Telephone service has change significantly over the past
10 years. No longer are you confined to your traditional wireline
phone service from "The Phone Company", or the spotty coverage from
your cell phone providers. You have many options, including service
through the Internet, and service from your cable providers.
This page provides descriptions of telephone and home communications technologies. Discussion options for service providers and equipment used throughout the home, including VOIP services such as Vonage and Ooma. Some of the sites listed provide reviews on alternative telephone services and explain how to set up your home wiring for these new technologies.
ServicesYou have many choices for obtianing communication services at home. Traditionally you choice was plain old telephone service from "the phone company", but not you can get service from your cable company, over the internet, or through wireless cell phone providers.
Distributing the phone signal through your homeMost homes have wires that run to multiple phone jacks througout the house. In most cases you can use your existing jacks to get phone service from all of your outlets, but if you do not have outlets where you need a phone, you have severla options. The easiest is to use a cordless phone. If you have other devices that need access to a phone line, you can take other approaches that use your electical wiring to give you new phone jacks. These options are discussed on various web sites.
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