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Rainmaker
743,812
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The reality is EVERYONE uses VOIP, regardless of the carrier.

Yes, that means your AT&T landline uses VOIP at some stage in the communications.

The only decision the consumer has is how much money are the willing to save before it starts  costing them money. Some VOIP provides is too much like the old 'uni-directional' communictions punctuated with "Over." And even then you did not get the echo chamber, multiplexed slicing and the equivilent of 'voice pixelization."

 

Apr 27, 2016 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,975,713
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't... I just use my cell phone.

Apr 27, 2016 07:16 AM
Ambassador
4,056,637
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thats what I get through my cable provider

Apr 27, 2016 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
823,093
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - but I do have an answering service that really saves me a lot of headaches

Apr 27, 2016 08:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,211,314
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, I use MagicJack.  $35/yr even has a mobile phone app.  I've been very happy with it.  Just can't call most conference call lines with it (because they charge the phone provider for the call), but they provide their own service for you to use.

Apr 28, 2016 03:39 AM
Rainer
98,188
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

 My real estate number is a Skype number and I subscribe to their yearly service plan. That gives me the option to make calls via my smartphone's phone (for known contacts) or via Skype (for unknowns) using my smartphone's Skype app or from my computer. I also use Skype for all conference calls for the day-job but my smartphone is nearby as a backup if the Skype quality drops during the call.

I'd say about 90% of the time there are no issues. The other times I get reverb, echo, and/or cutting in/out. I would not recommend it for an only-phone set-up. 

Apr 28, 2016 01:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,241,809
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't use one currently.  

Apr 28, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,367,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers No, I don't unless FiOS counts.

Apr 27, 2016 11:38 PM
Rainmaker
783,646
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I use my iPhone and happy with it so far.

Apr 27, 2016 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 27, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,477,956
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I used to have Vonage, but now it is only my iphone. 

Apr 27, 2016 05:17 PM
Ambassador
4,298,246
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - not yet. My mobile is pretty good and have unlimited minutes.

Apr 27, 2016 04:13 PM
Ambassador
2,849,880
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes at my office since February provided by my cable company and boy was I excited to fire AT&T once and for all

Apr 27, 2016 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't trace my calls to see how they are routed through the telephone system.

Apr 27, 2016 02:11 PM
Ambassador
3,914,946
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope just my iPhone. The few people I know who did use this method had a fair number of issues. Why bother?

Apr 27, 2016 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,704,298
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

No, I don't...but I am interested in reading the responses!

Apr 27, 2016 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,611
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...

Apr 27, 2016 12:53 PM
Ambassador
2,344,489
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Tried Vonage, Skype, Magic Jack, others.   Thanks but no thanks.  The cell phone works fine.

  *I use Reliance Global Call for international calls.

Apr 27, 2016 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,206,672
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sorry, out of my expertise

Apr 27, 2016 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,564,805
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I LOVE my Magic Jack! It's a small fraction of the cost of Vonage and it ALWAYS works.

Apr 27, 2016 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,067,863
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry, I have to say no.

Apr 27, 2016 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
984,759
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Where ever I can get a bundle service.

Apr 27, 2016 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
680,709
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Nothing I currently use - not even a landline - has good enough sound quality to make me happy, so to go to something that makes me sound like I'm 3 feet away, plugging my nose with a metal clothespin hooked up to a battery isn't an option. I can't wait till it is.

Apr 27, 2016 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
95,709
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

I've been using Vonage for years. My little box and my office phone come with me when I travel (a small Polycom phone). It works fantastically in hotel rooms. You never have to worry about cell service when your in unknown territory...

Apr 27, 2016 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,505,617
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Years ago & now I just use my cell phone for everything as it's unlimited. In my area too voip did not have 911 service.

Apr 27, 2016 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
729,915
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, but I've been considering checking out google voice.

Apr 27, 2016 08:07 AM
Ambassador
3,981,962
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I only use cell phones and no longer have a need for a phone service provider.

Apr 27, 2016 08:06 AM
Ambassador
907,104
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

My office I use Ring Central

Apr 27, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
298,570
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I am shocked that there was only one comment about Google's service.  I have used Google Hangouts / Google Voice.  It is free and amazing.  My office is in my basement, so cell phone service doesn't work well so I use Google Voice on my PC and use it's audio system instead of my cell phone stuck to my head all day.  You can also set up the number to ring any or all your other phones and within certain hours.  It also converts your calls to text.  I could go on and on.  Love it.

Dec 09, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,021,888
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I use my cell phone.

Apr 30, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
5,264,692
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 28, 2016 09:38 AM