January 3, 2013
As mentioned ... Get a data (Tablet) plan. $15 / month + VoIP.
If you can live without Data and only rely on Wifi. Then that data plan is not required. Just get VoIP. If you call a lot, get the monthly plan close to $5 USD a month. If you don't call much and use free services like FB Messenger, Skype, Viber, etc you name it, then just pay 0.80 USD a month for the number plus 0.009 for any call in NA + Free messages (For now).
You get many features. You can program it on multiple devices with each device ring on specific numbers. You can call from anywhere in the world without paying an extra cent (as you will use WiFi). You get all the messages including text messages to your email.
I have never get a SPAM call. Why? Because I programmed it in a way that the caller should press 1 to get through and rings. No 1 no call! You can have extensions. Press 1 to talk to the boss (Wife). Press 2 to talk to the little son. Press 3 to leave a VM, etc.
And all these features are included.
PS. I don't work there nor affiliated to them in anyway nor gain a single cent out of it. I just feel bad when people pay a lot of money to the monster cell companies for either cell phone or home phone (Home phone makes me cry)!.
October 21, 2013
September 11, 2013
Save2Retire@55, "Just get VoIP", eh? I've got a Samsung tablet, how/where do I "get" VoIP? And when I do I can talk into the tablet can I? And hear people at the other end too?
By the way, home phone's awesome - for $30/month I get unlimited calling any time in Canada. Unbelievable reception compared to mobile. When I'm not home, I'm unplugged, unavailable, free as a bird, my answering machine is handling it for when it's convenient for ME. Try it!