Videotron's IP telephony is already started on the southshore of Montreal and perhaps other areas, i just called about that. I will be having it installed on january 19. It is a pre public offer and it is going to be free for the first 4 months , long distance included , and the installation is free too. They dont tell how much it is going to be before the public launch. They said it is going to be around 25 % less than Bell. They installed a new modem that will have your regular phone wiring connected to and your internet as well. The modem has a battery in case of a power shortage.