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#24647 29-Jul-2008 23:56
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Hi

Please could anyone tell me who provides the cheapest DID number in New Zealand?

I am after an Auckland local number  (Not 028 number which cost mobile prices!)

Xnet charge approx $12/mth,  italk $10/mth , 2talk costs $15/mth, but there must be cheaper providers. Skype is cheaper but doesn't provide SIP calls.

I have found my netfone.com.au in Australia who charge Au $20/year for a AKL number but they need an Australian Credit card number and address. Neither of which I have.

Do you know any cheaper providers? Abroad they seem to cost much less.

Thank you

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  #152584 30-Jul-2008 00:24
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MyNetFone are the cheapest option.

Where did you run into the requirement for an Australian credit card and address? I've signed up quite a few MNF accounts over the years for people and there are a lot of people on Geekzone who use the Australian company for Australian DDI numbers with no issues. You can just enter your address and something like NSW for the state or give them a ring and they'll sign you up over the phone.

 
 
 

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  #152585 30-Jul-2008 00:53
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Tried to sign up to basic mynetfone online the other day. They sent an email back saying had to phone through to confirm some details.

Called Mynetfone cust services today they said needed Oz Credit card & Oz address or 2 references from their. Shame as they seemed the cheapest to me too.

Maybe try again seeing you had no problems and see what happens. 

Thanks for your information.

Anyone else had similar problems or any other firms?

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#152596 30-Jul-2008 08:09
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I've signed up my mother-in-law to MyNetFone a few months ago. It took about a week and she had to supply an Australian address (my sister-in-law's) and I had to talk to them - mainly because I already had an account with my New Zealand address.

I think they are making it hard for non-Australian residents to get their services these days.




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  #152666 30-Jul-2008 12:25
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Actually you can get a 2Talk incoming local number for $7 a month.

If you sign up to their "Go free" plan and then add an extra local number you will be charged their standard rate for an extra number, which is $7.

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  #160003 26-Aug-2008 22:34
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I do concur... 2talk is an extremely good and reliable service.. and good price. check their site out

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  #160579 28-Aug-2008 22:18
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Another vote for 2talk here. Only gripe is that it's prepaid. I'd much rather recieve an account, even if I had to pay a few dollars more a month for the privilege.

(iTalk with the 2talk feature set would be perfect)

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  #160588 28-Aug-2008 23:02
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adamj: Another vote for 2talk here. Only gripe is that it's prepaid. I'd much rather recieve an account, even if I had to pay a few dollars more a month for the privilege.

(iTalk with the 2talk feature set would be perfect)


Agreed! I would too!



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  #160605 29-Aug-2008 01:16
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I agree with the postpay sentiment, although I do understand it takes more resouces to offer. Also, as they have the auto-top-me-up-when-I-get-below-$foo feature it's not as bad as it could be.

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  #160676 29-Aug-2008 11:07
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hads: I agree with the postpay sentiment, although I do understand it takes more resouces to offer. Also, as they have the auto-top-me-up-when-I-get-below-$foo feature it's not as bad as it could be.

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Yeah that is what I use now, and it works pretty well. I havent 'run out' of credit because that takes care of it, I guess there is additional risk etc with postpay too where some customers dont pay their bills, which unfortuantely increases the prices for everyone else. Certainly not unhappy with it just a preference as a good bill payer.

I would look at changing back to iTalk if they had the same feature set as 2talk as their network seems alot more robust these days.

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