Friday, February 23, 2007

VOIP Phone Service

Anyone else out there got VOIP phone service? I have used the Vonage service since 2004 and I love it. For those of you who are unfamiliar with VOIP service it is a phone service that runs over your high speed internet connection through secure networking. For what I used to pay just to have basic phone service in my home I now have a phone service with all the bells and whistles plus unlimited calling anywhere inthe US and Canada. I can get voicemail when I am traveling with voicemail attachments, I can forward calls to another number, see who is calling me and have an infinite number of phone numbers...even 800 numbers for my business. I guess the only bad thing about VOIP service is that if your power or internet connection goes down so does your phone.

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The Alabama Moderate said...

I haven't tried it, but we've considered it. Lately, we've discovered it was cheaper to bundle Internet, satellite service, and phone onto one bill. I have DSL, so I have to have an existing phone line, so I'm not sure how it would work for me.

James said...

Hi Loretta,
Have had Vonage since July 2005 and think it's outstanding. Everything you said is right on and now they have a V-phone for those of us who travel. It is a small, keychain size device that plugs into your USB port, has a wireless earpiece to it and you can make calls/check voice-mail from anywhere you get broadband signal. As you say, the only drawback is a broadband/wireless connection is needed.

By the way, BFYOB--Big fan of your blog!
DC Dude