Loc: United States
Normally I would use the cellphone as backup, but again - during that big blackout a few years back, cellphones were pretty much useless.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:orange]"There's no laws in this place. Anything goes. It's like Thunderdome!"</font color=orange>
Guess that's what you get for living in the big city! <br><br>The last time we had a power outage, which was due to a storm, it lasted 4 hours and that was 2-3 years ago. Cellphone still worked for me.<br><br>
Loc: United States
'Big City'? It was the entire East Coast and I was in Stamford, CT!<br><br>Well, you're excused I guess - living in Kentucky, any town with indoor plumbing must be referred to as the 'big city'...<br><br><br><br>[color:orange]"There's no laws in this place. Anything goes. It's like Thunderdome!"</font color=orange>
HAHAHA!<br><br>I won't be copper-free until:<br><br>1.) There is a way to still have Vonage work when the power goes out.<br><br>2.) There is a way to fax. Faxing is archaic as hell, but still very widely used. <br><br>3.) 911 service. If something happens, I want to be able to dial 911, and if I'm unable to speak, have emergency services dispatched. Vonage is working on that, but right now all dialing 911 does is get you routed to a general number, and they won't know from where you're calling. <br><br>4.) Combination of 1 and 3. Power goes out and an emergency happens...who /how do you call? Even cell phones with GPS locators in them aren't going to get the fire/police/ambulance to your precise, exact location as fast as calling on a regular phone line will. <br><br>I'll pay the $20 for the peace of mind for the foreseeable future. <br><br>
Well, so far so good. Digital Phone is clear as a bell and doesn't slow anything down. My kiddo spent a good 2 hours on the phone with her pals in Boca, and there was no need to worry a/b LD charges. Internet speed are real good. A shade under 5M down and 357K up.<br><br><br>
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