Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:10 pm

Skype huh ? Maybe I should check that out. What else didnt you like about it ? Majocjack is 20.00 a YEAR, but it s**cks. Vonage is 24.00 a month.
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: Ross On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:48 pm

it was easy to set up and if your computer already has a mic and speakers you don't need to buy anything. You can try it for free (you don't have to enter a credit card or anything) so there is nothing lost but time if you don't like it. Skype is free when you use it to call another skype member (you click on there name instead of a phone #) but if you want to call a regular phone line you have to pay a yearly fee or per minute fee. You can also pay to have it as your regular phone line so people can call you on it. Again, NO 911
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:03 pm

Skype is not for me. I guess I was hoping it was for use with a regular phone, like the others. I guess I will stick with my cell. Thanks for the info though Ross.
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: Horace On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:21 am

I have a landline for my fax number, which doubles as the line for Verizon DSL. The landline has no features on it whatsoever, but is required for DSL (whatta racket). I also use Vonage for my 'real' phone, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's never failed, has great features, and the voicemail is perfect. Going away for the weekend? It will forward all your calls to another number. It does have 911, you just register your address online. It is dependent, of course, on the quality of the DSL, but in two years, my DSL has never gone down (Verizon). In fact, I've only had to turn off the wireless router maybe two times in all that time.

AT&T for my cell. If I didn't use it for work, I wouldn't have it - or I would have a much cheaper plan. It's nice that my kids can get me wherever I am, however, the ex-wife ....

Forgot one cool Vonage feature: My mother lives in MD and is on a fixed income. She likes to call her granddaughters quite a bit, but always worried about the costs but generally wouldn't let us call her back. So, I got a virtual number in her town. It's free for her to call since it's local, unlimited minutes, and I pay $4.95 per month for it. She calls it her 'hotline.'
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:11 pm

Well... I'm stepping into the future! My cousin has a cell phone and for $10 a month she can get another phone. We're going to do that & have a cell phone. Also, I just signed up for Magic Jack. We'll see how that goes, but for less than $15 a month for 6 yrs it's worth a try. Today Magic Jack is having a one day sale, the first year of service is free. $39.95 plus $6 shipping and you're good for a year. I went for the "add 5 rs for $69" offer making the entire cost $116. (Thirty day money back if you don't like it) So, I shouldn't have to pay another thing until 2016!

Oh no.... now I'll have three phone numbers!
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:34 pm

I've been shopping for better internet service lately. I have Verizon DSL, $21.99/month, but the speed sucks -- on a GOOD day I'll get 750 down / 125 up. Seems to be getting even slower ever since I called to complain about the slow connection (with old cpu - turned out to be a root kit infection, not the DSL). Guy says "well your paying for only 680 up, so your getting a deal here". Since then test are showing 720 down / 115 up. Crooked bastards - I'd like to just dump the company all together, but there are 2 monopolies here in MA with the market cornered: Verizon for phone/DSL & Charter for cable. Both rip you off any chance they get & you can't do a thing about it -- who else you gonna turn to? They know that & really stick it to you. :mad:

I called Charter to see how much their service was - starts off at a promotional $30/month, then they jack you 6 months later at $58/mo!!! :shock: :mad: Verizon's faster service 1 step above mine is over double the price of my current service! :mad:

Can't win ... :roll:
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:31 pm

We got rid of Verizon cell phones several years ago, and got TracFones. We average $5 a month, which covers all costs, phone, calls, number, etc.... and they are local numbers, so we can call them from our land line without paying long distance charges.
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:23 am

We got a Magic Jack about a year ago. It works flawlessly on our computer. No dropped calls, crystal clear conversations, and no more long distance bills. My wife even uses it to call her relatives in the Philippines, and they say the line is crystal clear too! We just signed up for the 5 year contract.
When you go thru the start-up procedures, you can select any area code you want, not just what is 'local' for your house.
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Re: Switching from Landlines to Mobile Phones

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:11 am

Well,time to cut back more economically,Frontier,the only DSL available out here--had a deal of $26.00 a month--come Dec 31 it jumps to close to $60.00--no can do--Sooooo,it's back to dial up--the only ones available out here that I can find is---TOAST & People PC--now that this Frontier contract is winding down,the old commuter seems to be getting slower=my imagination??? anyhoooow,any feed back on dial up except that it kinda sux??? our area code is 607-849 & zip is 13803 :( Well off to our local Veterans Day Too-Doo down in the local cemetery Happy Veterens Day,fellow vets
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