Going Abroad

We all know Canadians pay some of the highest telephone fees in the world. When you are not on Canadian soil you pay even more outrageous amount. It doesn't matter if its voice, data or texting, you get gouged - at daily rates.

If you are leaving Canada for an extended period of time it may make sense to migrate to TalkTel phone services where you can keep your Canadian phone number and ditch your expensive contract.

With our App you can easily stay in touch with family and friends. It's great for the digital nomad who needs his clients to think he is still in Canada.

99 Easy Steps

With these simple steps, we can have you up and running in no time.


Upload a copy of your most recent phone bill


Provide a list of the numbers on the phone bill you want to bring over to TalkTel


Provide the date you want to switch to TalkTel


You carrier will send you a text or email - respond to it to approve the port to TalkTel


You carrier will send you a text or email - respond to it to approve the port to TalkTel


Start phone and texting with the TalkTel phone app as though you are in Canada


With these simple steps, we can have you up and running in no time.

  • Voicemail
  • Caller ID
  • Call waiting
  • 3-way conference calling
  • Call hold
  • Do not disturb
  • Call forward
  • Toll free numbers
  • Auto attendant
  • Ring groups
  • Call recording
  • Management portal
  • Music on hold
  • Calling in Canada & USA

Features that make Talktel stand out

Here is a growing list of our advanced features that really make our services shine. We may not be showing everything as the list is quite long and constantly growing. If there is a specific feature you would like more detail or info on, please reach out.

Voicemail to email
When you receive a voicemail, we can email it to you as an audio attachment. nnSounds neat but think of the advantages:
  • No longer checking your phones voicemail
  • Receive your voicemails even when out of the office
  • File the voicemail with your clients records
  • Forward the voicemail to another email address
Voicemail transcription
When you get your voicemail in your email Inbox, not only is the audio attachment there, but a text version of the email is also available.nnThis would allow you to find out the message without having to listen to it. Great for when you are in a meeting, movie or your kids Christmas concert (obviously only when your kid is not on stage).
Caller ID management
Caller ID management allows users to create and control the caller ID number that will be displayed to the called someone.nnVery useful if you need to appear as though you are calling from a different location or business.
Call filters & blocking
Based on a set of predefined rules, you can redirect calls to a specific extension, phone number or directly to voicemail. You can also provide a busy signal to block abusive and annoying callers.
Call screening
Enables a user to forward calls to other extensions depending on thenuser’s extension status.
Smart call forwarding
Forward calls to other destinations depending on the rules created for a particular extensions status. For example, you can forward calls to your cell phone in case you do not answer the call in 15 seconds making sure your clients can always get a hold of you.nnLocal calls can have separate call forwarding rules such as forwarding to a different number. nnYou can also whitelist specific phone numbers to prevent the call from forwarding.
Follow me
Follow Me service rings destinations in a sequence set up by the user. If a call is not answered by the initial destination, the next destination in sequence will be dialed. For example, this allows you to set up your desk phone to ring first, for 10 seconds and if the call is not answered it will move forward and ring your cell phone for 10 seconds. In case you are unable to answer it, you can also set the call to return to your extensions voicemail, ensuring that you will receive the message from the caller once you are available.
Project planning
Rolling out a new phone system can have a major interruption to your business.nnWith proper planning and coordinating we can ensure as minimal intrusion as possible for a clean, simple and success deployment.
Operation times
Operation times is a feature that enables you to forward calls to a destination based on the date and time. For example, during office hours calls can be forwarded to a cell phone and stops forwarding during closed hours.
Custom ringtones
This allows the phone to use a different ringtone based on the type of incoming call. For example, Queue calls that ring multiple phones can have a separate ringtone compared to a direct incoming call that is meant for you specifically.
Company directory
Callers can call into an interactive directory which allows them to search for users based on the first 3 letters of their first or last name.
Speakerphone page
Speakerphone Page allows you to broadcast a voice message to a predefined list of extensions at the same time through the desk phone intercom.
Central phone book
The Central Phone Book is synchronized across all phones. This allows a seamless Directory that every user can access at the push of a button.
Group hunt
The Group Hunt service rings destinations simultaneously. For example, calls can ring at your extension as well as your cell phone, with voicemails being left on your extension.
All support is included when you sign up with Talktel. Everything from voicemail PIN resets to setting up advanced features. Plain and simple, we are here to make things easier and help you leverage the features as best as possible.
API integration
Working with 3rd party or automated systems is becoming a requirement for almost all platforms and phone systems are not an exception.nnHave questions about our systems API capabilities and compatabilities? Please reach out to our team and we will gladly provide requested information or coordinate a call with one of our support members.