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Topic # 14766 19-Jul-2007 14:04
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Hi All,

Does anyone know of a NZ VOIP provider who can offer a local Palmerston North number?
Eg, 06 3xx xxx

Some providers I've looked into (eg 2Talk), offer 06 area code numbers, but only for Napier numbers (eg 06 8xxxxxxx)

Thanks
Mike

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  Reply # 78810 19-Jul-2007 14:14
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freitasm: What about XNET VFX?


Yes I've sent them an enquiry, but haven't heard back yet.
I couldn't find anything on their website stating which local numbers they provide.

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  Reply # 78814 19-Jul-2007 14:35
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Hi , yes we do have local numbers in Palmerston North and there is a thread here, could one of the mods please make this a Sticky

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=10392





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  Reply # 78815 19-Jul-2007 14:43
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maverick: Hi , yes we do have local numbers in Palmerston North and there is a thread here, could one of the mods please make this a Sticky

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=10392



Thanks maverick, looking good! :)

I notice though that all the 06 area numbers are 06 82x xxxx.
And the Palmerston North number is 06 825 xxxxxx

Now the big question I have, is this Palmerston North number treated as a local call from the Palmerston North area?

Eg if someone in Palmy (which is normally 06 35x xxxx) calls my proposed VOIP number (06 825 xxxx), do they get charged a toll call, or is it a local call?

And what if someone in Napier called my Palmy 06 825xxxx VOIP number? Is it a toll call, or local call?
Same for New Plymouth.

As all Napier, New Plymouth, and Palmerston North, have the same first few digits.

Thanks
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  Reply # 78825 19-Jul-2007 15:52
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Yes, you are correct these number ranges are allocated to these regions, So VFX Palmy to Telecom Palmy numbers are all local, all Carriers are aware of which number range belongs in which region so all should be fine there.

Napier to Palmy is a Toll call depending on who the originating carrier is, ie Telecom will Charge the person for a Toll Call because the termination number is a Palmy Number, however if all the callers were on VFX all calls are free Laughing




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  Reply # 78836 19-Jul-2007 17:38
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Except that noone else in palmerston north will think its local, so will dial it with the area code and get charged anyway.

My advice is to get a telecom customerlink number and then port that.




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Reply # 78844 19-Jul-2007 17:53
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A good billing system wouldn't charge you even if you put an area code in front. Many times I dial the parents-in-law in Pauatahanui and I add 04 in front of the number and never had a problem with that.




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  Reply # 78870 19-Jul-2007 21:28
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I guess with number portability, you could get a dual / faxibilty number added to you existing Palmerston North phone line. Then once that is setup, port that number to VFX. Not 100% sure if this would work, and it maybe a bit of a sneaky way of getting a "local looking" number. Worth a try though.





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  Reply # 78891 20-Jul-2007 00:24
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freitasm: A good billing system wouldn't charge you even if you put an area code in front. Many times I dial the parents-in-law in Pauatahanui and I add 04 in front of the number and never had a problem with that.


Every time I have had a non telecom toll provider it has charged, fair enough since they carry the call and have to pay all the interconnect costs even tho telecom would have done it as a flat rate local call.

I know that people need to be educated about new local prefixes, its just I dont want to be the one doing the educating ;)

Which reminds me, now italk are saying that they support portability, I should see about porting my customerlink to them.




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  Reply # 78900 20-Jul-2007 06:44
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freitasm: A good billing system wouldn't charge you even if you put an area code in front. Many times I dial the parents-in-law in Pauatahanui and I add 04 in front of the number and never had a problem with that.


You voluntarily call your parents-in-law? Tongue out



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  Reply # 78933 20-Jul-2007 10:00
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richms: Except that noone else in palmerston north will think its local, so will dial it with the area code and get charged anyway.

My advice is to get a telecom customerlink number and then port that.



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  Reply # 78934 20-Jul-2007 10:00
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richms: Except that noone else in palmerston north will think its local, so will dial it with the area code and get charged anyway.

My advice is to get a telecom customerlink number and then port that.


Exactly.
I have clients in Napier/Hastings, and they would see the 06 8xxxxxx number, and think its local, but it won't work?
And my Palmy clients would see the number, and think its a toll call, so won't call me.

As you say, I'd be better off porting a 'real' local telecom number across.

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