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Poll: Who here uses VOIP?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by grimjaw, Dec 29, 2005.

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do you use VOIP?

  1. Yes, I use VOIP.

    15 vote(s)
    32.6%
  2. No, I do not use VOIP.

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. I am nekkid and have no idea what VOIP is.

    24 vote(s)
    52.2%
  1. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    Who here uses VOIP?
     
  2. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    I'm not nekkid yet (gonna go take a shower here in a bit) but what the hell is VOIP?
     
  3. grimjaw

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    VOIP = Voice Over Internet Protocol


    Ok, maybe that did not help much.....


    VOIP uses your broadband internet connection ( DSL, Cable, etc) for your phone service. There are serveral companies selling it. Vonage and Packet8 are two of them.
     
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    we used vonage at work for telemarketing stuff... it got $$$$$ so we cancled it. Seems to work normal though
     
  5. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    Was thinking about it. So I decided to check it and out. Typed in vondage to see what it was all about.......... Funny where a little typo will send ya. Good thing I'm nekkid
     
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  6. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    I have had Packet8 for over a year. I dumped the phone company when I got Cell phones for the wife and I. We then decided that we want some type of 'land line' back up. So I got Pactet8 for $21.xx a month.
     
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    I Love Vonage!!!!!

    Great sound, cheap price and great service. If you want to join, call me at 661.952.5769 and see how it sounds for yourself. UNLIMITED long distance and $27 and change a month with every possible phone option there is.....

    If you like and sign up, I get a free month, and after you sign up, you get a free month too.... give it a try!
     
  8. pauly383

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    I actually still prefer my landline , it works when the power goes out :D
     
  9. SubYuman

    SubYuman 1/2 ton status

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    Two words...

    CELL PHONE!!!
    $50 cell bill, $80 landline....$130
    $50 Cell bill, $28 home phone...$78
    Find the difference and multiply by 12 and you are on your way to a new winch QUICK!!!
     
  10. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    NO, I DO NOT USE VOIP AND AM NOT GOING TO ANYTIME SOON!! I WOULD LIKE MY DAD TO STILL HAVE A JOB!!!!

    This VOIP is gonna leave him unemployed if it takes off like a firestorm.
     
  11. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a cell phone , and I have a winch , but I ain't giving up my landline . In these days of changing times , I need a little bit of old school around :wink1:
     
  12. cbbr

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    In laws use it and love it. We use cell phones exclusivly. Only reason for me to have a land line would be for a home alarm, but I'm between homes right now.

    I quite honestly don't know why anyone needs anything except for a cell phone unless you are in an area that gets poor reception at your house. If so, the VOIP is great and the long distance deal can't be beat.
     
  13. bigjbear

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    I've got Vonage and think its great. They seem to be the AOL of VOIP. There are better deals out there, but lots of people cut their teeth on the big name.
    I would have done it sooner but I remember using "free long distance over the net" with headsets and a screaming fast 56k connection in the late 90s (it sucked).
     
  14. SubYuman

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    Outsourced...

    I was outsourced, along with 300 other Verizon employees at there San Diego call center.... I'll be damned if I give them more money..... besides, there's always voc rehab. Tell your dad I am sorry, though. I hope he stays employed, at least until they find a way to outsource his job to someone who commutes from India or Mexico to do his job for $20 a day..
     
  15. tx_sub

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    We swithced over to voip just before xmas. At least now I have voicemail and caller id. Now I don't have to pick up the phone when the boss calls.:D
     
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    They can't outsource his job. He's a lineman. He climbs poles, drives a company maintenance van, and spends all day working on the actual telephone wires themselves. His job requires lots of skilled training and the like.
     
  17. SubYuman

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    Don't kid yourself, or him either. Look at what NAFTA did for truckers. Now instead of loading and dropping at the Mexican border, they can drive in and deliver themselves, for less than $50 a day...
    Right now, your social security number, all your personal information and more is in the hands of customer service technicians in India, Pakistan and several other third world nations.
    Software is being written in those countries, then sold at huge profits back to us....
    It won't be long before the "visiting worker" has every decent paying middle class job taken away for the sake of corporate profit.
    NO ONE IS SAFE!!!! Remember, the venerable Dodge Ram is made in Mexico, but so many believe it is an American truck!
     
  18. Ten_Bucks

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    I'll be getting Vonage next month. I'm getting tired of paying $65.00 a month for the same service Vonage provides for $25.00 a month.
     
  19. justhorsinaround

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    We got a landline back after Jenn's cell phone bills were a hundred plus dollars.:eek1: No she doesn't yap that much. :rolleyes: She was using her cell phone for work.
     
  20. sarasotausmc

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    I got it, I like it. Cell phone is back up in case power is off when at home.
     

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