It seems like I am the last person on earth to give up my expensive residential landline. I did sign up with Vonage but quickly cancelled when I realized I was being lied to and getting conflicting answers about fees/billing (then I read the horrible reviews about their customer service). I do not like talking on my cell phone and always grab for the landline when at home if I need to make an outgoing call. I want good quality (no delays, echoes, etc.), competitive price, good customer service and reliability (yes, I want it all!). [more inside]
I work from home and have an established business phone number that I need to keep. I'd like to port the number somewhere that sends the call to voicemail and return the call with my cell phone. I don't need to call from the office number, just receive voicemails. Do you have any recommendations for services you like that are cheap? I found "parkmyphone.com" which says what I need would be $5/mo plus $20 transfer fee to port the number, but don't know if it is reliable. I don't know anything about Skype or voip solutions. GoogleVoice doesn't allow landlines to be ported into it. If it matters, I have an Android Galaxy S4 with T-mobile for my cell service. Thanks!
With AT&T landlines, is your directory listing (i.e. what's in the phone book) necessarily the same as what people see on caller ID?
In disasters or other emergencies, would a rotary telephone have an advantage over any other kind of landline? [more inside]
Could a bolt of lightning have fixed my landline? [more inside]
Why isn't my phone ringing? [more inside]
Why does my landline go nuts when I pick up the phone? [more inside]
How do children learn phone etiquette in a world with no landlines? [more inside]
Consolidating landline, Skype, and headset(s) in to one neat system? [more inside]
Canadian phone/cable/internetfilter: what combo of services are cheapest? [more inside]