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Topic # 7865 16-May-2006 20:53
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With the emergence on VoIP as a popular mainstream communications method, but with various protocols, servers and clients, as well as a plethora of instant messaging and email systems, it would be nice to have a "Whitepages" site for these details.

Free to list and browse, with a method to avoid mass-harvesting of usernames/email addresses.

Then if I need to contact Bob Smith, I could check to see if he uses a VoIP service that I could potentially use to contact him for free rather than an expensive telephone call.

Is this idea a goer, or just another lame duck waiting for my neighbour to enter the maimai with a 12 gauge?




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  Reply # 35927 17-May-2006 00:09

http://voip-user.org

there is already a service like this but i forget the name of it, sorry :-)

I have also heard of a few (large) voip peering exchanges

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  Reply # 35949 17-May-2006 11:30
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http://www.e164.org/

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  Reply # 35987 17-May-2006 17:09
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What about adding voip details to the existing NZ Whitepages where you can add info like your Skype name, a bit like how you can include you fax and mobile numbers currently.



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  Reply # 35988 17-May-2006 17:19
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Great idea, unless you are Telecom, and as Telecom you are in control of the whitepages....




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  Reply # 35998 17-May-2006 20:41
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I thought Telecom DIrectories was a seperate entity from Telecom.

Otherwise why would they list TelstraClear numbers?
Surely Telecom would be more worried about that than VOIP.
And those Slingshot VoIP people must get their numbers listed anyway.



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  Reply # 35999 17-May-2006 20:58
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Id say they are probably required to publish landline numbers in the whitepages? But there would be no compulsion for them to publish say, my SIP number, or my San Francisco dial in number?




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  Reply # 36004 17-May-2006 21:55
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Even if you paid for it?



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  Reply # 36009 17-May-2006 23:05
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What could they charge? $50 ? They would lose far more than that if they helped me to ditch my landline. Its just not worth their while...




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  Reply # 36019 18-May-2006 10:25
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http://forums.italk.co.nz/viewtopic.php?t=174&highlight=directory



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  Reply # 36025 18-May-2006 11:39
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Nice. Trouble is, thats still a New Zealand landline service (i.e. the number is able to be called at normal toll rates by other NZ landlines). I doubt they would publish a SIP number, or a Skype name...




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  Reply # 36055 18-May-2006 21:47
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Well thats more or less what I would expect anyway.
Otherwise if you ditched your phone line for iTalk you would be screwed if someone tried looking for you in the phone book.

But if iTalk give you a 09 number, will it get published in the local Wellington whitepages, or the Auckland one?

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