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Virtual landline number from Vectone.

Started by: reddwarf
On: 08/02/2011 | 22:13
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by: reddwarf
on: 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.

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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by: craig5201
on: 08/02/2011 | 22:45

you sould add to the new ideas borad

 

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by: canary1
on: 08/02/2011 | 22:49

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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by: chriszzzzzz
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..Smiley Happy

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by: liamfellover
on: 10/02/2011 | 07:42
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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by: daveysludge
on: 10/02/2011 | 07:46
Does call divert not do the same thing?!
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by: reddwarf
on: 10/02/2011 | 11:24
@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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by: stevebc1
on: 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.

 

 

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by: ragnorak
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.

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by: carlos292
on: 11/02/2011 | 05:49

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

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