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Topic # 193745 22-Mar-2016 19:57
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Will 2Talk work overseas?

 

 

 

I have my VOIP through 2Talk and it works very well. Calls ring at home and also on my mobile through Zoiper. So it does not matter where I am, the moment my home phone rings my mobile rings as well (provided I have a data connection).

 

My question is, if I am overseas, will this still work? I assume so - provided I have a data connection overseas. But this is technology and I am quite sure there is a curly one in there somewhere.

 

Any thoughts? Am I quite correct in my assumption that this will work overseas?

 

 


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  Reply # 1517936 22-Mar-2016 20:07
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As long as you are not behind the great firewall of China you should be fine. I have used a 2talk soft phone in Taiwan and it was just like a normal phone call, so good the person I called did not believe I was in Taiwan.

 

Like any VoIP any ware in the world, you need good quality internet.

 

John

 

 





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  Reply # 1518141 23-Mar-2016 08:52
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Keep in mind some providers/plans block VOIP over mobile data. Sometimes it's just a matter of changing the APN in your phone settings, sometimes that's not an option.





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  Reply # 1518143 23-Mar-2016 08:56
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While travelling through Europe, I found that the 2talk app from the App Stores worked fine (iOS and Android).

 

 

 

Making phone calls home for free was a breeze.


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  Reply # 1518231 23-Mar-2016 10:31
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Sorry for what may be a thread-cr@p: are you using a 2Talk-provided number via the mobile app, or a ported "standard" phone number?

 

Last year I set up a free 2Talk-provided number on the mobile app, and I checked and it still works fine; recently I had my home phone ported across to 2Talk - am I able to add that number to a SIP phone so I can make and receive calls on my standard home phone number over wifi and (potentially) mobile data? Thanks!

 

Edit: ok, so I didn't assume it would be that easy... Just added a new account to the 2Talk Android app using the ported number as account number and the account password, and it all works! Just rang my home phone from my work number and my mobile (connected to mobile data) rang. Crazy simple...

 

Can't see much use for this while in NZ (given how many hundreds of minutes I have on my mobile left from previous months), but I guess if you're expecting a call on the home line it could be useful; clearly valuable overseas, though - I'm assuming (provided there's no restrictions) you can both receive and make calls via this means?




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  Reply # 1518232 23-Mar-2016 10:34
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Many thanks for the input guys. I might just set up call diversion on my work DDI to my local (home) number. I think that will be easier to monitor than trying to access my work voicemail from overseas.

 

Again, many thanks.




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  Reply # 1518240 23-Mar-2016 10:47
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jonathan18:

 

Sorry for what may be a thread-cr@p: are you using a 2Talk-provided number via the mobile app, or a ported "standard" phone number?

 

Last year I set up a free 2Talk-provided number on the mobile app, and I checked and it still works fine; recently I had my home phone ported across to 2Talk - am I able to add that number to a SIP phone so I can make and receive calls on my standard home phone number over wifi and (potentially) mobile data? Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Hi Jonathan

 

Your question came through as I did my reply. I am using my ported home number on 2Talk with the Zoiper App. It seems to work extremely well. So in answer to your question ....... yes you can. As soon as my home number rings, it also rings on my mobile (as long as I have a data connection).

 

Details on how to do it are somewhere on the 2Talk website.


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  Reply # 1518243 23-Mar-2016 10:52
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jonathan18:

 

Sorry for what may be a thread-cr@p: are you using a 2Talk-provided number via the mobile app, or a ported "standard" phone number?

 

Last year I set up a free 2Talk-provided number on the mobile app, and I checked and it still works fine; recently I had my home phone ported across to 2Talk - am I able to add that number to a SIP phone so I can make and receive calls on my standard home phone number over wifi and (potentially) mobile data? Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Hi Jonathan

 

Your question came through as I did my reply. I am using my ported home number on 2Talk with the Zoiper App. It seems to work extremely well. So in answer to your question ....... yes you can. As soon as my home number rings, it also rings on my mobile (as long as I have a data connection).

 

Details on how to do it are somewhere on the 2Talk website.

 

 

 

 

2talk make it quite simple. authenticate your zoiper with -1 on the end.

 

 

 

So, configure the authentication phone number on zoiper as: 0x1234567-1 (your home phone will be setup with 0x1234567) and both will ring simultaneously and which ever phone answers first owns the call.


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  Reply # 1518245 23-Mar-2016 10:55
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Cheers, guys - good to find out it's so straight-forward. Is Zoiper one of the better SIP phones available for Android? I've got the 2Talk app working, but I dislike it (from an aesthetic point of view!). Thanks!


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  Reply # 1518248 23-Mar-2016 10:57
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If you want to have the number ringing on multiple devices you have to enable 'one number'

 

http://blog.2talk.co.nz/onenumber.html

 

I tried this myself - I have a Cisco ATA with the home phone set up on it.

 

So I had Zoiper installed on an android tab and set it up with the 091234567-1 (not my real number). The tablet would ring but the Cisco ATA wouldnt ring.

 

So bit of a fail for me there - not sure what was happening. Both devices were connected to the same internet connection - the ATA via an ethernet cable directly to the router - the Android tablet via wifi.

 

I have happily used Zoiper on an android tab with one of the 2talk 028 numbers before to make calls back to NZ. Tried it from France, Italy and Malta - worked fine.

 

 





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  Reply # 1518249 23-Mar-2016 10:59
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jonathan18:

 

Cheers, guys - good to find out it's so straight-forward. Is Zoiper one of the better SIP phones available for Android? I've got the 2Talk app working, but I dislike it (from an aesthetic point of view!). Thanks!

 

 

 

 

I find it quite good, but more user friendly for the enterprise Asterisk features like parking, transferring etc. I like the simplicity of the 2talk app, BUT it is ugly, but it works quite easily for what you want it for. For voicemail, I prefer a soundbyte sent to my email as a *.wav


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