VoIP and the Leap of Faith

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 25 2006 @ 04:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
I knew Verizon was no longer interested in having me as a customer when I returned from vacation to find zero messages on my desk phone's answering machine. And so began a long series of events that culminated in the termination of my land-line account. My two phone lines are now served by different technologies, one of which is Verizon's number-one source of fear and loathing: VOIP!

The decision to cut my land line was not taken lightly. I am a Bell Babymy father worked for the Bell System back when that was virtually the only phone company in America. I had been a Verizon customer for 25 years. The first time I wrote a check to the company it was called the New York Telephone Company. Then it became NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, and finally Verizon. I'd always assumed I'd be a Verizon customer for life. But life has a way of overturning assumptions..

Read on over at DesignTechnica to learn more.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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