06-02-2017 11:29 AM
06-02-2017 11:29 AM
Great news, PSTN Calling for Germany and Belgium has been added to skypepreview.com today.
I don't see the Netherlands and Ireland anymore, does this mean they are going public?
06-05-2017 03:18 PMSolution
Hi Erwin! Yes, The Netherlands and Ireland preview programs are now closed as we prepare for General Availability.
06-20-2017 08:27 AM
any news about the release date for the Netherlands?
Is there a way MS partners can access this earlier?
07-09-2017 11:21 PM
if we configure SfB Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling Plan telephone numbers in the preview phase even for our companies in US and FR, is it guaranteed that we do not loose this telephone numbers after the preview phase for PSTN Calling in Germany is ended and we still can use them? As far as I can see the needed licence „Skype for Business PSTN Domestic and International Calling“ is automatically ending at 07th of December this year. Is it possible to extend this in any way?
Unfortunately I don't get any reaction to my skypepreview issue regarding to this, even no reaction on my email to firstname.lastname@example.org :(
07-10-2017 12:10 AM - edited 07-10-2017 12:11 AM
07-10-2017 04:35 PM
Hi Timo, apologies on the delay!
In order to keep the numbers you acquire during the preview phase using the promo codes, you will need to purchase licenses to continue using the service and keep any numbers. Promo codes have a finite lifespan, so once they expire, you will need to purchase licenses to replace the promo code. If you do not purchase the licenses, then eventually the service is disrupted and the numbers will be released.
07-10-2017 04:37 PM
No, unofrtunately we do not have a timeline for future countries that we are able to share at this time.
07-10-2017 10:31 PM - edited 07-10-2017 10:33 PM
sure I need to buy licenses, in this case I think I need to buy "Skype for Business PSTN Domestic and International Calling" licences. But in Germany with a German tenant we still cannot buy them, even if we just want to use them for not-german telephone numbers, for french or spanish numbers for example.
So when can I buy these licenses? Will this be possible before the Preview licenses expires?
07-12-2017 02:09 AM
07-12-2017 03:32 AM
08-22-2017 04:33 PM - edited 08-22-2017 04:33 PM
Excellent. Any idea when PSTN calling for Germany will be in GA?
10-10-2017 06:20 AM
Can you confimr the preview for BE is closed as well and preparation for GA is ongoing. Any idea which month it will be GA ?
10-12-2017 06:23 AM
To start with PSTN Calling you will first need to have the Phone System license (formerly Cloud PBX). If you have E5 this is automaticly included. Then you should see the Calling Plans, domestic and international.
If you have E1 or E3 you will need to buy the Phone System license before you can buy the Calling Plans.
Is your tenant hosted in Germany or in European Datacenters by Microsoft?
10-12-2017 01:58 PM
Yes, I can confirm that the Belgium preview program is also now closed as we prepare for GA. I unfortunatley an unable to confirm the time frame for GA, but it should be soon.
10-12-2017 02:00 PM
We do not yet have a confirmed time frame for the start of the Canada Preview Program, I have heard we will be announcing the date soon, so please stay tunned.
10-13-2017 02:21 AM
we are already using CloudPBX in our hybrid SfB infrastructure. Therefore we do have E3 licenses and in addition Cloud PBX licenses, too.
But I still cannot find any additional licence for domestic and international calling plans in O365 portal. My tenatn is hostend in EU datacenter, not in Germany.
10-13-2017 03:50 AM
The best thing you can do is to create a service request from your tenant, normally they will respond in no time. They can view your tenant and see what's going wrong.
Please let us know the outcome.
10-18-2017 01:53 AM
in reply to my service request I got the answer that it is not possible to buy PSTN calling plans with a German tenant, even if the tenant is hosted in EU datacenters. I should talk to the Skypepreview guys.
On the other side I got the answer from Skypepreview guys that it indeed should be. I should create a service issue to solve it.
Very disappointing for me as a customer, what could I do to get the right MS contact person who can help?
01-20-2018 09:11 AM
Sara I am also looking forward to getting on this Preview and plan to cut over to S4B completely.
by Delanda Coleman on September 27, 2017