Best plan(s) for multi-lines and small businesses?

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After going through the community board, I haven't seen this question asked/ answered in the last 3 months so here I am!

I am currently with Rogers and have two lines. One for personal, one for business. I only use my business line to have calls forwarded to my personal line. (The business phone doesn't even get turned on).

I pay $110 for the first line and $55 for the second line with 6GB of shared data between the two. Unlimited calls, texts, picture messages - the typical "perks".

The reason I am looking to switch providers is because I am always being charged overages and I pay no less than $250/ month. (Which is ridiculous for ANYONE to be paying... especially when you work from home and are constantly connected to WiFi -_-) On top of that, I am in dire need of a new phone. (S5 for my personal line stopped charging)

What plan(s) can I get with Koodo that will offer:
- As much data as possible
- Unlimited text & picture messages, unlimited incoming and outgoing calls (preferably Canada-wide) - OR a "My5" type of plan, if those still exist. 
- Two lines
- A new phone!! (Possibly two)
For the best possible price?

I'm not looking for special treatment or service as a business either. Just the best possible plans with the most savings to accommodate my usage.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 3 years ago

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You can port your business line to an internet or VoIP service like Fongo or callCentric for a small monthly fee and have those calls forwarded to your personal cell. One cell line and one phone, pick either of the heavyweight plans and you should be good to go, just depends on how much data you need.

If you spend most of your time connected to wifi there are a few tricks you can use to limit consumption.

See rickster’s post on this page:

http://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/nexus-4-cant-send-receive-pictures-without-data-turned...

Data enabler widget and Play Store setting can save your grocery money.
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Thank you so much! Definitely an option I haven't yet thought about!

Checking it out now! :)
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When your business is ready to go big time, CallCentric has cheap 800-numbers and local numbers all around North America.
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CAKEPOPBOSS

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You're the best!!!!!

Love how the universe works, I was talking about getting one the other day! lol!
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If you work from home, you can set a VoIP number to be answered on your computer OR your cell, and save even more minutes. Alternately, you could get an ATA device and convert the incoming internet call to be answered on a regular telephone device. A quality VoIP supplier can give your small business the telephone tools of a larger one.
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Perfect! I've been looking into it all morning, definitely seems I will be going this route.

Thank you so much for your help!
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So does Fongo forward calls to your cell even if you are not logged on?

Fongo seems cheaper than CallCentric.  If I setup Fongo on my laptop, what would the monthly fee be if all I do is forward calls
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You should be able to call forward your Fongo number to your cell number. However many other VoIP service providers have a richer set of management tools than Fongo. 
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Fongo's website does not have much information.  Like how much would it cost?  And does the app or webpage need to on and running?

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