I got my Lingo phone set up last night. It was mind-numbingly easy:
- Ignore included directions which tell you to turn off the computer, router and cable modem. (maybe you unplug the microwave just to be sure)
- Plug Lingo VoIP box into router
- Plug Lingo VoIP box into phone
- Plug Lingo VoIP box into power outlet
- Wait for VoIP light to come on
We made a few calls, both locally and to our family & friends in Europe. I couldn’t hear any difference in quality from our normal land line. We’re going to run with both in parallel for a while, and then I’m going to cut back the services on the land line. I figure I don’t want to shut it off completely for SLA reasons – it works when the power’s out and in the very rare occasions that the internet connection is down. Otherwise, I figure I’ll be completely switched over in a month or so.
BTW, like other VoIP vendors, Lingo offers incentives to sign up your friends. If you want Lingo and an extra $25 credit, drop me a line.