TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: VOIP Provider Search

Re: VOIP Provider Search

Fred Atkinson (
Thu, 26 May 2005 09:28:34 -0400

> A little poking around reveals that Broadvoice offers numbers in both
> Cashiers and Sylva. Packet8 offers numbers in Sylva. Take your pick.

I checked with both of them. Packet8 does indeed offer service in
Sylva, which is local to Cullowhee. Broadvoice kept me on hold for
ages, but (when they finally picked me up) they denied that they
offered service anywhere in NC.

While listening to Broadvoice's pretty music, I got on the BBB site
and checked both of them out. Neither one has a very good reputation
with the BBB. I thought I'd compare Vonage and found that while
Vonage has had complaints, they've worked to resolve those complaints.

Unless someone knows a better company that offers service in that
area, I guess I am going to try Packet8 as there doesn't appear to be
an alternative.

Verizon is the local company. I called them to arrange to get a phone
book for that area. At first, they told me that because I didn't have
a Verizon account, I couldn't get one. But when I mentioned $$$$,
they agreed to ship me one for thirty dollars. I thought that was
high, but it's better than not getting one.



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