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Re: port a number from another house to 3rd digital voice line?
Why don't you just get a Vonage line for your parents? They should be able to port the number. I have one FIOS DV line, one Vonage line and one Callcentric line. I'm probably switching the one FIOS line to Vonage in a month or two. The Vonage line has way better voice mail, more features and is reliable as the DV line. For me the big benefit would be in not having to dial an area code for every call. You are probably going to have to make some wiring changes to accommodate a third line, so why not just get a Vonage adapter and plug it in at any CAT5 location?
I'm throwing out Vonage because I like them and they have performed flawlessly for me for 4 years, but there are cheaper alternatives as well. I have a Callcentric NY line at my desk here in VA because they were giving away free NY telephone numbers. I just needed a number... any number. All my incoming calls are free and outgoing calls are 2 cents a minute. I don't make any outgoing calls, so I am billed about 2 bucks a month for 911. I just use that line to route calls from Google Voice. I have a Polycom VOIP phone just for that number. The problem with Callcentric is you can't count on them to be up. They have proven themselves this year to be highly unreliable, although I have had no recent problems. For a reliable line, I'd go with Vonage for about $32/month (edit: just checked $36.88 here in VA) including taxes. You parents might even be able to make 7 digit calls back to their home town.