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beta testing: toll-free voice posting [Jan. 26th, 2007|05:34 pm]
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Earlier today we'd found that our voice post phone numbers weren't accepting calls. We're working with our provider to get the problem fixed as soon as we can. In the meantime, hachi rushed to finish setting up a different method of voice posting. We've managed to get a toll-free number for voice posts!

We've been working on this for a while, so while we weren't expecting to have this ready for today, we figured that we might as well try. In particular, it hasn't been stressed under load -- there may be some bumps along the way. So with that in mind, please feel free to set up voice posting if you haven't done so already, and then call 1-888-840-6189 to make a voice post from anywhere in the continental United States. :)

(Unfortunately, if you aren't in the US, you won't be able to use this number. We're still looking for a good international provider -- if you have one you'd like to suggest, please let us know!)

EDIT: This is now our primary voiceposting number -- the existing numbers have proven to be incredibly unreliable, so we're migrating to just this number. Update your contacts lists!

EDIT EDIT: We'll be working on getting alternate numbers, for all of you who've commented saying that this one doesn't work for you (for whatever reason). Keep an eye on news :)
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2007-01-27 12:09 am (UTC)
Telstra is the major Australian phone co, and covers all over the country. You might also want to check out Optus or AAPT, though I have no idea on toll-free possibilities.
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[User Picture]From: antiwesley
2007-01-27 12:31 am (UTC)
Thing about Telstra is, and I discussed this w/ a Telstra rep as we were trying to determine if getting a Skype number in Sydney for my in-laws to call us is, that it's actually CHEAPER for people who live in the outback to call the States than it is for them to call the larger cities.

My in-laws live in Dubbo, and it's cheaper for them to ring us direct here in the States than it would be for them to call a Sydney number.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2007-01-27 01:26 am (UTC)
I see. =/
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[User Picture]From: jigglypuff
2007-01-27 01:56 am (UTC)
Ew, Telstra.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2007-01-27 02:32 am (UTC)
w/e, they've always been good to me. =)
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[User Picture]From: summer_wolf
2007-01-27 03:01 am (UTC)
*seconds Telstra*

I like Telstra.
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[User Picture]From: bookwormmel
2007-01-27 09:31 am (UTC)
I would third telstra. For at least major cities 22c local call from a landline is decent.
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[User Picture]From: lab_brat
2007-01-27 03:03 pm (UTC)
I couldn't give a rats who in australia provided the service as long as we actually -have- the service! lol But telstra seems the obvious choice. Obvious considering I have no idea how it would work.. I get that they set a number up and we would ring it, but I don't know if it has to be fwded to the US or if a special service has to be installed or what. :/
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