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Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby blondeyes » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 9:02 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.


I think I've a solution for your problem.. Instead of using VOIP which sometimes connecting to data roam could be a hastle, you should consider to use Flexiroam. For most of frequent travelers SG-MY it's the best so far.. You should basically have 2 sims with you. MY & SG sims.

1. When you're in Singapore, u use your SG sim and, people from Malaysia will call u using your Malaysia number BUT Flexiroam become a middle man and forward your call to your SG number.. without need to exchange sim..

2. It's cost you Unlimited call time for calling/receiving daily RM10.. need to topup at their website..

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Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 31 Aug 2011 6:28 pm

blondeyes wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.


I think I've a solution for your problem.. Instead of using VOIP which sometimes connecting to data roam could be a hastle, you should consider to use Flexiroam. For most of frequent travelers SG-MY it's the best so far.. You should basically have 2 sims with you. MY & SG sims.

1. When you're in Singapore, u use your SG sim and, people from Malaysia will call u using your Malaysia number BUT Flexiroam become a middle man and forward your call to your SG number.. without need to exchange sim..

2. It's cost you Unlimited call time for calling/receiving daily RM10.. need to topup at their website..


RM 10 per day is RM 300 per month... SGD 140.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 31 Aug 2011 7:46 pm

A brief update on what I have found.

There are a lot of VOIP providers that offer virtual phone numbers, including in Malaysia and Singapore.

It appears that in order to do what I want, I'll need to virtual numbers.

When I am in Singapore, I want to:

a) Make and receive SG calls on my SG phone number - no problem.
b) Permit callers from KL to dial a KL number which is forwarded to my SG phone number.

For this I need to buy a virtual number in Malaysia. This number is forwarded to my SG mobile. Costs vary but are around USD 4 to 8 cents.

I can either supply the virtual number or auto forward my KL mobile phone to the virtual number. If I forward a KL mobile number, it needs to stay on and plugged in at my apartment while I am away so that it will forward calls.

When I am in KL, I want to:

a) Make and receive KL calls on my KL phone number - no problem.
b) Permit callers from SG to dial my SG number which is forwarded to my KL number.

For this, I need a virtual in SG which is forwarded to my KL mobile. Per minute costs are about the same as the other virtual number in KL.

The wrinkles:

If I want people in SG to be able to call my SG phone number when I am out of country, I have to leave a phone and the SIM in SG... no quick swap at the airport to the SG number. Don't see a way around this. I'll probably get a second SIM to have SG service until I get my primary SIM back in my phone.

SMS'es don't forward... well, I can spend an extra 2.95 per month and Singtel will auto forward SMS'es. Don't know about the reverse direction from Malaysia.

May or may not be able to specify the 'called from' number in the caller ID. Might just be gibberish.

Now looking for cheap/reliable virtual phone number provider. Many out there... tough to choose.

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Re: VOIP Solution for My Problem?

Postby blondeyes » Sun, 04 Sep 2011 10:20 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
blondeyes wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:I'm traveling a lot between KL & SG. I'd like to use a KL SIM when in KL.

However, if my SG mobile number was called when SIM not in phone, I'd like to call forward to VOIP phone number which in turn would forward to my KL phone number.

And of course, if using my SG number, would like to forward my KL number to a VOIP number that would in turn forward to my SG number.

Anything like this possible?

TIA.


I think I've a solution for your problem.. Instead of using VOIP which sometimes connecting to data roam could be a hastle, you should consider to use Flexiroam. For most of frequent travelers SG-MY it's the best so far.. You should basically have 2 sims with you. MY & SG sims.

1. When you're in Singapore, u use your SG sim and, people from Malaysia will call u using your Malaysia number BUT Flexiroam become a middle man and forward your call to your SG number.. without need to exchange sim..

2. It's cost you Unlimited call time for calling/receiving daily RM10.. need to topup at their website..


RM 10 per day is RM 300 per month... SGD 140.


Yes right, but it's a prepaid basis and the credit wont expire if you're not using it. I believe you do not need to use it 30 days per month since you're traveling KL-SG often.. Might be 2 weeks in SG and 2 weeks in KL.

Am I right? Any cheaper call forward service you found? Because apparently only Flexiroam (if I'm not mistaken offers such service: Call MY number but fwd to SG sim) - Correct me if I'm wrong! :)


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