[olug] OT: VoIP vx. Cox Phone (was: Restarting the Cox Modem)

Eric Lusk wyrmzr72 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 14 23:24:26 UTC 2007

I've been saving a LOT of money over what Cox offered when I switched.  I don't know if it's changed significantly since then, but for $30/mo including taxes, I've got unlimited long distance with all the extra features (very little costs extra with Vonage).  I'm in an area where Cox TV is actually blocked by my landlord; this is interesting since they are allowed to run data into this area but not video.  But that's another story altogether...
I was also spending $90-100/mo on Cox for phone before I moved to Vonage.
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----- Original Message ----
From: Craig Wolf <CJWolf at mpsomaha.org>
To: olug at olug.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:42:57 AM
Subject: Re: [olug] OT: VoIP vx. Cox Phone (was: Restarting the Cox Modem)

I pay about $27/month for Vonage with all services and taxes in that.  I (my wife) makes about 1 -2 hours of calls to Portugal each month.  That costs me about 2.5 cents/minute and no monthly fee.  Best I found before that was 10 cents/minute and a $5/month fee.  I am saving around $90/month by using Vonage in my long distance.  I have the Phone Adapter, Router, and Cable Modem on a UPS so I still have phones in a power outage also.  E911 now works.  I have been happy with it over the last 3 years of use.

Craig Wolf
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>>> smkelly at zombie.org 2/14/2007 >>>
Okay, I hate it when threads get hijacked so I'm starting a new one even
though it is kind of a fork of an already sort of hijacked thread. Further,
it is offtopic but ...

In the thread about Cox modem restarts (which I also experience
infrequently), a few people noted that they use Vonage or Sunrocket. I've
looked at switching to these, but I was curious if there is really an
advantage price or performance-wise in using this over the already pretty
cheap Cox phone. Presumably since you're getting your Internet from Cox,
you're getting your TV from them as well. Any reason why you don't just
bundle their phone service?


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