Next week I'm hooking up Time Warner cable internet plus one VoIP phone,
so that part's all set.
I have a 2nd land line that I need to convert to VoIP and keep the same
number. For 2nd line, TWC charges $39/month -- more than the land line
Anyone know of another way to connect VoIP via the new cable connection?
Someone mentioned connecting a wireless phone base to the router, but I
don't know where to go from there to get the old number ported over.
If a 2nd VoIP phone is not going to practical on the cable connection,
my next step would be add another cell phone to the family plan,
$10/month with AT&T.
Have you checked out Ooma? They may be able to port your number for a
one-time $40 fee. Their Premier service (an extra $10 per month)
provides two lines (incoming and outgoing), but I don't know if you can
port two phone numbers.
On Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:47:50 PM UTC-5, Neill Massello wrote:
I recommended Ooma several days ago in the other thread he started. I
don't have experience myself with them, but that's where I'm likely going
in a few months. I do have experience with MajicJack and Nettalk and
gave the reasons why IMO, they both suck. If he wants to pay ~$30/mth,
then Vonage seems to be good, but considerably more $$ than Ooma.
I think he said something about not being able to port the second Verizon
number because it's not an actual line, it's a distinctive ring number
on the same line. If that's a problem, the solution is very likely to
get Verizon to make that second number an actual physical line on
their most basic plan for a month. They almost certainly can do that
and once they do, then it can be ported like any other number.
The other recommendation was to connect a *cordless* phone system to
the VOIP unit. That way you don't need to worry about connecting the
VOIP unit to the existing phone wiring, phone jacks, etc., unless
you need that for some unique reason. I would not use a WIFI connection
between a wireless router and the VOIP unit, unless he needs to do that
for some particular reason. In many cases, I think they give you a
cable modem that includes the VOIP in one unit. Just hook up a cordless
phone system to that and you're good to go. For the second number,
he can get Oooma, whatever, hook an ethernet cable between it and the
router, connect a phone or second cordless system, and he's good to go.
If it were me, I'd definitely look at the pricing for the VOIP from
TWC for the first line too. I'll bet it's less expensive to go with
Ooma for both lines.
But if he gets some promo rate for a year or two, then TWC might not
Thanks, haven't been able to check the website yet I still have Verizon
"high speed" DSL -- today with 3.5Kbps (not a typo) until I get cable on
Wednesday. Email and newsgroups are OK, but can't connect to any
That sounds like my DSL when Verizon had it. It was ok at 3AM, or even
during the early part of the day. But after 5PM or so, it would drop
down to below dial up speeds. Turns out, V was selling off the unit and
didn't care about its customers! The new owner, Frontier, had to add a
lot of bandwidth to make it all work.
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
Verizon "high speed" DSL -- today with 3.5Kbps (not a typo) until I get
cable on Wednesday. Email and newsgroups are OK, but can't connect to
It would be in Verizon's favor if they started telling people that. I
don't mind working with a company if they are straight with me. But
they have been blaming everything on "old, corroded copper wire" which
I would like to see Verizon go into the toilet paper business so I can
use their product the way it was intended.
Verizon switched my copper to FIOS. Price is same and I have separate
long distance carrier. Use the phone for business which a client pays
for or I would ditch it. I have ViOP with Comcast cable. ViOP has all
the free options like long distance, caller id and number block which
Verizon nickels and dimes you for. International calls would be extra
which is why I have long distance carrier for the FIOS phone.
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