08-02-2011 22:13 - edited 08-02-2011 22:14
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.
On another note, Vectone seem to copy all the best ideas from other networks. They've also copied the bonus on incoming calls.
on 10-02-2011 01:01
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..
on 10-02-2011 07:42
on 10-02-2011 11:24
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.
10-02-2011 12:11 - edited 10-02-2011 12:12
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.
on 11-02-2011 02:23
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.
Get a friend-pack SIM with £5 free on first top-up here
Please order a SIM if you don't yet have one, thanks.
Things that are free (or cheapest) on giffgaff