Fusion is a product that combines phone and Internet service and therefore when you sign up for Fusion you will get phone service as well. To avoid confusion, this phone service is provided by Sonic and not by the LEC (probably AT&T)!
You don't have to use the landline if you don't want to and can simply consider the entire cost of Fusion to be the price for Internet service. However the Fusion phone service is actually very good and well worth considering to use:
- good voice quality
- free domestic calling
- very low international calling rates (including some free countries)
- all services (caller id, voicemail, etc.) that are typically extra charge features on telco phone lines are included for free--
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