As a Plus user (and able to make voice posts), it would have been nice to hear about this a little sooner. I never wanted to use this before because I didn't want to pay long distance... guess I shoulda checked the page before, but I never think to.
And although I live in the States, I definitely agree with everyone else about it being stupid to have a number that won't work outside the US.
Does the number work from payphones? IIRC, there's an option to prevent people from calling your 800 number from a payphone (If you allow people to call from payphones, you have to reimburse the payphone owner, so many numbers block it). I was wondering which way LJ had chosen to go with that.
what about those of us in canada?
Yeah it'd be nice if my post would you know, SHOW UP....is there lag or something? I made one voice post that I didn't like, but it came right up and I deleted it. Then I made another one and when I clicked the right buttons to save it on my phone, it said it was saved and I came back and NOPE, it didn't show up.
It's been almost two hours and my voice posts still aren't up. WTH LJ?!
and yet another reason not to renew my paid account. at least with the other numbers, people outside the US could have voice posted (albeit paying long distance charges) but its no longer possible now. thanks!
I think those of us who don't reside in the US but are paid users should receive financial compensation. This is one of the benefits that we paid for, and for which representation was made when fees were paid.
Taking this service away constitutes misrepresentation and breach of contract. Free users don't really have a leg to stand on legally, but those of us who paid sure do.
Hmmm. Do I smell a class action lawsuit?
(LiveJournal: are you listening?)
I agree; there should be some kind of compensation for paid users who are not in the USA. I understand that LJ had the original voice post numbers pulled out from under them, but that doesn't excuse the fact that we are paying for a service we are not getting.
As for Canada specifically, a number of people have already mentioned Bell Canada, who do in fact service most of the country, and I know they have an existing partnership with Aliant, who service the Maritime provinces. I suspect they also have partnerships with other phone service providers like SaskTel et al. We don't call 'em Ma Bell for nothing. ;-)
I've been having problems for weeks, thought it was my own fault or my provider lol Thanks for the info!
Ok this totally sucks. Now I can't voicepost because I am in Canada! I was ok paying the long distance charges and this was a big reason I became a paid user. Why the change and why the lack of notification to those it really impacted! Sounds like crappy change management!!!!!
Please fix this! A credit would be nice too.
Now I never get to make a voice post using the scary laugh I have due to losing my voice. Oh the perfidy!
I'm slightly confused. I thought 800 numbers were toll free in North America. Have you tried calling it anyway to see if it works? Because that's pretty crappy if it's a toll free number with limitations.
Why don't you get a landline and top it with this service:http://www.tollfreeforwarding.com/external/products/?DNISType=USTF
It seems like a good idea. That way United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, and Saipan get toll free calling, if that's what you're going for, and there's also a set number for other International callers.
2007-02-16 04:14 pm (UTC)
Also paying for something I'm not getting
Just a bump to add my voice to the need for this PAID service to work as intended... soon.
Извините,почти два месяца я не могу получитьь ответы на несколько простых вопросов.
их мжно свести к одному.
ГДЕ НАЙТИ ПРОСТУЮ И ПОНЯТНУЮ ИНСТРУКЦИЮ НА РУССКОМ ЯЗЫКЕ ?.я устал расшифровывать непонятные термины.Моего IQ хватает с труддом на освоение кухонного комбайна.
Заранее признателен за ответ.
Вынужден сообщить Вам ,что волонтеры не являются таковыми .И не оказывают помощи НИКАКОЙ
Еще прошу не присылать 700 000 support -я не имеюю времени и сил их читать -дурачок потому что и старенький.
ya totally bumbed out..had not updated in forever...and then i picked up the phone dialed...and beep...beep...beep...
ahh well will save my useless rambling for another day. hope its fixed for Canada soon.
Don't count on it. They don't give a shit about anyone outside the US. I've been arguing with them since over a month on this.
I haven't read the comments,so if anyone has reccomended Telstra for Australia, don't. Optus would be a lot better.
I've been trying for about 2 days to use this number and every time I call I get a busy signal.
2007-02-24 05:22 am (UTC)
I haven't actually tried the voice post thing yet but I was about to and started reading all these comments. I'm a telecom engineer so I design IVRs and the like everyday. So if the LJ crew needs any help getting this stuff working for all countries they are free to give me a shout.