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Topic # 220303 4-Aug-2017 12:40

hi there

 

I need some advise please from all you clever computer people, I have a small business, I currently have a landline phone a personal cell number that clients text me for appointments.

 

im going to take on timely booking system and need to cut costs, I was suggested by a friend in the same business that has a virtual phone number to get one.

 

so im going to get my landline disconnected and put eftpos on wifi as Im with kiwibank and they don't have the new eftpos key you can plug into your cell phone to convert it to a eftpos unit I have to stay at the moment with eftpos terminal as I don't want to change banks as I just have again  !!!

 

so im going to go wifi in the mean time and get rid of landline but don't know who to go with as I've  googled virtual numbers and some say free but sounds dodgy.

 

any help or advise would be appreciated as im getting alittle frazzled

 

so in time I want to be eftpos terminal free, landline phone fee,.

 

thanks

 

 


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  Reply # 1839171 4-Aug-2017 13:50
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So basically, you want to run everything off your mobile phone?

 

You have a landline number - and want to keep the number and direct this to your mobile?

 

I think you could port your landline number to 2talk.

 

Once you have that set up you could set up a forward for all calls to the landline to go to your mobile:

 

https://www.warp.co.nz/technical-resources-2/howto/2talk-call-forwarding/

 

Not sure what the charges would be - I imagine it costs the 2talk customer to forward.

 

Is this what you are after?

 

EDIT: OR - you could port the number to 2talk and install the 2talk app on your phone (android and iphone) and calls will come to your mobile via mobile data - you would just pay the mobile data costs - which should be negligible.





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  Reply # 1839223 4-Aug-2017 15:20
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The idea of porting your existing fixed line number to 2talk is ok. You will need to use an app to answer calls on your mobile - do not forward to your mobile as YOU will be paying for these forwards when someone calls you.

 

2Talk itself is not free but you can get it for $10/month (the porting number option).





 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1839239 4-Aug-2017 15:53

hi there

 

thankyou for your reply, I need to go to my mobile, I was trying to get rid of my landline altogether. my friend pays 25 through Vodafone on top of her data/mobile plan but I don't need to increase my plan just need to be able to link my mobile to landline number .




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  Reply # 1839242 4-Aug-2017 15:56

yes I want to send calls to my mobile therefore getting rid of my monthly charge to spark.

 

 


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  Reply # 1839244 4-Aug-2017 15:59
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freitasm:

 

2Talk itself is not free but you can get it for $10/month (the porting number option).

 

 

If you aren't making calls out and just want to receive best to use the "Go Free" account and pay the casual rate for a NZ local number of $6.90/month.


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  Reply # 1839246 4-Aug-2017 16:03
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So you just want a landline number linked to your mobile? This is nothing to do with VoIP.

 

Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees all offer this.

 

 




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  Reply # 1839247 4-Aug-2017 16:04

hi there

 

so is "Go Free" from the same company and just a different option as stated or another company.

 

as I have unlimited phone calls on my cell phone plan

 

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  Reply # 1839251 4-Aug-2017 16:09
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jogeeves:

 

hi there

 

so is "Go Free" from the same company and just a different option as stated or another company.

 

as I have unlimited phone calls on my cell phone plan

 

thanks jo

 

 

A VoIP offering would allow you to port your number to a VoIP provider and set up a call forward to your mobile which you'll pay per minute for.

 

Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees all allow you to have a number linked directly to your mobile account. Since I'm assuming you're completely unaware of this I suggest you refer to your mobile provider for details since we have no idea who that is.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1839254 4-Aug-2017 16:13

yes correct must want to get rid of landline account with spark, was told its a virtual number

 

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  Reply # 1839257 4-Aug-2017 16:15

ok thankyou so much


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  Reply # 1839259 4-Aug-2017 16:17
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jogeeves:

 

yes correct must want to get rid of landline account with spark, was told its a virtual number

 

thanks

 

 

I'd consider a "virtual" number to be Customerlink, which costs $20 per month + all call costs for the call forward. That's not what you want.

 

 


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  Reply # 1839282 4-Aug-2017 16:56
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freitasm:


2Talk itself is not free but you can get it for $10/month (the porting number option).



If you aren't making calls out and just want to receive best to use the "Go Free" account and pay the casual rate for a NZ local number of $6.90/month.



The OP wants to port the number and the free plan does not allow that.




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