[lug] Inexpensive no-ring, voicemail only phone number?

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 14:02:22 MST 2009

I use Google Voice for this purpose, and find it very well done. I
does not cost anything.
Check on the web if it has what you need!
Besides the voicemail, the neatest feature, IMHO, is the ability to
re-route the calls to lot of different numbers (e.g. your cell phone,
the church landline, etc) without the callers ever know anything about
that - and with rules that you set - eg at a given time ring this
phone, at this other time go straight to voicemail, etc.
Not sure if you can subscribe right away, if not, drop me a message
and I'll send you an invitation (others: sorry only one left).

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 13:54, Ryan Kirkpatrick <linux at rkirkpat.net> wrote:
> I am on the board of a local non-profit[0], and we need a phone number. We
> are small enough that we don't have an office, we just operate out one of
> our sponsor churches. They provided us with a phone number that went
> straight to a voice-mail for a while, but thanks to a phone system upgrade
> they can't do that any more.
> I called and asked Qwest, but they want $36/month + usage for such a
> setup. Now I know I could setup an Asterisk system and do this in my
> basement, and I probably will eventually do so, but in the short term I
> wonder if there were other options that were cheaper than Qwest?
> We don't need anything fancy, just a local Boulder number that goes
> straight to voice-mail that we can call in and check. Now, I know there are
> a number of companies on the web that offer something along these lines,
> but there is no way to tell if they are reputable or not just from their
> websites. Even the review sites don't look trustworthy. :(
> So, anyone have any recommendations for inexpensive, voice-mail only, phone
> service? Thanks!
> [0] http://lambsministry.org/, and it is hosted in my basement. :)
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