reply to elefante72
Re: PAYG ??
said by elefante72:Wouldn't something like CallCentric be more of a happy medium for many people.
For many people, PAYG makes better sense.
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Absolutely. The only thing is that it's cost is comparable to voip.ms IF you use the minutes AND there are taxes on top. I call Canada frequently, so the plan had to work. I eliminated the issue by putting the inlaws on voip.ms (they pay $12 a month on a bad month--and in Canada that is a bargain), so the cost is zero (voip.ms-> voip.ms is free).
I heavily looked at them as an alternative, but in the end voip.ms won out . Prices only pay for what you use and there are ZERO taxes, USF, etc because it is PAYG. I don't use the 911 option (that will run you $3) but it is there if you want it.
I remember before I left Phonepower my taxes were hovering around $6. I don't spend that in 3 months on voip.ms.
I was forced into the triple play for verizon, so that runs me $5 in taxes/month just for the phone, but it would have cost more for the 2-play so I sucked it up. Verizon has had lots of problems w/ callerid and 7 and 10 digit issues. It's ironic because they are big red, and they can't even fix callerID database issues.
said by elefante72:Callcentric's PAYGO rate ($0.0198/min) is more than that of voip.ms ($0.012/min premium or $0.0105/min value). However, callcentric only charges taxes if you live in New York State (you must pay sales tax since they have a physical presence there).
Absolutely. The only thing is that it's cost is comparable to voip.ms IF you use the minutes AND there are taxes on top.
The only additional fee that you have to pay with a PAYGO callcentric account is a monthly E911 fee of $1.50 since this is mandated by the FCC if you live in the U.S.
Voip.ms is based in Canada. I am not sure if you have to pay taxes to them if you live in Canada or not. If you live in the U.S., voip.ms does not charge tax.
reply to elefante72
CallCentric has NY State sales taxes ONLY if you are a NY State resident.
They recently introduced some good flat-rate outbound plans (500 and 1000 minute, with the 911 cost included in the bundle) in addition to offering PAYG outbound.
On inbound, you also have a choice of flat-rate or PAYG plans.
So everything can be customized to your needs.
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