Started by yosif, May 15, 2014, 10:46:53 PM
Quote from: swg0101 on May 16, 2014, 05:27:11 PMSounds like a bait and switch technique to me... although the integration shouldn't require any firmware changes since they currently use SIP for the integration. If you currently use Groove IP, you can even get a number without porting an existing one over... their site does seem to be quite buggy at the moment..
Quote from: AlanB on May 17, 2014, 04:34:25 PMQuote from: swg0101 on May 16, 2014, 05:27:11 PMSounds like a bait and switch technique to me... although the integration shouldn't require any firmware changes since they currently use SIP for the integration. If you currently use Groove IP, you can even get a number without porting an existing one over... their site does seem to be quite buggy at the moment..It's not bait and switch. Any Obi bought before May 1 works fine ( although maybe not on GV for long)Many companies offer incentives for new customers that don't apply to past purchases. We may not like it but it's not bait and switch.
QuoteBandwidth, the company behind RingTo has over a decade of supporting disruptive communications companies. We believe that your phone number is a powerful asset and by using the RingTo service, you are actually helping us refine our systems that are commercialized in other areas of Bandwidth's business.The RingTo service will be completely free for the foreseeable future. Don't worry – we won't hit you with a bill by surprise, and there will always be a free tier to our service when / if we decide to charge for the service. Early adopters (like you) can expect to get every feature RingTo offers, at no cost, and we'll give you at least a month of advanced notice if we ever do start charging. Unlike other service providers, we do not charge you to port your number in and we do not charge or block you from taking your number out. OK – There is ONE catch. You have to port your number in to RingTo if you want to enjoy the service.
Quote from: swg0101 on May 17, 2014, 08:21:00 PM1. Wait until at least 100,000 users sign up, add limited free international calling + SIP + mobile calling to attract new users.2. Offer free service for at least 2 years to indicate stability.3. Slowly transition to a tiered model where outbound minutes are limited to offer "free" usage, with the option to buy more usage or "referrals" to "earn" usage. Inbound minutes remain unlimited (this is because carriers get paid with inbound calls).
Quote from: giqcass on May 20, 2014, 03:56:09 AMAs a Republic Wireless customer I trust Bandwidth.com.
Quote from: ipse on May 21, 2014, 10:57:48 AMRing.to made the same announcement as Obihai...something will happen, it's not clear when and for which users - unless Obihai sticks to their high-horse approach and offers the alternative to new customers only.https://bandwidth.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/366475-announcement-obihai-users-please-read
Quote from: yosif on May 21, 2014, 01:21:12 PMBy the way, here is the known issue: https://bandwidth.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/334657-call-forwarding-not-working-via-google-voice. I wonder if RingTo is motivated to fix that at all.