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Topic # 64250 12-Jul-2010 09:01
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Wanted to ask here before I called the respective companies and get there opinions on my proposed setup.

Currently with Telecom Big Time in Hamilton. Do not want to spend more money on BB so have researched Worldnet for BB and am now looking at VoIP for phone.

Worldnet do BB and VoIP, but in Hamilton it looks like you have to use a 0278 number and every call costs, even the local ones.

Slingshot do iTalk for $9.95 you get 500 free mins and you can use your current number. This sounds good and the wife is happy because we can keep the current phone number.

Q's

How do I get iTalk and Worldnet BB and VoIP and keep our current number? If I join Worldnet first, we will get an 0278 number.

If I join iTalk we can keep or 07 number, but once we move to Worldnet will they take over our 07 number and give us an 0278 number?

Or do I have this all wrong?

cheers
db




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  Reply # 350084 12-Jul-2010 09:11
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just because you have your internet with worldnet does not mean you need to use them as your voip provider. You can use any of the voip providers - worldexchange, italk, 2talk etc. I know worldexchange and italk can port your current phone number - not sure about the other two.



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  Reply # 350110 12-Jul-2010 09:58
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Worldnet do unlimited BB, but there naked DSL is only 3GB a month and their DSL plus Landline has terrible pricing on calls.

If iTalk port my number, that is fine, but my concern is joining Worldnet for unlimited broadband and VOIP for $89 and losing that iTalk port.




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  Reply # 350127 12-Jul-2010 10:18
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you wont lose the italk port. It is completely seperate from the internet connection. You may be given a voip line with the worldnet BB package but you do no thave to set it up or use it. Just put the italk (or whatever) settings into your ata / ip phone and should work fine no matter who your internet provider is.

I currently have an italk line on a telecom internet connection. Only difference with having the italk line wiht a provider other than slingshot is that the data used for voip counts toward data usage whereas if you had internet with slingshot the data use is not counted.

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  Reply # 350533 13-Jul-2010 10:21
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worldnet's voip call rates don't' look particularly attractive. Much cheaper than regular phone calls but still more expensive than most other voip providers.



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  Reply # 350640 13-Jul-2010 13:28
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True, but they are the only company I can find that do a reasonable unlimited data plan. $89.95 for BB and VOIP, add in Slingshot iTalk and for $99.95 you have unlimited BB, and VOIP with 500 free minutes of calling. That's all we need.




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Reply # 350650 13-Jul-2010 13:40
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2TALK are my VOIP providers and they deliver a good connection and up time live is great. No problems and we have been using them for the past 2 years also with good results. You can port over your current numbers or have new ons allocated if you desire. 

I currently have 2x 0800 numbers and a number of 028 numbers. They call my VOIP Office phone and our Mobiles at the same time so we can have the call where ever we are at any time.

You can have Business or Residential VOIP Lines as you require with different pricing plans as needed. 

Hope this helps and Have a nice day

Kind Regards
Kevin 

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