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Old 06-25-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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I just got something about Sunrocket and doen't know much about internet phone service. Anyone have any experience or history?.. Maybe suggest a good company.
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I have been using Vonage for over a year and have been very happy with the service and price. If you need Fax look elsewhere as its not as reliable. Make sure your ISP is rock solid as well.
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I have used skype since the beta stages.
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yup i use Vonage

$18 affter tax eat month. 500mins anytime and where in the US, CA, MX


Love it. sound alot better then Cells phones, but not quite as good as LAN lines, bu close...
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I pay $1 a month for unlimited nationwide minutes
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I pay $1 a month for unlimited nationwide minutes
yeah bt can you kooh it up to your regular phones/ lines ?
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we have vontage, and unless you were told, you wouldn't know the difference. Its cheap too for unlimited calling including canada I think.
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My parents have broadband(RoadRunner) through Time Warner. They have the 3 in one. Digital Cable, Boradband, and the digital phone. They seemed to like it until the something happened to the cable line somewhere. The whole street couldn't call anyone because everyone had the digital phone. And, considering this is the older people type of neighborhood, cell phones were uncommon over here. Makes it difficult to call emergency services if everyones phone it out.
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Have them get a pay per call landline from the phone company, its only like $13/month and 10cents per local call; plus it works when the cable and/or power is out. Its what I use in addition to the cellphone. Makes a great safety net.
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My parents have broadband(RoadRunner) through Time Warner. They have the 3 in one. Digital Cable, Boradband, and the digital phone. They seemed to like it until the something happened to the cable line somewhere. The whole street couldn't call anyone because everyone had the digital phone. And, considering this is the older people type of neighborhood, cell phones were uncommon over here. Makes it difficult to call emergency services if everyones phone it out.
yes that is the issue with Voice over IP phones. Also, if you lose power you will lose phone too because unless your modem is on battery back up you will have nothing.

One way around is mentioned above, (get a cheap land line) but there are others out there if you need them.

edit: and if you have a security system that dials out when something goes wrong, losing power or internet will basicly cripple the security system as far as contacting police/fire/etc.
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