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Topic # 240796 26-Sep-2018 14:12
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Hey sorry for the dumb questions but new to VOIP... so we currently have fibre with a phone line via My Republic but looking to move away from them to probably Bigpipe or similar.

 

 

 

We only have the phone line for when the MIL stays with us so she has local calling for her friends / they can call her for free.

 

So, I was thinking of just getting the $10 2Talk home bundle - and then from what I have googled she can get an app for her iPhone that will route the local calls to that?

 

 

 

So, in theory she would open app x - dial the number and 2talk would route it to the normal land line on the other end?

 

And likewise if someone calls our local 2talk number the app on her iPhone will ring (I assume like Viber or Skype would)

 

 

 

Do I have the technology correct? - and if so can anyone recommend an easy to use VOIP app for 2talk for iOS? Don't mind spending a few dollars on it so long as it's straight forward and works. She will only be using it for calling / receiving calls.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 


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  Reply # 2096871 26-Sep-2018 14:49
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Shapenz:

 

she can get an app for her iPhone that will route the local calls to that?

 

So, in theory she would open app x - dial the number and 2talk would route it to the normal land line on the other end?

 

And likewise if someone calls our local 2talk number the app on her iPhone will ring (I assume like Viber or Skype would)

 

 

Yes that's right. She don't even need to be in your house. She can be anywhere on the planet with internet and it'll still work. If she usually makes local calls instead of national/internationalr 2talk has a $6.9 Cloud PBX plan that may suit better.




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  Reply # 2097140 26-Sep-2018 22:25
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Awesome thanks - any chance you know of a good app for iOS?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2097145 26-Sep-2018 22:30
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Someone on here recommended Bria. It works very well.


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  Reply # 2097153 26-Sep-2018 22:56
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Yep pay for Bria. Best option out there, especially with the new push service.



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  Reply # 2097821 27-Sep-2018 22:01
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I saw Bria but being a subscription is kinda a PITA. I guess if it's the best thing out there may as well cough up the $10US a year...

 

 

 

Thanks for the advise.


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  Reply # 2097866 28-Sep-2018 07:34
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2talk have an IOS and Android app. It's not the best, but it is free.


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  Reply # 2106009 11-Oct-2018 05:30
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There is one that I use on my Android phone that works really well and I see they have a ios version too. It is called Grandstream wave and it is free too.


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  Reply # 2106200 11-Oct-2018 12:46
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I used to use Bria and whilst it worked ok , it really drains the battery .

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