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Re: home phone service


@marcos12 wrote:

this sound like an acceptable solution. I will look into it.

 

But since I wont be using data, I dont think PM has a plan for unlimited incoming and outgoing voice only. maybe I am mistaken.

 

Also will PM transfer my landline number to a SIM?


The data doesn't have to be used, but I think that you're looking at that based on a cost perspective.

 

Whether a landline number can be transfered is dependent on Public Mobile also offer local phone numbers for the same city as your landline number. If Public Mobile does, then your landlline number can be transferred to Public Mobile.

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: home phone service

 @marcos12 : You can port from a landline. Yes the Koodo price is nice. Telus is $10. The minimum here is $15 unless you have the old $10 plan. But no contract and familiarity of the service.

Maybe the prices reflect that there's data and texting here.

 

Edit: I'll add - I have the Telus Wireless Home Phone under Telus Mobility. I also have Telus Purefibre and Telus Optik TV. There's another $10 having both sides of business. So that WHP is free.

marcos12
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: home phone service

just looked at koodoo. Not attractive. you need to buy the ZTE @ $125 plus 5$/month for the 1st year.

Meaning for the first year you would actually be paying +$15.

the year after it would revert to $20/month.

 

thank though!

pgarewal
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: home phone service

Fongo has a home phone service which is $4.95 per month and their adapter is only $29. 

Jb456
Mayor / Maire

Re: home phone service

@marcos12  Ya the price of the box is high now. When I got Koodo home phone years ago it was $45 for the box. My home phone is permanently fixed at $10 after calling their loyalty department.

 

I can confirm the box works with Public Mobile SIM cards.  As an alternative. Look on Amazon for home phones that have a sim card slot or see if you can get a second hand box off Kijiji or Marketplace and just use a PM Sim card in it.

Nezgar
Mayor / Maire

Re: home phone service

I'm with @pgarewal - Fongo home phone is a great plug-n-play option for $4.95+tax per month. Unlimited canada wide calling, 911 included. (one of the primary reasons to keep a home phone imho - especially here with small kids) Their charge for the ATA is cheap, but its a really decent Grandstream HT801. Fongo doesn't charge much or at all for porting in your land line.

 

I "upgraded" to this from Rogers wireless home phone, which was $13 per month. I switched because of my plan to move my wireless line to PM, and that $13 price was only good along with another line.. And honestly, the fongo service is BETTER sound quality than the wireless home phone! (Because it uses the uncompressed G711 codec, not cellular compression)

 

The fongo is a great managed service... I eventually moved to another VoIP provider as im a techie, and one I got my feet wet with fongo's home phone, I wanted more control and to hack it together myself, eventually moving to voip.ms - but I managed to repurpose my ATA from Fongo. 🙂

 

I still have my WF721 that I unlocked from rogers, and indeed it works with a PM SIM too when I tried for fun... 🙂

popping
Oracle

Re: home phone service


@z10user4 wrote:

 @marcos12 : You can port from a landline. Yes the Koodo price is nice. Telus is $10. The minimum here is $15 unless you have the old $10 plan. But no contract and familiarity of the service.

Maybe the prices reflect that there's data and texting here.

 

Edit: I'll add - I have the Telus Wireless Home Phone under Telus Mobility. I also have Telus Purefibre and Telus Optik TV. There's another $10 having both sides of business. So that WHP is free.


You have over two Telus services.  You can sign up the Telus Rewards program.

marcos12
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: home phone service

Yeah I was also looking at G3 telecom and will now compare it to Fongo.

 

thanks

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: home phone service

 @marcos12 

I finally got around to trying out an active PM SIM in the Telus SmartHub MF279T. It was only using the internet before but it worked fine with a phone plugged in and once I changed the APN, it worked fine for data. Another device option. 🙂

marcos12
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: home phone service

@z10user4 

 

Thanks. I am sure it worked but it remains an expensive and not practical solution. I went with G3 telecom.

 

thanks again!

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