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Re: Should I Switch to Vonage?

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Thu, 4 May 2006 19:53:44 -0400

In article <>, says:

> Right now I'm using Verizon. I have to save money. I'm thinking about
> switching to Vonage. Does anyone know anything about this company? Is
> it a mistake to switch to them? Any details?

> Thanks.

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Vonage is certainly a better deal, and
> much less expensive than Verizon. I have Vonage service here as well,
> although in fairness I should mention I also still have landline
> service as well. Some readers here would suggest that there are other
> VOIP companies better than Vonage, and that may be true, but I think
> you are inquiring about the _concept_ of VOIP instead of landline, am
> I correct? I am unwilling to totally abandon my landline service for

Been using Vonage for a bit more than a year. I use that and Skype.

The only thing that bothers me is that now the damned fees are
creeping into my monthly bill. For example, their $24.99 plan costs me
$28.98 after you add the federal and state taxes, and now the E-911
surcharge for RI.

But it's still a whole lot cheaper than an equivalent package with
Verizon. For example, for roughly the same service level (Actually
Vonage has MORE features - the web management stuff rocks!) Verizon
was charging me $88 a month.

So we've got $60 or more in fees before I say to hell with Vonage and
switch exclusively to Skype.

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