chris.carey at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 10:11:21 MDT 2006
On 4/6/06, Kenneth Burgener <kenneth at uvlug.org> wrote:
> I am interested in setting up VOIP for my home phone and looking for
> some suggestions. I currently have Comcast for my phone and pay $40 a
> month. The BroadVoice $10 plan includes everything my $40 Comcast plan
> has. You can probably see why I am interested in switching. We also
> have cell phones that we use primarily, and have been talking about just
> disconnecting the home phone, but my wife is not ready for that. So I
> figured a $10 VOIP solution would work nicely for us.
> So here is my dilemma. I have had two friends suggest using BroadVoice.
> I then spoke with one of those friends on the phone. I was very
> disappointed. His voice sounded like a tin can, and every third word
> was dropped. He says he is also using Comcast for Internet. I am okay
> with cell phone quality, but this is several levels down from that. Is
> this what I am to expect? Is there anything that can be done about the
> My second question is that I don't want to replace my current phone
> system with SIP phones. I would prefer to get a phone adapter. What is
> a good high quality phone adapter? The one that I thought was nice was
> the Cisco 168 . The one my friend was using was the Linksys PAP2.
> When I looked for the PAP2 it said it requires Vonage? What phone
> adapter device has worked best for you?
> Thanks for the suggestions
Be careful - Comcast has been known to have issues passing (non
Comcast) SIP traffic in the past.
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