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EclipseLion
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Jan-2018(#1)
What's the cheapest home phone line service I can get? It's for work and can't be VOiP. It can only be plain old telephone line, cable phone, or fiber optic.

I don't need call forwarding, call waiting, or long distance.
whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Jan-2018(#2)
Do you have cable? If so, probably a bundled home phone line.

loztdogs
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
6-Jan-2018(#3)
Cable is voip.

DarkFact
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* 6-Jan-2018(#4)
EclipseLion wrote:
> What's the cheapest home phone line service I can get? It's for work and can't be
> VOiP. It can only be plain old telephone line, cable phone, or fiber optic.
>
> I don't need call forwarding, call waiting, or long distance.

Most carriers will not let you get copper lines (only way to not get IP phone lines). They're trying to price people out of the market so they don't have to support the lines anymore, which is their goal. ISDN's in a similar transitional period. Your mileage may vary depending on your location, but POTS lines are on their way out. You probably need to start looking into ways of not having to use them. Fiber and Cable are going to be IP-based as well.
BucketofJustice
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6-Jan-2018(#5)
See if they'll allow you to get a phone line through your cable or internet company. If so then bundle through there for the cheapest option.
Prime
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Jan-2018(#6)
Magic jack.
secret_defender
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Jan-2018(#7)
For landline only, i believe it's Birch and choose the cheapest option. They are at&t lines but are cheaper if you use the cheapest option though if anything goes wrong you have call birch and they call at&t free unless they go inside your home then it's really expensive. Anyone else is like even with at&t or more. If going to get other things use the bundle of course.
EclipseLion
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 7-Jan-2018(#8)
Please keep the suggestions coming guys, I have not found a solution yet. Here's an excerpt from my employer regarding the exact reqirements:

"You will need to have a plain old telephone service (POTS) installed for your home phone line.
The home phone line must meet any of the following requirements: Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) -- traditional landline phone service using a dedicated copper pair to the home, Cable -- phone service from a Cable TV service provider, OR Fiber-Optic -- phone line provided by a local phone service.

Please note, this phone line will not be available for any personal
household use during your shift hours.

PLEASE DISABLE ANY AND ALL CALL FORWARDING, CALL
WAITING, or ANY SIMILAR SERVICES ON THE PHONE LINE.
You do not need long distance service. Satellite phones, wireless
phones, cordless phones, and VoiP (voice over internet protocol)
phones are not allowed"
DarkFact
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 7-Jan-2018(#9)
To be fair, you shouldn't be asking us. You should be calling each and every service provider (do what they asked first, cable or fiber providers) in your local area and asking them if they offer POTS service and that IP-based phone lines are not acceptable. There's no way to "hack" this, either you can get it or you can't. Start calling. You need a copper-base phone line service it sounds like, no substitutes, just a straight line. Either someone's got it or nobody's got it. There's likely not going to be a selection of services and you get to pick the cheap one, it's more likely everyone's offering IP-based phone service except for ONE outfit and you're probably going to pay out the ass for it, so loosen that belt.

These are the types of lines faxes use, so chances are someone in your neighborhood may offer it, but if nobody in your area offers Non-IP phones, you need to tell your employer to wake the fudge up because it's 2018, not 1993. What is this, a radio station?
Prime
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Jan-2018(#10)
I'm cool with him asking us. With good suggestions he can make a more educated decision instead of trust random googled info. Idk if anyone has touched on this yet but most "home phones" aren't landlines anymore. Most are digital incarnations that act like a landline but would fail in a power outage. I'll have to go back and read the rest of the posts but transitions were made years ago that phased out most of the traditional hardwired landlines that would work even when the power is down and out
DarkFact
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 7-Jan-2018(#11)
Well, I'm not saying it's wrong of him to ask of us, I'm saying it's not going to help him find out if he can get POTS service. For that he needs to call his service providers, because we can't tell him whether they offer copper POTS, but they can.
Prime
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Jan-2018(#12)
That's very true. I guess I like coming to you guys for stuff like this, can honestly say that's never led me astray.
EclipseLion
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 9-Jan-2018(#13)
I went with an at&t home wifi phone, the device is free, I just hook it into my home phone, the service costs around $20 per month

Thanks to everyone for the advice
John
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
15-Jan-2018(#14)
That's basically VOIP, just so you know. smile

Topic   home phone TZ