Bye Bye Bell!

It’s about time I said goodbye to Bell homephone services!  It seems to me like the prices just keep going up for no apparent reason.  Caller ID and Call Display was already a ripoff, but they just had to go and increase it!  Not only that, other services charges will be going up pretty soon too.

Good thing I made the switch to Primus Talk Broadband (I waited for the cheque from Bell before I switched).  With literally less than half the cost of Bell, but with more features and configurations to play around with, why didn’t I do this earlier?

Maybe it’s just me, but for some reason, I had a fear of having a VoIP phone service as oppsoed to a Plain Old Telephone Service.  But then, the only down side I could see is 911 calls are directed to a calling center (instead of local police), and services won’t work during blackouts.

But seriously, the chances of me calling 911 is extremely low, so this isn’t really a bad thing.  Also, you just need to plug the modem, router, and VoIP gateway into an uninterruptible power supply to use the phone during blackouts!

With Rogers hi-speed internet and Bell home phone out of the way, the only thing left is Rogers Digial Cable.  The only thing I could think of is to watch everything online and getting an HD antenna (and no illegal satellites/boxes).


Update: Currently happy with VMedia!

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