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Topic # 68519 23-Sep-2010 17:43
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$15/month sounds like a lot to pay for a toll bar. Could you not configure the ATA to only allow local and emergency calls and save the $15/month?

Expert advice appreciated! 

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  Reply # 383731 23-Sep-2010 17:53
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Crikey that's quite expensive!

Configuring the ATA is a great idea, and would normally be possible, except that Wxc ATAs are locked so you can't configured the "advanced" settings (in this case the dialplan).

I can't believe they charge $15.  We provide a toll bar for free, and I expect many other providers do too.

If you're sticking with Wxc, you might be stuck with that fee I'm afraid.

 



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  Reply # 383732 23-Sep-2010 17:58
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philelvey: Crikey that's quite expensive!

Configuring the ATA is a great idea, and would normally be possible, except that Wxc ATAs are locked so you can't configured the "advanced" settings (in this case the dialplan).

I can't believe they charge $15.  We provide a toll bar for free, and I expect many other providers do too.

If you're sticking with Wxc, you might be stuck with that fee I'm afraid.

 


Could I not use my own ATA with a WxC connection?

Good to hear your toll bar is free, but aren't your VoIP lines a lot dearer to start with though?

WxC line is $11.25/month, for that I get free local calls... is there another supplier that offers this and a cheaper toll bar?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 383733 23-Sep-2010 18:04
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Yes you can configure your own ata and do your own dial plan to not allow toll calls, purely up to you and a good way to save costs.




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  Reply # 383734 23-Sep-2010 18:05
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Perhaps their wording is just a bit confusing. Sounds like it is $5/month if you want to do it temporarily on a month by month basis or a one of $15 in total if you want it permanently activated.


Q. Can I restrict my outbound calls?
A. Yes. WxC offers a tollbar service where users can choose to block outbound calls to National, International, Mobile and 0900 numbers. These can be subscribed to for a monthy fee of $5 or $15 for the full tollbar. To apply a tollbar to your VFX service call us on 0800 123 456. 



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  Reply # 383735 23-Sep-2010 18:07
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maverick: Yes you can configure your own ata and do your own dial plan to not allow toll calls, purely up to you and a good way to save costs.


Thanks for the confirmation, looks like that will be the best option for us.

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  Reply # 383736 23-Sep-2010 18:10
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Ah $15 one-off is not so bad (was thinking $15 per month).  Yes our lines are more expensive, but include free calling across NZ, Aus, UK, USA and Canada - prob not important for you if you're not calling those areas.

Hope you find a suitable solution.

Cheers
Phil 

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  Reply # 383743 23-Sep-2010 18:30
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PIN number service would be a great option (hint hint Maverick)




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 383745 23-Sep-2010 18:46
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philelvey: Ah $15 one-off is not so bad (was thinking $15 per month).  Yes our lines are more expensive, but include free calling across NZ, Aus, UK, USA and Canada - prob not important for you if you're not calling those areas.

Hope you find a suitable solution.

Cheers
Phil 


Yes, more expensive doesn't mean they aren't better value... that's another question entirely!

Cheers

 



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  Reply # 383746 23-Sep-2010 18:47
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coffeebaron: PIN number service would be a great option (hint hint Maverick)


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Maverick - can you confirm that it is a one off fee of $15... its not clear to me. 

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Reply # 383802 23-Sep-2010 22:01
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coffeebaron: PIN number service would be a great option (hint hint Maverick)


Just setup your own RADIUS service you lazy Westie.

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  Reply # 383907 24-Sep-2010 08:45
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nate:
coffeebaron: PIN number service would be a great option (hint hint Maverick)


Just setup your own RADIUS service you lazy Westie.


And hang all my clients off my home Asterisk box over a residential DSL connection - Brilliant!

But back to topic, a PIN number service would be a great option. I have a few small non-profit orgs that I do some work for, 1 or 2 phone lines. One of the barriers to moving them off Telecom to Xnet Fusion is PIN number access for tolls. A toll bar is no good, as they do need to make toll calls, but they get a lot of random people coming through, so need to protect their phone from unauthorised tolls.

Would be a win/win for WxC, as you would get revenue from the PIN service, plus revenue from customer still being able to make toll calls :)

 

 




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 383910 24-Sep-2010 08:51
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There is an actual service there Fraser, but it is part of an extra feature set which we don't offer as yet sorry.




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Reply # 384018 24-Sep-2010 12:46
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coffeebaron: And hang all my clients off my home Asterisk box over a residential DSL connection - Brilliant!


Get fibre installed.  Jeepers man why are you being so difficult?? Tongue out


/I'll stop trolling you now.

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