So I was sent to the local Comcast store to seek a lower bill, and additional services, at my wife's request. On the surface this sounds silly, but new contract + new bundle = Lower total bill most of the time, since we were out of contract.
So, I came home having secured new TV and Home phone service, maintained our internet, and reduced our bill 50 bucks. VICTORY!
Not so much. Turns out the Voice service is normally setup with a traditional RJ11 phone, plugged into the modem directly. I however own my own modem with no such jack. I explained this to the guy at the shop, who assured me that I could just use the ethernet jack on my modem or router, and it would work fine. This is also not the case.
So to my point - Are RJ11-to-RJ45 adapters a thing? Does that solve my problem? How about a Voip based phone that uses regular ethernet cabling natively - would that function as expected? My wife is pretty adamant about keeping the Voice service, "we just need to find a way to make it work without spending a crap-ton of money". And short of going back to renting Comcasts hardware, (why did we buy the fancy modem then?!) I'm kinda at a loss of what to try.
Oh, since someone will ask - buying a phone is ok, because we'd have to buy one anyway - but the 'Just go to best buy and get whatever phone you like, heck I got a used one from goodwill for my setup" explanation from the shop guy obviously isn't as easy or cheap because he didn't listen/didn't care that I'm not using the default hardware. Also, if the only answer is to cancel that service, I'm kinda ok with that too.
Sorry Wifey, I tried. =p