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Topic # 120946 19-Jun-2013 14:01
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Orcon is introducing today the Orcon Genius Go, a mobile client for its Genius phone service.

With Orcon Genius Go you can user your smartphone as an extension of your home line. Incoming calls will ring at home and on Orcon Genius Go. You can place calls from your smartphone as you were using your home line.

Our very own moderator XPD has been using the service and posted a review here.

Receiving calls and making calls via your landline is for Orcon Genius and LLU customers only (as they have their phone number with Orcon).

Anyone else can download Genius Go and call and IM other Genius Go users for free (much like other messaging apps).

Orcon Genius Go iPhone:

 

 

  

And Android: 

 




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  Reply # 839424 19-Jun-2013 14:41
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Too cool. I'm heading overseas in a couple of weeks so I'll give this a blast.

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  Reply # 839449 19-Jun-2013 15:03
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Thanks guys - we are pretty proud of it - it's been a big project, and there's been some long hours go into it (including many from some of the people who post on this forum).
Please try it, let us know what you think, and ask any questions you might have.
We plan to continually develop it - so feedback is welcomed.
Cheers!




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  Reply # 839453 19-Jun-2013 15:04
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Very very cool! Downloading now :)



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  Reply # 839457 19-Jun-2013 15:06
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Installed this earlier today. IM works very well, even though not an Orcon customer.

Tried to use the dialpad to call a number (non-Orcon) and instead of just telling me "naughty boy, you aren't an Orcon customer, try your phone instead" it just went quiet, no feedback.

Other than this, IM worked fine this morning with XPD...




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  Reply # 839498 19-Jun-2013 15:17
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Hmmm.. I can't connect mine for some reason...


Just needed a reinstall of the app. If I call my home phone from the go app will the world end?

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  Reply # 839501 19-Jun-2013 15:18
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Also, can you have more than one phone connected and will the home phone still ring (Edit it does)? I'm just imagining I'm not at home and can't answer my phone, will it work on my wife's?



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  Reply # 839509 19-Jun-2013 15:26
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sdav: Also, can you have more than one phone connected and will the home phone still ring (Edit it does)? I'm just imagining I'm not at home and can't answer my phone, will it work on my wife's?




You can have up to 5 phones connected to your home number. Each will ring at the same time.
This is no limit to the number of installs when you are not connected to the home number though.

Also not you can disable incoming calls from your home number if you want in the settings.

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  Reply # 839510 19-Jun-2013 15:28
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sdav: Hmmm.. I can't connect mine for some reason...


Just needed a reinstall of the app. If I call my home phone from the go app will the world end?


LOL, no, you can ring home Genius line for "free".




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  Reply # 839511 19-Jun-2013 15:28
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ptinson:
sdav: Also, can you have more than one phone connected and will the home phone still ring (Edit it does)? I'm just imagining I'm not at home and can't answer my phone, will it work on my wife's?




You can have up to 5 phones connected to your home number. Each will ring at the same time.
This is no limit to the number of installs when you are not connected to the home number though.

Also not you can disable incoming calls from your home number if you want in the settings.

Paul


Cool. Thank you, you obviously predicted arguments over who had to receive all the home calls while at work!

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  Reply # 839513 19-Jun-2013 15:31
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So many posts... Is there a way to access hom v/m from within the app? I can't seem to find it if it's there.

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  Reply # 839515 19-Jun-2013 15:31
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sdav:
ptinson:
sdav: Also, can you have more than one phone connected and will the home phone still ring (Edit it does)? I'm just imagining I'm not at home and can't answer my phone, will it work on my wife's?




You can have up to 5 phones connected to your home number. Each will ring at the same time.
This is no limit to the number of installs when you are not connected to the home number though.

Also not you can disable incoming calls from your home number if you want in the settings.

Paul


Cool. Thank you, you obviously predicted arguments over who had to receive all the home calls while at work!


That and the issue of getting telemarketing calls while you are in meetings, awesome for getting out of boring meetings but not so awesome you actual want them to call.

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  Reply # 839517 19-Jun-2013 15:32
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sdav: So many posts... Is there a way to access hom v/m from within the app? I can't seem to find it if it's there.


You can dial 789 and it will go to your voice mail.

There isnt a graphical interface to it.

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  Reply # 839520 19-Jun-2013 15:34
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sdav: So many posts... Is there a way to access hom v/m from within the app? I can't seem to find it if it's there.


just dial 789, like you would on your genius home line

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  Reply # 839523 19-Jun-2013 15:36
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ptinson:
sdav: So many posts... Is there a way to access hom v/m from within the app? I can't seem to find it if it's there.


You can dial 789 and it will go to your voice mail.

There isnt a graphical interface to it.

Paul


Thanks again. If you can some how make the email that I receive come up in the Go App we will finally have visual v/m. Do it!

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  Reply # 839525 19-Jun-2013 15:37
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sdav:
ptinson:
sdav: So many posts... Is there a way to access hom v/m from within the app? I can't seem to find it if it's there.


You can dial 789 and it will go to your voice mail.

There isnt a graphical interface to it.

Paul


Thanks again. If you can some how make the email that I receive come up in the Go App we will finally have visual v/m. Do it!


We are tracking feature requests, so ill add it to the list. Thanks for the suggestion:)

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