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Looking to drop Bell internet and home phone - HELP!

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  • May 8th, 2019 2:07 pm
[OP]
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May 5, 2019
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Looking to drop Bell internet and home phone - HELP!

Bell's cost is ridiculous for my internet and landline (or fibre - not sure which) phone line. I thought about switching to internet/VOIP from Ebox, but since I am not in their local calling area (English part of town), so phone service will cost me $29.95 per month.

I am the only user. I play some games and surf the internet and make mainly local calls with occasional long distance to Ontario for a minute or 2 (family there has a free plan). I probably end up streaming something in the future. I am thinking about going with Ebox internet and finding a VOIP service, but no idea which one would be good for me. I did some searches and voip.ms, freephoneline and Ooma showed up here but had trouble figuring out which, if any would be good for me.
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Feb 24, 2003
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I have been using freephoneline.ca for a few years with no issues on an Obihai obi200. They have absolutely no support and I have never needed their support. Any issues I had were solved through Google searches.
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May 5, 2019
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Regarding VOIP, does is matter if I am in Montreal as opposed to Toronto?
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ranger101 wrote: Regarding VOIP, does is matter if I am in Montreal as opposed to Toronto?
Makes no difference. If you are the only user, I suggest you just get a good cell plan and forgo VoIP
[OP]
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May 5, 2019
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Gee wrote: Makes no difference. If you are the only user, I suggest you just get a good cell plan and forgo VoIP
I don't use my cell much except for short calls ($100 a year plan) and I'd want to have a backup in case I lose my cell or it breaks as I had a mild cardiac event a few years ago.
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Jun 21, 2008
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correct me if i'm wrong but i see the following startup costs for voip.ms
1. setup and minimum deposit 15 US dollars
2. need an ATA (i used a Cisco spa122)
3. handset
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jensen1 wrote: correct me if i'm wrong but i see the following startup costs for voip.ms
1. setup and minimum deposit 15 US dollars
2. need an ATA (i used a Cisco spa122)
3. handset
Any provider you choose (even free ones) will have some startup costs
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Ooma, simple plug and play at $4.85/month, unlimited Canada, caller ID etc..

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