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Posted by Al Bourassa on February 8th, 2019:

I used NetTalk for 7 years in Ecuador with minor hiccups that I overlooked because I wanted to retain the phone number. Once I moved to Colombia however the wheels fell off. We tried to get 3 different DUO's to work without success, with NetTalk saying the Government or my Internet provider is probably blocking outside VOIP use. It did work very briefly so I don't believe this. I have had basically zero service since September, but I still paid in advance for my October annual renewal. I was promised to be reimbursed for all my lost days of service. So naturally I asked for the full refund of my Oct 2018 renewal. Now they have refused to refund me a dime. So, folks, don't trust any of them. Read all the reviews for NetTalk and MagicJack, and almost every other provider, and you will find tales of woe about lousy service, especially customer service. Stay away from them all.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/nettalk-vs-magicjack.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Louise Getts on February 6th, 2019:

I have been a residential and office MagicJack subscriber (2 sets) since 2007 and have been well-served the entire time. We found sound quality/clearness superior to our previous AT&T land line and have never regretted the change. For a single person office or residential line, Magic Jack has provided every service needed. My only disappointment is that they have discontinued the 5-year block purchase. The maximum is now 3 years. I have used Ring Central and it truly offers an amazing array of features, but is extremely cumbersome, in my opinion.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/magicjack.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Sara Pullino on February 2nd, 2019:

If we purchase a vanity number do we get to keep/transfer it if in the future we decide to use a different service?

-> Response: You should have no issues porting it in the future.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/numberbarn.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Judith Schaefer on January 29th, 2019:

I've had very bad results lately with the Geek Squad. They used to be very good, but in the last year, very bad. Haven't fixed what I asked for and messed up things in my MSOffice.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/best-online-tech-support-services-and-companies.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Grace on January 25th, 2019:

Do you have any information about Tech Club. A few years ago, I was called by Tech Club and they said they had taken over iYogi business. Since then, they keep finding many things wrong with my 4 year old computer and telling me I have to spend thousands of dollars to fix it.

-> Response: We cannot find anything official regarding Tech Club taking over iYogi business. If we were to hazard a guess perhaps they just bought the phone number from iYogi. There were quite a lot of lawsuits against iYogi it seems.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/best-online-tech-support-services-and-companies.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Sheri on January 22nd, 2019:

Is it possible to use Anveo with Obihai adapter, without google voice?

-> Response: Yes you can use the Obi adapters with Anveo.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/obihai-google-voice.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Abul Hasan on January 18th, 2019:

If I set up an Obihai with Google voice and then take the Obihai outside the USA to say India, can I still make phone calls to USA and Canada?

-> Response: Yes, so long as you have a good Internet connection in India that should work fine.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/voip_faq.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Hans on January 18th, 2019:

How do I configure fusion pbx to send bulk sms?

-> Response: SMS is still early days for Fusion. In the newest version there is an integrated SMS feature but only for 1 or 2 carriers so you would need to put some development work into this for bulk SMS to your carrier.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/fusionpbx-tutorial.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Ik on December 17th, 2018:

I've been using Ooma for a few years without any problems. For the past two months when I call one particular phone number, I hear an ongoing echo of my voice (the person on the other end does not hear it). This does not happen when I call other numbers, or when the person with the problematic phone number calls me instead. Any thoughts?

-> Response: That is a strange one. I assume the person is not using a speakerphone when you are calling them right? I would contact Ooma as it sounds like a route issue for that number you are calling. On the other direction that provider is likely using a different carrier which is why it is okay in that direction.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip-test.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Richard Sens on December 11th, 2018:

What is the cost of the equipment that I have to buy to connect to 1-Volp?

-> Response: 1voip usually has good offers such as free equipment. The equipment is an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) that connects between your analog phone and your Internet modem/router so your calls can be sent over the Internet.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/landline-replacement-options.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by J. Flannery on December 11th, 2018:

I live in a rural area in case of emergency 911 could locate my home orienting on my land line. Would emergency services still be able to locate me if I was using 1 VOIP?

-> Response: Yes E911 works slightly differently but so long as you have an up-to-date address in the portal for 1VoIP, it will work as expected. This assumes you have power and Internet service at the time of course (requirements for VoIP).

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/1voip.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Cinthia Holman on November 28th, 2018:

I always wanted a hamburger telephone and a coca cola phone growing up. I found one to purchase today, but I do not have a land line since I use VOIP with an Ooma Box. My house was built in the 95s so it has a lot of phone jacks and has one in my sons bedroom. I would like to purchase the hamburger phone for him but I do not know how to made it work.

-> Response: Yes the easiest option would be to buy the Ooma Linx wireless unit. Plug it into his bedroom and then connect the new phone to it.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/multiple-phones-voip-phone-service.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Michael F Charles on November 16th, 2018:

How can I connect my cell phone to something to interface my cell phone to my hard wired telephones around the inside of our house, to replace land line service?

-> Response: That's actually a really good question! There is a way to do this, but you need DECT cordless phones that have Bluetooth functionality. It is a feature that is often called Link to Mobile. Basically you would have your cell phone near the DECT cordless base station and it would connect over Bluetooth and then the base would connect wirelessly to all the other cordless phones in your house. It's also a great way to extend the range of your cell phone around your home. We added this to the main article as it's actually a really good addition.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/landline-replacement-options.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Tom Miller on November 16th, 2018:

I have a google number that is linked to my cable phone service. My intent is to cancel cable phone service and use obi200 with google voice. Must I link my google voice number to another working number or will the obi200 suffice?

-> Response: If you are going to use your Obi200 device you can just connect that to Google voice, no need to link to another working number. The Obi200 will connect to your phone so you can make and receive calls.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/obihai-google-voice.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Dana on November 11th, 2018:

How well does the Ooma work with DSL?

-> Response: Yes it should work fine. I recommend running our VoIP test first to test your DSL to make sure it is indeed suitable for VoIP.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/ooma-vs-magicjack.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Stevan E Iungerich on November 5th, 2018:

I refreshed the browser page three times. Where is the Start Test button located?

-> Response: Did you install the software referenced on the page? That's the usual issue if the start button is not being displayed. I just tried it and it works on my Firefox and Chrome browsers.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip-test.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Kristi on November 1st, 2018:

Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this article together. So many features available with a VoIP service like call forwarding, recording, IVR, Voicemail, on hold music, document sharing and so on.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/turn-any-phone-into-a-business-phone-system.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Carla Haats on October 26th, 2018:

I received three(3) phone calls yesterday on my land line that showed my land line number as the caller? I answered the first call being confused by what I saw, but quickly hung up when they started talking about a microsoft license. How can they call me on the same number that I received the call on?

-> Response: Sorry to hear that and yes that is indeed confusing. Unfortunately it is possible for them to do that. If they have their own PBX equipment/Autodialer they can set the outbound caller ID to any number they wish. My best guess is they do that for every person they call, and change the outbound caller ID to be the same as the number they are calling.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/10-tips-caller-id-spoofing-fight-back.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Alex on October 24th, 2018:

I want to connect my pstn line with fusionpbx with gateway Linksys spa 3000. The spa3000 gateway is linked with a number 999 fusionpbx account (it has configured as a user not a gateway) and call them and send to number 100 it works fine but i can not direct the outgoing calls. How do I add this in the gateway menu to direct outgoing calls?

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/fusionpbx-tutorial.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by David Erickson on October 16th, 2018:

What does it take to become a VoIP provider with the ability to port numbers?

-> Response: Porting numbers is relatively straightforward and smaller providers typically will use a wholesale carrier that already has this capability. Other than that, you need a PBX and register with the FCC. You could alternatively resell an existing provider's service.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip/voip_what_is_it_advanced.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

 


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