Once you raise the question about ISDN’s possible demise, you inevitably hear from a usually seasoned old-guard of voice-actors that “…ISDN has always been there, and it ain’t goin’ away any time soon!…” That may be, but indicators show a growing inveitability that the major TelCos are withdrawing their infrastructure support for ISDN. Bottom line: It just isn’t financially worthwhile for them.
To see a much deeper discussion of this, read George Whittam’s blog: ISDN USERS: IT’S TIME TO GET A BACKUP SYSTEM.
George is not the only one saying this, but George is the only one saying it with the substantial gravity of his knowledge and experience. To that end, you may want to put a new date on your calendar: November 29th, 6pm PST. George and VoiceOverXtra’s John Florian are teaming up for a seminar that night on ISDN & Alternatives. This will be a worthwhile session.
I’m already into Source Connect…and have been for 4 years. My handle is (big surprise) COURVO. Connect with me on the Source-Elements site if you want to. I’m happy to help anyone with a test ISDN or SC session. My ISDN #’s are 702-240-2107, -2157
(author’s note 11-25-11. Make a point to read Beau Weaver’s comments below in addendum to this blog article. His experience speaks volumes, and he fleshes out a lot of answers to these issues.)