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HowEver wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 11:15 am
Is there a way to receive texts / SMS with Dell Voice? Is there another voip or voip-like product that will allow texts to be received?
Not yet but I think they have said they are working on it. I am sure there are other services that have support but don't know which ones offhand.
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If Dell voice can work with SMS, I would go with a tablet plan with my phone. Too bad, can't believe there is so many free VOIP program+texting program and they can't put them together, even for a fee?

Give my friend a different number to call and text just make them confusing.
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What are the the free VOIP texting programs?
rivet wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 11:47 am
If Dell voice can work with SMS, I would go with a tablet plan with my phone. Too bad, can't believe there is so many free VOIP program+texting program and they can't put them together, even for a fee?

Give my friend a different number to call and text just make them confusing.
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HowEver wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 11:15 am
Is there a way to receive texts / SMS with Dell Voice? Is there another voip or voip-like product that will allow texts to be received?

Text Me for free texts, you get a free number too. Someone on RFD shared this with me.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... xtme&hl=en
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rivet wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 11:47 am
If Dell voice can work with SMS, I would go with a tablet plan with my phone. Too bad, can't believe there is so many free VOIP program+texting program and they can't put them together, even for a fee?

Give my friend a different number to call and text just make them confusing.

Well you can get textPlus Free Text + Calls. Free text messages with Canadian phone # + minutes are reasonably priced. That's your best bet if you want one number for both.
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icemasta wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 12:28 pm
Well you can get textPlus Free Text + Calls. Free text messages with Canadian phone # + minutes are reasonably priced. That's your best bet if you want one number for both.

Reviews on that app are pretty awful.
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I'm probably the last guy in the world that doesn't have a cell phone, so I'm a little clueless.

I go to the fongo site and all I’m seeing is $99 for this, $25 for that et cetera.

How is this free? Currently, I’m paying $30 to Bramatel a month for voip home phone.

If I buy an iPhone, what are the charges I will incur just to use the free service?

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Quick question but are there any Toronto 416 or 647 phone numbers available? I know they're not available with Dell Voice but what about with Freephoneline.ca?

Herkimer wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 12:58 pm
How is this free? Currently, I’m paying $30 to Bramatel a month for voip home phone.
If you're going to use a mobile or desktop app, then it's completely free, unless you're calling cities outside their call area.

However, if you pay $50 for the SIP configuration file and buy an ATA for around the $50-$60 range, then consider those a one-time cost. If you're paying $30/month, you'll effectively break even after 2-4 months with freephoneline.ca or Dell Voice depending on the route you go.

Personally, I've been using freephoneline.ca for years and I've been moderately happy with the service. I did pay $50 for the SIP file and purchased a Linksys PAP2T-NA for just over $50. Those are the only payments I've ever made. So, comparing them to just about every other VoIP service and they are pretty much unbeatable.

While the mobile app quality isn't the best, the quality when using a SIP client or ATA is excellent!
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paradime wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 1:22 pm
Quick question but are there any Toronto 416 or 647 phone numbers available? I know they're not available with Dell Voice but what about with Freephoneline.ca?



If you're going to use a mobile or desktop app, then it's completely free, unless you're calling cities outside their call area.

However, if you pay $50 for the SIP configuration file and buy an ATA for around the $50-$60 range, then consider those a one-time cost. If you're paying $30/month, you'll effectively break even after 2-4 months with freephoneline.ca or Dell Voice depending on the route you go.

Personally, I've been using freephoneline.ca for years and I've been moderately happy with the service. I did pay $50 for the SIP file and purchased a Linksys PAP2T-NA for just over $50. Those are the only payments I've ever made. So, comparing them to just about every other VoIP service and they are pretty much unbeatable.

While the mobile app quality isn't the best, the quality when using a SIP client or ATA is excellent!

I paid $50 for the SIP file as well (been on FPL since Feb 2009). Am I getting this right, people are able to use Dell Voice as line 2 of their PAP2T-NA device?
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paradime wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 1:22 pm
Quick question but are there any Toronto 416 or 647 phone numbers available? I know they're not available with Dell Voice but what about with Freephoneline.ca?
AFAIK that's a moving target. DV and FPL make new (both recycled and never before used) numbers available as they get allocations. Keep trying periodically until you get what you want. If you can't wait, you'll have to get a number by other means and port it over.
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When DellVoice was launched, they said Blackberry app was due soon. Wonder what happened there? That promise has been removed from the site.
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alanbrenton wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 1:47 pm
I paid $50 for the SIP file as well (been on FPL since Feb 2009). Am I getting this right, people are able to use Dell Voice as line 2 of their PAP2T-NA device?

As long as you pay $50 for the Dell Voice SIP settings, you can use Dell voice as a second line to your PAP2 if you so desire.
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I mean free voip program and free texting program, just not 2 in one. Free texting program includes textplus and textme, for texting, I think the program is pretty good, have not tried their calling options.
HowEver wrote:
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What are the the free VOIP texting programs?
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bridonca wrote:
Apr 24th, 2012 2:01 pm
As long as you pay $50 for the Dell Voice SIP settings, you can use Dell voice as a second line to your PAP2 if you so desire.

I see. I thought this was going to not cost another $50. Thanks for your response Bridonca.
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