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  1. #1
    John Yossarian
    Guest
    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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  2. #2
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Home phone forwarding

    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" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > 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.




  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Home phone forwarding


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > 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






  4. #4
    John Yossarian
    Guest

    Re: Home phone forwarding

    On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:51:37 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> 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




  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Home phone forwarding


    "John Yossarian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 13:51:37 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]
    > >> 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





  6. #6
    John Yossarian
    Guest

    Re: Home phone forwarding

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 04:55:37 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> 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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