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My rural conundrum

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by Crump's brother, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    I really, really want to get rid of my home phone. I'm sick of dropping $35+per month ($85 combined with mobile) and not even having caller ID, et cetera. However, I get next to no service at my hovel, one bar in a few areas of the house.

    I have DSL and a wireless router. Would it be possible to get a phone that runs on Wifi and make phone calls using my wireless signal? I know I'd need a data plan, but even if it comes in a little less than my current bill, I'd be happy.

    Thanks for any and all assistance in this pressing and delicate matter.:biggrin:
     
  2. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Depends on the area but you could get a T-Mobile phone with wifi calling. Basically anywhere there's a wifi you can connect to you can use it. Depending on how rural coverage could be rough I would definitely investigate more before buying... However if it turns out to be pretty good then you'll save yourself the hassle of having a home phone and a mobile phone

    I think something like Vonage or maybe Google voice would work for you as well, on your current mobile plan, just not as sure about those services
     
  3. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    Thanks. I'm currently 11 months into a 24 month contract with US Cellular.

    There's no cable out here, I'm literally the second to last house with DSL, so I think that eliminates Vonage. I have not heard a thing about Google voice, will have to investigate.

    :oh:
     
  4. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    :io:

    Vonage, google voice, skype and tmobiles wifi calling all need the same thing "high speed internet" i put it in quotes because voip and voice in generally require very little bandwidth. If your in the middle of a contract i would look at google voice or maybe google for free voip clients. Getting it to work on hour mobile depends on the type of phone you have, if you have an android device, skys the limit, ios there are a few clients, not sure about all the rest.

    Best of luck in your quest
     

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