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  • Yes, with Verizon Traditional Phone the electricity can go out and your phone still works but with VOIP phone service, your electricity goes out your stuck to the electricity comes back on
    • mushroom
      This is true, but in many areas Verizon has already discontinued copper wire POTS service. With fiber or VOIP you can get a small battery backup unit to keep your service working for a time at least.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Yeah, I see thanks for the comment :)
  • VOIP simply isn't as reliable. It relies on the internet connection being in operating order, and on the modem being powered and functioning properly. Even a slight degradation of internet service - unnoticeable when using the internet with a computer - can prevent a VOIP line from functioning fully (especially, for example: if using a fax machine or credit card machine over the VOIP line). Naturally whenever electricity is out or internet service is out or your modem malfunctions, your VOIP line will not function. With the "land line" phone, your phone functions as long as your phone line is functioning, and that TENDS to be more reliable than EITHER electrical service OR internet service. (That is: even when the electricity goes out, sometimes a land-line phone will remain in working order.)
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for sharing your comment well appreciated
  • you need a modem or moden/router for VOIP. So you need a VERY reliable ISP.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for sharing your comment well appreciated

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