DID for the central coast of NSW

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ethanw
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DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by ethanw » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:21 pm

Hi guys,

Are there any plans for a DID range for the central coast Voip users? From a telco point of view i think it is a std call from central coast to sydney so therefore anyone local calling us are paying higher rates. If this is wrong also pleasr let me know.

Regards,

Ethan

JasonM

Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by JasonM » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:38 pm

There are DIDs in Newcastle, but for the Central Coast, Gosford is typically a local call.

Exetel doesn't have Gosford DIDs.

ethanw
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by ethanw » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:19 pm

Thanks Jason.

So are you saying a call originating from Gosford or Woy Woy to a DID in newcastle would be a local call for the caller if they are on say telstra / optus?

Are there plans to have Gosford DID's?

JasonM

Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by JasonM » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:30 pm

No, Woy Woy -> Gosford is typically a local call.
Woy Woy -> Newcastle may be long distance charges.

Exetel doesn't have Gosford DIDs, I'm not aware of plans to add any.

rniehues
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Location: Central Coast - NSW

Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by rniehues » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:15 pm

The Central Coast has a population of about 300,000!
It is abaout time that local DIDs are maide available.
Other VOIP providers have local DIDs (eg Engin).

And yes, a call from Gosford to Newcastle is a STD call.

trissy
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by trissy » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:17 am

There was another thread here not so long ago regarding DID's on the Central Coast.

Perhaps enough interest could stimulate a once-off purchase of a number range.

There were about 3 or 4 interested in the previous thread. If it was closer to around 10 it may be worthwhile for exetel?
Tristan.

braykr
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by braykr » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:22 pm

I would also be interested in a DID for the Central Coast. The sooner the better.
Kevin

James
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by James » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:41 pm

It's not a question of interest, I don't think our supplier has any for that region.

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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by peterh_oz » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:42 pm

Whilst DIDs are preferable, it would depend on the cost. But the central coast now has enough of a population to warrant investigation by exetel. I guess it depends how many they have to buy at one and how long they expect to be paying for the numbers before they are actually allocated to customers. In the meantime, voip number porting will be available soon, but the cost is yet to be announced. Lets hope telstra (or whoever is the number issuer) doesn't screw exetel too much and they can pass on a reasonable (sub-$50) fee.

Edit: James has just answered part one of my option before I even got to post it!

ethanw
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by ethanw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:28 pm

with the number porting how far off is it I read that it should be going now?

Can I port across my old telstra number that I had before going naked?

I'm now considering using another Voip service because the local DID is important to me so I hope I can port something across.

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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by James » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:52 pm

You should hold off until it's announced that it is ready to go.

glenn929
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by glenn929 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:09 am

Is there any progress on Porting Numbers?

And if or when this is available, can you only port your existing PSTN number or will be possible to get a local number (eg: Central Coast 0243xxxx) without an existing line?

Reason I am asking is because I would like two numbers, one of for family use and one for the business that I run from home.

JohnJ
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by JohnJ » Sun May 17, 2009 8:37 pm

Here's another vote for Central Coast DID numbers. Sucks when someone around the corner calls and they cop a long distance charge...

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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by dbr » Mon May 18, 2009 8:54 am

JohnJ wrote:Sucks when someone around the corner calls and they cop a long distance charge...
Sounds like an opportunity not a problem...

"Hey, mate great to catch up. Yeah I know, sorry you have to pay STD rates to call me now. But I found out about how to make calls where I only pay a flat 10c for a call to ANYWHERE in Oz. Nah, not foolin'. It's true. Sure you can. Heard of VOIP? Well let me tell you about it and this great ISP I'm with, Exetel....."
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ethanw
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Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

Post by ethanw » Mon May 18, 2009 10:00 am

A very optimistic way of looking at it.. Congrats.

I know I am a cynicle person but it usually ends up like this.

Friend:" wow do you think you could hook me up. Im not too cluey with all this internet stuff so can you do me a favour??"
You (If your silly enough): " Yeah sure"

You then spend hours setting it up for nothing and end up being the support person for your friend when they now have any phone / internet problems..

I am a good generous friend however this always turns to trouble.. Especially when your not so technicial friend tries to call up for support. You end up being in the middle of a provider / hardware / friend... No thanks..

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