I have a home office with two land lines (voice and fax). Our home is on a separate land line which will remain as is. I'm interested in a service like Vonage but I keep reading both good stories and horror stories about VOIP companies. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. My questions are:
- I use an older Linksys 802.11b wireless router which serves its purpose just fine. Based on what I saw at Vonage that router is not a supported router. Do I have to upgrade the router to do all this?
- I'd like to keep the same two numbers but again I keep reading horror stories on getting a number transferred. How difficult is this and do I have to now pay for VOIP and the land line company while this transfer takes place?
- In researching the different VOIP services it seems that Vonage offers the best quality in voice, billing and features. I am certainly not looking for the cheapest because I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for. So I'm open to any suggestions here.
- On my land line bill the government rapes and pillages me each month with tons of taxes and fees. Will this be true on a VOIP bill? If the service costs .99 a month how fat will that bill be after the government gets its slice?
I'm aware of the phone not working with the power off or my cable internet connection dead. I'm also aware of the 911 issues which is why our home line would remain as is.
Thanks again for your help. Don