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Rainmaker
1,211,014
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I use MagicJack and it's decent enough.  Sometimes it has trouble with my father's phone, but other than that it works well.

Aug 19, 2018 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,505,122
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I'm might not be getting it but isn't that more evolved now?

I can't believe my office goes thru Comcast for everything now. Might try there. We got 5G baby! Too bad it won't let us connect to it most of the time. 

Aug 19, 2018 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
692,562
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

My only experience with VOIP has been with Vonage, Bob. It was problem free and rather inexpensive. I don't use it anymore as I no longer need it.

Aug 19, 2018 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,974,368
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry... but got rid of mine years ago and have paid no attention to anything out there since.

Aug 19, 2018 09:38 AM
Ambassador
2,344,389
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I tried Vonage and I tried Skype.  I don't use or need either one. 

   Interested to see what answers you get. 

Aug 19, 2018 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,526,538
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Bob, you can get a phone number from Google? It's free and it can ring in on top of current number or cell phone.

Aug 19, 2018 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,869,499
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've never used that.... didn't have the need...

Aug 19, 2018 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,240,987
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have not gone that route. Good luck. 

Aug 19, 2018 04:24 PM
Ambassador
3,185,645
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We use Skype with international clients and an occasional meeting. It's free and it does the work for super small groups.

Aug 19, 2018 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,135,084
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

It appears you have already received many good suggestions. Good luck 

Aug 19, 2018 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
911,112
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

V? O? I? P?

Aug 19, 2018 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,024,267
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No suggestions, sorry.

Aug 19, 2018 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
729,850
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Vonage and Skype have been around for over 10 years so they must be doing something right. I've also heard that MajicJack works well.

Aug 19, 2018 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
725,330
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

My cell phone goes over VOIP when I'm in a WIFI area, unlimited voice and text with a data plan with Republic Wireless. My last bill was a grand total of only $24.81.  A couple years ago I paid only $100./yr with another carrier, but without a data plan. Both phones worked great in business.

Aug 19, 2018 01:41 PM
Ambassador
1,611,744
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have only used Skype and WhatsApp.

Aug 19, 2018 01:22 PM
Rainmaker
3,167,422
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I had a good experience with a free number from Google tied to my cell phone! No longer need it!

Aug 19, 2018 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
5,264,362
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No suggestions.

Aug 19, 2018 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
982,854
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Glad you posed this question Bob, I've had the urge to revisit their possibilities once more. 

Aug 19, 2018 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
534,200
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Yes, tell us what VOIP means.

Aug 19, 2018 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,424,124
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Create your own fuel & then use it....

Aug 19, 2018 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,763,575
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've never been a fan of VOIP.  I do not use it.  I hope you find the resource you are looking for. You have some good suggestions here. 

Aug 19, 2018 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,817,491
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

what team does he play for ?

Aug 19, 2018 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,313,535
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have ours from Cox, and it is part of the bundle of Internet plus VOIP. A

Aug 19, 2018 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
429,179
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

www.nettalk.com

Sep 18, 2018 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,020,293
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have no ideas, reading comments.

Aug 25, 2018 05:29 AM
Rainer
1,730
Linda Nealy
Personal - Edwardsville, IL

Rural electric coops can provide with as few as 9 members signing petition. 

Aug 24, 2018 10:59 PM
Rainer
284,741
Michael Roberts
Dogleg Left TV - Houston, TX

We've used 8x8 for cloud-based VOIP for more than 10 years with great success.  It represents a good value for the product/service.  For an in-house VOIP solution be careful and only use Cisco hardware.

Aug 23, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,611
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Here to only learn

Aug 21, 2018 07:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,935,438
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

What? The tin cans and string aren't enough? We use smoke signals too which work pretty well except on windy days.   Parked, Reading ... Bob Crane !

Aug 21, 2018 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
53,655
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

Got rid of ours.  Look into something called TalkRoute.  It is not VOIP but a virtual PBX.  It works great and forwards to our cell or landline.  Can transfer all existing lines over to it.  I still have my Chicago number, but am in business in Arizona, with talkroute, people can dial a local number here in AZ and it transfers to my cell.  People can also text to the number.

 

Aug 20, 2018 04:42 PM
Rainmaker
743,532
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

All land line carriers employ VOIP.

Many cellulars take a leap using VOIP in their connections.

We are ALL using VOIP because those whom we pay know it's the best way to go. That is also why, if the Internet goes down....we ALL notice.

I will wager that your Internet Service Provider would be happy to package VOIP with your subscription. Add $30  a month...the prevailing rate for shiny things.

Seriously, what is the problem you are wanting to solve?

Aug 20, 2018 01:56 PM
Rainer
1,711
Matthias Moore
Lingows - Westminster, CO
IT for Agents

Voiply is a good price and pretty easy to setup

Aug 20, 2018 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,521,521
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Used MagicJack for a while but would investigate other options today.  Vonage?

Aug 20, 2018 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it depends on your area and the service providers.

Aug 20, 2018 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no.

Aug 20, 2018 06:00 AM
Ambassador
4,298,246
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

MagicJack? 

Aug 19, 2018 11:57 PM