[svlug] Looking for DSL recommendations
drew at drewb.com
Fri Jan 28 11:22:02 PST 2005
Kevin Railsback wrote:
> One other cool feature at Speakeasy I forgot to mention is their OneLink
> service. Basically they get a bare copper pair from SBC and run your DSL
> over that. If you then set up Vonage or just use you cell, you have no
> need to have a normal phone line from SBC.
Actually, it's a Covad line pair, not SBC. You pay about $5/month for
the Covad pair, as opposed to $12/month for the SBC pair. But, you have
no 911 service from a geographically aware land line. Mind you, I did
opt for this service.
Also, Speakeasy isn't using SBCs tangled nightmare of routers and DSLAMs
> Speakeasy also has a Vonage-like VoIP service but I haven't used that.
The problem w/ Speakeasy's VoIP is that it isn't portable. With, say,
Vonage, I could bring my adapter and phone to Thailand and hook it up
there. Within a minute, I have a geographically unaware phone line.
All my clients, friends, and family still call my 650 number and pay
what they would pay if I were sitting in 650 land. I, too, can call
them from the VoIP line and pay as if I were at home (zero for N. America).
Since Speakeasy's VoIP requires their network (QOS is built in to their
network), it won't work if you take the device to another network.
Well, they say it won't work.
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