I'm a current Snap ADSL + POTS (plain old telephone system) customer and am looking at moving to VDSL. I'll be going for the 2 year contract + Fritz!Box 7390, as that seems a no-brainer. Now I'm just wondering which of the voice options to go for.
I'm a light phone user. In a given month I might make a couple of local calls and maybe a couple of longer toll calls to family members. Most of the incoming calls are phone spam, but I do get the occasional call from family. I've weighed up dropping the landline completely, but it's cheaper for me to just keep the landline.
I don't have any devices that require a POTS connection (e.g. a monitored alarm), so my choices are open. The only must-have is caller ID, which comes free on Snap+ or costs a few bucks a month on POTS. I'm currently using voicemail, but will probably drop that and let the Fritz handle this for me.
Given all of the above, does anybody have any recommendations which option I should go for? The main things on my mind are:
- Are there any issues with Snap+ that would make the standard line a better option?
- If I've got the router hooked up to a UPS, will I still be able to make calls during a power outage (e.g. to the lines company)?
- Has anybody tried hooking the Fritz into a POTS line for voice? The Fritz hardware can handle this, but I don't believe that Snap support it.