What's Wrong with a BUSY Signal!?!
December 12, 2006 9:03 PM   Subscribe

TelephonyFilter: Is there any Internet telephony provider that will allow you to receive incoming calls, but does NOT require that you have voicemail service? When I spoke with representatives at Skype, they said that the voicemail feature can not be disabled. I would be more than happy to use Vonage, however, due to the way my Internet is set up, it doesn't work (a known issue with this particular ISP). All I want is some way to set up a phone number and receive incoming calls ONLY--with NO voicemail, NO forwarding, NO call waiting. Is there any such service out there?
posted by polexxia to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Broadvoice.com -> Login

Click 'Voicemail tab'

Record messages for calls that are not answered within a specified number of rings or for busy calls.
Status: On/Off (radio button).
posted by SirStan at 9:09 PM on December 12, 2006

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Broadvoice.com (obviously)
posted by SirStan at 9:11 PM on December 12, 2006

Response by poster: Hmmm... the problem I had with Vonage was the way my ISP assigns IPs. SO I thought a phone adapter wouldn't work...
posted by polexxia at 9:14 PM on December 12, 2006

If you want to try Broadvoice, I would be willing to mail you a compatible adapter for $40+sh. If it doesnt work, you mail it back to me in working condition, and I return the $40 to you.

Saves you the setup fee either way.

Just a friendly offer (I bought an extra Sipura off ebay for $50 when I thought I killed mine).
posted by SirStan at 9:21 PM on December 12, 2006

Are you assuming that such a bare-bones service will therefore be cheaper?
posted by dmd at 6:59 AM on December 13, 2006

Response by poster: No, the fee isn't the issue. I am looking into using this for processing inbound sales calls, and, therefore, cannot have voicemail or call waiting, as it would mess up the routing.
posted by polexxia at 8:41 AM on December 13, 2006

Gizmo might be worth checking out. I believe you can disable voicemail.
posted by ejaned8 at 9:51 AM on December 13, 2006

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