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Desperate for a quick secure digital phone solution!

Hello,
I live in another person's home in PA. They have vz phone wired through home and vz internet. I will be working from home and need a dedicated phone line, no vm or call waiting features. The phone cannot interact with my computer, as a requirement.
What options do I have to get my own service without disrupting the current home service? Is there a service I can simply connect thru the current modem or that works as long as I have internet? What am I missing....? Is my only option to get a separate internet/phone bundle installed from another provider? Just seeing if there's something else before going that route.

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1. Wifi is absolutely prohibited as well as services such as Vonage or Ooma.

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Additional info

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Additional info:
1. Wifi is absolutely prohibited as well as services such as Vonage or Ooma.

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Additional info:
1. Wifi is absolutely prohibited as well as services such as Vonage or Ooma.
2. I can't add a separate line to the current service because they are coming to the end of their contract and haven't made decision about keeping or switching services.
3. AT&T digital service is not in my area.
4. One provider told me I cannot get a second phone provider in the home since the first service is wired through all the phone Jacks.

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Since phone service via the Internet is not allowed

In reply to: Desperate for a quick secure digital phone solution!

It appears you'll have to get your own phone. You were clear in your post that any "VOIP" or Internet phone won't do. Most folk use a cell phone today. Why isn't that an option?

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Yeah I'm screwed. Lol

In reply to: Since phone service via the Internet is not allowed

Cell phones are not appropriate work phones for this. It's a customer service/call center job. Security and quality would probably be an issue. I also assumed it's why magic jack, Vonage, etc was not allowed. I thought there may have been other digital options ( similar to how att has a phone that you connect to any modem for their home service.) I wasn't coming across.
And I literally went back and forth with company for a while about the contradictory information of "digital or voip OK" but then excluding those companies and saying it can't interact with the computer. I was totally confused but it seems I was right in being confused on that front.

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I worry there is only one "true" answer.

In reply to: Yeah I'm screwed. Lol

Get a phone line put in. Even my current phone is from TWC and it's a VOIP as the cable modem is one of those units that has a phone jack in it for the home phone. So it's some sort of VOIP.

You're the one setting the limitations. My bet is that many just use a phone from the cable company or phone company even if it's a VOIP. My TWC cable modem DOES NOT INTERACT directly with my computer. It's a jack on the cable companies modem (google what a MTA is.) It's still a VOIP yet it's quality is same or better than a standard phone line.

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Welp...

In reply to: I worry there is only one "true" answer.

So it seems, as I said originally, my only option is to get a separate internet /phone installed by another provider (because modem to phone is completely fine). Just wanted to know if I was missing an easier option.
I appreciate your help!

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The easy answer may be

In reply to: Welp...

To completely ignore the requirement if your current phone works as well as a landline.

Remember I take your word it can't be any sort of VOIP like AT&T, Comcast and TWC provide even if I find their solution to be as quiet or better than a common old POTS.

Post was last edited on January 10, 2019 9:41 AM PST

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