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Old 07-17-2005, 08:51 PM
uzitech uzitech is offline
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Toll Free Number

I wanted to know where is the best place to get a toll free number and how it works. Like do they forward it and different rates and all. I am starting a new web hosting company and would some info on this. Also about the automated telephone network. Like I don't know if thats whats called but like you know when you call....someone says 1 for this and 2 for that. DO the same companies offer that or is that something else altogether.

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:24 PM
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:40 PM
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You will need to contact a telephone company in your country and ask them this information.

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:55 PM
uzitech uzitech is offline
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I am located in Canada.....Any more companies that I can look into

Old 07-17-2005, 10:28 PM
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I'm not sure about Canada but check out they may serve Canada.


Old 07-17-2005, 10:36 PM
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There are some phone companies that can people can dial your 1-800-number and transfer it to your home phone, but it rings uniquely so you don't have to constantly answer the phone with your business name. Check with ones in your area to see if they have that option.

Old 07-17-2005, 11:07 PM
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:56 PM
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We use I've got to say it works pretty good. It has the ability to set up a push 1 or push 2 etc. And you can assign people certian extensions. It's pretty cool.

Old 07-18-2005, 01:24 AM
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Voip set up

Check out, they offer toll-free numbers on the voip platform which is cheaper compared to the ones offered by phone companies.

The setup works like this. You sign up for a toll free number in the area of your choice through their website. Anyone who calls the toll-free number is first taken to the local vo-ip gateway of the provider, say and then routed through the internet to the place you reside and from the vo-ip gateway of your place its routed to the PSTN line of your area which terminates the call at your home phone. Another option is to avoid the PSTN way and just by having a telephone adapator(a small instrument connected to your internet line which translates the voip call into a form which could be processed by your normal telephone) to hook your existing phone into the internet to recieve voip calls.

Usually this method works out cheap as the end point PSTN route is avoided and you recieve the calls directly from the providers voip gateway. :-)

Old 07-18-2005, 01:31 AM
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you could try or you could get an 800 number from the phone company and set up your own server to handle the call routing.

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Old 07-18-2005, 02:20 AM
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:28 AM
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I use they dont do free toll numbers but there numbers are free and work really well i point mine to an Skype number

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Old 07-18-2005, 08:30 AM
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I believe GotvMail ( would be your best solution. It has everything you will need, and lists the features on their site, and how it works. We haev the Virtual one Standard with 500 min.

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Old 07-18-2005, 08:38 AM
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We also use Freedom Voice as well. We have been extremely happy with their services.

Old 07-18-2005, 09:18 PM
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