Just out of curiosity, you have almost the whole state of Florida covered at least the major cities, except for the Tampa Bay area? You wouldn't happen to be a Raiders fan and still mad about the Super Bowl would ya? :)
2003-11-15 07:01 am (UTC)
Phone companies in Canada
While Bell is the main one, and if you want to be sure of your stability, they'd be the ones to go with. They might whack up a deal with you, though. You could always give it a go.
However, there are other companies offering (at least) long distance service (some local too) that you may want to try: Sprint, Telus, London Telecom, Primus. THere are others, but I don't know them offhand.bell.casprint.calondontelecom.comprimus.catelus.ca
2003-11-15 10:16 am (UTC)
Re: Phone companies in Canada
Phone companies don't typically offer voice-to-VoIP conversion, though -- it's usually a small-to-medium consumer VoIP startup that will take local calls and relay them over the Internet to Seattle.
I just got my paid account a week ago and I am so amazed with all these new features. Thanks so much, my obsession with Livejournal is increasing daily.
And I see my area code! Holy Jesus, the possibilities.
same here!! i've been addicted since january.... look at my calender, i havent missed a single day!! i just got a paid account.... im so excited!
The POST BY PHONE feautre is wicked.
just need some numbers for Canada!
mostly New Brunswick and Nova Scotia!
i absolutely love the new feature, but appreciate a number or two for illinois. specifically chicago or the suburbs [312, 847, 630]
How could you leave out 773?
2003-11-15 08:11 am (UTC)
Can't hear the phone posts
Sorry if this was covered elsewhere, I looked for a long time.
I can't hear the phone posts. I've tried downloading Winamp and Zinf (sp?) but neither worked. It says it can't find STUDIO.exe. Help.
2003-11-15 12:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Can't hear the phone posts
this has probably been asked, but in case it hasn't, are you guys going overseas with this?
It's been asked quite a few times, and I believe the answer is if/when it's feasible. However, that may very well be many years down the road.
It depends upon having a VoIP company in your country that is willing/able to do business with a Seattle, WA, US company, at a price LJ can afford, taking any taxes that may be imposed on the connection into account. I'm fairly certain it also depends upon being able to get some consulting time from a lawyer in your country to do a quick review of the pertaining laws (which could, depending on the results of the review, postpone it for a while until laws change.) It also depends upon having enough paid users there to make it worthwhile, although that shouldn't be a major hurdle for most countries.
Note that this is a general answer, and not specific to the Philippines or any other specific country.
2003-11-15 08:29 am (UTC)
Why there isn't a phone number near you.
It might cut down on the frustration level for you all to know that the location of the numbers that Voicepulse provides is beyond LJ's control. This is because a special kind of link between the phone system and the internet needs to be set up and that so far these are the only places that Voicepulse has done so.
2003-11-15 08:35 am (UTC)
I think this has probably already been asked but...
why no 800 number, a la Audblog? Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper?
For whom? If it were a toll-free number for us, LJ would be paying the bill. Now, if they wanted to charge extra for phone posting, that'd be fine, but in the meantime, not so cool for them.
Niftiness! You guys are doing an awesome job with all the neat new toys you've put out in the last little while. Kudos to all of you! :)
Still waiting out for a number in Canada, though...
YAY!!!! You've got a phone number for Great Barrington - where my out in nowhereland school is!!! :)
western massachusetts!!! whoo! haha this is great, someone who knows that massachusets isnt the area between springfield and boston.... oh man, im excited!! (i'm from north adams)
You have a Syracuse number! I officially love you.
ill just call on a ear of corn from indiana! haha. that would be cool.
excellent idea (or just use a cell phone with free long distance like me).