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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Local Cable Company Pushing VOIP Reply with quote Back to top

The local cable company here in Bend Oregon started pushing Voip telephones this month. The cable company, Bend Broadband is a wholly owned local company and not tied to Roadrunner, Comcast or the other majors. Their asking price is $29.95 per month including installation and all taxes they say. They offer about the same bells and whistles as Vonage plus call blocking.

Bend is a city of about 50K population plus maybe another 20K in the outskirts they serve.

How would a small company in Central Oregon obtain the infrastructure to do this? Is this a wave that is going to come to all cable companies?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Vonage can afford to give out Voip adapter equipment for free. Voip is NOT difficult to do. All they need to do is bridge with a telephone company to give you a phone number, and the beauty is that they only need to deal with your local telephone company, not hundreds of them nationally like Vonage.

Any cable company that has the bandwidth and can set up an agreement with the local telcos will find this a cheap and easy money maker.

Heck, I have an incoming Voip line that was absolutely free. I downloaded the free ExpressTalk client from http://nch.com.au/talk/index.html , signed up for a Voip account on http://www.freeworlddialup.com/ and configured my Voip client to point to it, then got a phone number from http://www.ipkall.com/ and forwarded it to my FWD account.

If I had an unlocked adapter, I'd have a free unlimited inbound-only number with a regular telephone. It's not expensive or hard to do.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Equipment-wise, I'd say for like a Cisco solution, a company could outlay maybe a couple hundred thousand and have a really nice Voip setup. If their network is already reliable, then Voip is just going to be that much better, and draw in the masses. It really all comes down to if a company's network was built nicely and operates reliably, effiecient Voip is just a couple of $$$ away.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:44 am    Post subject: Got VOIP? Reply with quote Back to top

navydavy2001 wrote:
Equipment-wise, I'd say for like a Cisco solution, a company could outlay maybe a couple hundred thousand and have a really nice Voip setup. If their network is already reliable, then Voip is just going to be that much better, and draw in the masses. It really all comes down to if a company's network was built nicely and operates reliably, effiecient Voip is just a couple of $$$ away.


They did just complete a project two years ago where they went to all fiber opticts right up to the drops to the house. I emailed an engineer I know that works for them yesterday. Told him I was using Vonage and had just ported my phone number. He replied that I can thank Bend Cable for opening up the 541 area code and making porting possible. He did not elaborate.

I'm still amazed that they were able to do that. Our local Quest is very difficult to deal with and I have been paying nearly $30.00 a month for their service with no long distance and no add-ons!

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