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Broadband Phone

by Andrea B. / November 2, 2004 7:39 PM PST

This looks like a great way to save on the phone bill - does anyony here have it or know someone who has?

Is is all good or are there disadvantages?

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Re: Broadband Phone
by Tom Aikman / November 2, 2004 9:18 PM PST
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I've had this service 1 month now with no issues. Installed it myself, piece of cake. I don't want to advertise, but a big long-distance carrier is now offering 1st month free and free equipment. 29.99/month.
Downside...loss of power or cable service= no phone.

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Re: Broadband Phone
by Angeline Booher / November 2, 2004 11:34 PM PST
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Re: Broadband Phone
by Andrea B. / November 3, 2004 8:56 AM PST
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It seems to be available any where there's braodband cable or DSL. Everything I read surfing and here so far sounds good - I'll think about it some more and give it a shot - I even found one place with unlimited US, Canada, and some internatianal calls for $20/month - can't beat that with a stick!!

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Re: Broadband Phone
by Angeline Booher / November 4, 2004 12:43 AM PST
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I'm on cable modem right now, and DSL is available.

The DSL comes through Bell South, which does offer a long distance, but their ads do not mention broadband phone. To get the best deal, one has to use their DSL modem and a bunch of extra phone services.

I just checked my local provider, and the service is not yet available in my area. "Not yet" could mean it will be! As I like that provider, I am very interested!!!

I don't know if it just isn't ready to come here, or if their are issues with the Public Service Commission. The cable here has been digital for quite a while.

Angeline
click here to email semods4@yahoo.com

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Check here, Ang.
by Cindi Haynes / November 4, 2004 3:31 AM PST
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Thanks, Cindi, but...
by Angeline Booher / November 4, 2004 7:12 AM PST
In reply to: Check here, Ang.
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Re: Thanks, Cindi, but...
by Andrea B. / November 4, 2004 7:25 AM PST
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Not according to how I understand it - you purchase the "phone package" separately - it's just another box you install between your existing modem and your pc or router.

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Andrea's right Angeline
by Cindi Haynes / November 4, 2004 7:28 AM PST

You purchase the phone service and it works with the cable supplier you have.

By the way, Welcome to Speakeasy, Andrea!

--Cindi
Speakeasy Moderator
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Thanks to both of you! Now to Andrea...
by Angeline Booher / November 4, 2004 8:18 AM PST
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Re: Thanks to both of you! Now to Andrea...
by Andrea B. / November 4, 2004 7:39 PM PST

Yes, I'm the one who used to post - took a break for a while, but I think I'm back now.

Thanks for the welcome (backs), Angeline and Cindy

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Re: Broadband Phone
by Dan McC / November 3, 2004 10:39 PM PST
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Check to make sure you can take your phone number with you!

Dan

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by Diana Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 12:15 AM PST
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