A phone for the home
April 29, 2014 9:14 AM Subscribe
I moved to a house that gets terrible cell phone service. I'd like to have a land line phone, especially to have in case of emergencies and power outages. I'm reading about "land lines" that use wireless cell technology, things like Vonage that use the internet, and I am confused.
posted by little_c to Technology (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I want a phone that:
- Stays on during extended power outages
- Gets good, reliable service - the opposite of my cell phone currently
- Preferably has no long distance charges
- No more than $30 a month
I don't talk on the phone much at all. A couple 45 minute phone calls back home each month (to another state), at the most.
I'm leaning towards Vonage but I'm concerned about the ability to make calls when the electricity is out for a long time or if my internet goes out (internet provider is currently Comcast).
The last time I had a real land line was in 2005 through AT&T. It doesn't seem like things are that simple anymore!
Any advice is much appreciated.