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VOIP lets you have your phone number ring anywhere

I have to admit that I'm quite psyched. Thanks to some help from the folks atVoice over IP provider, I now have my business line ringing in multiple physical locations. Call me up and your call will ring on phones in different parts of Colorado. If I power up Vbuzzer on my laptop (Vbuzzer is my VOIP provider), I'll also be able to plug in a traditional phone or headset and have that ring too, regardless of where I am.

This isn't particularly rocket science, I admit: most of the VOIP systems on the market naturally ring wherever you plug in, but what's surprising to me is that this feature, what I consider a killer feature, is barely mentioned by VOIP providers like Vonage and even the third-party VOIP resellers who are popping up like mushrooms after a heavy rain don't talk about this capability.

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I'm just delighted to finally have my phone numbers travel with me, not be nailed to a wall plug.