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Topic # 28633 6-Dec-2008 18:53
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Hey Geekzoners,

I'm a happy 2Talk user, looking to scale back my use of SkypeIn and SkypeOut.

Because I work for a US company, I receive a lot of phone calls from the US. When I joined 2Talk some months ago, they advised that at some point they were hoping to offer US DDI numbers. There's no word yet though, and as my SkypeIn subscription is about to expire, I want to try and get something sorted.

Is there some means by which I can get a US number to play ball with 2Talk?

I know that 2Talk supports SIP trunking, and there are plenty of hosted Asterisk solutions out there in the US, however I'm not sure if this will do what I want, IE retain my NZ DDI while adding a US one.

Thanks for any guidance.




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  Reply # 182525 6-Dec-2008 21:09
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Getting a US number is easy. You can't use the number with 2talk however.

I'm assuming you have an ATA for the 2talk service? If you have two ports on this you can use one for the 2talk number and another for a US provider. This means you will need 2 different phones.

If you want to combine VoIP providers you'll need to move to a PBX solution like Asterisk that supports multiple providers.




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  Reply # 182526 6-Dec-2008 21:15
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I use a softphone on my laptop, and my primary device for 2Talk is my Nokia N82. The soft phone will support multiple providers, but the N82 won't.

Thanks for the info, looks like I'll need to get playing with a PBX.





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  Reply # 182527 6-Dec-2008 21:23
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The only way to get around this would be to register with the US DDI and forward all calls to the 2Talk number. Would introduce some quality issues however as the call would then have to interconnect with the PSTN.


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