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VOIP and You

Adrian on the pending FCC regulation of VOIP:

And the less the FCC touches my VOIP service, the cheaper my bill will stay.

Read it all. I may need to look into VOIP.

2 Responses to “VOIP and You”

  1. Xrlq Says:

    I’ve had VOIP with Packet8 for a while now. The price is great – $20/month for unlimited calling in the U.S. and Canada, and dirt cheap calls to landline phones everywhere else. The downside is that once your phone system becomes dependent on your broadband connection, you may find out the hard way that your broadband provider (Cox, in my case) isn’t quite as reliable as you thought it was. Also, data calls by your Tivo box won’t work.

    In my area, new DSL connections go for about $20/month, and unlimited calling can be had for about $50. That’s about the same price as cable + VOIP, but a better deal since you get a real phone line rather than the second class variety that runs over VOIP. I’d switch, but DSL isn’t available in my neighborhood.

  2. mx5 Says:

    So far our Lingo VOIP has been pretty reliable. I’ve never not had service when needing to make a call, and have never been disconnected. DSL is nowhere near as fast as my 6-MB-Down pipe from Comcast, so that isn’t an option as far as I’m concerned. And DSL probably isn’t available at our house anyway.

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