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tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have
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Vonage behind switch
On Dec 05, 2016 at 06:35:11

DWSupport Posted:
After recent
Vonage update that
took place on the
4th and 5th of
Nov. E-mails with
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On Nov 10, 2016 at 12:23:26

peterlee Posted:
Had a call from a
Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
in
Scarborough, Onta
rio
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Topic:
Hospital Incoming call unable to connect
On Nov 08, 2016 at 11:59:50

TELLDOUG Posted:
I am looking for a
product that will
make my phone ring
louder so I can
hear using
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On Oct 26, 2016 at 09:21:30

HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the
browser
...

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Topic:
How to arrive at wifi password?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing
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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
estimated
...

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Topic:
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
their
configuration
guides,
...

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Topic:
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,
...

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Topic:
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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
...

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On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46


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Consumers Take A Liking To VoIP; At-Home Use Growing; Four million Broadband Users Considering VoIP, A Pew Survey Has Found

July 13, 2004

By Mike Angell

Houston computer programmer John White makes calls all over to business colleagues, family and friends. He used to use his cell phone since night and weekend calling was cheap.

Now he uses a voice over Internet protocol, or VoIP, service from Vonage to make the calls. He can talk as long as he likes and any time for a flat monthly fee.

"My concern was what quality would be like," White said. "The quality is excellent."

White is one of 300,000 customers who use some type of Voip service for their home phones. As AT&T and other firms push Voip service, those numbers should grow. A survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 4 million broadband users were considering Voip service.

If you have a home broadband connection such as a cable modem or digital subscriber line, Voip may be the way to go. It's easy, cheap and rich with features. The only drawbacks are the possibility of losing connections in power outages and the lack of full 911 support.

Vonage's unlimited local and long-distance call plan costs $25 a month. AT&T's CallVantage service has a six-month introductory rate of $20 a month. After that, it rises to $35 a month.

The price is similar to local and long-distance packages being offered over regular phones. But extras such as caller ID and call waiting and voice mail can cost more on those plans. Voip plans include those features.

Of course, you need to have home broadband for the service. So the monthly cost of broadband should be part of the equation.

Simple Process

Home Voip is just like regular phone calling. There's no personal computer microphone to deal with. You get adapters that allow you to plug in up to two phones. Homes with more than two phones or more than one number require some wiring or additional gear.

Setting up the adapters is very simple. Just plug in the ethernet cable from your broadband modem into the adapter. Your computer or home routers then get plugged into the adapter.

The adapters pretty much configure themselves once they connect to the Internet. Firewalls and other security devices may need to be tweaked in order to allow Voip to work.

The adapters can be taken anywhere there's a broadband connection. So you can be reached at the same number regardless of the adapter's location.

The only downside is unknown glitches. That can happen with the broadband service, the modem or the adapter. Regular phones work even in power outages, but that's not the case with VoIP. White still keeps a regular phone and cell phone for blackouts.

As for 911 service, you can of course call 911. But the 911 center won't be able to trace your address automatically. So you will have to give them an address.

At one point, my broadband connection went dead, shutting down the phone. Once the connection was up again, I had to go into the Vonage configuration screen to reboot the adapter. After a couple of minutes, the service was ready again.

Besides the low price, Voip offers more features than most people would ever need. Using a Web browser, you can see every call made and received, keep phone books, listen to your voice mail as a PC sound file and send that sound file when you reply to someone.

The sound quality on both Vonage and AT&T was good. Most people can't distinguish between a regular call and a Voip call. Sometimes there might be some echo. But it was nothing major.

The two services are very similar, except in a few areas. AT&T has a conferencing feature where nine people can be on the same call.

Vonage offers three-way calling similar to what's offered on regular phones.

Both Vonage and CallVantage also have call forwarding features. With CallVantage, you can set up five other phone numbers where a call will be forwarded. Vonage offers forwarding to just one other number, but Vonage business customers can get more call forwards.

Vonage does offer virtual phone numbers for an extra $5 a month. This feature allows you to set up a whole other phone number in a different area code.

So a distant relative or anyone else can call you via a number in their area code. That way, the caller just gets charged for a local call, not a long distance call. Similarly, Vonage offers you an 800 number with 100 minutes of calling for the same monthly price. CallVantage doesn't have these features yet.



 
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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.

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