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I have an 877 line coming into my Shaw digital phone, as well as the regular number. I want to apply a distinctive ringtone to the incoming 877 calls. Shaw csa tells me this is not possible as they do not own the 877 number. Anyone know a way around this- I`m in Wpg
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Two different lines to separate phones, or a phone that can ring differently on the two lines.

Some phones can be programmed for distinctive rings for numbers in their directory, but I don't believe you could have say an "877" number - I believe you need a "full match".

If I remember, I may try programming my Panasonic to an exchange and see what it does, if anything.
 

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I'm not 100% sure how toll-free service works, but couldn't you get a distinctive ring from Shaw (which is 2 phone numbers provisioned to the same line), and then have your toll-free calls forward to one of those numbers?

As I understand it, if you have an existing phone number 2045550123 , and you get Distinctive Ring, they'll give you a second phone number , 2045550124, which will ring the same line with a different ring tone. You then get your 877 number to forward to 2045550124, and it will ring your line with the different ringtone.

Distinctive Ring is free with the $40 phone package, and costs $3.95/mo on the lower packages.
 
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