Provider Rating

98

Verizon Fios Home Phone is a traditional digital phone service. Verizon offers two unlimited calling packages the “Verizon Freedom Value” and the “Verizon Freed Essentials.” When subscribing to the Verizon Freedom Value plan you have access to unlimited calling to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. By upgrading to the “Verizon Freedom Essentials” plan you have access to additional features like Caller ID, Voicemail, or Call Waiting.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $14.99-$44.99+/mo
  • Minutes: Per Minute or Unlimited
  • Contract: 2 Year Agreement or No Long-term Contract
  • Guarantee: 2-Year Price Guarantee when bundled, 1-Year Price Guarantee for No Contract
  • Battery Backup: Yes
  • 911 Service: Yes†

AT&T Uverse Voice (U-verse Home Phone)

Provider Rating

89

AT&T’s U-verse Voice is a digital phone service which uses Voice over IP (VoIP*) technology. It offers features you have come to expect like Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID, Call Waiting ID, and many others. Newer features such as “Locate Me” allows users to have AT&T ring up to 4 other phone lines when the U-Verse phone is called. AT&T U-Verse also supports Fax machines and Modems, caller ID on TV, Do Not disturb, and Click to Call on TV.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $25 – $40
  • Minutes: 200 minutes / Unlimited
  • Contract: Not stated
  • Guarantee: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Battery Backup: Yes
  • 911 Service: Yes†

Provider Rating

85

Time Warner Digital Phone service offers unlimited calling anytime anywhere in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The service includes Caller ID, Call Waiting, Call Return, Three-way Calling. Discounts offered when bundled with other services.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $10-19.99+
  • Minutes: Unlimited Local and Long Distance
  • Contract: Annual
  • Guarantee: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Battery Backup: Unknown
  • 911 Service: Yes†

Provider Rating

83

Comcast Home Phone offers its customers a traditional digital phone service with two major options. The first “Comcast Local with More” features unlimited local calling with 12 popular call features you have come to expect such as Caller ID, Call Waiting, and 3 Way Calling, long distance calling is only 5 cents a minute. The second plan offered is the “Comcast Unlimited” this offers consumers unlimited local and nationwide (Canada / Puerto Rico included) calling for one flat rate.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $29.99 – $44.95
  • Minutes: Unlimited Local and Nationwide
  • Contract: 12 Month Contract
  • Guarantee: 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • Battery Backup: Yes
  • 911 Service: Yes†

Provider Rating

82

Cox Digital Phone service has several different service levels to meet their customers needs. The Basic unlimited Local calling only runs about $16.99 a month and their unlimited Nation-Wide plan runs $55.00 per month and includes all of the popular telephone options such as Caller ID and Voice mail.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $16.99-$29.99
  • Minutes: Unlimited Local and Long Distance
  • Contract: Yearly Contract
  • Guarantee: None
  • Battery Backup: Yes
  • 911 Service: Yes†

Provider Rating

79

Unlimited Long Distance package includes unlimited local calling, unlimited long distance calling. This plan also includes 10 of popular telephone options: anonymous call rejection, caller ID, call waiting, call waiting with caller ID, speed dial 8, selective and variable call forwarding, call screening, custom rings, and selective call acceptance.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $29.99
  • Minutes: Unlimited Local and Long Distance
  • Contract: Yearly Contract
  • Guarantee: None
  • Battery Backup: Yes
  • 911 Service: Yes†

Cablevision Optimum Voice

Provider Rating

78

Cablevision Optimum Voice service offers over over 20 standard calling features and unlimited local and long distance calling all at one standard flat rate.

Overview:

  • Pricing: $34.99
  • Minutes: Unlimited Local and Long Distance
  • Contract: Not specified
  • Guarantee: None
  • Battery Backup: Yes
  • 911 Service: Yes†

†VoIP technology is used in most modern phone services to transmit your call via an internet connection. Most services include a battery backup to ensure if the power goes out you will still be able to call 911. However due to the fact that your call is transmitted via the internet, if your broadband network goes down your phone service goes down. It is always wise to ask your service provider questions about 911 Emergency before signing up with any service.

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