Home phone forwarding

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This may be a bit off-topic for this group, but figured it would be a
good place to start.

Until about a 18 months ago, I had lived alone and travelled for a
living. I had a feature on my home phone that would automatically
forward all incoming calls to my Sprint PCS number if I didn't answer
at home. It was very convienent, as it was like I was always carrying
an extension of my home phone, and I simply used my Sprint voicemail
for everything.

Things have changed at home and I'd like to update my home phone
service. My girlfriend has moved in with me. Now that there are
phone calls to my home number for someone other than myself, I am
interested in some kind of home phone forwarding service. What I
would like to have is a voice greeting with a touch tone menu to
forward to either my Sprint phone or my girlfriend's cell phone. I
don't see a residential service like this through SBC...and I'd like
to dump them anyway. I'm also interested in going to a VoIP service
like Vonage, or perhaps phone service through Charter Cable (same as
my ISP). SBC's $45-50/month service is getting ridiculous.

Has anyone heard of a forwarding service like this? All I have seen
is a selective call forwarding that makes you put numbers in ahead of
time. I like the idea of a greeting with a menu, if such a service
exists.
 
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When you price it out, you'll probably discover that the type of
forwarding service you want is more expensive than getting a
second line for your girlfriend's use. My second landline costs only
$10.50 per month (about $16.50 after fees and taxes). This is
for SBC in CA.

--
John Richards


"John Yossarian" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:hus4v09k9fsqfan57g3tcd110v4k4r2qb4@4ax.com...
> This may be a bit off-topic for this group, but figured it would be a
> good place to start.
>
> Until about a 18 months ago, I had lived alone and travelled for a
> living. I had a feature on my home phone that would automatically
> forward all incoming calls to my Sprint PCS number if I didn't answer
> at home. It was very convienent, as it was like I was always carrying
> an extension of my home phone, and I simply used my Sprint voicemail
> for everything.
>
> Things have changed at home and I'd like to update my home phone
> service. My girlfriend has moved in with me. Now that there are
> phone calls to my home number for someone other than myself, I am
> interested in some kind of home phone forwarding service. What I
> would like to have is a voice greeting with a touch tone menu to
> forward to either my Sprint phone or my girlfriend's cell phone. I
> don't see a residential service like this through SBC...and I'd like
> to dump them anyway. I'm also interested in going to a VoIP service
> like Vonage, or perhaps phone service through Charter Cable (same as
> my ISP). SBC's $45-50/month service is getting ridiculous.
>
> Has anyone heard of a forwarding service like this? All I have seen
> is a selective call forwarding that makes you put numbers in ahead of
> time. I like the idea of a greeting with a menu, if such a service
> exists.
 
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"John Richards" <jr70@blackhole.invalid> wrote in message
news:W6wId.18192$_X7.16376@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
> When you price it out, you'll probably discover that the type of
> forwarding service you want is more expensive than getting a
> second line for your girlfriend's use. My second landline costs only
> $10.50 per month (about $16.50 after fees and taxes). This is
> for SBC in CA.
>
> --
> John Richards

It sounds like John Yossarian wants a personal PBX.

I'd agree with John Richards. Keep in mind that there will additional
installation expenses, and the cost of replacing your phones with two line
phones, if you want both numbers accessible through the house.

Bob
 
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On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:51:37 GMT, "Bob Smith"
<usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

>
>"John Richards" <jr70@blackhole.invalid> wrote in message
>news:W6wId.18192$_X7.16376@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>> When you price it out, you'll probably discover that the type of
>> forwarding service you want is more expensive than getting a
>> second line for your girlfriend's use. My second landline costs only
>> $10.50 per month (about $16.50 after fees and taxes). This is
>> for SBC in CA.
>>
>> --
>> John Richards
>
>It sounds like John Yossarian wants a personal PBX.
>
>I'd agree with John Richards. Keep in mind that there will additional
>installation expenses, and the cost of replacing your phones with two line
>phones, if you want both numbers accessible through the house.
>
>Bob

I appreciate the feedback, guys. I'm trying to reduce expenses, not
increase them. This service is probably not what I want, then.

Cheers,
Yossarian
 
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"John Yossarian" <nospam@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:f0qiv09vlc9dbpt2lcgu5utubndlrn0oi7@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:51:37 GMT, "Bob Smith"
> <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >"John Richards" <jr70@blackhole.invalid> wrote in message
> >news:W6wId.18192$_X7.16376@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
> >> When you price it out, you'll probably discover that the type of
> >> forwarding service you want is more expensive than getting a
> >> second line for your girlfriend's use. My second landline costs only
> >> $10.50 per month (about $16.50 after fees and taxes). This is
> >> for SBC in CA.
> >>
> >> --
> >> John Richards
> >
> >It sounds like John Yossarian wants a personal PBX.
> >
> >I'd agree with John Richards. Keep in mind that there will additional
> >installation expenses, and the cost of replacing your phones with two
line
> >phones, if you want both numbers accessible through the house.
> >
> >Bob
>
> I appreciate the feedback, guys. I'm trying to reduce expenses, not
> increase them. This service is probably not what I want, then.
>
> Cheers,
> Yossarian

Here's an idea. If your significant other has her own cell phone, then don't
give out your number to her friends and family ... to call her. Let them
call her cell phone ...

Bob
 
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On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 04:55:37 GMT, "Bob Smith"
<usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

>Here's an idea. If your significant other has her own cell phone, then don't
>give out your number to her friends and family ... to call her. Let them
>call her cell phone ...

Thats kind of how it works now. I'm just looking to give her the same
kind of convienence that I've enjoyed for years.

I guess she can buy a second line if that's what she really wants <G>.
I'm not going to fund this when I do just fine with only my Sprint
phone.
 
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