I’ve done the stuff myself for the past year and a half – who would’ve thought that it could be so painful?!
I just finished sending another e-mail to Vonage’s customer care group, urging them to recheck their validation systems because it should be plain as day that my home telephone number is most definitely portable…we’ll see if it actually gets through to them this time! I hate to say it, but the bitchy woman from Verizon that I talked to had a good point – if they can’t even tell that the number is portable, then maybe I shouldn’t be switching to them. 🙁 Let’s see…
Verizon: $50 / month
Vonage: $15 / month
As it’s just not an option to drop the home phone and solely use my cell, I’d say that saving $35 / month seems like a good plan to me. Believe you me, I’d love to switch to a VoIP plan from Verizon or AT&T or one of the bigger guns if they’d let off on the price, but for only $10 / month savings, it just seems like a slap in the face to me. In the meantime, this would bring my entertainment savings total to $65 / month between phone, cable & internet … gotta save that house down payment somehow!