Rogers Home Phone & 3rd Party VOIP Simultaneously
So I'm nearing the end of my current Rogers residential contract, and I'm considering switching to one of the 3rd party VOIP offers mentioned around RFD (Fongo, FPL, Voip.ms, etc.). I'd still like to keep my home phone number at this time, and use my existing home phone handsets. My current home phone is unlimited NA calling with 6 features.
Turns out, with my new deal, I can cancel my home phone at any time. So what I'm thinking I might like to do is trial one of the 3rd party VOIP providers to see if we're happy with the quality, reliability, etc.
If I were to go down this road, can I run both products simultaneously? Or is it one or the other?
Also, could I port my number later? i.e. keep current home phone number with Rogers, get new one with one of the above companies and then if I'm happy with them, port the number over to the 3rd party provider?
I have one of the usual cordless setups with 1 base unit and multiple handsets. I assume with the above mentioned VOIP providers, I just plug it into the base unit and the additional handsets work as they do just now?