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# 22171 19-May-2008 12:50
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Old man has a business with an Eftpos machine and monitored alarm. Monitored alarm only costs him ~ $6/month so not a biggie but the eftpos machines alone costs him around about $60 since .04cent /call and eftpos is used a lot and there are 2 machines. Any compnaies that can offer free local calling or at a capped rate. Currently he is with Vodafone on 12month contract which gives him $40/month telephone line rental rather than the usual $49/month....

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  # 131768 19-May-2008 13:49
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Check world exchange and see if it will work over there VOIP network, we use them at work for the free local calling and so long as you don't have more than 2 or 3 lines your local calling is free, any more than 2 or 3 lines and they start charging for local calls I think.

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  # 131770 19-May-2008 13:57
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I am looking at wxc too will be looking at getting them for my new business and I believe 2 lines is the cut off. Have a look here

 
 
 
 




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  # 131775 19-May-2008 14:26
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OK. So I just got off the phone with WXC and the Sales rep adviced me to ring my Eftpos Provider and get them to re-configure the terminal which would remove the 07 (Hamilton) from the front when the Eftpos machine dials out. So I rung Eftpos machine provider and he told me that they use 0867 (same as dial up numbers) which telecom made mandatory that it should be free of charge for both Residental and Businesses. So why is ihug charging me? I rung ihug and they are now going to get a full list of local numbers that were dialled from the 2 phone lines. Any one know if 0867 is free for businesses?




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  # 131781 19-May-2008 14:46
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0867 is not and never has been free for business. 0867 was introduced for a few reasons, one of which meant that providers could have one number nationally, which would be charged at applicable local calling rates regardless of where the customer called from (therefore free for residential customers and charging for business).



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Any provider even via VOIP that provides 0867 as a free call for busniesses? I rang Xnet twice and both times there different women answering on the phone and they weren't sure when they answered the question. Will 0867 be free via VFX for a busniess?




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  # 132355 21-May-2008 16:22
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Try posting in the xnet forum.

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  # 137465 11-Jun-2008 19:52
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We use telecom at work, and we are on a plan that doesnt charge local calling. Also Eftpos runs on the 08797 number and IS free of charge from anywhere in New Zealand. The cost that you get charged is for your terminal (Lease), and an ETSL or ANZ fee of $10+GST  per month for using the networks system


 
 
 
 




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  # 137521 12-Jun-2008 00:54
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EftposMan:

We use telecom at work, and we are on a plan that doesnt charge local calling. Also Eftpos runs on the 08797 number and IS free of charge from anywhere in New Zealand. The cost that you get charged is for your terminal (Lease), and an ETSL or ANZ fee of $10+GST  per month for using the networks system



But old man's getting charged like $40/month in just local calls which he is not doing at all. The alarm shows up but that only $5.50/month....and he has broadband...so the only other place I can think of is the eftpos machine....




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  # 137525 12-Jun-2008 07:01
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EftposMan:We use telecom at work, and we are on a plan that doesnt charge local calling.

I have never seen any Telecom business phone line plan that didn't charge for local calls.  It is one of their cash cows and basically they have got you by the balls, so long as you make local calls on a Telecom business line.  For this reason we switched our business to WxC VoIP about 18 months ago and have saved big $$$ in the meantime.

I have also never seen any Telecom business phone line plan that doesn't charge for calls to Dial-up Internet numbers.  I would have expected that EFTPOS numbers would be treated in the same manner.

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