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Verizon VOIP Questions

snow (
Sat, 09 Jul 2005 21:43:18 GMT

I subscribe to both Verizon local telephone and its DSL service. I was
on their website and read about VOIP broadband phone service. I am now
considering dropping the regular landline phone and trying out VOIP
service. I am interested in opinions about broadband phone. Is it
reliable and good sound quality. Also, are the traditional phone taxes
applied to a VOIP connection? Even with taxes added in, I figure I
save $10 a month and get premium services on top of it like caller ID
which I don't have now. If I do switch, I would purchase a wireless
phone system, so I can use at least two phones in the house. Any
opinions on pros and cons of broadband phone appreciated.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Beware of any DSL offering VOIP service
unless you can absolutely disconnect your landline phone service (as
it now stands) in lieu of the VOIP service instead. You may get told
that you have to subscribe to Verizon local service in order to have
DSL, in order to have the VOIP service. Ergo, you may wind up with a
phone you do not need or want, in order to have the VOIP line you do
want. That same thing happened to me, although my underlying carrier
is SBC (Southwestern Bell). In order to dump SBC phone service, I had
to dump their DSL as well, to get the company I really wanted (Prairie
Stream) and Vonage VOIP. So I wound up with cable internet (CableOne)
instead of DSL for that reason. I have two lines in my house, but
connected through a PBX, so I can dial 9+ for Prairie Stream or 8+
for Vonage. (or '10X' for any of the extensions in my house.) PAT]

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