RE: [Emerald] expanding dial-up

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Scottie Arnett (
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 13:15:31 -0500

From: "Scottie Arnett" <>
Subject: RE: [Emerald] expanding dial-up
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 13:15:31 -0500
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If you take Josh's suggestion into account, see what it would cost. Compare
that to the cost to if you get 10 regular lines, all with call forwarding,
and rollover (if one busy, goes to the next). This way you will have 20
numbers for the price of 10 phone lines with call forwarding. I don't know
what Josh's suggestion would cost where i am at, but I can get 10 regular
(not digital) phone lines for $200.00 per month. Forwarding on these lines
is $4 each so that makes $40. For $240 a month, i get 20 lines. They are
forwarded at the switch, therefore they are still digital. They forward to
our digital lines at our access facility. Still get 56k connections.

Just my 2cents worth.

Scottie Arnett
Info-Ed, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Josh Hillman
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] expanding dial-up

From: "Bond, Brad" <>
> I need some advice on putting a dial-up number in another town. We were
> wanting to put a number in in a town that can already call us locally,
> but we are wanting that number for the places that can call it locally.
> Is there some type of phone line that can be forwarded to my main
> number? I've already found out that a regular phone line with call
> forwarding doesn't work after 2 connections at one time it issues a
> busy. At this time I don't want to put in PRI lines and do a backhaul
> to my main POP.

Yes, this can be done--we do it with one area near us. If your main POP is
in city, A (555-1111), and the remote one is in city, B (555-2222), call the
phone company and have them set up a forwarder so that 555-2222 forwards to
555-1111. You will have to specify the number of channels and each channel
will have some cost associated with it since each one essentially acts as
another line. For each person that's online out there at any given time,
you'd need a channel. So a 10 channel forwarder would support 10
simultaneous dial-up users. The 11th would get a busy signal even if
555-1111 is not yet busy. You can upgrade the number of channels at any
time by contacting the phone company.



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