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What are alternatives to traditional land line phone service through AT&T? We are aware of VOiP but are concerned in our storm-proned area about service going out with one provider that would knock out all our systems (e.g. phone, internet, and cable TV). We have diversified with AT&T for land line and Spectrum for internet & cable TV, but AT&T land line has just gotten ridiculously expensive so we are looking for alternative beyond cellular service as local senior resident is vision impaired and won't use cell phone devices. What are next best alternatives for in-home land line style phone service?
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Electronics Technician: michael murphy,
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Have you looked into cellular routers. They use the cell signal and a sim slot to receive signal and act as a router. If its for a backup phone system you would have to use voip over this data network but you have options. Let me know if this answered your question or if you need further assistance. thank you.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
My market has just converted to all digital so the remaining analog TVs we have get signal via streaming / internet TV -- and they go out / disconnect frequently. This gives me concern about using VOiP as our primary phone to save money. VOiP has been around for years and improvements have been made. But are most homes that switch from hard line phone to VOiP satisfied / happy with the service / reliability / call quality? Our ISP is Spectrum. But I believe Sprint also has VOiP service. Would Sprint's signal go over cell phone network / towers versus internet? Which alternatives to hard line AT&T service offer best reliability / call quality?
Electronics Technician: michael murphy,
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There is a factor called the MOS (mean opinion score). This is used to rate call quality over VOIP to a landline call. Your ISP or what ever phone provider you use should have this MOS. Any score above 3.5 is good enough quality and higher scores although better probably don't have any discernible difference.

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