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PX Eliezer70
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Re: Quantumvoice Residential Services being Discontinued 3/1/13

said by zackwheat:

I have two numbers with QV as well as a number for inbound fax via email.

You may want to consider CallCentric. Very good folks.

You can have the 3 numbers on one account, and one of them can be routed to the CC inbound fax server.

Regarding the other two numbers, if you are good with having them ringing through to the same ATA or IP phone, that would be easy. However, if you need to hook up more than one ATA etc then you may want to look for a provider that has subaccounts.

Fortunately the Blue Spring rate center has lots of CLEC's so hopefully you will have a nice choice of providers....
»www.telcodata.us/search-area-cod···state=MO

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I have been reviewing the CC website based upon your recommendation. Do you know why they charge a separate monthly 911 fee for their inbound calling plans? Seems illogical to associate an emergency service with an inbound only situation? I'm not put off by the fee, just confused.

PX Eliezer70
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This has been discussed here at length.

The reason basically is that even if the customer has only signed up for an inbound service, the customer could add an outbound service at any time, literally in a matter of a few seconds online. And at that point it's clear that there is an interconnected service which is subject to 911 regs.

For the same reason, the Canadian CRTC told Link2Voip that THEY had to start requiring 911 even for DID-only service. That company closed down in March and at the time they publicly said on their website that that was one of the causes.

It's largely a moot point now anyway.

If you choose an outbound calling package, then CC does NOT charge a separate 911 fee for that account. It's included. (I know their website makes that a little unclear, but it's true).

Outbound plans include:
North America 500 at 6.95 (residential or business)
North America 1000 at 12.95 (residential or business)
North America Residential (for uncapped outbound residential) at 19.95

fbruno

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Looks like toll-free calls count against monthly minutes with CC for the 500 and 1000 minute residential plans. That would be a major downgrade from the QV plans. So far, this is the only hitch I can see.

I have started testing CC with the Free Phone Number plan on my SPA phone. Working flawlessly so far. Thanks for the recommendation.

PX Eliezer70
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You can call TF numbers for free on CallCentric by doing it through SipBroker.

They would be dialed as [**275*1800xxxxxxx] or the equivalent for 866/877/888 calls.

Notes:

1) Works fine for me.

2) Your dial plan must be configured to allow it.

3) On many phones such as Linksys the dial plan can even be configured to do it automatically. Something like this:
|<:**275*>1800xxxxxxx|<:**275*>1866xxxxxxx|<:**275*>1877xxxxxxx|<:**275*>1888xxxxxxx|
 

4) It does not work for 855 numbers.

fbruno

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Please explain the fundamentals of how the **275* works. I'm assuming that 275 is a code for SipBroker???

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said by fbruno:

Please explain the fundamentals of how the **275* works. I'm assuming that 275 is a code for SipBroker???

Yes, **275* routes a call through SIP Broker, therefore it's a free outbound call through CallCentric.

If I wanted to call (800) 123-4567 through CallCentric, at no cost, I would dial **275*18001234567.

PX Eliezer70
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SCADAGeo beat me to it, but again, it is exactly as I said in my post, please refer to points 2, 3, and 4.

»Re: Quantumvoice Residential Services being Discontinued 3/1/13

fbruno

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Pardon the lack of specifics in my question. I understand that **275* is a code that routes the call to SipBroker. Given a specific 1-800 number, how does Sip Broker subsequently handle the call and why are they willing to handle it for free?

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PX Eliezer70
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said by fbruno:

Given a specific 1-800 number, how does Sip Broker subsequently handle the call and why are they willing to handle it for free?

They would use a termination carrier, the same as any other outbound VoIP call is handled.

Any carrier connecting a call to a 1-800 type of number receives a payment for carrying the call.

As you know, the [called] party pays a fee to receive that call, and some of that money goes to the carrier connecting the call. At very high volume, some money can be made.

This is why (for example) Alcazar Networks will gladly handle any TF calls that you choose to make. They get something out of it, and have a big enough volume to make it profitable. In fact, if you make a huge amount of TF calls they will even give a little money to you!

In SipBroker's case, they presumably are using one or more TF termination carriers, and getting some money back to help support the rest of their operation.

fbruno

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reply to hardly
Thank you. I had read that page, and it did not provide enough information to answer my question about the subsequent call flow.