[colug-432] Insight, TW, WOW, VoIP

Chris Harting clharting at rocketmail.com
Mon May 6 20:17:11 EDT 2013

I switched to Wow from Insight just as Insight became Time Warner.
Before switching, I moved my home phone number from Insight Digital  
Phone to MagicJack Plus. I toyed with the idea of setting up VOIP with  
Google Voice, but I needed something simple and stable for the family  
to use. (I use GV with my cell phone, it's great to have 2 numbers for  
a single phone, helps keep business and personal separate.)
Two drawbacks to MagicJack:
- Caller ID works, but we don't get the caller name.
- They bill you $10/year to port your phone number -- not just the one- 
time fee. I don't quite understand that...
Still, from what I was paying for Insight Digital Phone, I'll save ~ 
$300 this year.

On May 6, 2013, at 2:19 PM, Mark Aufdencamp wrote:

> The recent acquisition of Insight by TW has nearly doubled by
> cable/internet/voice bill.  Past atrocious service by AT&T, leaves me
> with the sole option of WOW.  Fortunately, it's available in my
> neighborhood.
> WOW consumer internet rates look really reasonable and I can get away
> with a consumer grade internet but would prefer a static IP.   Can
> anyone ballpark WOW static IP address availability/rates ?
> I'm also considering a Virtual PBX solution with a SIP phone rather  
> than
> a voice circuit from WOW.
> Soliciting input on VoIP/SIP experiences, Virtual PBX providers, and  
> handsets!
> Mark Aufdencamp
> Mark at Aufdencamp.com
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Chris Harting
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