Videotron’s Cable Telephone now here

When I live alone, I’ll be giving Montreal telephony a try:

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4 Comments so far

  1. RS (unregistered) on August 17th, 2005 @ 9:03 pm

    Everyone’s internet access needs are different, but I was not impressed with Videotron’s uptime in my brief experience with them. Several times there were multi-hour outages, and even one 24 hour outage. If I relied on voip via videotron, I would not have had a telephone in that time…and also consider that you would not have a telephone during a power outage either.

    While I think voip is ok, I find my cell phone to be a better substitute to a land line. I may try to get naked DSL and then can get rid of most of the Bell Canada part of my bill but unless I move to an area poorly served by DSL I will avoid Videotron. Especially for my voice needs.


  2. RS (unregistered) on August 17th, 2005 @ 9:28 pm

    Oh I forgot to mention that unlike other “public internet” voip services like Vonage, long distance is extra…7c/min.


  3. Aaron (unregistered) on August 17th, 2005 @ 11:49 pm

    Thanks. I prefer my pager, but if I move I was going to have to look at getting some kind of phone line. Just local calls sometimes so I think I’ll wait to buy a cell phone, and get prepaid cards; but I heard they expire so there’s no perfection.


  4. Corin (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2005 @ 11:15 am

    Modem has a battery and still works in a power outage…



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