[colug-432] Insight, TW, WOW, VoIP
Stephen P. Molnar
s.molnar at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 6 17:22:17 EDT 2013
From: colug-432-bounces at colug.net [mailto:colug-432-bounces at colug.net] On
Behalf Of Rob Stampfli
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 4:33 PM
To: Central OH Linux User Group - 432xx
Subject: Re: [colug-432] Insight, TW, WOW, VoIP
+ Landline with AT&T, about $21/mo w/Call Plan 30: Every time I about
work up the steam to cancel it, it seems the VoIP glitches. It is
the number I give out, and I get about 95% of my incoming calls on
it. With this plan I get 30 outgoing calls/mo. Incoming calls are
free. Downside: I'm not paying for caller-id.
+ Google Voice: I use Asterisk to interface with GV so that it appears
as a second line to my cordless phones attached to my Linksys PAP2T.
GV is free to North America at least through the end of the year.
It is also somewhat glitchy. I occasionally get dropped or lose one
side of the conversation and have to redial. I make almost all my
outgoing calls on this line. For the really important ones, I use
+ voip.ms: Charges something like a 1.25 cents per minute. I use this
service to play around with. Haven't used it enough to be confident
of its reliability, but it seems at least as solid as GV. Free voice
mail, callerid, 3-way, etc. Would eventually like to port my AT&T
number to this.
+ Cell phone: For when I'm out of the house.
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For me, VOIP with AT&T was a DISASTER. It kept dropping. Fortunately, a
person who shall remain anonymous in order to protect his job, suggested
that I contact AT&T and insist that they restore my landline (at the same
cost). That happened, and I've been satisfied (at least so far).
Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. Life is a fuzzy
Foundation for Chemistry Stochastic and
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