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Dee222
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October 13, 2014 2:19 pm  

Hi friends.

I have always used google voice to get a local number for business purposes. However, that is not an option here in USVI. Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative service that will let people call a local number and forward the call to your current (non-local) phone?

Thank for the help!


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October 13, 2014 2:38 pm  

Check out RingTO. Not sure if it will work for you but is what I changed to earlier this year when Google Voice was discontinued. I used it for a week in St. Maarten and it worked well.


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OldTart
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October 13, 2014 2:43 pm  

If you're living here why not just get an AT&T 'phone with a local number?


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ms411
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October 13, 2014 5:49 pm  

The VI Phone Book is available on a very popular website. Most businesses have contact info online. Not sure why you think you specifically need Google Voice.


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Dee222
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October 13, 2014 6:58 pm  

with a call forwarding service you get to keep your business separate from personal stuff without having to take on a full extra phone bill or having to use another device. Ver practical-- in the states at least.


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Dee222
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October 13, 2014 7:01 pm  

I don't specifically need google voice. I'm just hoping for a service that let's folks call a local number without having to change my own personal number. I've already run into some not wanting to call b/c of my area code. With a service you avoid a whole other phone bill and all the business contacts you've made in other place can still reach you at the number they have. Just asking what other folks use b/c you all who've lived here and done business longer probably know. I've got plenty online but this doesn't seem to be the kind of culture that schedules and such online....please tell me if I'm wrong.


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ms411
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October 13, 2014 7:11 pm  

I have purchased a Go Phone as a back up at times, and get a local number for that phone. I get one on a different service than my cell so if one is down, hoping the other is up.


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OldTart
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October 13, 2014 7:50 pm  

... I've already run into some not wanting to call b/c of my area code.

Having a non-local number gets very old very fast and you'll find this happening a lot here.


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STXBob
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October 13, 2014 7:55 pm  

AT&T's Wireless Home Phone (WHP) system gives you a 340 number with unlimited nationwide calling and call-forwarding (and other features) for $20/month + tax, so people could call a 340 number which forwards to your other number. The WHP system has a cellular base station, so you can take it wherever your home is, as long as you have a cell signal. I assume you can bring it stateside too.


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sunshinefun
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October 14, 2014 11:54 am  

To not have a local number is pretty normal now and will be commonplace in the future.


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Dee222
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October 14, 2014 5:57 pm  

Agreed sunshine fun but that doesn't seem to be the attitude here just yet.


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