I have been hearing rumors about a lot of phone companies ditching their ISDN services , stranding a few VO ISDN talents . This morning I was informed that ,as of Dec 31st ,I would be joining that crew . The Qwest service rep told me that they had sent notices. My response was " I open every envelope you guys send me and this is the first I have heard about it . With 80% of my yearly revenue coming from ISDN VO sessions , something like that would have caught my attention . " So now I have to find a replacement ( Santa , are you listening ?!?!?) Has anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it ? Thanks.

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Comment by Dave Shropshire on December 29, 2008 at 4:29pm
Thank you sir ... Can't tell you how many years the phone company took off my life this season LOL
Comment by Dave Shropshire on December 29, 2008 at 4:01pm
Thanks Karen , I have it .

Phillip , I quite agree . I did some talking with the technical crew at the phone company, and there are no plans to have the ISDN turned off on Dec 31st as the service rep told me . Turns out as Dave over Digifon told me the phone company service people have no knowledge of ISDN as we VO people use it . You say ISDN they think of Internet ISDN with IP and assorted internet services. Good thing about all this is that I researched come great Source Connect bridging to ISDN services and now I feel prepared should the phone company pull the lines .

Thanks everyone.
Comment by Karen Carson on December 29, 2008 at 3:40pm
I've heard the same about Source Connect. I know where I live (the Sticks) the phone company doesn't offer ISDN. So my resolution for 2009. Get more info on Source Connect. That's the answer Dave.
Comment by NIk Carter on December 27, 2008 at 8:57pm
Things is that some areas do not even offer the service, rural areas (that of course need it) like Woodstock, someone I know wanted to set up an ISDN for a talent they wanted to do news for a station here in NYC, and verizon didnt offer it, THen again even in areas where they do offer it they will at times tell you that they do not offer it. Theyre trying to phase the service out for anyone but larger corporate clients, and some in some cases Ive heard that if you call the basic Verizon customer service lines they are not even aware that they offer it for home use so they will unknowingly tell you no> Ive not tried it myself but the buzz seems to be that its all about source connect, Cipriano posted a couple of ask Joe vids about it, one where he even did a session on vacation from the road in the back of a car, insane stuff. That could be your answer right there.
Comment by Dave Shropshire on December 26, 2008 at 3:44pm
Heard that !!! Glad I got the Source Connect ..but the ISDN sessions this year have out numbered the Source COnnect sessions 10-1 . Hopefully those clients will make the move up to SC -ville . Til then I have a couple of great bridging services recommended by some stellar VO talent here on VU ..

Happy Holidays !!
Comment by VU - Founder - Zurek on December 25, 2008 at 9:03am
Pleeeeeeease! I got the signs when a tech guy was installing service to my home in August, and refused to finish the job on the outside since it was so complicataed. They rarely get these orders, and just don't want to be bothered with them. Hello IP-to-IP (SOURCE CONNECT, AUDIO TX and AUDIO COMPASS) !

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