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Topic # 203190 21-Sep-2016 08:17
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We currently have our work phones with callplus and an aging Panasonic Hybrid PBX with voicemail.


We have (I am no telco expert):


and 0800 number


a main line (the 0800 calls come to here as well)


a block (10?) DDI numbers


a fax line that just runs on a plain old phone line - not really part of the above - maybe fax2mail would be fine


I cant recall how many concurrent calls we can make - maybe 3?


There is a need to 'transfer' from the main line to a DDI (extension).


We have very low volume of calls - virtually zero outside of NZ.


I am pretty sure a cloud PBX would probably work ok for us. I like the idea that if you had a problem at your work place you could potentially just log in and set up a phone outside your physical premises.


We would obviously have to buy provision suitable VOIP/SIP phones and port our numbers to a new provider.


So while I could google and find quite a few potential providers, I couldnt find any obvious signs that look like they would project manage the logistics (number porting and hardware setup).


Has anyone been through this sort of exercise recently and dealt with a really helpful provider (Central Auckland)?


Love to hear your thoughts - I am really not comfortable with the DIY 2talk sort of setup - I want someone that can 'manage' the process.



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  Reply # 1637030 21-Sep-2016 08:51
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  Reply # 1642044 28-Sep-2016 19:38
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2talk would suit your purposes very well, as long as you have VDSL or fibre.


A better way IMO is to run an Elastix server more powerful and flexible.


There are plenty of 2talk installers to do it all for you, no need to do it yourself.

Now on 2talk Network and it's better.


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  Reply # 1643261 30-Sep-2016 12:15
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2talk is great if you know what you are doing.


if you have a low threshold for technical problem solving then go with a professional company with local support.

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