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Topic # 201746 1-Sep-2016 13:40
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We've been using Maxemail for quite a few years - grandfathered in on a plan that gave a (low volume use) US based voice/fax number for just US$24 a year. All messages simply forwarded to email.

 

But Maxemail are now unceremoniously dumping their customers to eFax (J2). The 'excited to announce' offer so far is more than triple the price for fax alone, with no provision for voice..!

 

Can anyone recommend an alternative? Looking for:-

 

  • low cost voicemail to email
  • fax would be nice but content to drop it
  • US based number
  • Ability to port existing number useful but not essential
  • Very low volume actual usage (basically a number we can put on a website for legitimacy, but which rarely ever gets called)

Thanks.


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  Reply # 1621001 1-Sep-2016 18:09
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2talk.com I think is the US 2talk service.




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  Reply # 1621421 2-Sep-2016 14:05
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coffeebaron: 2talk.com I think is the US 2talk service.

 

I haven't heard of 2talk before. It's a lot more features then we'd ever need, but certainly looks like it includes what I'm after.

 

Although their minimum plan is US$10pm - is that a realistic minimum to expect to pay, or is there simpler around for less?


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  Reply # 1621476 2-Sep-2016 15:20
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You can have a US number with 2Talk NZ. Not sure what their retail pricing is on these numbers. But you will be able to have a "Go Free" account with just that number on it. You would simply pay the rental for the number and the for any chargeable calls.

 

What would you expect to pay for this service?




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  Reply # 1621478 2-Sep-2016 15:40
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chevrolux:

 

You can have a US number with 2Talk NZ. Not sure what their retail pricing is on these numbers. But you will be able to have a "Go Free" account with just that number on it. You would simply pay the rental for the number and the for any chargeable calls.

 

What would you expect to pay for this service?

 

 

Ah, OK. Looks like NZ$6 + GST to rent a US number.

 

So with a 'Go Free' account, I'd only pay on outgoing calls (i.e. wouldn't use it), or do they charge for inbound calls too?

 

Not really sure what I should expect price wise - as I mentioned above, we've been paying US$24 per YEAR for a dedicated number for just voicemail and fax forwarded to email (no other services).


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  Reply # 1621610 2-Sep-2016 19:17
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Yea you just pay for outgoing calls if it is just a regional number. You would only pay for inbound calls if it was a toll free number.

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