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reddwarf
Posts: 1,041
Registered: ‎01-09-2010

Virtual landline number from Vectone.

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Just came across this new feature from Vectone. For £9 a month you can get a landline number which will be linked to your mobile so that calls come through. Callers will be charged landline rates.

 

I know O2 did this a few months back for £10 a month but haven't seen it advertised anymore. I wonder if Giffgaff will do something similar.It could be useful for people that get a lot of incoming calls.

http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/offers/vm-virtual-landline.aspx

 

On another note, Vectone seem to copy all the best ideas from other networks. They've also copied the bonus on incoming calls.

 

 

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craig5201
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Registered: ‎17-04-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

you sould add to the new ideas borad

 

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canary1
Posts: 2,173
Registered: ‎24-05-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

Sounds like an excellent idea, things have come a long way since the G.P.O. dominated the only telephone system we could access.

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chriszzzzzz
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Registered: ‎17-08-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

So you pay £9 (or whatever) for someone to call you cheaply?? Why? If someone wants to call me via my mobile then they pay whatever the rate is....I'm not subsidising it...Seems a bit pointless to me...........................Each to their own though..:smileyhappy:

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liamfellover
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Registered: ‎15-07-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

eems a good idea to me, the older generation prefer to give and use a landline to a mobile and this could quite possibly draw in more customers.

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daveysludge
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Registered: ‎14-01-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

Does call divert not do the same thing?!
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reddwarf
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Registered: ‎01-09-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

@daveysludge

No. Call divert is different. If you are diverting from a landline then you have to pay the per minute rate for the divert part for ringing your mobile. It can be very expensive.
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stevebc1
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Registered: ‎20-11-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

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You can do this with a smartphone already.

Just set up a sip (voip ) ap with an acount from sipgate that gives you a UK landline type number (01xxx xxxxxx) It should work wherever you have 3g or wireless access. When you have no access there is a voicemail service that is free to access via any sipgate number. For incoming only service there is no rental charge from sipgate.

 

 

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ragnorak
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Registered: ‎02-12-2009

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

Localphone also do an incoming landline number service for about 90p a month, the only catch is you have to pay nearly 10p a minute to receive incoming calls to your mobile but you can forward calls to your Localphone voicemail for free and receive the voice messages via email as audio files.

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carlos292
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Registered: ‎17-12-2010

Re: Virtual landline number from Vectone.

i have a voipcheap application which does that also skype does it aswell there is a few out there who do it