I had looked a little bit into the various Voice-over-IP services, but recently my coworker Ed said that he signed up for Vonage. It’s a phone connection with unlimited access for $25/mo., or 500 minutes a month for $15/mo. That’s much cheaper than a normal phone line, and calling anywhere in the country works. I’d been thinking of looking into it more when our house got further along, but I may sign up for it sooner than that (since I can just take it with me). I might not have a regular phone line put in when we build our house (or at least, I probably won’t activate it).
Now the issue would be what area should I get a number from… It looks like the closest options are Worcester and Sturbridge… Since I don’t want my parents to need to call long-distance to get to us, I guess I’ll get a Sturbridge number, but it seems weird that then the people we know in Worcester would need to call long-distance to get to us before we move. But I think I know more people in Charlton than I do in Worcester. (And it’s really just a convenience for inbound callers; outbound going anywhere is the same rate.)
Anyone have any experiences with various VoIP services and want to make a recommendation?
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