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Phone number for business; Twilio vs. VOIP etc.

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by creativepotion, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    I havent tried twilio myself but I see more and more people talking about it.
    From what I see, it seems like another VOIP services with more options and features (especially SMS etc.)

    I have been using basic VOIP services so far and was wondering if its worth the switch to twilio.

    Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    bumping this. thx
     
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    Mysterio Regular Member

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    if your doing only outgoing use skype, they have an unlimited plan right now for 30$ for a year
     
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    calvinzplus Newbie

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    I have use of the voip service. no issue since it is clean and nice.
    not sure about the more options.
     
  5. CaptinAmerica

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    No offense but that statement above basically means nothing. lol

    I have used a TON of VOIP's, one of which is twilio. Twilio is cheap, reliable, easy to set up, and easy to buy new numbers on the fly. If you are looking for 5+ numbers twilio is the way to go. If you are looking to set up numbers on your own check out Twilio labs which is a link at the bottom of the home page. It will give you the coding (Twimlets) to forward calls, set up phone whispers, and call groups. Anything other than that is easy to set up with a programer and a hosting account.

    Good luck man!
     
  6. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    Thanks CaptinAmerica,

    I have never tried twilio before, but seems like everyone is talking about it these days.
    it seems like it is able to do everything a regular VOIP service provider is able to? Even forwarding SMS and such?

    How the clarity and quality of Twilio? Thanks again
     
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    Clarity and everything is good with twilio. You have to have some web knowledge to get it set up. Just drop the OpenVBX files on your server and then follow the instructions. After that, you can visually set up phone trees and menus for your business. I then went on fiverr and bought a voice over saying "Thank you for calling XXXX, Press 1 for Sales, 2 for Customer Service, 0 for anything else. They all go to the same place though right now until I expand and then can just add those people into the phone system. It's a pretty nice setup.
     
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    creativepotion Regular Member

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    Seems like an amazing service.
    Do they offer toll-free numbers as well or just local?
     
  9. CaptinAmerica

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    Both. My suggestion is to sign up with $30 and give it a try
     
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    Interesting thread. We have One Box and were looking for something else. I have checked out several so far and ringcentral.com seemed decent. Plus you keep your number. I will check out twilio for sure.
     
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    yes they have 1-888 numbers, they are $2 a month and you just pay usage on them, penny per minute. Regular numbers are $1.

    Ringcentral is cool, Twilio is more tech friendly if you want to make custom stuff.
     
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    Can you transfer calls in between numbers with Twilio? Maybe this weekend I will play with it.
     
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    Thanks for the great info once again, CaptainAmerica

    What are some other good and interesting stuff that's been developed so far (beside forward calls. call menu, group chat etc.)?

    Is there a site to buy those developments etc.?

    Thx again