by Anura Guruge
>> Switched to PhonePower —
>> May 14, 2014.
>> $60/year PhonePower option
>> — Apr. 21, 2014.
>> VoicePro option — Apr. 19, 2014.
>> Obi110 without Google Voice —
>> Apr. 16, 2014.
>> Obi-based Guruge network — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Obi110 Voice Service Bridge — Nov. 14, 2013.
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As I bemoaned in yesterday’s post one drawback I encountered when switching over from Google Voice to paid, unlimited PhonePower was that the registration process INSISTED that I enter, and use my, Google Voice number.
I really wasn’t keen to do that. Google Voice does not, or at least did not use to, support the New Hampshire area code — i.e., 603. So I had to get a 207, i.e., Maine, area code with Google Voice. I hated using that because that is what appeared on Caller ID — and it confused most (though a few, who would not normally answer their phone, answered because they wanted to see who was calling them from Maine).
Today, though I knew they would be busy, I got in line at PhonePower support online chat. I was #9 in the queue. Wasn’t a problem. I could continue doing other stuff.
They don’t see or even know of my 207 number!
They only know me via the new 603 number they gave me yesterday — albeit at my request.
They fixed the Caller Id thing in seconds. I tried it out by calling my cell. Yes, I now have 603 on my outbound PhonePower calls. I am happy.
So just letting YOU know.
All the best.
PhonePower appears to work. Their call log/history nowhere near as good as Google Voice. Damn.
Click to ENLARGE. The new Guruge household phone system with VoIP from PhonePower (rather than Google Voice).
PhonePower dashboard — pretty comprehensive though I couldn’t change Caller ID using it.