What is the 911 Cost Recovery Fee?
A setup fee of $1.50 and a monthly fee of $1.50 apply to each Callcentric account requiring 911 service. These fees are used to recover costs directly associated with developing, implementing and maintaining 911 service in compliance with FCC regulations in the US, and CRTC regulations in Canada.
Th $1.50 monthly fee is included in the costs for the following outgoing services:
North America 500
North America 100
North America Residential
World Select Residential
If you only have an incoming service you would be billed at $1.50 per month for 911. If you added one of the above outgoing plans the 911 fee would be included in the monthly price for the selected outgoing plan.
Getting faxes with you Obi requires you to have a real time connection as well as a fax machine. With Callcentric you can get your faxes via email or on their website at your leisure.
The $1.50 fee is monthly. It is per account though - I have 6 Callcentric numbers and pay a single 911 fee.
MozartA - you are correct, there is a fee for forwarding. I believe that your figure of $0.0198 is correct if the forwarded number is in the USA. I never actually pay attention to the exact amount because my bill for forwarding has never been more than $2.71...
There is no fee for voicemail (retrieved via email or web) or faxes (email or web).
For incoming call treatments, you can allow specific numbers, deny specific numbers, allow/deny wild cards (as in 1888* which would apply to any number starting with 1888, or 188880020x0 which would match 18888002010, 18888002020, 18888002030..and so on). You can also allow/deny anonymous/private and numbers in your phone book.
I can use google voice. why do I have to pay extra money ?
Quite a few people want 911 support with their Voip. As we know Google Voice doesn't support 911. So many people get 911 service with Callcentric for $1.5 a month even when they are using Obi and Google Voice.
And in this case, not only you get 911 plus you get a phone number with FREE incoming call. In case Google Voice is down (which they recently had problem few weeks ago during weekend), you have another phone number from another Voip company as backup.
Google Voice gives you a second number. You have to have one to start with. If you can get around this requirement - please enlighten us.
ah.. common newbie mistake. plenty of ways online if you just look it up. not that you cant just borrow grandma's phone for a quick 2 seconds since somehow you're the last person on earth without a cellphone.
If all above fails, I offer you plan Z: find a public payphone, copy down the number, have google call the number.
You are locking the phone number up for good if you do it like that. Not to mention all the activity that you could be inadvertently routing through that line if you aren't careful with your gv options.
But yes, in essence you only need a number for a moment. I would've overlooked a payphone.
Slickdeals is able to share the best deals because of the contributions of users like you! If you found a great deal,
please share it with others by posting in our forums.
Welcome to Slickdeals!
Save money here by finding the lowest and cheapest price, best deals and bargains, and hot coupons. We're all about
community driven bargain hunting with thousands of free discounts, promo codes, reviews and price comparisons.
Don't worry, we'll help you find your way. If you haven't already, check out this
that explains the features of our site.