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  1. #1
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    I'm looking for a provider (not sure what exactly I need) to provide a forwarding service.
    I want to pay for a phone number, say XXX-XXX-XXXX and when its called, I want it to forward to my cell phone, YYY-YYY-YYYY.
    What kind of service do I need? Any recommended providers for this service?

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    Is it to be toll free number or a regular one?

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    Just a regular phone number

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    Hey Dougy,
    Fellow WHT-ers recommend kall8, ringcentral etc.
    Pay about $2/mo for the number and which provider to go with depend on how much you can afford for the incoming per min rate..
    -joseph

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    Why not get a PBX service? Take a look at www.virtualpbx.com

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    You could get a GrandCentral (http://grandcentral.com/) account.

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    You could get a GrandCentral (http://grandcentral.com/) account.
    Wow. Back by big brother 'Google'. Interesting.
    -joseph

  8. #8
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    You could get a GrandCentral (http://grandcentral.com/) account.
    GrandCentral is not seems to be opening new accounts, or may be I am missing something.
    Dougy For a regular phone number that supports call forwarding too check this one http://www.magicjack.com, for around $40 (first time) then $20 a year you get a regular phone number to make unlimited calls to any USA & Canada number (no per minute or monthly expenses), call waiting, call forwarding, three way call, voice mail and few more bells & whistles.
    Some people known to me are using it for quite a long time and I started using it a month back, for me, from India over 384 Kbps DSL while this DSL is shared between 5 PCs doing upload/download, surfing etc, its working quite well, voice quality is clear and without any disruption, though I am not using their call forwarding feature.

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    Hey, will the kall8, ringcentral, grandcentral, etc. allow me to pick the incomming call over the internet so as to avoid incoming per min rate

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    http://www.kall8.com/tollfree/local_phone_numbers.php
    I see 5.9 cents per minute.. but isn't that only outgoing?
    GrandCentral is not seems to be opening new accounts, or may be I am missing something.
    Dougy For a regular phone number that supports call forwarding too check this one http://www.magicjack.com, for around $40 (first time) then $20 a year you get a regular phone number to make unlimited calls to any USA & Canada number (no per minute or monthly expenses), call waiting, call forwarding, three way call, voice mail and few more bells & whistles.
    Some people known to me are using it for quite a long time and I started using it a month back, for me, from India over 384 Kbps DSL while this DSL is shared between 5 PCs doing upload/download, surfing etc, its working quite well, voice quality is clear and without any disruption, though I am not using their call forwarding feature.
    All I want is a number I can give people that they can call that will end up at my cell without actually giving them my cell number. I won't ever be making outgoing calls with the number.
    You could get a GrandCentral (http://grandcentral.com/) account.
    I don't like any of the "say your name" garbage.. I just want it to ring like a normal phone.

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    GrandCentral is not seems to be opening new accounts, or may be I am missing something.You have to apply by using the Reserve link. Or, you need to find someone that can invite you. I don't have any invites.

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    I don't like any of the "say your name" garbage..That's only an option. I just want it to ring like a normal phone.That's what it do (if you set it up that way). It's pretty flexible.
    All I want is a number I can give people that they can call that will end up at my cell without actually giving them my cell number. I won't ever be making outgoing calls with the number.That's what GrandCentral was built for.

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    http://www.kall8.com/tollfree/local_phone_numbers.phpAll I want is a number I can give people that they can call that will end up at my cell without actually giving them my cell number. I won't ever be making outgoing calls with the number.
    Using MagicJack you can do that and still it will be cheaper than any other provider $20 a year and no other charge (or $51 something for 5 years). You will have to use the USB device once to activate the services then just unplug it and store it in a closet.

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    I just found my old GrandCentral account. Good stuff. Time to go play with it.
    where do you disable the say your name thing?
    EDIT/ I got it! QuickRule.

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    I just found my old GrandCentral account...
    Now that's comedy!

  16. #16
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    How do you invite someone? I want to invite my friend too.

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    Invite me :p

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    frankhaynes Guest
    Grand Central is in limbo. Existing customers continue to receive service, but you can't invite new people and there have been no improvements or changes to the service for at least 6 months.
    Others speculate that Google can't figure out how to make money at voice telephony the way they do at visual web page delivery, so they are not doing anything with it until they figure that out.
    So Grand Central is dead as far as new ideas go.

  19. #19
    searcharge Guest
    have you tried evaphone for this extend?
    or
    talkster

  20. #20
    mwmarshall Guest
    Just like other posts, I would get a grand central account and just reserve a number now. I am one of the beta testers and so far my experience has been great. The service is free and if you reserve the number they may contact you within 2 weeks about your request. I found about this about three months after it was released and reserved a number, they contacted me within two weeks with my account information. This is your best way to go because it is free and you don't have a limited number of minutes or something like that as you would have with ringcentral or phonepeople.

  21. #21
    frankhaynes Guest
    Just like other posts, I would get a grand central account and just reserve a number now.
    If that's still possible, then you find out and let me know, will you please?
    I don't see anywhere to invite new users or sign up cold yourself. It's a static service, not growing.

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    mwmarshall Guest
    On their home page (http://www.grandcentral.com) just click on reserve a number and they may contact you but I cannot guarantee anything but it is worth a try.

  23. #23
    serverland Guest
    I have been trying to get an additional GrandCentral # for almost a year now and haven't ever been contacted back. If your in a rush you may want to skip GrandCentral, even though it is a great free service.

  24. #24
    AJCreation Guest
    I tried to reserve a Grand Central # last year and still no reply. Google must have forgot about it

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    Thank god I have mine.

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