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Old 01-10-2006, 8:49 AM
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VOIP & Landline

Forgive me for being a noob but I just couldn't understand the difference between having a VOIP and a landline. As far as I understand, VOIP can be used in calling overseas but with a landline, we can also do that. Also,they said that VOIP can be used for other phone features, e.g., call waiting, transfer, etc. But, isn't it that a regular landline with the same features can also do the same??
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Old 06-10-2006, 4:22 PM
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VOIP is used through the internet. Landline is used via telephone lines.

Landlines are dependent on the integrity of phone lines. For example, if a storm comes through and downs telephone lines, you lose service. VOIP is dependent on internet connectivity and power. If the power goes out in a storm, you lose phone service - regardless of the status of phone lines nearby. If you lose connection to your ISP, VOIP doesn't work.

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Old 07-10-2006, 8:05 AM
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Wow! That was well said, Taia

Thanks, it was a very clear explanation. Now, I understand it fully.
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Old 09-10-2006, 7:45 PM
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Glad to help anytime I can. :-)
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Old 10-10-2006, 4:35 AM
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By the way I just saw a new cingular, I think it was cingular, technology, that will allow you to pass cell calls off to your wireless network when you get home.

So you can drive home talking on your cell, then you can transfer the call to your voip set up or wireless phone in your house.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:45 PM
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That's a great set up via Cingular then. They just keep adding to their services which is incredibly inticing!
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Old 10-10-2006, 3:17 PM
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By the way I just saw a new cingular, I think it was cingular, technology, that will allow you to pass cell calls off to your wireless network when you get home.

So you can drive home talking on your cell, then you can transfer the call to your voip set up or wireless phone in your house.

Very interesting. Could eliminate some of the problems with VOIP.
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Old 14-10-2006, 10:58 AM
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Wish there's Cingular in our place! That is a great feature!
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Old 22-10-2006, 11:06 PM
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That cingular feature sounds great. No cingular here though, unfortunately.
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