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.
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..
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.
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.