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

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 15:58:03 EST 2011


The only issue is if you're not local to one of their co-located CO's, then
you get Bell resale DSL.   At least for Yak, dunno about eyesurf...

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Eric Gerlach
<eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca<eric%2Bkwlug at gerlach.ca>
> wrote:

> 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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