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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post



    This will be a biased comment and unfurtunatly I do not have the product but just based on the number of people the have to support the Digital Phone service versus the number of people that we have to support it and the fact that we are not over whelmed with calls I would say the product is pretty good. But then I am biased as they pay for all my toys.
    So far I am impressed...........we had an afternoon with no service and the gal (used my cell - would have gone to that totally but Ralph is sort of traditional).......said, with just one outage we can't send someone til tomorrow. I was lacking cable totally..............and the she said, but wait - let me check something - she checked a neighbor who was also out of service (everything but their phone was the other co.). And then she commented that their was another in the area out........did I know anyone who might have service she could check.........a very accomodating person............and it all came down to while we were on the phone outages were rolling in - 10 minutes later everything was fixes.

    Geeshhh - I would have been on hold with Fairpoint the entire time it took me to call, trouble shoot with a rep and get this problem fixed. Robt - I am glad they are buying you toys - let them buy you more and keep me as a customer...........I say a reasonable price for the service.............So far - that is my experience.

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    I got a Fairpoint telephone line for my father in assisted living March 9th. It was installed promptly and works fine. BUT... I can't get a bill from them. Everytime I call they say it is "stuck" and they know just the person to "unstick" it. But nothing happens! I really don't want a bill sometime for a year of service. And his mind isn't good so I can't tell what calls he's making. He might be running up hundreds of dollars worth of calls every day.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayaking loon View Post
    I got a Fairpoint telephone line for my father in assisted living March 9th. It was installed promptly and works fine. BUT... I can't get a bill from them. Everytime I call they say it is "stuck" and they know just the person to "unstick" it. But nothing happens! I really don't want a bill sometime for a year of service. And his mind isn't good so I can't tell what calls he's making. He might be running up hundreds of dollars worth of calls every day.......
    When I disconnected from them - no bill. Tried to call and it rang and rang and then on hold - sent an email........no answer. I know what you mean. At least I do know the date of my digital start date so there is only about 2 weeks or less.

    The disconnect fee to take my number was $20!!!! Cable company said they have to pay it to Fairpoint and it is new. I wonder if the PUC knows they are doing that - didn't seem quite fair but who wants the hassle of a new number.

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    Over 50% of people now have no land line and I'm one of them. I have a Track phone and I figure that saves me about $350 a year. I also have Skype and a Magic Jack. I have the low end internet service and they work OK with that, but I don't use the phone hardly at all.

    I have been thinking about trying out the internet service on the cell phone connection for the laptop. I hear that is good too. I just never liked AT&T and Verizon wasn't any better in my opinion. Again I hate using the phone in the first place.

    As far as going wireless as the thread is meant for, I put a router in and broadcast my connection from the roof. Everyone in a 3/4 mile radius gets it for free and I can go anywhere around my place and use my internet. I get six people using it at a time and the speed seems to be fine. I like the wireless aspect of computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekidokai View Post
    Over 50% of people now have no land line and I'm one of them. I have a Track phone and I figure that saves me about $350 a year. I also have Skype and a Magic Jack.
    I don't think we'll ever get good enough cellular reception to go completely wireless. But I've used Skype and it is GREAT! We'd call our younger son when he was in Spain - for 2 cents a minute - and the sound was crystal clear - just like he was in the room with us. I highly recommend it.

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