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Chd 11-05-2011 10:36 AM

Voxalot VoIP service stopping on 31st Dec
 
Hi,

Is it true that Voxalot is going to close after 31st Dec?

Corbu' 11-05-2011 04:26 PM

I received the email too, unfortunately Voxalot will be gone. Too bad, I liked the service and was pretty happy overall, their dial plans are the best.
So what is the alternative, who offers a similar service ?

Quote:

Dear Voxalot User,

We are sorry to inform you that due to the rising cost of operations, we
have been forced to discontinue the Voxalot VoIP service. This change
will be effective from December 31st, 2011.

If you have renewed your subscription since September 1st 2011 and would
like a refund, please contact payments@voxalot.com. Unfortunately,
payments for subscriptions older than this are unable to be refunded.
Please be aware that a refund will reverse your payment and cause your
account to be downgraded to a Basic account.

We thank you for your support for Voxalot, and are sorry for any
inconvenience that this announcement will cause, and wish you the best in
the future.

Regards,
Voxalot Support

Chd 11-06-2011 09:05 AM

I am thinking about switching to sipsorcery.com.

Corbu' 11-06-2011 01:41 PM

I hear that SipSorcery dialplans are not user friendly, but then again, we don't really have an other alternative.

zoemcalister 11-08-2011 12:26 AM

I still can't believe being without VoXalot one day!
Meanwhile, thinking about possible alternatives:

Libera Il Voip
LIV is my favourite, right behind VoXalot.
If you speak Italian, I think it's very easy to set up everything. But even if you don't speak Italian, you get around pretty well.
Besides a main number, you get 5 extensions.
It's possible to register VSP's, set up call back etc.
If you wish to sign up, you'll need a codice fiscale..

See also the LIV FAQ-page.

ataboy 11-14-2011 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corbu' (Post 34566)
I hear that SipSorcery dialplans are not user friendly, but then again, we don't really have an other alternative.

I was wary too, but I took advantage of their migration scheme that they are offering Voxalot members. Aaron built a dial plan for me based on my exported Voxalot settings. It works pretty well too. I had a couple of small queries (because of my lack of understanding of the syntax) and he was very quick to respond and offer constructive suggestions.

Now I have a template to play with. Having the basics set up for you certainly makes a nice introduction to their dial plans.

Corbu' 11-14-2011 05:23 PM

My problem is I use Betamax clones a lot and depending on which one offers the best rates to certain destinations I adjust the dial plans accordingly. Basically I don't have a fixed dial plan, I always adjust it and with Voxalot it's been easy. Right now I can just move my dial plans from Voxalot to SipSorcery, but once Voxalot is gone, like it or not, I have to do it the SipSorcery's way since we won't have Voxalot for fallback.

affinity 11-15-2011 02:29 AM

I'm a little concerned that they seem to use a Windows server rather than something in the *nix world. But otherwise they seem great and Aaron is very helpful.

ozimarco 12-15-2011 04:05 PM

I'm very happy to have made the move to SIPSorcery. Trouble is I am getting addicted to playing with the interface. :)
It's so much fun! Aaron responds to the forum posts every day and is very helpful as well as knowledgeable.

Corbu' 12-16-2011 01:55 AM

I will have to make the switch around Christmas when I will have some free time. How much time (days) does it take to get everything working properly (I am mostly concerned about the dial plans). Thanks.

P.S. I was hoping that someone might buy Voxalot, I guess it is not going to happen.

ozimarco 12-16-2011 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corbu' (Post 34703)
How much time (days) does it take to get everything working properly (I am mostly concerned about the dial plans). Thanks.

If you use the migration tool, all your dial plans and speed dials will automatically be translated into SS dial plans. Then, all you have to do is add your VSPs to the SIP Providers list. It might take you about an hour to get everything up and running. I found the migration process totally painless.

Corbu' 12-16-2011 02:21 AM

Does the tool migrate the Call Connection (call forwarding) rules list also, I have 10 to move.

ozimarco 12-16-2011 02:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corbu' (Post 34705)
Does the tool migrate the Call Connection (call forwarding) rules list also, I have 10 to move.

Yes, it does.

affinity 12-16-2011 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozimarco (Post 34706)
Yes, it does.

Does it migrate advanced dial plan rules, or only the basic ones?

Is there anything that doesn't migrate or doesn't migrate well?

ozimarco 12-16-2011 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by affinity (Post 34708)
Does it migrate advanced dial plan rules, or only the basic ones?

Is there anything that doesn't migrate or doesn't migrate well?

I'm not sure what you mean by advanced dial rules but it migrated every one of my many dial plans successfully.

With my speed dials, in Voxalot, I had them set to use Smart Dial. When they are translated to SS, they will use whatever provider you have set in your Smart Dial plans. When you change your main dial plan, this change won't automatically carry over to your speed dials.

affinity 12-16-2011 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozimarco (Post 34709)
I'm not sure what you mean by advanced dial rules but it migrated every one of my many dial plans successfully.

With my speed dials, in Voxalot, I had them set to use Smart Dial. When they are translated to SS, they will use whatever provider you have set in your Smart Dial plans. When you change your main dial plan, this change won't automatically carry over to your speed dials.

Smart Call (Dial Plan)

Easy Settings

Priority
Comment
If the number [equals|begins with]
then route to [choose provider]


Advanced Settings adds

Pattern (replaces if the number...)
Replacement
Active
Virtual Toll Free Enabled
Geographic Lookup

So, are those advanced options available?

ozimarco 12-16-2011 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by affinity (Post 34710)
So, are those advanced options available?

At this stage, I'm far from being an expert on SS but, as far as I know, those advanced options are not migrated to SS, although some of them, such as ENUM lookup, are available according to this page: Looking for a Voxalot Replacement?.

vk4akp 01-01-2012 07:48 PM

2012 The End of the World. :(
 
OMG, All my VoIP / Phones are now down in the house. :(

2012 truly is the End of the World!. :(

Please VoXaLot come back! We need you!

.-.-.

ozimarco 01-01-2012 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vk4akp (Post 34828)
Please VoXaLot come back! We need you!

LOL, I am really going to miss my alphabetical speed dial list, which was like our family phone book. We all used it daily as it was easier to manage than contact lists on handsets. I transferred it to SIPSorcery but its look and feel is not the same, and it is not alphabetical. Oh well, it was great while it lasted. Time to move on!


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