[kwlug-disc] UBB, VOIP, and my wallet

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Mon Jan 31 15:53:09 EST 2011


I just switched to EyeSurf.net.  They offer landline (non-voip) and
DSL for $50/month, and they're not affected by UBB.  Yak.ca offers
similar packages.

Cheers,

Eric

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:
> I've been crunching the numbers with this UBB thing, and it looks like
> my bill will be going from $40 to $56 to keep the status quo. Not a
> nice change. I've been looking where I can cut back, and I can't see
> myself using less bandwidth. Now that we've got netflix, I can easily
> see us using more.
>
> That leaves non-internet places to cut back, the big one being my
> landline. I'd like to switch to Unlimitel, but am stuck in that "It's
> new and scary" phase (and wishing I didn't daydream during all those
> presentations Lori did). I've got a few questions:
>
> - What kinds of costs do people usually see? I usually talk on the
> phone for maybe an hour or two in a month, total. At $3.50 for the
> number and 1¢/min, I get 650 minutes per month at $10, way more than I
> expect to use. Assuming $10 will give me $20 savings over what I pay
> with now with Bell. ($40 with Bell, but $10 for new dry-loop DSL
> charges).
>
> - Is Trixbox still the way to go?
>
> - Where does one get the adapters to use a regular phone? I think
> network-devices would be best, so I could set up my VOIP machine on a
> VM.
>
> --
> Chris Irwin
> <chris at chrisirwin.ca>
>
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