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Need Advice New to Southern Walk

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by soccerdudes, May 19, 2011.

  1. soccerdudes

    soccerdudes New Member

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    Just curious what homeowners in Southern Walk do for phone service. Do most use their cell phones for long distance? We were told by Openband that we can't even have a Verizon phone line installed at all. We occasionally need to send long distance faxes, but were told we have to pay $24.99 for long distance service via Openband if we want that capability. Between that and the additional $14.99 for a DVR box, the costs are quickly escalating.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    you are already paying for phone service through Openband. For Long distance, you can elect to use another carrier if you want (AT&T) but just check rates first. To send long distance faxes, Openband should be just charging you the toll rate for that call as an individual charge... not $24.99

    For long distance I just use my cell phone or I use skype. And I think you could look into using some kind of online fax service too... using your internet connection.
     
  3. soccerdudes

    soccerdudes New Member

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    Thanks for the info...it is very helpful!
     
  4. JJB

    JJB New Member

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    You dont have to use Open Band as your long distance carrier; you can choose any one you want. Whichever carrier you choose should make make the arrangements with Open Band. That carrier will bill you for the call(s) based upon the rate plan you select.
     
  5. lilpea

    lilpea Member

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    Vonage for voice. We are saving a bunch of money compared to OB's voice services.
    DirecTV for video. We get more features (like whole house DVR, 165 HD channels,iPad apps etc), we compared what we paid OB for premium video and found a 48-100% savings with DirecTV.
     
  6. dbundy

    dbundy New Member

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    ECG as long distance carrier for our home. Dirt cheap.
     
  7. beahmer

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    dbundy = whats ECG?
     
  8. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    We use cell for everything. No need for openband.....
     

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