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Mar 24, 2007 4:25 pm

My cable company is offering unlimited LD-calling for a flat fee. The fee is considerably cheaper than what I'm paying now. Anyone have experience with their phone service through "cable"? Quality? Reliability?


I'm still on the fence about "internet" phone service. Heard too many horror stories about the quality of the call. Although, I know some of you stand by it.

Mar 24, 2007 5:34 pm
doberman:

My cable company is offering unlimited LD-calling for a flat fee. The fee is considerably cheaper than what I'm paying now. Anyone have experience with their phone service through "cable"? Quality? Reliability?


I'm still on the fence about "internet" phone service. Heard too many horror stories about the quality of the call. Although, I know some of you stand by it.




I've used Vonage for almost 2 years. You can't beat the price. ($25 a month, which is almost half the cost that my cable company, Time Warner, charges)  The sound quality is normally fine.  Every once in a while, I get a bad connection and I'll hear an echo, but it's really rare.


Mar 24, 2007 6:34 pm
ManagedMoney:
doberman:

My cable company is offering unlimited LD-calling for a flat fee. The fee is considerably cheaper than what I'm paying now. Anyone have experience with their phone service through "cable"? Quality? Reliability?


I'm still on the fence about "internet" phone service. Heard too many horror stories about the quality of the call. Although, I know some of you stand by it.



I love my Vonage.  I'm hoping the lawsuit doesn't screw everything up!


I've used Vonage for almost 2 years. You can't beat the price. ($25 a month, which is almost half the cost that my cable company, Time Warner, charges)  The sound quality is normally fine.  Every once in a while, I get a bad connection and I'll hear an echo, but it's really rare.


Mar 24, 2007 6:35 pm

I just moved my office and the whole building is using it. The only difference I can tell is that I don't have to dial a "1" before I call long distance. I can't tell you how much it costs because it's included in the rent, but I don't think it's too much at all.

Mar 25, 2007 9:40 am

If you think Vonage and companies like them are impressive, check out

Magic Jack. This gadget is supposed to cost between $29 and $39, first

year's service is included, and $19/year after that for unlimited phone and

long distance any time.



I, too, hope that Vonage/Verizon suit is settled. If nothing else, I like the

idea of sending the phone company an up-yours card. I have 5 phone lines,

and at times my phone bill has been upwards of $800/month, and that's

nothing short of outrageous.

Mar 26, 2007 3:20 pm

I thought they already lost that case and Verizon was awarded 59MM which was way lower than anyone (Vonage included) expected.


I was under the impression that Vonage was going to pay happily and everyone was going to get on with their lives.


Of course, I've been known to be wrong before.

Mar 26, 2007 4:46 pm
Whomitmayconcer:

I thought they already lost that case and Verizon was awarded 59MM which was way lower than anyone (Vonage included) expected.


I was under the impression that Vonage was going to pay happily and everyone was going to get on with their lives.


Of course, I've been known to be wrong before.



That was before VZ slapped them with a permenant injunction, now it's questionable how Vonage will even survive.