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#1 GeauxTigers

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:53 PM

Ok, so I have been with Vonage for the past year or so but now it looks like they are about to go the way of SunRocket. I hope they make it through but all these lawsuits against them are making it look pretty grim. Anyways, I figured it might be time to change to a more stable VoIP service. What do you guys suggest? I have one friend who swears by Net2Phone and another that has been with Lingo for a while. Anyone here got any good recommendations? :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:47 PM

It's a bit early, yet, to sound the abandon ship alarm. Unless, of course, you want to play right into the hands of Verizon, Sprint, and any other "mainstream" telephone "service" providers that are using this as an opportunity to bleed Vonage for revenues lost when people found that they could suddenly have reliable phone service at about a third of the price of the mainstream providers. Add to that the fact that caller ID, call waiting, etc - all of the things you pay extra for with companies like Verizon are included with Vonage, as well as free long distance 24/7 - and the mainstream phone companies suddenly saw people dropping them by the millions.

Well, the Verizon award against Vonage was overturned by a higher court. A precedent has been set. And I recently saw that another VOIP company is folding, perhaps giving Vonage a chance to increase it's customer base.

I'll remain with Vonage. I really don't want to have to go back to Verizon and their $90/mo. phone bills - with no extras or (free) long distance. You really don't want to see the mainstream "providers" win and force us all back into their unmerciful grasp, do you?


(Personally, I'd buy a Tracphone. I use a phone so little that $40/mo. would cover me.)

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:04 PM

What is wrong with a free VOIP Service?















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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:54 PM

Which one is free?

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:50 PM

Many are free.Check out the Net for free ones.
I have Skype and Google Talk. Google Talk hasn't as many bells and whistles as Skype,however Google talk does everything I need and is simple to use. Links for free VOIP.Hope this helps.

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navc...rnational+calls















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Posted 30 September 2007 - 10:13 PM

Free does not allow you to have a phone number that can be called, from an existing land line or cell phone. I think thats the intent of discussing 'pay' services. The VoIP being discussed is an alternative to traditional POTS.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:30 AM

I don't know your location,but if you are in the NY metro area tr to find Optimum. A Cablevision company. They provide excellent cable TV,VOIP and cable broadband for under $100 USD / mo. Top rated too. I use it Great Voip's one of the fastest internets.
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:04 PM

Skype, 30 bucks a year unlimited calling to all phones in the US and Canada.
10 bucks? a month for your own skype number so friends can call you back.

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 02:39 PM

Skype is a good deal if you're always on your computer. But if you don't want to you could buy there $150 phone that can be directly hooked up to your cable modem (or router). Personally, if I was in this predicament I would go with Vonage. There rate plans are really good, especially internationally. They beat Skype on a few locations and visa versa. But if you want to keep it within you're own country (probably USA, I'm guessing?) I would go with Vonage.




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