As I mentioned in a previous post, we were thinking of getting rid of our phone company for our DSL and phone service. Well, this past weekend we went ahead and took the chance and so far all is going great. We signed up for cable internet service from Time Warner, saving us $15 per month from what we were paying Verizon for DSL. Then I went ahead and signed up with Vonage, even though they are going through some tough times in a patent dispute with Verizon. Well, this afternoon a federal appeals court stayed an injunction against Vonage, which means business as usual for the time being. If they do ever go out of business, there are a plethora of other VOIP providers to choose from (including Time Warner) should that day ever come.
We were paying $90 for unlimited phone service and DSL from Verizon, but we are now paying a grand total of $50 for the exact same thing, but from two different companies. That’s a decent savings without sacrificing and services we are used to. $500 bucks a year is not anything to sneeze at!
If you have been considering such a change, take a look at what is available in your area…see what the cable company can provide or if there are any DSL deals. The problem with DSL is that you have (in most places) to have phone service from the same company, so that limits your ability to use a VOIP provider. But with cable, you can do with and it took only 4 days for Vonage to transfer our phone number and set up our service. Here is to saving $40 a month with only 1 phone call and one internet sign up!