Anybody tried any of the voice over IP services like Vonage and Packet 8? The prices are very attractive, and I understand some cable companies are offering it too. <br><br>I am going to give it a try...I figure it's worth a shot...only $20 a month. <br><br>
#114324 - 11/06/0312:24 AMRe: Voice over IP
It is where you get a box to connect to your broadband internet connection, and you plug your regular telephone into it and make all the local and long distance calls you want for $20-$34.99 a month. VoIP, as they are called, stands for "Voice over Internet Protocol" (I believe.)<br><br>The services have been around a few years, but have apparently come a long way quality-wise. I knew a guy locally that had vonage, but because they didn't offer our area code, he had a New York phone number, but loved the service. <br><br>
#114326 - 11/06/0312:29 AMRe: Voice over IP
Both...as long as you have a good high-speed connection. <br><br>As near as I can tell, the two biggest players are vonage and packet8, with the biggest by far being Vonage. You can check their website to see if your area code is available. <br><br>
haven't thought about it...would it make faxing easier? i mean, could i get rid of the fax machine and just use my computer and a printer? i know i could probably do this now with a phone line into my machine, but i don't have a phone modem in my desktop...i wouldn't need it with vonage -- right?<br><br>
#114331 - 11/06/0312:53 AMRe: Voice over IP
All vonage gives you is a digital to analog adapter to be able to connect regular telephone lines into your broadband connection, so I imagine you would need a modem in your computer to be able to fax. <br><br><br><br>
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