Foxtel Return path using Voip

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GLOpro
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Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by GLOpro » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:31 pm

Hi,

As the numbers increase and as our homes become more and more 'connected' can Exetel please enable access to allow 0198 numbers to be called.
This number is a the cost of a local call and is used as the return path for Foxtel users to order Box Office movies. A number of other ISPs have enable access to this.

The numbers dialled is 0198 308 and 021 0198 308 025, but basically if you can set it up to accept 0198 XXX XXXX then it should be fine.

Thanks

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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by vk3xem » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:57 am

They are Tel$tra numbers, so it would depend if Tel$tra make the numbers available to other providers so they can be charged the same. I wouldn't be in the least bit suprised if they want rip non-Tel$tra customers off to call these numbers.
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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by jokiin » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:27 am

vk3xem wrote:They are Tel$tra numbers, so it would depend if Tel$tra make the numbers available to other providers so they can be charged the same. I wouldn't be in the least bit suprised if they want rip non-Tel$tra customers off to call these numbers.
quite likely they would but to a Foxtel user they would probably be happy to pay a premium to call this number anyway

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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by GLOpro » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:08 am

Foxtel simply should have made it a 13 number, to keep it simple, but that would have been too easy.

Never the less, 20c or 30c max to call that number.

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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by JamesR » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:30 pm

0198 numbers are only charged at a local call rate through Tel$tra, so I don't see any issue with keeping my return path with my land line... while you might not want to, I guess you gotta give Tel$tra some kind of income, other than your line rental!

Just thinking of the issue, what happens to those with Foxtel and Naked ADSL? No Box Office at all?
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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by jokiin » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:00 pm

JamesR wrote: Just thinking of the issue, what happens to those with Foxtel and Naked ADSL? No Box Office at all?
I think that's what prompted the question, I think from memory GLOpro has a naked service

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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by tulett » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:11 pm

JamesR wrote: Just thinking of the issue, what happens to those with Foxtel and Naked ADSL? No Box Office at all?
That was a bonus for me when I went Naked. No Box Office = less cash spent!

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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by GLOpro » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:33 am

im stillwaiting on a reply from voip support regarding this and a codec request.

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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by jon_m_obrien » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:06 pm

iQ and iQ2 can now order box office over the phone, without the need for a return path dial-up connection:
http://www.foxtel.com.au/about-foxtel/c ... y-2989.htm

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Re: Foxtel Return path using Voip

Post by GLOpro » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:36 pm

great news, but im glad that voip support have re-enabled calling 019 numbers at the cost of a local call.

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