ville5 wrote:Do you use the same phone you already have? Does it affect DirecTV satellite?
Hmmmm... well let's identify which product exactly you're speaking of.
FiOS is Fiber Optic to the home. It's basically a replacement for Cable/Satellite/Internet and of course carries voice as well.
VoiceWing is Verizons VOIP or Voice Over IP. Competitors products would be Lingo or Vonage among others.
Voice Over IP is a great technology, the biggest reason most folks WOULDN'T do it is a "number portability" issue. In other words, "can I keep the same phone number I've had for xxx years?". With Vonage and Lingo the answer is most often "no" which is a "deal killer" for most people.
VoiceWing has an advantage this way because it's a Verizon Product. So they'll "port" your number for you.
Anyway, since it's voice over IP, it won't work well with Satellite (Due to propigation delay - in other words the amouont of time it takes a signal to get up to the 'Bird' and back down.) satelitte can typically transfer much more bandwidth than cable, but there's a longer delay between request and reply. (Imagine that when tyrying to talk on the phone... you'd say hello and the other persons reply could be delayed over a second. It doesn't sound like much, but try having a conversation woth someone where each of you agree to let a second laspe between responses)
I'm not sure, but Verison could be requiring Verizon Internet services (Which DON'T include satellite) as a way around this. You'd just have to have DSL or FiOS then in order to have Voice Wing.
And they sell a box which plugs into your internet connection (Router/Modem) which will allow you to keep the same phones.
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