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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:06 am    Post subject: Softphone upgrade to regular service. Reply with quote Back to top

I'm considering getting a softphone-based number in addition to my regular ATA-based number. I could see wanting to upgrade my softphone number to a regular ATA number in the future. Would this be possible, keeping the same phone number? I read in the FAQ that transfering a number TO a softphone is not possible, but I was hoping that it would be possible to transfer a softphone number to an ATA-based account.

One other quick question: has anyone found any good USB peripherals for use with softphone? Either USB headsets, or entire USB phones?

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: The answer of course is NO. Reply with quote Back to top

welcher wrote:
I could see wanting to upgrade my softphone number to a regular ATA number in the future. Would this be possible, keeping the same phone number? I read in the FAQ that transfering a number TO a softphone is not possible, but I was hoping that it would be possible to transfer a softphone number to an ATA-based account.


I asked Vonage this question today.
I currently have an ATA number and also a softphone number.
I want to open a second Vonage account (in addition to the first) and migrate the softphone number from the first account to be the primary/ATA number on my second account.

Of course the answer was "NO". What was I thinking even asking?
What is convenient for me is obviously not convenient for Vonage so why should they bother?

I have given my softphone number to a bunch of people and I want to swap from a software setup to a hardware setup. So now I must shut down my softphone, sign up with a new ATA number and then notify everyone of my new number. Yes I should have looked into this before I ever got softphone.

I reckon this can be done technically - it's just an exception to their standard procedure and the default response in that case is "NO, is there anything else I can help you with today?".
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

you can setup a Sipura ATA to work with the Vonage softphone.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bendit wrote:
you can setup a Sipura ATA to work with the Vonage softphone.

Regards,

Mike


Thanks for the tip.
Do you know if this will work with all Sipura ATAs or only a subset of their product line... wouldn't want to buy the wrong one.
Also what in the Sipura marketing literature shows that this is possible - i.e. how could I have worked this out by reading their docs?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

While it is possible to use hardware for a SoftPhone number the customer should be aware it does not overcome some of the essential limitations of SoftPhone.

Most importantly it is not a primary number and can not have an unlimited calling plan. There are some features missing from SoftPhone numbers including emergency (911) calling.

On the flip side, adding a SoftPhone number is 33% cheaper than adding a second line with 500 minutes. Also, the SoftPhone number can continue to be used with SoftWare and simultaneously with hardware and should be able to be used with hardware in multiple locations.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Softphone upgrade to regular service. Reply with quote Back to top

welcher wrote:
I'm considering getting a softphone-based number in addition to my regular ATA-based number. I could see wanting to upgrade my softphone number to a regular ATA number in the future. Would this be possible, keeping the same phone number? I read in the FAQ that transfering a number TO a softphone is not possible, but I was hoping that it would be possible to transfer a softphone number to an ATA-based account.

One other quick question: has anyone found any good USB peripherals for use with softphone? Either USB headsets, or entire USB phones?

Thanks.


Logitech makes a decent USB headset. Works pretty well for me!

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