"I wouldn't buy phone company stock!"4.5 starson by Heavy Writer
Pros: Reliable, Features are cool, saving $100's!
Cons: Bad info in documentation; no connection tabs
Summary: This service is great! The extra services (call forwarding, network availability, etc.) are features that would cost you quite a bit with a land line provider (at least $10/mo), or would be totally unavailable.
It may be more expensive than other VoIP's, but reliability and features outweight anything else.
The digital divide has been widened. Those that have broadband will have great phone service. Those that don't will be beholden to the Bells.
The cons are minor:
No Connection Tabs: When you disconnect from the land line at your phone box, you should make up a tag and install it on your lines so no one accidentally connects lines to your house. Other services provide little tabs for these warnings. (Minor)
Bad Install Documentation (pet peeve):
You cannot follow the directions if you use the Wizard, which directs you to hook up the router prior to first starting the wizard, but the wizard searches for your initial setup config and will not run until you disconnect the router. While nothing is damaged, it is potentially a big time waster.