So you say that poor voice quality when using VoIP over a slow connection can be fixed by bonding 2 or more lines, whilst admitting that is "not a cheap option".
After accusing me of being the one who "fails to grasp what is being said" when I point out that landline phone providers haven't priced themselves out of the market in areas of non-existent phone coverage and slow broadband speeds ?
Seems to me it's you who doesn't grasp the issue in deeply rural areas.
My business is located in your definition of a "deeply rural area" and it is very frustrating to have a non-existent broadband connection and surcharged f£3.50 a month or being in a Market 1 area. My choice of ISP was also limited. Make a call on said landline and you have the 'privilege' of being charged for a setup fee and extortionate call charges. That doesn't site nicely with your statement that "phone providers haven't priced themselves out of the market"; IMHO they have, so its not surprising many turn to using their mobiles instead.
However I have no mobile coverage,so being a Vodafone customer.I have installed a Sure Signal Device and a full signal is available to my mobile devices. Free voice calls become the norm for me.
Now the broadband side of things, I also have a slow internet connection. With a deep enough pocket I could run with various different FTTP options that are available but instead opted for bonding two internet lines which is more reasonably priced at just under £100 a month.
So in deepest West Sussex I have a reasonable mobile phone signal and an acceptable broadband connection whereas before investing in additional hardware and higher rental charges, neither was present..
I also have a hosted VoIP service with good sound quality provided data traffic is at a trickle.
Would you please elaborate on why you think I have not got a grasp on the issues in deeply rural areas? I'm in one and got the problem sorted.