I'm fed up with having a cell phone. I don't like my phone number being locked into a single device, with the only means of connection always giving away my location every time I use it. A traditional landline addresses some of these issues, but we all know the downsides compared to a cell phone. I was considering getting VoIP service for several benefits:
- Use my phone service on any computer I want. Take calls, and send texts from my desktop, laptop, and my Pyra eventually. Maybe even Librem 5 if I cave in and get one of those too.
- I can still use a traditional phone handset within my home.
- Use a variety of software clients for calling/texting.
- I don't have to use a cell tower for the connection. I'm not giving some service provider a map of everywhere I go.
- If I want to use an LTE connection, I still have the option to.
- For extra security/privacy, I should be able to use my VPN with it as well.