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How best to get rid of office landline?

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. Thanks!
posted by DB Cooper on May 17, 2014 - 6 answers

How do we make our PBX grow with our company?

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 - 15 answers

Landline in Seattle?

Do I need a landline? Do they still exist in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 13, 2011 - 21 answers

Better-quality voice calling, complete with silences and breath sounds?

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 - 5 answers

It must ring loudly and proudly.

I need a external telephone ringer that is similar to the Doro Ring Plus Teleflash that will work in the US on a VoIP telephone. Specific product details inside. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on May 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Help Me Dump AT&T

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 - 11 answers

VOIP to Replace Security System Hardlines

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 - 9 answers

Is Ooma a good phone service?

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 - 6 answers

Avoiding RJ-11

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 - 25 answers

Voice over internal modem?

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 - 4 answers

Really cheap US incoming telephone service.

I'm looking for very inexpensive, inbound-only telephone service. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Aug 24, 2007 - 10 answers

How to Emulate/Fake a telephone area code

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 - 5 answers

Long distance telephone/VOIP options (USAustria)

Long distance options between USA and Austria (VOIP preferred on Austria end) [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jun 27, 2007 - 8 answers

VOIP for n00bs

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 - 10 answers

Does Skype turn you/him/her on?

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 - 15 answers

Tell me about the Gizmo user experience.

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 - 8 answers

Need a headset and/or adapter to work on both computer and regular phone

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 - 8 answers

Feedback on Broadvoice

Anyone use Broadvoice? What do you think of it? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Oct 17, 2005 - 3 answers

A Good sounding phone for VOIP?

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 - 7 answers

VOIP: General Experiences? Faxing? On NYC Verizon DSL? Legal in EU?

VOIP Filter:

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 - 42 answers

Free internet telephony

Free internet telephony? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jun 20, 2004 - 4 answers

Questions regarding ditching a landline for VoIP

I've got a few questions regarding ditching a landline for VoIP. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by riffola on Jun 15, 2004 - 17 answers

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