EMTA's are supposed to handle BELL pulse dial timing , But if it's an old phone and the dial is sticky, it will fail. You will also have a REN issue with more than 2 mechanical bell phones, you can't exceed a 1.0 REN, they will hose up dialing, many later, dial sets like WE 500's disconnect the bell when you go off hook, but they can't disconnect on hook phones.
Windstream is the competition and is throwing up roadblocks...
If they won't release the number, there's nothing TWC can do about obtaining it, you need to file with the FCC if that's the case.
Would also be nice if they'd allow ADSL competition in (but won't because all their spare pairs are bad) or offer something faster than 3 or 6 meg service....
Maximum storage: 60 minutes
Maximum message length: 3 minutes
Maximum greeting length: 3 minutes
Number of days until messages are deleted: Messages are saved indefinitely.
At 90% storage capacity, you will hear an alert message
If you keep Legacy TWC Service, you will keep your Legacy TWC Phone plan. If you switch to Spectrum plans, then you receive Spectrum services and what they include/don't include. Spectrum Voice will be available Standalone for $29.99, or $19.99 bundled. The international add-on is $5 additional per month. TWC Phone Standalone is $49.99 without any promotional discounts. Current promotional discount offers TWC Home phone at $19.99. Rates for phone bundled will vary on the bundle.
What has not been discussed however, is what you receive with Spectrum Voice within its $19.99 bundled/$29.99 standalone rates. Spectrum voice INCLUDES at no additional charge:
Voicemail ($3.95 with TWC)
Private Listing, unless specified you do not want it ($1.95-$4.95 based on market for TWC)
Unlimited Directory Assistance ($1.99 per call with TWC)
Taxes and Fees (Additional for TWC, included on Spectrum Voice plans)
There are obviously many other features that are the same/different, however these are the ones that would be additional charges for TWC customers. So bundled Spectrum Voice at $19.99 + $5.00 international calling is $24.99. TWC Home Phone priced at $19.99 + $3.95 Voicemail service is $23.94 + taxes and fees, lets say $1.50+ = $25.44.
So already you save money, and then get additional charged features with TWC absolutely fee, like Directory assistance and Private Listing if you want it. And it includes 70 countries in the International plan, where as TWC included 34 countries. Other countries would either be Full rate, or you pay for an additional international calling plan.
Hopefully I cleared the air a little bit on this one, but if you plan to make International calls, the plan is worthwhile, keeping you close to the same rate you pay now, or even saving you money overall. If you don't plan to make international calls, then the plan is automatically going to save you money if you have it bundled with TV or Internet or both, as TWC and Spectrum Voice are both $19.99, but TWC does not include taxes and fees with that.
TWC/Spectrum only provides support to the modem so getting them to fix your existing wiring won't happen. Have you tried calling Verizon/Frontier? I'm sure that you probably won't get anywhere with them since you are not their customer. AV tech is an audio/visual tech. You can probably find someone local via Angie's List or other similar service.
You are correct, if you cancel first, the number can be lost. You want to contact the new provider and you will need to prove you own the number, usually with a copy of a bill. You start the process and the new provider will contact us to initiate the port. Once the port is complete, you can contact our billing team or visit a TWC store to ensure the phone charges are off the account. Please let us know if there are any additional questions.
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Make sure your internet modem, the 6190, is on the splitters -3.5 port and not the -7 ports.
Leave the twc modem on a -7 and cable box a -7 as well.
If splitters a -5 -5 -5, doesn't matter, all ports are equal
To disconnect the modem completely, either put a 75 ohm terminator on the empty port or replace the 3 way with a 2 way splitter.
There is currently the ability to do this. You would go to the settings in My Home Phone in My Account and then the option is for Call Blocker Accept you can have it so that only certain numbers up to 30 different numbers can call you.
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Thanks, Satch. The prompt is on and there's 21 calls on the list so it seems to be okay. This happened off and on for awhile, then as of yesterday, it quit working all together so I guess we'll wait and see what happens. While it's not a crisis as the caller ID on the telephone screen works, I just got spoiled by not having to get up and go look if the tv was on
Well, just wanted to update here:
TWC shut off my modem on purpose when I activated the new MAC without telling me, because it was very old and outdated. The tech came to my house and gave me a brand new one and everything was working again. He said they sometimes do that so we are forced to call a person to the house to give us a new one. Just stange that nobody I spoke to on the phone saw that the person did that.