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Recently someone recommended I start using a v.o.i.p service for a work number which would be helpful instead of giving out my personal number but I am trying to figure out the best way of doing this and have found little to no help on the websites of these services.

So, if I set up a v.o.i.p number and have the calls forwarded to my personal line during work hours instead of using the app would I be charged for the data used by the v.o.i.p service? or would I just have to add call forwarding to my plan since I would just be receiving forwarded calls?

Thanks in advance. 

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Start by reading here :

https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-multi-lines-and-small-businesses

No need for call forwarding on your cell to receive forwarded calls. When forwarding is active from VoIP, there is no extra charge for data, just minutes (similar to cell plans) because the calls come thru the normal mobile phone line. Most VoIP providers do not support texting, however... voice calls only.

My personal choice is CallCentric. For under $10 US a month, I have a home phone line (thru internet), 2 phone numbers in different area codes to accommodate different contacts and very powerful forwarding tools throughout Canada and the US.

Get back if you have further questions.
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Start by reading here :

[url=https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-mult...

Thanks Bob that was helpful.  But because I just want to be 100% sure I understand, if I set up the voip on my desktop and just leave it open I should be able to just forward all of those call at no extra to my cell and receiving those calls wouldnt count against my data?
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Start by reading here :

[url=https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-mult...

You shouldn't need to set up VoIP on your desktop, unless you want to answer calls from your desktop. The VoIP service should be able to be set up to call forward to your cell phone without any intermediary. You would still use minutes for any call received.

Caller > VoIP number > your cell phone (or any other number you choose)

Which suppliers have you been considering?
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Start by reading here :

[url=https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-mult...

The remote service will do all the forwarding on their nickle data-wise. It's like email... you don't have to run a client on your machine full time for your provider to take care of your mail. But in this case, instead of you checking in when you are online, the VoIP people ring your phone every time you have a call.

No need to set up a server on your pc or device unless you want to place calls through VoIP, which is probably unnecessary in your case.
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Start by reading here :

[url=https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-mult...

Hi sorry got caught up in things yesterday and didn't get a chance to respond. Thanks for all the advice its been really helpful and I was looking at using Fongo for voip and then forward calls to my cell during work hours and then having them go straight to voicemail when I am not working. Have either of you had success with a similar situation just wondering?  Thanks again. 
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Start by reading here :

[url=https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-mult...

I'd not recommend Fongo for your use pattern. Though cheap, it has very limited options. A commerce-grade VoIP supplier such as Callcentric or voip.ms would likely better meet your needs.

I have a VoIP system that greets callers to a community organization, and directs them to the appropriate member of that organization to further assist them. It also prevents callers reaching members outside reasonable hours. It can also manage voice mail, and send you an email of the VM.

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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Start by reading here :

[url=https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-mult...

Thanks dfbutt! Can I ask which service your using as something like that would be rather helpful for me? 
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

Start by reading here :

[url=https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/best-plan-s-for-mult...

VoIP.ms can now forward texts on some Canadian numbers. It either forwards to a cell phone via text or via email.

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