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Hi All:

My small not-for-profit has a business voice line from Telus, to provide a unique office phone number. Since we are mostly a virtual organization, this number is forwarded to another, which is occasionally attended, and has voicemail.

This seems quite expensive (Telus).

Is there an alternative that I should consider? No flakiness, please. We are a somewhat straightlaced and low-tech organization. :>}

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi All:

Does anyone see any holes in this scheme? Please review the original post (above).

It seems that VoIP provider VoIP.ms is Canadian and well-regarded. According to their sales staff, and advice from another forum, VoIP.ms will provide a DID (and we can port our existing number) which can be forwarded to another number as required. Many more options are available, but that's enough for now. The costs are remarkably low for our very low volume useage (100 min/mo).

We will not need a broadband, always-on Internet connection, and no premises VoIP equipment.

We will need occasional Internet access for account administration and service configuration. Not a problem.

Incoming faxes can be handled with an inexpensive account from MyFax -- which delivers faxes to e-mail. They are Ottawa-based, and have Canadian number porting.

Outgoing faxes are another story, and we may have to stick with borrowing a POTS line and fax machine. More to come on this.
 

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You can also send faxes from your computer - many inexpensive internet based fax services. If the documents are not in electronic form already, an inexpensive document scanner is all you need.
 

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if your isp is shawcable , they offer a voice line at a good price, My office opted to change from telus to shaw 6 month ago and have absolutely no issues so far. If you wanted to go inexpansive, both people line and ibb talk offers voip line at $ 10.00 per month plus $5.00 for voive mail. an ifax line as an add on for $7.00 more. an ifax line will eceive all incoming fax as email attachments. you do have to scan any document if wish to send out. these s only 2 examples. there is another provider that offer the 1st year free. just google for it.
 
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