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455 phone numbers now available [Nov. 15th, 2003|02:06 am]
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We've gone from 17 to 455 phone numbers available. They're all east coast still, but we're working on others.

http://www.livejournal.com/phonepost/numbers.bml

States covered: Connecticut | Delaware | Dist. of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | Virginia

Mad props to the coolest phone company I've had the pleasure of working with:

http://www.voicepulse.com/

Everybody should get a VoIP phone from them because they're cool. (I'm drooling at their "Filters" functionality....) Unfortunately I'm in Portland, OR, outside of their coverage area, so I can't get their service.

Anyway, we're working on numbers in other parts of the world and the states. If you work at a phone company that can setup trunk numbers in your region to a VoIP/SIP/IAX connection on our end, get in contact with me at brad@danga.com .

Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: breithiunas
2003-11-15 02:20 am (UTC)
you dont have any westren PA ones! :(


Me: i dont know what is closer! there is no pittsburgh ones!
*****: no idea which is closer
*****: probably one in East Ohio. heh
*****: they should have a map
*****: with dots
Me: yeah they should
*****: and when you mouse.over the dot
*****: it tells you the number
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From: ex_notyourse414
2003-11-15 02:25 am (UTC)
Physical distance doesn't really matter, some phone companies will charge 10 cents a minute for the next area code over, but the next area code only costs 5 cents per minute. Best bet is to call (or email) your phone company and ask for the rates for each of the PA numbers. Hell, the NY or NJ numbers could work out being cheaper too!
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2003-11-15 04:07 am (UTC)
The firms that Brad's working with are likely in the best position to determine this. I agree that a zoomable map would be ideal, along with radial-distance from zip codes, but your point also lends to being able to figure out what's cheapest, not necessarily what's closest. I, too, had noticed from time to time that intra-state calls (in my case, within PA) outside my immediate local calling area being more expensive than coast-to-coast long-distance.
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[User Picture]From: noelleleithe
2003-11-15 08:35 am (UTC)

Yep.

If you don't have a local number, go for one in another state (one you think might be less used -- in other words, I wouldn't use an NYC-area number). It's likely to be cheaper than one nearby.

Short primer: Local toll (IntraLATA) calls are those that aren't local but are still nearby. These are counted separately from long distance calls; you can actually have long distance with one company and local toll with a different one. Local toll rates are often higher than long distance rates. If you aren't sure what your local toll area covers, check with your local telephone service provider. :)
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[User Picture]From: rogue_explorer
2003-11-22 09:43 am (UTC)
i agree: western PA ones need to be made. i've been dying to make a phonepost but if i i call long distance to philly just to make them i can see my parents getting pretty pissed at the phone bill.
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[User Picture]From: welfy
2003-12-01 10:30 pm (UTC)
I agree. Just because we're not Philly doesn't mean we don't exist. The Pittsburgh area is chock-full of people.
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[User Picture]From: violetshade
2003-12-12 06:59 am (UTC)
No it isn't, that's an urban legend.
;)
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