We are considering switching from Bell Landline to VOIP for home phone. Location is West of Kingston K0H1G0.
I am sure many here use VOIP and cellphone instead of Bell landline. Our immediate need is for VOIP as a replacement for Bell, mainly because of cost and minimal use. We would like to keep our existing number.
We have non-smart paygo cell phones that could be used if internet goes off. When we travel, we have Skype and a condo phone plus a cell with free US LD. So probably no need for VOIP to travel with us.
I have looked at several offerings:
Magic Jack - well established but not able to port our existing number. About $25 plus $3/month.
Fongo - Was Dell Voice. $59 for adapter, $25 to xfer number, $15 shipping, $4.95/month, unlimited LD
YAK - (We have our LD with them). $25 for adapter, keep existing number, $4.75/month. 200min of LD/month +1.9c/min
Looks like YAK might suit our needs best?
Several others, but don't seem competitive with above:
YAK mentions a need to set up port forwarding - do all providers need this done? We are on Cogeco cable. Not so easy because our router uses non-standard DDWRT software so another learning process needed!
Anyone converted recently and compared cost vs features of VOIP offerings in Ontario?