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Topic # 8345 22-Jun-2006 13:30
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From the announcements sections of the Italk forums:

Hi all,

We do apologise for the delays, but are pleased to announce that we have iTALK local numbers available in the following regions; Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton.

It will take some development time before we can release these to customers but we are confident of a launch date in July.

We will keep you posted.

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Todd @ iTALK


Will be interesting to see if this actually eventuates...I won't believe it until I see it! I am really hoping it does though. I just signed up to Italk the other day and have an 09 number...not terribly useful.  I wonder if the free local area would apply to Wellington if I changed to an 04 number...


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  Reply # 39319 22-Jun-2006 14:10
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Gee thanks iTalk. Another VoIP offering without an 06 option.
Even if it was not here in Hawkes Bay, at least an 06 number is CLOSE to home.
A wellington number is tempting.

The day I can have a SkypeIn number in NZ (dont care where for Skype because its such a good product), is the day I will part with cash with no hesitation.

I have a DSE USB Voip phone that works with Gizmo (a SIP softphone service similar to Skype, but using open standards). Will this unit work with iTalk??







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  Reply # 39344 22-Jun-2006 15:36
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tonyhughes: Gee thanks iTalk. Another VoIP offering without an 06 option.
Even if it was not here in Hawkes Bay, at least an 06 number is CLOSE to home.
A wellington number is tempting.

The day I can have a SkypeIn number in NZ (dont care where for Skype because its such a good product), is the day I will part with cash with no hesitation.

I have a DSE USB Voip phone that works with Gizmo (a SIP softphone service similar to Skype, but using open standards). Will this unit work with iTalk??


Your USB handset should work fine with the Xten softphone that iTalk provide.

PM me if you want a copy of Xten

As you the new numbers.. "July 2006" would make a great Tui billboard..




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  Reply # 39655 26-Jun-2006 15:26
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Update: Dunedin numbers are available as of this morning. Others coming online in the next fortnight.

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  Reply # 39681 26-Jun-2006 17:34
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$120 a year to be a subscriber with a phone number... twice the price of skype... bet that changes if/when skype comes to town!

anywhere cheaper yet?










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  Reply # 39693 26-Jun-2006 18:03
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tonyhughes: $120 a year to be a subscriber with a phone number... twice the price of skype... bet that changes if/when skype comes to town!

anywhere cheaper yet?





The problem with NZ is that setting up trunks and obtaining numbers for a DDI is not cheap. In Australia you can get SIP termination with number for A$4.95 per month. iTalk can only offer DDI's in NZ because they have their own Cisco switch and phone network in place, nobody else can yet offer termination. Hopefully ULL should change that fairly quickly.




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  Reply # 39853 27-Jun-2006 19:10
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Good news Tony - Napier iTalk numbers are available. Still costs $9.95 but theoretically you could also run Uplink Skype2SIP and link your incoming iTalk number to Skype.


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  Reply # 39863 27-Jun-2006 21:27
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w00t!!! they will get me as a customer this week then!!

Uplink Skype to SIP ?? Never heard of it, will go and goofle it now... sounds great, does that mean that incoming italk calls will hit my skype client?







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  Reply # 39872 28-Jun-2006 06:47
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tonyhughes: w00t!!! they will get me as a customer this week then!!

Uplink Skype to SIP ?? Never heard of it, will go and goofle it now... sounds great, does that mean that incoming italk calls will hit my skype client?


Yes, it acts as a go between. You need to be running Skype on the same machine as all it does is install a virtual sound driver that links the audio between a SIP connection and Skype. I kept finding it crashed Skype on my machine but I know a few people using it succesfully so I'll see if I can find out what I'm doing wrong.


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