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Vonage I would argue that VoIP is clearly a superior technology than PSTN. It is based

I would argue that Voip is clearly a superior technology than PSTN. It is based on a fault tolerant, self repairing network.

If were going to get technical, and we are, then the original question was Voip, not Vonage, vs PSTN. Voip, in the correct and stable configuration where the Voip provider *owns* the telco structure they are traversing, is extremely powerful. As for fault tolerance, how many outages DON'T you know about, because Router A noticed that T-1 A went down and moved all that traffic over to T-1 B automatically and found new routes for Suzy's packets to her boyfriend. Fault tolerance isn't about the user end equipment at all, since the human factor makes that quite impossible. I've started doing research on something called Autonomous Networks, which are envisioned to be self-healing and designed to adapt to changing conditions in the network, on their own. We already have some of this, in the form of failovers and mirroring. I'd say the difference between just Voip, and really awesome Voip, is dependant on if the provider owns the telecom links.

"There are just too many variables and potential issues affecting Voip functionality that are way outside Vonage's control (ISP and your home setup to name only those two) that the whole experience can be very frustrating."

No there's not. There's only 3 varibles total:
1) Vonage is messed up.
2) My ISP is messed up.
3) I am messed up.

Unfortunately the only one you can control easily is 3. Networks and the Internet in general have so permeated our everyday lives that people can ill afford to not try to understand some of the technology, even in a general way, so they might be able to troubleshoot a little. I'm not defending Vonage at all, in fact, their "No geeks required" advertising campaign truly pissses me off, especially in light of this forum and what it does for people. If that maxim were true, Dan would be shutting this site down.

"FYI, the previous poster made a comment about having to rewire your phone jacks to be able to use them with Vonage, not true."

This is very true. NO ONE has to rewire anything, because Ezco was stating you can run a phone into the back of the box directly, or set up a cordless system, requiring NO rewiring. I chose that method myself because I lived in a townhouse, and it worked well.

The bottom line is that people are increasingly looking for a rock solid, cheap, and reliable solution for long-distance phone service that doesn't require much in upkeep. And I'm saying, Vonage is NOT that solution, Voip is, but not Vonage, unless they can streamline their prodcut to the point that there really are "No Geeks Required."

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hi, everyone, VOIP vs. PSTN, which is better?
Tricky question. It depends on many variables, not the least of which is your broadband
So, you're asking on a Vonage forum if VoIP is better than PSTN??? FYI, the
hi, everyone, VOIP vs. PSTN, which is better? Unless you want to fry your
VARY TRUE IN GENERAL You always need to disconnect from old TELCO if you are
Back to the original question... This question is phrased as which technology
Well VoIP didn't "self-repair" on my network I can tell you that. There are
Best answer to this question i found somewhere :wink:
These are affirmations. They are not variables. But I liked the part about

navydavy2001 posted "I would argue that VoIP is clearly a superior technology than PSTN. It is based" on 02/22/2007

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