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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: International Calling & Directory Assistance Reply with quote Back to top

I did a search in the forums on this, but couldn't find anything. When you disable international calling, why does Vonage also block calls to directory assistance? I never call outside the USA for anything, so I disabled international calling. I figured that since it's never used, why have it enabled?

I didn't know it also blocked calls to directory assistance until my roommate tried to call 411 and got a recording that said international calling had to be enabled to use 411. The only thing I can find out about it on the Vonage web site is in the FAQ, and all it says is if you disable international calling, directory assistance is blocked.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: International Calling & Directory Assistance Reply with quote Back to top

scots wrote:
I did a search in the forums on this, but couldn't find anything. When you disable international calling, why does Vonage also block calls to directory assistance? I never call outside the USA for anything, so I disabled international calling. I figured that since it's never used, why have it enabled?

I didn't know it also blocked calls to directory assistance until my roommate tried to call 411 and got a recording that said international calling had to be enabled to use 411. The only thing I can find out about it on the Vonage web site is in the FAQ, and all it says is if you disable international calling, directory assistance is blocked.



I suspect you are probably blocking all types of "payfer" calls, not just international. Since 411 is a buck a pop, that's probably why. Wink

I have International Calling blocked, too, and I get the same message.

There was a free 411 service 800# floating around in a thread here somewhere. Try a search for "411" - a few people around here seem to like it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:00 pm    Post subject: Free 411 service Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I never use 411, so it doesn't matter to me if I can call it or not. I just thought it was odd that disabling international calling also disables 411. When you go through the process of disabling international calling it doesn't tell you anywhere that it will also disable 411...unless I just wasn't paying attention and didn't notice it.
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