Alarm monitoring via delink line?

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I heard that AAA Alarms can offer alarm monitoring via landline even when someone doesn't subscribe to it. I like this idea since regular landline (POTS) works in power outages too, but I'm wondering if this is exclusive to AAA (being an MTS company) or if I can do this with my current alarm provider?

I'd like to drop my landline, but I'd have to pay to either upgrade my panel, buy a new 3G ready panel, attempt to connect my current panel to a VOIP device (or straight IP) etc, etc.

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From what I understand if you have MTS internet they can hook you up without having a landline. They offered that to me last year, but because I don't know if I was going to switch back to Shaw at some point I chose the GSM unit and paid the $250 to have it installed. I believe either way GSM or Delink you pay the extra $7 per month
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they only thing that I have heard the dry lines /delink being able to dial out to is 911. 
The only other way I could see it work without a telephone number attached its a point to point circuit and those are expensive and I think now not offered to new customers under MTS's service tariff
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I don't think it dials out on the phone line. I think they connect your alarm to your internet connection and it connects to AAA by Internet. They said that they will only do this if you have MTS internet and not any other provider. Because it was the same cost as the GSM unit I choose to pay the one time fee to install the GSM unit and go that route, I figured if the internet went down, at least the cell network might be able to dial out.
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You are right.  I just dug a little deeper in the AAA website and they have something called AAA Link which appears to be different from using a wireless communications system.