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Old 03-04-2023, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I need to find out which is the better provider, Verizon vs Spectrum.

I need to get a home phone that I can depend on. I currently have Consumer Cell phone and am very disappointed but have to admit I don't really know what I think I should know.

One time I went to use it when I got into my car and could not start the car and the phone went dead. So there I was, stuck. Good think I could ask a neighbor to call AAA to get my car going. It was a "frozen" steering wheel. After car started, phone came back to life. Wasn't thrilled with that problem.

Sadly I never got the hang of setting up voice mail (I know, should be easy). Have missed calls.

Want/need a home phone. Suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2023, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Who is your internet through? That's your answer.
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Old 03-09-2023, 12:09 AM
 
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[quote=NYgal1542;64959958Want/need a home phone. Suggestions? Thanks.[/QUOTE]


It sounds like your are talking about Plain old telephone service (POTS) or voice-grade telephone service employing analog signal transmission over copper loops.
POTS was the standard service offering from telephone companies from 1876 until 1988 in the United States when the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Basic Rate Interface (BRI) was introduced,

In many parts of the county POTS is unavailable. Unlimited voice and text cellular service is simply too inexpensive. Just remember to keep battery backup in the event of a power failure,
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Old 03-09-2023, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Who is your internet through? That's your answer.
Internet is with Spectrum.

Thank you for answering.
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Old 06-25-2023, 11:47 AM
 
Location: The South
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Internet is with Spectrum.

Thank you for answering.
I have Spectrum phone service. It works. If the internet fails, so does the phone.
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Old 06-26-2023, 03:54 PM
 
Location: USA
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I have Spectrum phone service. It works. If the internet fails, so does the phone.


Unless you have a home generator, you will also lose your internet phone service if the power goes out.


The old POTS would work even in a power failure. Those good old copper lines have enough juice to keep the telephone lines working.
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Old 06-26-2023, 04:44 PM
 
Location: NC
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Even though I have Spectrum as my home wireless service, I have used Verizon for over ten years as my mobile phone service provider.

Verizon has proven useful while traveling cross country and moderately up and down the east coast. I chose Verizon because it had coverage in 'driving dead spots" that I had encountered previous to that.

And I got a newer cell phone once cell towers started using 5G. Went from iphone6 to 13 to make sure everything would efficiently reach me.
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Old 06-27-2023, 08:14 AM
 
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Unless you have a home generator, you will also lose your internet phone service if the power goes out.
I get 2 hours of run time with a small UPS.
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Old 06-28-2023, 07:02 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Even though I have Spectrum as my home wireless service, I have used Verizon for over ten years as my mobile phone service provider.

Verizon has proven useful while traveling cross country and moderately up and down the east coast. I chose Verizon because it had coverage in 'driving dead spots" that I had encountered previous to that.

And I got a newer cell phone once cell towers started using 5G. Went from iphone6 to 13 to make sure everything would efficiently reach me.
When I was living in Chatham county, I found Verizon to be a problem from Pittsboro through Chapel Hill. It works better here in Mebane, but I would still like to know which company I would be able to count on working in the triangle and triad. We need to update our cell phones but which company should we buy from thus time?
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Old 06-29-2023, 09:25 AM
 
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What is a "home phone"?
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