Okay I think I follow the idea of using VOIP/ISDN through a cheaper ISP provider, so I don’t need calls.
But what I don't follow is that the ISDN line to the house (in my case from Orange) which runs down the lane on a number of their Posts to get to me (as the last in the line) will still be enabled/maintained if I go elsewhere. That is unless part of the package from the new supplier includes all the infrastructure and maintenance for the supply, presumably by either subcontracting Orange, or providing it themselves on Orange hardware, which if that’s the case, all seems to be at a cheap price beyond belief ?
So if I ditch Orange, and then say one of the Posts or part of the Line was to fail (say through a Storm, a not unknown event), then I simply sign up to Orange for a month, during which time they come out and make everything good, all in order for me to then cancel with them, and go back to the other provider. Unfortunately that sounds too good to be true, as I seem to remember the shortest contract Orange would offer me was 12 months, and that they have refused to provided any new Lines in our Village, so I’m pretty sure they would reallocate my line to another house. All assuming that they (Orange) were happily letting another ISP use their resources free of charge up until it went wrong.
Or am I miss-cuing ?