There was a debate in a thread sometime ago about phone leeches , these are companies that have no direct physical support of the infrastructure (such as road crews) but leech off systems that AT&T , Verizon , GTE have physically installed and physically maintain the system with crews . Where as companies like Google , Vonage , Skype , Jitterbug yada yada just piggy backs off some ones else working systems and competes directly for subscribers = leeches
Anyway turns out that the leeches do pay a secretive fee to the companies that do maintain the system - the subscriber never sees this fee on their bill , sorta made on their behalf
I'd rather pay Vonage $25 per month than pay Verizon $60 per month for the same service.
I suspect the price difference is one that piggy backs of the other service . In short if you have a problem with Vonage and it does take Someone to go to your home to physically repair it , this could be a problem .
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
With Vonage, I have unlimited local and long distance calling and 911 for $25 per month. The same plan form Verizon was $49.95 plus all the extra fees. Vonage has been rock solid and more reliable than Verizon.
If you have a problem with the vonage service, don't you contact your ISP? Vonage provides VOIP through your highspeed internet connection. If you have, say, cable ISP, then if there's a problem you contact them to fix the service. I'm (annoyingly) on comcast, and have had to call them out a number of times over the last year because of internet connection problems - once they screwed up the TV connections too. Were I to use vonage, and there were problems with connection, my first port of call would be comcast, as they provide the connection - and I pay them about $60 for that privilage!!!
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