Monday, April 12, 2004
Voice over IP
I've been subscribed to Packet8 for a couple of months. Besides a few glitches (no dial tone at times which required a device reset, the occasional "white noise" during conversations -- I can be heard, but I can't hear the other person) and a couple of annoying features that are missing (all I get with caller id is the number, not the name and the line won't actually ring if the line is connected to a multi-line phone), it's been a good deal when compared to a plain phone line. I spend about $20/month for unlimited calling in the US and Canada.
I have it setup to forward calls to my cell phone just in case I'm not at my desk, so I never miss any calls.