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mikebrown Posted:
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Haniltery Posted:
For wipe call
history also some
of the offline, in
gengral , it
usually apply to
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dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?
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On Apr 27, 2017 at 18:52:02

Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
simple
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our
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On Apr 27, 2017 at 10:42:50

diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
software
? Thanks!
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jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality
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On Feb 16, 2017 at 03:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
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old topic but when
I google “Vonage
MAC address
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Vonage You're pretty close to where I was when I switched to Vonage - I was spending $50



You're pretty close to where I was when I switched to Vonage - I was spending $50 a month for phone service (AT&T) with caller ID and call waiting, but not much else, including no addtional lines, no long distance, etc. I've been very satisfied with both the savings and the service since switching more than a year ago.

To your questions:

1) Hard to say, but these things do have a way of working out. There was a time when RIM (Blackberry) lost a patent suit and some thought it would be the end of the Blackberry, but it just took some corporate negotiations and the Blackberry is stronger than ever. Personally, this issue would not keep me from switching.

2) With what you have, you would probably want one of the plain old Vonage phone adapters - mine is the Linksys PAP2, no longer available directly from them, but still found in a lot of stores (at my local Walmart right now for $27). This adapter would have a couple of phone jacks (one for each of possibly 2 lines - both jacks won't be active if you have only one line) and a wired network (ethernet) jack. You would just plug the network cable from the Vonage adapter into one of the wired ports on your Linksys router. At that point, assuming you've got active Vonage service, you should be able to plug a plain old telephone into the phone port on the Vonage adapter and it will work! There are a lot of suggestions here and other places about the BEST routers to use, and managing "quality of service" settings and such, but, honestly, I would go with the simple, straightforward setup like this first, then tweak it later IF YOU NEED TO. Of course, you could also replace your Linksys router with one of the Vonage wireless router / phone adater combo units, but I don't like having all my eggs in one basket!

3) Check out the hard wiring forum here at this site and you will see that it is usually a pretty easy process to connect your Vonage to your home's existing phone wiring, making all of the jacks in your house active with your Vonage service. And as easy as it is to connect it, you can undo and restore "regular" phone service in the future if you ever need to.

4) I have two DirecTivo receivers and it works. There is also a section here dedicated to Tivo, fax machines and other such things - be sure and check it out as well. I will say this - my satellite connections do not work FLAWLESSLY. I get a lot of "failed" calls and every once in a while get a nag screen because I've not completed a call in the last 14 days or something, but, the bottom line, at least for me, has been that for over a year IT HAS WORKED.

5) Two ways to interpret this question - live with your Vonage connection? Yes, as I mentioned above, it is usually easy to distribute the Vonage connection throughout the house to all of your phone jacks so they will all be live. Or "live" as in regular old phone jacks - again, anything you do to run Vonage through the whole house can be easily undone to return the jacks to the regular old status. The only thing that you can't EASILY do is have BOTH Vonage and regular old phone serivce and have some jacks in the house be Vonage and others be old fashioned service.

Hope this sheds a little light on things!



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I'm currently with MCI and spend over $60/month for phone service and we don't
rgnok: Thanks for the feedback. That does answer most of my questions, but
Nope, Vonage adapter doesn't have to be in the same room as your phone/answering
Thanks - you've been very helpful! I'm going to print this thread out so I make sure
Your setup will be like mine. The motorola VT2142 will be fine. All you need to do
Where do I check my modem's DOCSIS version? And what is DOCSIS?
Two things - one has been covered pretty adequately in the "home wiring" forums,
In the Vonage guidelines, they do not recommend DOCSIS 1. You can check your Vonage
I checked that page on Vonage's site and my modem isn't listed. I have a Motorola

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