[colug-432] Insight, TW, WOW, VoIP
philipfarris at gmail.com
Mon May 6 16:01:03 EDT 2013
I did a setup two weeks ago and in Columbus WOW still charges 10.00 a month
for static IP's on residential. There are NO deals on blocks or bundles of
IP's but you can get as many as you like.
On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Jeff Frontz <jeff.frontz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Mark Aufdencamp <mark at aufdencamp.com>wrote:
>> Soliciting input on VoIP/SIP experiences, Virtual PBX providers, and SIP
> I use RingCentral (http://www.ringcentral.com) and a linksys PAP2 (wired
> into the second line of my house's phone wiring). RingCentral is about
> $50/month (after all the not-paying-attention taxes and fees) for unlimited
> calls to US/Canada, free softfax (send and receive faxes using the same
> phone number as your voice number), free SMS forwarding (accept text
> messages on your "POTS" phone number), simultaneous ring with affirmative
> call acceptance (you can require the called part to "press 1" to accept the
> call -- so that you can have your calls sent to a number that might have VM
> without worrying that the VM will "answer" the call and stop the
> simultaneous ringing), free VM, E911 support, and other really nice
> "advanced call-handling" features. It's SIP-based, so you can fire up your
> favorite softphone, too. They also have a smartphone app for calls, VM,
> SMS, and fax messages.
> They're primarily aimed at the business market, but they have no problem
> dealing with a "business" that has only one seat/phone.
> I've been using them for not-quite a year. My only complaint is that they
> were a bit too eager to "help" (and would call all the time to make sure I
> was happy -- as well as to see if they could up-sell me). I eventually
> asked them to stop calling me unless I called them with a problem and they
> stopped immediately.
> If you end up wanting to check out RingCentral, let me know -- I think
> they have a referral program that gives both the referrer and referred
> $10/month off or something.
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