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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:59 PM

Seeking recommendation for long distance phone company

I just had to cancel my Working Assets / Credo account. They screwed me up. Forgot to bill me all year, then sent me to collections without advance notice. Very bad and illegal. They are crediting me for my balance, but I don't want to deal with them any more.

Recommendations appreciated - especially based on political leanings / ethics (i.e., who owns them, etc.)

Thanks!

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Reply Seeking recommendation for long distance phone company (Original post)
cilla4progress Aug 14 OP
Sherman A1 Aug 14 #1
doc03 Aug 14 #2
Control-Z Aug 14 #3
sweetroxie Aug 15 #7
marlakay Aug 15 #8
cilla4progress Aug 14 #4
abqtommy Aug 14 #5
cilla4progress Aug 14 #6
marlakay Aug 15 #9

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. I didn't know Working Assets was still around

I use my cell and T-Moble for everything, cut out the land line years ago.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:02 PM

2. Trac phone works well for me cost like

$25 for two months but I don't make that many calls.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:21 PM

3. There is no charge for long distance with any

mobile/cell phone service that I know of. That's the route we took years ago. Had land line for internet until we didn't even need that.

Is there a reason why you want a land line?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:50 AM

7. yes. I recently had heart attack

I was alone and tried to call an ambulance. Discovered that my Internet was down. VOiP "landline" depends on Internet. I never use my cell, but it was the only thing working. Of course I had no idea how to call 911 on it. So I fumbled around for 20 scary minutes and finally called the police. I was lucky that my cell actually worked as my town (and house) have lots of dead zones. So it's not entirely reliable. A good old copper landline would have given me a lot of protection and comfort.

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Response to sweetroxie (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:54 AM

8. That would be scary sorry

My cable company I have internet with offers landline for cheap. Try them.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:34 PM

4. Yeah, we need landline because no cell service at our house.

Should have explained.

Use internet for cell calls now (finally have internet at home - satellite). Really bad lag time and limited options.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:13 PM

5. I've used MagicJack for several years. It costs

33 dollars a year for service after a cost of around 35 bucks for their equipment/gadget. It's a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) system. I hook their equipment up to my router and phone setup and use a setup with a standard landline phone and two cordless phones hooked up together. It comes with caller ID and phone messaging and takes care of my needs.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:49 PM

6. Thanks!

Eom

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:57 AM

9. Hi Cilla have you tried Local Tel?

We had them in Leavenworth are they in your area? We liked them. Had landline with them for awhile.

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