Sign up

Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
How to arrive at wifi password?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
How to have Vonage and another land line?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 04:55:03

massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your

In The Forum:
IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:48:03

massrman Posted:
Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and

In The Forum:
IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:37:45

Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
W52p Setup
On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01

James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
looking for a good
Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer

In The Forum:
A good sip trunking provider
On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46

James44 Posted:
Which network
connection do you

In The Forum:
Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 13, 2016 at 22:55:00

jjatsk Posted:
We are renting a
few offices right
next door to our
main building. I
have a wireless

In The Forum:
Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 09, 2016 at 12:00:54

Pman Posted:
Hello, While
Vonage has been a
great service over
the years, it is
time to part

In The Forum:
LNP – Local Number Portability
Cannot port phone number to new carrier - repeated failures
On Jul 05, 2016 at 09:12:07

jbugz67 Posted:
We recently
purchased 5
Polycom VVX 300
phones from
Vonage, and have

In The Forum:
Nothing but problems with VVX300
On Apr 15, 2016 at 14:58:07

Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Carolyn Katz Elected to Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corp.


Vonage Customer Reviews
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal

Vonage UK Review
Vonage UK Review

Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006
Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006

Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review
Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review

Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months

Vonage Reviews

Vonage Consulting charges not withstanding ;-), the most common small PBX (at least

Consulting charges not withstanding ;-), the most common small PBX (at least in the US) is the Lucent Partner system. It's marketed for the small-to-medium business (mainly because of its pricing). I also know Panasonic and Toshiba make smaller phone systems.

Now, the answers to your questions:

1. You can transfer/hold calls between/to one phone in the house. You can intercom phone-to-phone. You can see which phone and line is in use. Most of these are general PBX features, not unique to home installations. Other PBX features: you can page all phones, have an incoming call ring dial extensions all at once or in sequence (call hunting), and they have voicemail - usually as a software and costly upgrade.
2. This is called Direct Inward Dialing (DID) and most systems support it, usually as a software upgrade. It creates a "static route" that says, "When a call comes in on phone number xxx-xxx-xxxx, have it ring directly to the phone on extension yy".
3. I've never heard of this. Door entry would probably be tied into a security system - those traditionally have poor integration with phone systems. If you might be a little more specific - I might can answer better.
4. Traditionally, PBXes accept input from POTS lines (that's Plain Ol Telephone System) aka single analog lines. Most land and Voip providers will have standard analog coming out. The exceptions to this in land line world is ISDN or T1 - those are digital. You can MIX inputs of POTS lines from any provider (theoretically) into the PBXes multiple incoming line ports and then let the PBX handle incoming/outgoing call management. This is the primary function of a PBX - it creates a private phone system and then manages the interoperability to external (landline or Voip) phone services.
5. IMO, I don't think PBxes are needed for home, even a small home office. They're not cheap - I can get a good multiline phone with hold and speakerphone for <$100. PBXs are in the $$$thousands, then you have to buy handsets compatible with that system ($200-$500 ea).

If you have two+ Vonage lines, you can setup PBX-like features on your Vonage lines running into multiline phones:
a. Call hunting (PBX) = simulring (Vonage)
b. Call forwarding (forward to another extension) = call forwarding (vonage can forward to another Vonage line or anywhere like a cell)
c. Direct inward dialing = line indicators on multiline phones
d. PBX Voicemail stored locally = Vonage voicemail - accessible from any line and it can even email you when you have a message
6. I'd start with learning the Lucent Partner - Lucent has some manuals on its website.

The biggest note is the internal phone system, the private one the PBX creates, is digital. This makes the handsets more sophisticated and not allowing plain 'ol telephones to plug in. Also, PBX wiring is much more elaborate than analog phone wiring. You'll be required to have Cat 3, probably Cat 5 cabling, and some PBXes use more than one pair. This infrastructure can also be a concern for home installs.

Hope this helps!

Read The Full Thread:

Newbie questions about Vonage & PBX options

I'm a new Vonage client with no experience with PBXs. Can anyone help me understand
Thanks for the help Michael.

mkstringer posted "Consulting charges not withstanding ;-), the most common small PBX (at least" on 10/07/2005

Vonage Service Plans

Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New MauraKnowl
New Today 0
Yesterday 3
Total 98682

Who Is On Site
Visitors 93
Members 0
Total 93

Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
Login Here
Not a Member? You can Register Here
As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage Stock Price
Value: 6.23
Change:   N/A
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search

†AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See for details.

** Certain call types excluded. is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
All other content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at to receive any special,
best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

[ | | | | | ]

Vonage Forum Site Maps

Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
& all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.

Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
& small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 0.71 Seconds and 590 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum