I’ve been thinking about Vonage. I even saw an infomercial about it. It looked quite reasonable. A cheap telephone system that lets you take your phone number with you where ever there is a broadband internet connection. It’s a great idea.
Why do I have a traditional phone system then? Well, systems like Vonage presuppose you have reliable electricity. When the power goes out, you’ve got no phone system (aside from your cell phone). I live in Vermont and if it gets too windy, the power goes out. I’ve lost power on both Wednesday and Thursday and they were relatively clear days.
I think I may get Vonage as a second line if I need one. I think it seems like a great idea for kids – an easy way to give them their own phone line – and they could take it to college as well.