We are moving and decided to go with a Voice over Internet service for the phone, mainly because rates seem better than the other providers. Unfortunately, the local cable internet provider does not have a solution, so I was wondering whether anybody can share good/bad stories about some providers.
This is for VOIP telephony only, as no provider has a bundled cable access in the area (local monopoly for some reason that I will try to track down once we have actually moved in). The cable has 3M down and 512 up, so bandwidth should be OK (assuming not too many other folks are sitting on the same cable).
My research so far shows Vonage as affordable and helpful, ATT as expensive, Covat as business only, and many small VOIP as big question marks.
Please share positive and negative experiences freely. We typically have a good mix of local, long distance, and international calls.
Oh, and I know about the general issues (power outage, 911 calls etc.).