I work from home and have an established business phone number that I need to keep. I'd like to port the number somewhere that sends the call to voicemail and return the call with my cell phone. I don't need to call from the office number, just receive voicemails.
Do you have any recommendations for services you like that are cheap? I found "parkmyphone.com" which says what I need would be $5/mo plus $20 transfer fee to port the number, but don't know if it is reliable. I don't know anything about Skype or voip solutions. GoogleVoice doesn't allow landlines to be ported into it. If it matters, I have an Android Galaxy S4 with T-mobile for my cell service.
posted by DB Cooper
on May 17, 2014 -
Where should I look and what should I look at for replacing our old Norstar/Meridian PBX? Should we replace the hardware or switch to a hosted solution? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Is there any VOIP or other audio-chat-over-the-internet software that doesn't massively compress the audio and flatten quiet moments into complete silence? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Aug 17, 2011 -
AT&T be gone. What are my options to have a land line at home? Can I use the phones I have? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe
on Apr 21, 2011 -
My alarm system
uses one main phone line and one backup phone line to check in with the security service company by, apparently, dialing and transmitting tones to a 1-800 number. Paying $40 each month, even for two measured lines, seems quite unnecessary, if a cheaper "VOIP" replacement could help instead. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck
on Jan 19, 2011 -
Asking for a not-so-tech-savvy friend... Is Ooma VOIP a decent service? Does anyone have any personal accounts to share? [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Jun 23, 2009 -
I’m planning the wiring for a new home, and I'm paralyzed by the variety of options for getting phone service throughout the house. Do I even need RJ11 any more? What's the best way to link up VoIP and POTS to a CAT6 home phone system? [more inside]
posted by JParker
on Feb 11, 2008 -
Is it possible to use the modem in an iBook running Tiger to send and receive voice messages? [more inside]
posted by ooklala
on Dec 14, 2007 -
How to legally and economically emulate a remote telephone area code so to a person receiving my call, it appears I am calling from their area code? [more inside]
posted by lometogo
on Aug 12, 2007 -
Long distance options between USA and Austria (VOIP preferred on Austria end) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jun 27, 2007 -
We are temporarily moving 50 miles from our permanent home. We would like to keep our landline phone number active. VOIP seems like the obvious answer, but I'm a complete internet telephony newbie. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia
on Apr 23, 2007 -
Does Skype "smooth" your voice to make it sound mellower, more seductive etc.? That's my impression; but is there any evidence to support it? I suppose an analogous means of customer retention might be the use in shops of "slimming mirrors".
posted by londongeezer
on Feb 20, 2007 -
I'm strongly leaning toward dumping Verizon and switching to Gizmo
. What I'm curious about is the actual user experience of making and receiving VOIP calls. Is it be a hassle to be tethered to the computer via a headset? Do I need to leave my computer on all the time? How do I check voicemail (it's got something to do with e-mail, apparently -- does Gizmo e-mail me WAV files or something)? How do I dial out? If I'm making a call to an automated system that requires touch-tone data entry, how would I do this? How expensive and complicated would it be to route my calls to a conventional handset?
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on May 11, 2006 -
I want recommendations for good headphones and a microphone (or headphones and microphone and adapter(s)) that work well for VOIP on my computer, and with regular office telephones, and to listen to music on my computer. [more inside]
posted by mistersix
on Nov 30, 2005 -
VOIP Saga, Episode IV.
I've got a VoicePulse VOIP account. It's stable and doesn't sound bad; better than the cheaper BroadVoice(BroadVox?) account I canceled; and better than a cell phone. But is it possible that certain telephone brands/models
will actually make it sound better; closer to classic telephony?
posted by ParisParamus
on Mar 15, 2005 -
I would like feedback regarding people's experience with VOIP. Vonage and Lingo, and any others. Bonus points for feedback regarding faxing over VOIP. Even more bonus points for VOIP over a Verizon DSL line in the New York City area. Also, is VOIP legal in the EU?
posted by ParisParamus
on Jan 7, 2005 -