[Novalug] OT landline phone service, carriers other than Verizon?
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Tue Jan 3 17:00:26 EST 2012
keep in mind that even if you get a clec if it is on copper verizon owns
and services the lines..the clec is mainly just billing. You have to go
cell or cable to get off their network. cox and comcast both do voice
that's very reliable.
On 1/2/2012 3:51 PM, Miles D. Oliver wrote:
> Happy New Year
> I try to not ask off topic questions here but if I do I usually get a
> very informative answer or enough to help
> steer me towards making better choices.
> We need to have a landiine in the house with an elderly family member
> who has Alzheimers. We have caregivers in the house when we are out
> and need the
> stability of the landline service for emergencies. We also have it
> for our alarm system.
> We have decent cell service on both of our phones with Sprint. Works
> well in the house and everywhere and we'd ditch the landline if it was
> just us two and we could get past the alarm system issues.
> We get this landline service directly from Verizon and are getting hit
> for about $75 a month with the service and the TAXES FROM HELL.
> Out here in Winchester we are limited to our ISP connection to a local
> WISP, Winchester Wireless.
> Because of the Wireless connection a VOIP solution we fear we couldn't
> count on it if a 911 call needed to be placed by a caregiver. We have
> had outages with the WISP and my wife insists on keeping the
> landline. I can understand this and even though those who come to
> help care for her Dad we feel that we have to have a phone service
> reliable other than the persons cell phone, if they have one.
> Today we got a call from a company claiming to be able to offer us
> local phone service, other than Verizon for our landline phones at a
> substantial discount..
> Claiming to be able to save us about 1/3 of the costs. I was leery
> about this and felt I should get my self better educated and if we do
> anything I want it to be US who initiates it.
> Google searches haven't been too fruitful but is it possible for a
> carrier other than Verizon to offer us landline phone services when
> Verizon physically handles the wires to our house?
> Excuse my ignorance but wondered if anybody on the list could help
> educate me on this topic?
> Thank you
> Miles D. Oliver
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