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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.