Comcast called yesterday offering their phone service essentially for free for a year and after that it’s still cheaper than our local phone service. We have TV and internet with them and “free” means that our total will stay about the same for a year. It is kind of tempting considering that our local phone costs about $50 per month.
I’ve read mixed reviews online so … I don’t know if anyone has anything new to add but I’d also like to hear about the installation process. I should have asked these when they called but I wasn’t really considering it then.
What do they actually install? Do they have a box which plugs into their coax and provides a standard RJ11 phone jack? The comcast.com site says we can keep our own phones. Does that mean they normally get into the phone wiring in the house and disconnect the entry point from the phone company and connect it to their equipment? We’re in a rental so we or the landlord probably don’t want that done but I’d be happy if they could simply provide a phone jack where we could plug in a base for cordless phones and forget about the house wiring.
Does their box need power? ie, does no power mean no phone?