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Topic # 226217 26-Dec-2017 11:13
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We're moving to fibre and are planning to ditch the landline. But having checked out 2talk's $23 porting fee, I'm wondering whether it's possible to just port our old landline number, and then to use their mobile app to just receive any calls on the 'free plan'. I'm a complete newbie to VOIP so I basically have no clue about what I'm doing.


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  Reply # 1925238 26-Dec-2017 11:30
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Well you would still have to port (move) your number to 2talk.
Every provider charges for the cost of moving an existing number.
But once you have it there, yes you can set up an app on your mobile and have the number going there if you want.




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  Reply # 1925248 26-Dec-2017 11:46
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Most unlikely that you won't be able to port a normal number to a free number.  Free numbers are normally non  geographical numbers like cell numbers  that cost  to call and be called. 





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  Reply # 1925304 26-Dec-2017 12:51
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Your ported number is a landline number. You need a paid plan for that.

The device you use to make and receive calls does not depend on the plan. You can configure a desk phone, mobile, and PC app on any plan




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  Reply # 1925337 26-Dec-2017 14:38
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Yes you can port a landline number to the free plan, I did exactly that a couple months ago. And yes you can just install their 2talk Connect app (or use the native SIP client) on your mobile to receive/make calls. A landline number will cost you $6.90 a month, which to me is a bargain. You get 15 min international (limited destinations)/national calls and 2000 min local calls, which is practically unlimited calls for me since I rarely need to make calls. Just be careful not to make calls to landlines from your 028 number as that will be deducted from your 15 international/national minutes, just login from your landline number with the same password in your SIP client.


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  Reply # 1925342 26-Dec-2017 14:49
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siyuan:

 

Yes you can port a landline number to the free plan, I did exactly that a couple months ago. And yes you can just install their 2talk Connect app (or use the native SIP client) on your mobile to receive/make calls. A landline number will cost you $6.90 a month, which to me is a bargain. You get 15 min international (limited destinations)/national calls and 2000 min local calls, which is practically unlimited calls for me since I rarely need to make calls. Just be careful not to make calls to landlines from your 028 number as that will be deducted from your 15 international/national minutes, just login from your landline number with the same password in your SIP client.

 

 

Are you saying you ported your PSTN landline to a 2Talk 028 number.  An 028 number is not in my world a ported PSTN number i.e. 09 555 1212 





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  Reply # 1925370 26-Dec-2017 15:53
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old3eyes:

 

Are you saying you ported your PSTN landline to a 2Talk 028 number.  An 028 number is not in my world a ported PSTN number i.e. 09 555 1212 

 

 

No, I ported a 09 xxx xxxx number, the number will just be an additional number to my 028 number under my account.


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