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Virtual Numbers

Dave Warren (
Sat, 08 Jul 2006 05:55:25 -0500

I currently have Vonage and am less and less impressed with their
service. As a result, I'm debating jumping ship.

I no longer need the outbound long distance at all, my local telco no
longer charges LD fees. However, the one thing that has kept me with
Vonage throughout the last few years is my virtual numbers.

First off, does anyone know if Vonage's numbers can be ported? I have
a couple in Canada and a couple in the US, all of which I'd like to
keep. My understanding is that although Vonage's ToS doesn't permit
you to transfer numbers away, that's not actually enforceable.

Either way, it's been a while since I've done any VoIP research and
the market has changed. What are my options? All I really need is a
few virtual numbers that either terminate on an ATA, or to a PSTN
landline in Canada.

403 Calgary
204 Winnipeg
817 Arlington/Grapevine

Anyone have any pointers or shall I just hit Google and start wandering?

All that being said, I could just keep my Vonage service and call
forward it to my PSTN line, and unplug the ATA -- This is a
functional, if less then elegant solution. However, I'd like to get
the cost down.

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