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  Reply # 1215430 15-Jan-2015 12:26
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hamish225: does anyone else think it's a bit cheeky that orcon charge $4 a month for voicemail, caller ID and call waiting over VoIP?

2talk and snap just provide it as part of their plan...

is there a higher cost to them providing these services justifying the $4 extra or is it just a case of "people are used to paying extra for these things so we'll charge them extra too, yay more money for us *evil laughing*"


Would work out $14 a month more than what I'm paying now for Naked + VOIP. Orcon has been slightly more expensive for awhile now, at one point they were the best price/service. Was with them a couple of years, so I've been watching pricing.

With 2talk not only are you getting Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting you are getting 100+ smart phone features. One I like the most is caller tunes, so no more boring ring tone. I also don't see a VOIP only option with Orcon but bundled only.


I though Caller Tunes died years ago on 2Talk.  If you turn it on now you just get a generic piece of canned Music not what you upload ..




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  Reply # 1219103 21-Jan-2015 13:51
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hamish225: does anyone else think it's a bit cheeky that orcon charge $4 a month for voicemail, caller ID and call waiting over VoIP?

2talk and snap just provide it as part of their plan...

is there a higher cost to them providing these services justifying the $4 extra or is it just a case of "people are used to paying extra for these things so we'll charge them extra too, yay more money for us *evil laughing*"


On my plan I have requested it to be turned off full stop, because I have a voice mail on my cordless, I dont see the point paying for something that I can get for free :D.

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  Reply # 1219112 21-Jan-2015 13:56
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hamish225: does anyone else think it's a bit cheeky that orcon charge $4 a month for voicemail, caller ID and call waiting over VoIP?

2talk and snap just provide it as part of their plan...

is there a higher cost to them providing these services justifying the $4 extra or is it just a case of "people are used to paying extra for these things so we'll charge them extra too, yay more money for us *evil laughing*"


On my plan I have requested it to be turned off full stop, because I have a voice mail on my cordless, I dont see the point paying for something that I can get for free :D.


Ah but your voicemail cannot answer if you're on the phone and decide not to take the call when it beeps Call Waiting.  And doesn't email your voicemail to you either. ;)

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  Reply # 1219121 21-Jan-2015 14:02
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Kiwiprobie:
hamish225: does anyone else think it's a bit cheeky that orcon charge $4 a month for voicemail, caller ID and call waiting over VoIP?

2talk and snap just provide it as part of their plan...

is there a higher cost to them providing these services justifying the $4 extra or is it just a case of "people are used to paying extra for these things so we'll charge them extra too, yay more money for us *evil laughing*"


On my plan I have requested it to be turned off full stop, because I have a voice mail on my cordless, I dont see the point paying for something that I can get for free :D.


although you prob cant access your answering machine remotely, and if you have onnet voicemail (on Orcon LLU or Genius) you can access it from anywhere, quite handy if you travel

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  Reply # 1220656 23-Jan-2015 11:32
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although you prob cant access your answering machine remotely, and if you have onnet voicemail (on Orcon LLU or Genius) you can access it from anywhere, quite handy if you travel


I can access the cordless remotely, Im the only on here that knows how too :D :D

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