Supposedly, (XXX)-555-4141 gets you directory assistance so I think any area code + 555-4141 will incur the 99 cents charge to the prepaid account.
Maybe Ooma can put 700-555-4141 in the exception table and disallow it.
It isn't just Vonage.leob wrote:Who cares about what Vonage does or did?
I could not find any other mention of 555-4141 as DA, whereas 555-1212 is proverbial.
"27. Will I get a directory listing for my VOIP phone number?
No, you will not get a directory listing for your new phone number. Directory assistance is available for $.99 per call by calling 1-(area code)-555-4141."
http://www.sundance-communications.com/ ... tml#000004
"On Optimum Voice, it takes you to Directory Assistance."
"....700-555-4141....this will not work with most cellular and VOIP systems"
Still, the questions stand: why not the standard 555-1212, how to opt out of it, and why does Ooma insist on charging for 700-555-4141?
The standard 555-1212 also works with Ooma (charge of $0.99).leob wrote:Still, the questions stand: why not the standard 555-1212, how to opt out of it, and why does Ooma insist on charging for 700-555-4141?
I am taking a wild guess but (area code)-555-4141 becoming a DA call may have to do with the communications platforms that Ooma uses? (The Hub uses Asterisk, Telo uses Freeswitch)
Not sure if Ooma is insisting on charging since they gave you a refund. I think with the way the system is behaving, they'd want to see you avoid dialing 700-555-4141 unless you really want DA.
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Now, that's a quick turnaround!Bobby B wrote:Our carrier team added a change so that any calls to 700 numbers will be directed to a "Your call cannot be completed" message, instead of to the 411 service.
Not sure if the fix is not in or what but when using the Ooma app, I found the following:
Of the 2 "Verify your long distance" numbers,
700-555-4141 <-- still connects to 411 and charges $0.99
your area code-700-4141 <-- tried a couple of area codes and got "your call can not be completed"
Thank you. I am not going to test it, though.Bobby B wrote:Our carrier team added a change so that any calls to 700 numbers will be directed to a "Your call cannot be completed" message, instead of to the 411 service.