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Okay, this may not be the appropriate place for this question so mods please feel free to move it anywhere more appropriate.

Here is the scenario; I have two phones A) cell phone and B) MagicJack line.

With Bell, I have set it so that calls from B to A (or vice-versa) are free anywhere in Canada as long as I'm using Bell's network i.e. no minutes or long distance charge are incurred (Fav 10 or something like that).

If I forward my calls from B to A (going on vacation) will / should the forwarded calls count against my minutes? The call on my cell phone appears to be coming from the number who called me (not the MagicJack phone).

I've asked Bell and they couldn't tell me definitively.

Just wondering if anyone here has experience with this scenario?

Thanks!
 

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See if you can set up the magicjack to mask the forwarded numbers. Right now it's passing the original number along, but most voip systems enable number masking.
E.g. my voip.ms line can be masked to be my home # (905), even though it's a 289.
if someone used caller ID (as Bell would to determine billing - i.e. is it fav 10 or not?) it would show up as the masked number, and not the originating number.

Now, I've never done it with forwarding through voip.ms, but I'm pretty sure it works in the same manner.

See if magicjack will do that and you should be fine.
*SHOULD*, though it IS bell, so I wouldn't be surprised when you do get charged anyway :p
 

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Thanks for the reply!

Don't think I can mask the number from MagicJack... I see no option to do that.

I've found a way to get my detailed billing online from Bell though so I've run some tests today and will see what shows up in the detailed billing tomorrow.
 

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I took them a while to update the billing information but according to what I'm seeing... I do get charged.

Bummer!

Oh well, such is life.
 

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That is a "bummer". My cell service is with Rogers and I get (IIRC) 2500 minutes of forwarding per month for free. I have my cell phone configured to forward all unanswered calls to my home phone.
 
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