| Review by dbmaven |
member for 13.6 years, 7302 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 2 years ago
- Highland Mills,Orange,NY
- $13 per month
- (12 month contract)
- about 7 days
- "Price/reliabilitiy/call quality"
- "Currrent: None"
- "I'll renew"
Ease of Installation:
Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
Decided to replace a 2nd POTS line, used for some business calls and the occasional fax, due to significant price differential versus VoIP providers.
Have a MagicJack, and while it works OK, doesn't provide the kind of service that I require for this 2nd line being that a computer needs to be on and running 24 x 7, so I went looking for an ATA device based VoIP solution. I don't have the time or inclination to mess with 'Bring your own Device' (BYOD) services, so I wanted one that would be plug and play.
VOIPo, although new and just coming out of an extended beta period, fit the bill, had good ratings by the testing team which frequents the VOIP TECH CHAT forum, and a very good price.
Setup was truly plug and play once the ATA arrived (Grandstream HT502). And it worked well.
As has been well documented in the forums, they had a series of problems with the HT502 during January/February 2009. They ended up replacing the 502 with Linksys PAP-2T devices. That led to a separate set of issues - not VOIPo's problem - that can be reviewed in my post here: »[VoIPo] If you have a Linksys router...
Since that time, I've had zero problems, 100% reliability and could not be happier with the service.
You can get better 'value for the money' if you're a tweaker/geek and do BYOD with another service provider, which is why I rated that attribute a "4". If you're a plug-and-play/I just want it to work type person, it's really a "5" at this time.
It just works.
Call clarity is better than anything else I've got - cell or POTS.
Zero issues in what seems like forever.