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On Saturday, a man from Optimum Voice (our local internet and TV provider) will deliver our new modem equipped with two RJ-11's. One will be our house number, and one will be our fax number. We will be disconnecting Verizon (motto: "We can't do anything right")

The price for the voice line will be $20.00 per month with unlimited calls. The second line will cost $15.00 per month, also with unlimited calls.

Why is this message posted on this forum? Because I have been a faithful employee and proponent of the Bell System and its children for 40 years, but they have finally reached my threshold of BS. It is an historic moment.

I called several times last week to try to talk some sense into them, and I was disconnected and transferred so many times, I just gave up. I wish them well. Maybe when they are down to their last 45 subscribers, they will realize what fools they are.


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Good luck is about all I can say. I suppose OV isn't too bad for residential but they make Verizon look good when it comes to business. Personally I don't care how bad Verizon is, I would never give cable company telephone any recommendations business or residential. They are a bunch of clowns trying to be a telephone company. The only reason they've gotten as far as they have is because their slick marketing and low balling suck people in.

By the way, good luck also trying to get your numbers back from them if you decide to switch to someone else.

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Words of wisdom Hal. Once again you are right on. Arthur sometimes you don't want to cut off your nose... well you know the rest.

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Long Island, NY

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Charter cable in our area now provides dial tone for business, what a joke. One of our customers with 6 lines signed up with Charter. The Charter installer was nice enough to extend their dial tone about 35 feet to customers phone system. They used 6 separate cat 5e cables, yes 1 cable 1 pair per line. Just one of many reasons why Charter is in financial trouble.
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Cable company techs are not telephone techs and never will be. Not only that, the cable companies they work for have no idea what installation material to provide or how installations should be done. Most DIY or sparkie work is on par with what they can do.

The customer has no concept of the way things should be and doesn't think twice that their phone lines are coming from a $10 Motorola Surfboard modem thrown on the floor someplace or how it will have to be reset several times a year. All they think about is the $19.95 per month.

You get what you pay for.

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Yup, you get what you pay for. And the corollary to that is when you don't pay a lot for abuse, you save your money, and the abuse stops.

I was once proud to be a part of the Big Telephone Company. Now they are just common criminals and even more obnoxious than I am. I will gladly reset my modem a few times a year to be finished with them.

Good riddance.


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Good luck with fax over VoIP.


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faxing over IP can be a crap shoot. Scanning your documents into a PDF and emailing is much better. Eliminates paper waste and file cabinets full of paper.
In my opinion fax machines will become the next VCRs as in obsolete.
I never had a problem with Time Warner's VOIP. Had their service for several years now.

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MJW, are you sure that Time Warner is using VOIP as their transport medium? Many cable companies, for example COX Communications in this area, are using simple multiplexed signaling. There is a huge difference between that and VOIP.


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Cablevision may market their dial tone as voip but its not.

Once it leaves the cable modem & down the co-ax back to their switch its their own propretary signaling........ a more correct definition of the cable co's "voip" would be "Digital" dial tone.

Therefore Faxing over a Cable vision "voip" line is no problem whatsoever............


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