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  •  Are VOIP phones really landlines? (2+ / 0-)
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    Demi Moaned, Sylv

    Serious question, btw, not sarcasm. I've been wondering. I have phone service through comcast but haven't been thinking of it as a landline since it wouldn't work if my cable or power were out.

    "Well, the problem here is that you're out of candy. You're gonna need more candy." Rachel Maddow on the Big Bailout

    by cishart on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 09:11:52 PM PDT

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    •  No, I don't think of VOIP as a landline (1+ / 0-)
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      Sylv

      But I don't have VOIP. It's more like my broadband internet comes in on my phone line.

      "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

      by Demi Moaned on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 09:57:53 PM PDT

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      •  That's what I have (2+ / 0-)
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        Demi Moaned, Sylv

        But isn't a phone over broadband "Voice Over Internet/VOIP?"

        "Well, the problem here is that you're out of candy. You're gonna need more candy." Rachel Maddow on the Big Bailout

        by cishart on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 11:59:38 PM PDT

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        •  No, it's the opposite (1+ / 0-)
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          Sylv

          In our case, the phone company is using the wires that are already in place for our phone lines to deliver the broadband capability.

          In VOIP there is no voice network, the phone line is just another internet connection that is integrated into the phone network at a point close to the other end of the call.

          That's just my understanding at a conceptual level. I'd be happy to hear more from someone who's really knowledgeable.

          "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

          by Demi Moaned on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 07:33:35 AM PDT

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    •  I think of VOIP as an internet-based phone system (1+ / 0-)
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      Sylv

      I have MagicJack, which is a VOIP system, and I've never been contacted by a polling firm since my parents started using MagicJack.

      Joe Lieberman, Mike Madigan, Andrew Cuomo, and Tim Cullen...why are they Democrats?

      by DownstateDemocrat on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 03:59:26 AM PDT

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