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Topic # 151898 9-Sep-2014 13:01
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Ok so my Orcon account is up for renewal shortly. I'm considering a move to VOIP so can I move my home number to VOIP and keep my ADSL account with Orcon? Is there a sensible way to move your phone number to a new provider without causing your internet provider to disconnect you?

I'd prefer not to go with the Genius offering from Orcon as I want to run a real firewall rather than the genuis device, and their calling rates are to high compared with typical voip providers.

Any thoughts / recommendations?




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  Reply # 1125012 9-Sep-2014 13:20
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You dont have to use genius device, I use drytech 120 modem + airport + pap2t.


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  Reply # 1125013 9-Sep-2014 13:22
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You can't have ADSL service with us without a phone number unfortunately.  And a port request will likely trigger termination of the entire service due to this.

I'd suggest just getting a VoIP service with a new number.  If you need to get your calls that come in on your Orcon number, just forward your Orcon number to the new number.



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  Reply # 1125189 9-Sep-2014 17:10
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Sadly I need an alternative solution.

I don't want to carry the cost of forwarding all my calls to an alternative number, and I don't want outbound calls on a new number.

 

My ideal is

 

  • Naked Broadband on ADSL/VDSL
  • Existing phone number ported to VOIP provider

Surely there is a way to do this?




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  Reply # 1125205 9-Sep-2014 17:32
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openmedia: Sadly I need an alternative solution.

I don't want to carry the cost of forwarding all my calls to an alternative number, and I don't want outbound calls on a new number. My ideal is

 

  • Naked Broadband on ADSL/VDSL
  • Existing phone number ported to VOIP provider

Surely there is a way to do this?


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  Reply # 1125228 9-Sep-2014 18:13
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lasc: You dont have to use genius device, I use drytech 120 modem + airport + pap2t.



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  Reply # 1125245 9-Sep-2014 18:57
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Surely since Orcon are effectively selling a Naked product with Genius they could simply allocate you a number for the service and you could port your number elsewhere?



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  Reply # 1125247 9-Sep-2014 19:04
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sbiddle: Surely since Orcon are effectively selling a Naked product with Genius they could simply allocate you a number for the service and you could port your number elsewhere?




I asked on Twitter and they said they could, so it must be possible.




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