Thanks for all the info Renee,
First, what is VOIP? Is that Vonage?
And if thats no good, has anyone had anything to do with any of the others, OOma, magic jack...so on.?
My cel phone service (Fido) ends a hundred miles before we get to the homestead. E has Virgin, which works, but is a little spotty. I am assured by the local tech expert (looks about twelve to me) that the coverage from the provincial phone company (Sasktel) is good and improving. So the idea of using 3G or 4G type service has to be considered. I guess it comes down to cost.
I am already practicing controlling my eyebrows, for the day we go shopping for whatever system we decide on. I will say to the salesman "Now this is the best and most economical system and will always be, right?" And he will answer "Of course, thats why we only require a 5 year commitment!" The newspaper headline two weeks later will read "Markhappydude strangles slaesman with fibre optic cable!!!!" (film at 11).
VOIP is Voice over I.P. ( internet protocol ) ( yes like vonage, magic jack etc. )
One of the first things I had run when I moved 2 years ago was a land line. I am a IT person, I get shipped all over the place, the one thing I will not have is VOIP as my primary phone ( and my cell is not a primary phone either ) If you make a lot of long distance calls then maybe look into it. If you want something you know will work, day, night, rain, shine, hurricanes, tornadoes, long term power outage, have a land line. Even if it is just the most basic service you can get.