NON- VOIP alternative to Verizon for land line?

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  1. slackerinabox

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    My parents are about to kick my ass for suggesting vonage to them. I assure them the problem is not with Vonage but with the cable company (the modem needs to be reset constantly, even the replacement - i'm guessing the coax is at fault but the cable company's a b*tch to deal with), but.. Yeah.. Any old fashion land line provider out there (national, with nyc service) that's a decent deal?
     
  2. KLin

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    If Verizon owns the landline service in their area, then I suggest Verizon.
     
  3. Goosemaster

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    Wait, so if their cable goes out thye can't call anyone...can't call you?


    Chnage your cellphone number, move, and let them deal with the wolves themselves;)



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  4. kranky

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    It's likely there are other telecom providers which use your existing landline. I believe they will be listed somewhere in the front of your White Pages directory.
     
  5. PlatinumGold

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    I used Packet 8 in place of Vonage.

    Linkage

    Then you can always get Skype, its much cheaper, works just as good, and you can get a incoming telephone number.

    I no longer use packet 8, havent for over a year, I use skype now, BUT, when I did use packet 8 it worked all the time without fail and the calls always went through, and sounded good when ever I called, if you must go that route.
     
  7. PlatinumGold

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    great suggestion. except looks like you didn't read the OP.

    if Comcast is giving them problems, WHICH VOIP provider he chooses really won't make much difference.