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Plusnet SmartTalk?

mikealexander
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Plusnet SmartTalk?

Any plans for Plusnet to provide something similar to BT SmartTalk for their Home Phone customers? Plusnet must have access to the same technology given BT owns them?
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James
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

I don't think that we do have access to the technology.  It sounds a bit like BT Fusion from years back.
We don't currently have any plans for something along these lines.
Anonymous
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

I've downloaded the app.... just in case.
I don't even have an iPhone, or iPad ... yet
This page auto downloads to my iTunes, as do all apps
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bt-smarttalk/id586965407?affId=1018132

But I do have an Android Smartphone
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bt.voiceapps.homeaway
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/bt-smart-talk-make-phone-calls-from-your-mobile-pay-landline-pric...

Simon_M
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

Isn't this just a user-friendly version of VOIP, linked to your landline number instead of a dedicated VoIP number?
The Plusnet/Gradwell VoIP offering gives equivalent functionality, but it does require a bit more setting up & understanding.
Or have I missed something . . . . ?
MisterW
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

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Isn't this just a user-friendly version of VOIP, linked to your landline number instead of a dedicated VoIP number?
and no incoming call facility

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dvorak
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

i guess BT had all the fusion stuff 'lying around' from the previous attempt which required a specific phone and managed to transform it into this, as James said.
For PN to do it they'd have to write a massive integration piece with Gradwell and for Gradewell to provide the service it would cost as well.
I quite like smart talk and will be using to reduce my mobile package price at renewal time in a month or so.
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machare
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

Quote from: James
I don't think that we do have access to the technology.  It sounds a bit like BT Fusion from years back.
We don't currently have any plans for something along these lines.

Is this still the case and is there any chance that it might change?
anniesboy
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

Isn't this like Viber for android?
machare
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Re: Plusnet SmartTalk?

Not really. SmartTalk is a VOIP application that goes to BT and uses your BT landline call allowances/charge rates.
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