Did you know Canada.. you don't need to be tied to a phone line in Canada, there's other options.
We recently switched to a VoIP (Voice over IP) service, it allowed us to keep our home phone
number, we have more options then we did before, can call anywhere and Canada and it works great - and we are paying a fraction of the cost we were before. This means your voice communications are transported via a data network, rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN). We still use our home phone, no one can tell the difference, we just have a lot more features while paying less (kinda cool right). One feature I really love, being a Mom on the go, is that when someone leaves me a voicemail I can have the message emailed directly to my email account. My smartphone, probably like yours, never leaves my hand, so I love being able to listen to messages on the run and know who's called the home line.
There's another cool option too, a great business solution - Session Initiation Protocol - SIP Trunking Canada, it's voice and data traffic on a single network. This allows for businesses to make full use of their IP backbone to connect the company not only internally but also to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). This eliminate the need for separate voice and data networks and can be a real cost savings.
Say you have multiple locations for your business and each with multiple lines, with SIP you can pool you channels, instead of paying for individual services and a multitude of lines at each site.
With greater flexibility and scalability, there are now more options in Canada for your home and business voice communications, keep up with the future and you'll be surprised with the savings available for you!
What type of phone service to you use?