial the number without the area code. If you have to, It might just be that way but not charge as a toll.


*Edit: Whangarei as an example.

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  # 988431 16-Feb-2014 19:18
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Area code is not required with a local number. You must have an 028 number.

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  # 988464 16-Feb-2014 20:22
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samoir: We are now finally connected to 2Talk for VDSL and VOIP. 
Seems to be working have VOIP/SIP established, can make and receive calls with a raft of minor tweaks now resolved

One small gripe is that the area code seems to be needed for local calls?
Is there a way to avoid this for making a call to a normal local number?



I have an 07 2talk local number and to dial another local number I do not need to 07 before hand


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  # 988466 16-Feb-2014 20:25
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gregmcc:
samoir: We are now finally connected to 2Talk for VDSL and VOIP. 
Seems to be working have VOIP/SIP established, can make and receive calls with a raft of minor tweaks now resolved

One small gripe is that the area code seems to be needed for local calls?
Is there a way to avoid this for making a call to a normal local number?



I have an 07 2talk local number and to dial another local number I do not need to 07 before hand



Depends. Say i am in the 09 area, If i want to dial out of my tolling region (say i live in CBD and want to call Kaitia) i need 09 infront of it.

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  # 988475 16-Feb-2014 20:39
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TimA:
gregmcc:
samoir: We are now finally connected to 2Talk for VDSL and VOIP. 
Seems to be working have VOIP/SIP established, can make and receive calls with a raft of minor tweaks now resolved

One small gripe is that the area code seems to be needed for local calls?
Is there a way to avoid this for making a call to a normal local number?



I have an 07 2talk local number and to dial another local number I do not need to 07 before hand



Depends. Say i am in the 09 area, If i want to dial out of my tolling region (say i live in CBD and want to call Kaitia) i need 09 infront of it.


just given it a test drive, I live in the north waikato, my traditional POTS  toll free area has been the Huntly area, Taupri (5km south) has been a toll call requiring an 07 infront of the number, with 2talk I've just tried various numbers outside my toll free area that are 07 numbers, and they all connect ok without using the 07 prefix.


 
 
 
 


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  # 988482 16-Feb-2014 21:03
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what geographical area were "those" numbers?

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  # 988486 16-Feb-2014 21:11
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gregmcc:
TimA:
gregmcc:
samoir: We are now finally connected to 2Talk for VDSL and VOIP. 
Seems to be working have VOIP/SIP established, can make and receive calls with a raft of minor tweaks now resolved

One small gripe is that the area code seems to be needed for local calls?
Is there a way to avoid this for making a call to a normal local number?



I have an 07 2talk local number and to dial another local number I do not need to 07 before hand



Depends. Say i am in the 09 area, If i want to dial out of my tolling region (say i live in CBD and want to call Kaitia) i need 09 infront of it.


just given it a test drive, I live in the north waikato, my traditional POTS  toll free area has been the Huntly area, Taupri (5km south) has been a toll call requiring an 07 infront of the number, with 2talk I've just tried various numbers outside my toll free area that are 07 numbers, and they all connect ok without using the 07 prefix.



So these are standard tolls from a copper PSTN line. Usually you need the 0x infront. They worked without?

Did it charge you??

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  # 988488 16-Feb-2014 21:11
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kornflake: what geographical area were "those" numbers?


Ok, a Whakatane number, Hamilton and Rotorura, all well outside my POTS free calling area

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  # 988508 16-Feb-2014 21:24
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does tauranga for example fall into the same boat? it may be that 2 talk have it backwards, in that the systems thinks all 07 is a local call, except for your exchange area.

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  # 989090 17-Feb-2014 18:21
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kornflake: does tauranga for example fall into the same boat? it may be that 2 talk have it backwards, in that the systems thinks all 07 is a local call, except for your exchange area.


You can dial all 07 numbers no matter what region they are in without having to put 07 in front of it but 2talks system still recognizes calls outside the actual local calling area and deducts the appropriate minutes from your national and country minutes. I live in New Plymouth and my daughters live in Opunake, I can dial 761xxxx without having to dial 06 like I would have to do on a pstn line and the call minutes do come off the national and country minutes not the local minutes

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  # 989094 17-Feb-2014 18:29
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Getting back to the OPs question I too would say he has probably got a 2talk 028 number where he would have to use an area code to dial anywhere in the country

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