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Its time to turn your landline mobile
If youre a small business, youll know having a local phone number is worth its weight in gold, but diverting it to your mobile can cost an awful lot of gold. Not any more thanks to our new service, Fixed Number Anywhere.

Fixed Number Anywhere works by creating a local (or 0808 free phone) number specifically for you that goes straight to your mobile. No diverts, no redirections and no need to be sat in the office to take that important call.

We also know that having just one person who can answer the phone isnt ideal either, which is why one landline number set up for Fixed Number Anywhere can ring up to ten of your teams mobiles.

You can also have up to five Fixed Number Anywhere landline numbers diverting to your phone, so if you ever wanted to represent your company in John O Groats, Lands End, Cardiff, Belfast and London all while sat in Manchester, youre in luck. Even better, your callers will be charged the standard landline rate for calling you they wont get charged any extra.

Fixed Number Anywhere launches in August and will cost £10 per month for 01 and 02 landline numbers and £15 per month for 0808 free phone numbers. Businesses bringing an existing BT 01 or 02 landline number to O2 and taking a new mobile connection will get the service for free. More information will be available on http://www.o2.co.uk/business"> in the next week.
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#1
sounds good, thanks for the heads up :)
#2
Wow, awesome! So your mobile number would just be a local geographical number! Neat! If you have a friend or relative who calls you lots then it could almost be worth getting the 0808 if they can call you from a landline so there is no charge. Orange used to offer a selection of local numbers that diverted to your mobile. Not sure if they still do this, many years ago they used to offer some unique features but they have ditched them all now.

I wonder if there will be a fair use policy on how many minutes of calls you can get?
#3
An alternative for this would be to buy a landline number with Skype, if you take a calling plan, it's €50 euros for the year and they give you a local number, people then ring it as they would any other local number and it comes to wherever your skype is turned on, i keep mine on my mobile and home PC.

Cheaper then £10 a month and £11 a month line rental or whatever is it!
#4
Zyyb
An alternative for this would be to buy a landline number with Skype, if you take a calling plan, it's €50 euros for the year and they give you a local number, people then ring it as they would any other local number and it comes to wherever your skype is turned on, i keep mine on my mobile and home PC.

Cheaper then £10 a month and £11 a month line rental or whatever is it!


Yeah, but dont you have to keep your skype on all the time... I bit difficult wen you travel a lot!!
#5
Zyyb
An alternative for this would be to buy a landline number with Skype, if you take a calling plan, it's €50 euros for the year and they give you a local number, people then ring it as they would any other local number and it comes to wherever your skype is turned on, i keep mine on my mobile and home PC.

Cheaper then £10 a month and £11 a month line rental or whatever is it!


Even on a HSDPA handset I find Skype quite unuseable. I did try diverting Skype calls to my US cell phone when I am away but Skype would "ring" for 20 seconds before diverting to the US number so unless callers knew to let it ring for 40 seconds or so they would hang up before I answered.
#6
It will cost £10 for a landline or £15 for 0808 per month
#7
Dont you have to pay for the diverted leg of the call from the landline to the mobile number? If you dont then this is awesome!
#8
"Businesses bringing an existing BT 01 or 02 landline number to O2 and taking a new mobile connection will get the service for free"

If you transfer your existing line it's free... What happens to line rental on the number you transfer, I would imagine that is free, VOIP providers were / are providing UK landline numbers free of charge.

Where they are going to get their money back if you do this for your home number is calling out, those 600 minutes a month are not going to be enough.

Maybe they also see the termination fee being reduced in the coming year and want to get you tied in before you can divert a land line to mobile for free!

The way all these deals are going is that phone service is going to become a fixed fee for what ever you can use for people able to pay £25+ a month, and the a mire of confusing deals for the PAYG crowd.
#9
So this is pretty much Google Voice (free) with less options but for £10-15/mo.

I think the US gets a better deal :-P hopefully Google Voice comes here.
#10
you need to have a business tarrif with o2 i believe for this service.
#11
yes i tried getting this when it came out 1st august, you need a business tariff.
#12
very useful, heat ed
banned#13
But how much will it cost you for recieving that call? As i understand, the £10 is the fixed monthly charge for the service, but usually, while your callers pay the number they call, i.e local or free, you pay for the mobile part of it, for every minute.
#14
Was able to do this when working - just diverted my landline to mobile when I left the office and it was brilliant. Seamless connection for customers (although they were paying mobile rates unknowingly) but even better my manager (working in a different office) didn't know I wasn't in work when he phoned my office tel no lol. ;-)
banned#15
Right,

So we run our business from home currently using our landline as the number to call to book appointments and we only need the 1 line.

We also do home visits & go out most weekends but we could easily take our diary with us to book in the appointments, which would make things alot easier for us.

So does it cost £10 per month for the ability to do this via the 01 number we currently have or am I missing something?
#16
Melovesbargains
Was able to do this when working - just diverted my landline to mobile when I left the office and it was brilliant. Seamless connection for customers (although they were paying mobile rates unknowingly) but even better my manager (working in a different office) didn't know I wasn't in work when he phoned my office tel no lol. ;-)


No they weren't - you diverted it and you were paying the divert costs. The customer is only dialling a standard number and will be charged accordingly.
#17
Sounds like Google Voice will be better
#18
oneeyedvic
No they weren't - you diverted it and you were paying the divert costs. The customer is only dialling a standard number and will be charged accordingly.

Exactly. What a plonker.
#19
we used to have something similar to this in thailand years and years ago.
but it was two handsets similar to dect phones.
had one in the house and i used to take one to work.
so if the missus phoned up i could answer it
#20
Melovesbargains
Was able to do this when working ... (although they were paying mobile rates unknowingly)


I think you'll find that your company was footing the bill for the forwarding call to your mobile. The original caller only ever pays for the part of the call they make. In your case, to the landline...

(edit: must remember to check page 2 of a thread before replying...)
#21
Need to find out if the diverted leg is paid for.
I would assume a monthly payment then a pence per minute on top.

if so then there are plenty of providers out there doing this.
If there is no ppm charge then this is a great deal

You could use an 0870 or 0845 can be free but the caller will pay instead.
(you might also get a cut of the revenue a la X factor)
#22
First Post, but hope this is of help to someone.
Free call diversion from a land line number to a mobile has been available from talk talk/ onetel for over 5 years.
We have 2 onetel mobiles (£4.99 a month) and a onetel landline with call diversion active (£1.75) a month. Any calls to your onetel landline can be diverted to either mobile at no cost to you.
We ran a guest house for 8 years, and after one year of call diversion with BT switched to Onetel. saved an absolute fortune. Not just diverted calls, but any calls between the landline and the mobiles are free.
Hope this helps someone!
#23
wurzzle
First Post, but hope this is of help to someone.
Free call diversion from a land line number to a mobile has been available from talk talk/ onetel for over 5 years.
We have 2 onetel mobiles (£4.99 a month) and a onetel landline with call diversion active (£1.75) a month. Any calls to your onetel landline can be diverted to either mobile at no cost to you.
We ran a guest house for 8 years, and after one year of call diversion with BT switched to Onetel. saved an absolute fortune. Not just diverted calls, but any calls between the landline and the mobiles are free.
Hope this helps someone!


Is this offer still available it looks like Talk Talk have taken over Onetel
#24
cityslicker
Need to find out if the diverted leg is paid for.
I would assume a monthly payment then a pence per minute on top.

if so then there are plenty of providers out there doing this.
If there is no ppm charge then this is a great deal

You could use an 0870 or 0845 can be free but the caller will pay instead.
(you might also get a cut of the revenue a la X factor)


Not any more, the owner of an 0870 has to pay for diversion as of August 1st!

:whistling:

http://www.voipfoneuserforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3609

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