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RobThompson
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ipkall number used by another GV account?

Hello:
I got an ipkall Washington state number but when I enter it into my Google Voice account it says that the number is alraedy in use.

Is this because ipkall recycles it's phone numbers and that someone once used this number in their GV account, and, it is still sitting there?

If so, do I need to create a new ipkall account to get a different number or is there a way to simply change my number on my existing ipkall account?

Thanks for any ideas on this...
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Rob.
Blog: »googlevoiceforcanadians.com/


hwittenb

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said by RobThompson:

I got an ipkall Washington state number but when I enter it into my Google Voice account it says that the number is alraedy in use.

Is this because ipkall recycles it's phone numbers and that someone once used this number in their GV account, and, it is still sitting there?

If so, do I need to create a new ipkall account to get a different number or is there a way to simply change my number on my existing ipkall account?

I think you have to cancel the account and signup again with a new number. On IPKall when you login to your number there is a button you can click to cancel the account. I would do that and try different numbers until you get one that is OK with GV. GV doesn't let multiple forwards to a number and that is probably what is happening. IPKall definitely recycles the numbers after 30-days of no use.

Telco

join:2008-12-19
reply to RobThompson

It's ridiculous that Google refuses to remove that number from the the other users account.



crazyk4952
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reply to RobThompson

Google Voice used to allow you to "take ownership" of a phone number that someone else has claimed as long as you were able to receive a call at that number and enter a verification code. (I know this because people at work would keep taking ownership of my phone extension.)

Perhaps they don't allow this anymore?



RobThompson
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You are absolutely correct. GV did exactly what you said!

My problem was that I did not setup my iptel.org account properly. As soon as I found and fixed the problem there, the verification call came through on my Sipdroid app.

Ugly voice quality but I was able to enter the verification code!

Thanks for your help.
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Rob.
Blog: »googlevoiceforcanadians.com/


PX Eliezer7
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reply to RobThompson

Yeah, those IPKall numbers sometimes turn over faster than the bedsheets at a hotel that rents rooms by the hour.



Sean1

@bell.ca
reply to RobThompson

Out of curiosity, do you find the iptel + ipkall + GV combo to work out better than the standalone Dell Voice app?



RobThompson
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Hi Sean1:

First, I am not a 'whiz' at all of this communication stuff so please excuse any technical errors that I make.

I have tried a few 'data only WiFi 3G/4G' setups like Dell Voice, Sipdroid, Talkatone and I can't remember all the others.

I found that the reception & voice quality, unless I am at home hovering around my router, is very spotty, and, not pleasant.

So, the direct answer to your question is, yes, iptel + ipkall + GV gives me a much better telephony experience, and, for the people that I speak to also. This, I believe, is because all my calls are over the *cell phone network*, not the data network.

Right now I am testing the voxox.com + GV configuration and it works just fine. I am using this configuration because you get a free US number from voxox.com, that you forward to your cell phone. You use the voxox.com number in GV.

The big benefit of a 'data only' setup is that you do not need to pay for 'unlimited incoming calls' with you cell provider - you just need to pay for data, which is cheaper than minutes.

With GV, you use just a tiny bit of data to initiate the call and then you're off data and back to the cell network.

All of this because GV nullified forwarding to my freephoneline 403 area code number!

There maybe additional advantages in using Dell Voice but reception & voice quality are what is most important to me.
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Rob.
Blog: »googlevoiceforcanadians.com/