What's the downside to VOIP?
April 2, 2009 10:07 PM Subscribe
What is the current state of VOIP?
posted by middleclasstool to computers & internet (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
VOIP was never an option for us in the past, as it requires an internet connection, and we're on DSL, which until recently required a phone line.
But now AT&T is selling DSL without requiring phone service. Looking at it, I can get our current level of DSL service plus unlimited Vonage phone service (including call waiting/forwarding/id and voicemail) for what we're paying now for just basic phone service (no long distance, we've been using cards since getting burned by a crooked long distance company) + DSL.
But I'm thinking there's a catch. Like bittorrent will kill my phone service (or vice versa), for instance. What are the ugly trade-off realities of going to VOIP for your home phone line?