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Topic # 87518 30-Jul-2011 20:01
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Hi folks. There's 3 business premises that have very recently finished their 2 year contract on their landline and broadband set-up. Two are with Vodafone and one is with Telecom. Two businesses have 2 landlines (one is for eftpos) each and a broadband connection with 20GB data and 64kbps throttling if they go over. Third business has 3 landlines (2 for eftpos) and a broadband connection with 20GB limit and 64kbps throttling. 

Looking at VF's new Easy office pack, it's $149 excl GST which is close to $172 incl GST. On average, the bill for each shop is between $165 ~ $190 incl GST so do not see the reason to switch to a VOIP platform with VF unless it was cheaper.

Back then VF gave 2 shops a deal that on a 24 month contract, the landlines would cost $40 + GST and 20GB internet for $50 incl GST with 64kbps throttling. They still have the same landline deal but the business internet price has gone up to $62 + GST and no 64kbps throttling. Throttling is important because at times, they do go over and do not want a shocking bill.

Any company providing a good bundle package for business? If not, I will at least sign up the Telecom business bundled shop to VF because the landlines cost $55 + GST on Telecom!

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ps - The monthly $180 on average charges for each shop do include the eftpos rate which is 3c or 4c/swipe of the card as it's considered a local call! On average, the local calls bill which is mostly made up of eftpos transactions costs $30 for each shop.

edit - Each shop also have a monitored alarm setup with Chubb. 




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  Reply # 499881 30-Jul-2011 20:46
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  Reply # 499894 30-Jul-2011 21:34
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With EFTPOS you should switch the terminal across to running over the internet - transaction times will be significantly faster and you won't need to pay the rental of the extra lines.

TBH I would look at Xnet Fusion as they will win on price virtually every time with their VOIP once you go over a couple of lines.







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Zeon: With EFTPOS you should switch the terminal across to running over the internet - transaction times will be significantly faster and you won't need to pay the rental of the extra lines.

TBH I would look at Xnet Fusion as they will win on price virtually every time with their VOIP once you go over a couple of lines.


The shop that is running on Telecom has switched their eftpos to IP/broadband one once their eftpos lease expired. The 2 VF shops still have few months left on the lease but I will see if the IP eftpos can be installed and sort out some deal with the eftpos company which as you are saying would save money on a landline.

What about the monitored alarm? They are not IP/broadband based.




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  Reply # 499935 31-Jul-2011 07:16
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There are no issues running EFTPOS over VoIP - at least if you're using a decent VoIP provider.

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