So I decided that, being a bit of an early adopter, a move to naked DSL with VoIP was in order.
I dutifully purchased my PAP2T (to convert VoIP to a standard phone) and filled in my application form for WorldxChange’s fusion service (Naked DSL, VoIP combo for $70/month).
Horrors – it seems that my current provider (Telstra) refuses to allow porting of numbers to WorldxChange.
Two quick points from this;
- Everyone is quick to lambast Telecom but WorlxChange advises me that Telecom ports numbers to them with no problems
- Whatever happened to easy, ubiquitous and customer focused naked DSL in this country
The folks at WorldxChange were helpful – seems my best option is to port back to Telecom for a week then port over to WorldxChange from there – it’s a solution which would work but it’s exceptionally clunky and, let’s face it, a barrier to disruption.
Brickbats to Telstra and a bouquest to Telecom on this one I reckon!