Voice Tweet

With XOIP it is now possible to publish audio messages via social media like Facebook and Twitter.

All you need to do, is to sign up for a free 084 XOIP number. Obtaining a XOIP local number is also possible at a subscription price of EUR 9.50 (or 85 per year). See the XOIP website for more information on subscribing to a XOIP number.

Should you already have a XOIP number, you can simply use that number, or add another XOIP number to your account.

So how does a Voice Tweet work?

After obtaining a XOIP number, you can link this number to your Facebook or Twitter account. Detailed instructions on configuring your Voice Tweet number can be found on our website. Then you only need to call this number and leave a message, to share the message with your social network. Friend, family and other followers will receive a link to enable them to play back the message.

It is also possible to secure your Voice Tweet number with a PIN code, but not required. This enables your friends and relatives to call the number and leave messages too.

Why Voice Tweet?

Voice Tweet is very practical when you are in situations where you are not able to access the Internet. It is a convenient way to keep your family and friends up to date with your adventures while on holiday, or even, for example, to report on that thrilling game that you are attending.

Skype

Thanks to XOIP it is possible to forward calls to your Skype number..

This means that your contacts, family and friends can call your XOIP number instead of your Skype number. Provided that this number is diverted to your Skype number, you can then answer this call via Skype in the usual way. More detailed information can be found on the XOIP website.

If you are not online, the call will be diverted to your XOIP voicemail and you will receive the voice message in your email.

Diverting your XOIP number to Skype certainly has some very attractive benefits.

The first advantage is that you can cancel your KPN subscription when subscribing to a XOIP Local number and you no longer need to pay those monthly subscription fees. Forwarding to Skype is free and your callers pay the normal rates.

Another advantage of a XOIP Local is that you are able to simulate a virtual office in The Netherlands. When you receive a call on this local Dutch number, you can answer the call via Skype, wherever in the world you may be. Being reachable on a local number in stead of Skype will also make client feel more confident. See our website to see how you can request a local Dutch number.

Even if you travel often, you can be reached on you XOIP number rather than your mobile number. Should you not be able to answer the call, it will be forwarded to your XOIP voicemail.

All the above will only be possible if you are able to configure Skype – more information on this on our website under Skype Connect.

Useful hints to optimise XOIP usage

XOIP has been a large provider of fax & voice to email services for more than 10 years. Accessible and available to everyone.  Below, you can find a couple of useful hints that emphasise the benefits of using XOIP when it comes to fax, email, voice mail and social media.

XOIP and your incoming fax messages

You can receive fax messages on your personal XOIP telephone number . If you receive a lot of fax messages, you can set your number to ‘fax only’.  It is also possible to receive fax messages on your landline by forwarding your phone to XOIP. You can also use XOIP as a scanner by faxing documents to your own XOIP number.

XOIP voicemail and forwarded calls

XOIP Voicemail records your messages if you are not available. If you forward your calls to your mobile phone or Skype, XOIP Voicemail will record a message if you do not pick up. It is also possible to receive a XOIP message by email.

Forwarding your XOIP number to Skype is also possible. This is free. Callers pay the normal rates.

You can listen to your voice mail and manage your messages by calling your own XOIP number.

XOIP and social media

The social media feature enables you to easily record messages with your XOIP number. You can do this anywhere.  After that, you can share them with your network on Facebook or Twitter.

Some general hints for XOIP usage. 

Establish a virtual office in the Netherlands. Your clients call a Dutch number, while you accept calls with Skype at your foreign offices.

A landline is no longer necessary after purchasing a XOIP number. Save on the monthly costs and use a XOIP number and answer your calls with Skype.

How to request a local XOIP number

Besides the well-known 084 numbers, XOIP also has access to local numbers in all Dutch areas. You can request a local XOIP number with your own area code through the subscribe icon on the XOIP website. If you live, for example, in The Hague, you can request a 070 XOIP number.

The call costs for the local XOIP numbers are lower than the 084 numbers. You do need a subscription, however. A local XOIP number has an annual subscription fee of €85 (€9,50 per month).

Your local XOIP number works the same way as other phone numbers. The person who calls you pays the regular landlines rates. You can receive faxes and voicemails by email with local XOIP numbers, and use all other XOIP features.  You can forward local XOIP numbers to landlines and mobile phones. More information about the costs of forwarding can be found here.

The local XOIP number subscription also contains 200 free incoming faxes or minutes per month. If you want to receive more, you can supplement this with XOIP credits for € 0,15 per 10 minutes.

It is also possible to subscribe for multiple numbers.

The various XOIP packages

XOIP offers you various packages. There is a XOIP Basic Package, a XOIP Plus Package and a XOIP Local Package.

The service of the XOIP Basic package and the XOIP Plus package is free. You do not pay subscription costs and the costs of the calls are paid for by the caller.

Your XOIP Basic numbers and XOIP Plus numbers can be forwarded to landlines and mobile phones. You can find more information about forwarding here. You can add as many numbers as you want to the above mentioned packages with no extra costs. The numbers in the XOIP Basic package cannot be transferred to a XOIP Plus number in the XOIP Plus package and vice versa.

The XOIP Plus package also offers another advantage. You can earn XOIP credits with all incoming fax pages. You can send fax messages with these credits. This is not possible with a XOIP Basic package. You can buy credits with both mentioned packages.

You can also register for a local XOIP-number in your own residential area. Your local XOIP number has the same area code as your normal phone number. Callers will pay the regular costs for calls to a domestic number.

You can also receive faxes and voice mail through email with your local XOIP number, and use all other XOIP features, such as forwarding to landlines and mobile phones. Click here for more information about  the costs of forwarding.

If you are interested in a number block on a XOIP Local package, you can send an email to helpdesk@xoip.com. For more information about number blocks on a XOIP Basic and XOIP Plus package, click here.

A local XOIP number has an annual subscription fee of €85 (€9,50 per month).

All XOIP numbers are given out in compliance with the General Terms and Conditions.

Some differences between porting and forwarding numbers to XOIP.

There are a few differences between porting and forwarding numbers to XOIP. You can view a short overview of this in the blog below.

XOIP can, for example, take over your current fax number. This takes around 5-7 business days. To do this, you will need to sign up for a one-year, or longer, XOIP subscription. If a number needs to be ported from an ISDN2-subscription, XOIP needs to take over all numbers from this registration. If this is the case, you will need to inform XOIP about it.

All XOIP services are available to ported numbers. After porting, your number will not be available on your fax machine or phone and all faxes and voice mail messages will be forwarded to your email. This saves you costs from your existing telecom provider, when you for example forward your phone.

You can use XOIP as a voice mail and fax service when your numbers are forwarded to XOIP. This feature is available to both personal and business numbers. When you call someone, your telecom provider will forward this call to your XOIP number. Your telecom provider charges money for this. These are the same costs that you would pay if you call your XOIP number from your phone. The person calling you will pay the regular costs of a call to your phone. You pay for the call costs from your phone to your XOIP number.

You can also XOIP to replace the voice mail-service of your mobile operator. An interesting benefit is, for example, the ability to use email to listen to messages left on your mobile phone while you are overseas. You will not have to pay the high roaming costs.

In forwarding your number to, among others, Skype, XOIP first tries to connect the call. If a connection cannot be made, the call is automatically forwarded to voice mail. If you do not forward your calls, XOIP voicemail will automatically take the call.

XOIP can take over your current fax number.

Having your fax number taken over by XOIP takes around 5-7 business days. To do this, you will need to sign up for a one-year, or longer, XOIP subscription. If a number needs to be ported from an ISDN2-subscription, XOIP needs to take over all numbers from this registration. If this is the case, you will need to send a message to helpdesk@xoip.com. They will forward you the necessary information.

All XOIP services are available on ported numbers. After porting your number will no longer be available for use with your own fax machine or phone. Faxes and voicemail messages are forwarded to your email. You can find more information here.