TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Don't Disconnect VoIP Service Until You Are Ready to Lose Dial

Re: Don't Disconnect VoIP Service Until You Are Ready to Lose Dial

Tony P. (
Sat, 25 Dec 2004 12:21:49 -0500

In article <>, jack-
yahoogroups@withheld says:

> A very unsettling thread over on, about how those
> who have called to cancel a VoIP service at some future date have
> found that it stopped working a few moments later, and could not be
> reconnected. If the VoIP companies want to add fuel to the fire of
> those clamoring for more regulation, actions like this will surely do
> that. Note that AT&T seems to be the smelliest skunk at this picnic
> (but not the only one) ...


I can't imagine why I'd get rid of my VoIP line. First, one of the
things I look at when moving is if broadband is available or not. If
it isn't then I don't move there.

So all I'd have to do is take my Vonage router with me, disconnect the
telco side of the NID and plug the Vonage router in there.

And I've found that the cable companies are more than willing to keep
installation appointments. Not only that, they go the length including
running new cable to a location of your choice, etc.

So in a day or two I can have my net service and phone service up and
running at a new location. RBOC's can't move that fast.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: My experience with cable (at least in
rural areas) is that cable is very prompt with their installation and
repairs. Same day or next day installation/repair is quite common.
And you are correct; the telcos (Bell at least) are rarely that fast.

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