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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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Topic:
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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Voicemail Not Forwarding to Outlook Accounts
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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Vonage Canada
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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Topic:
Looking for a ringer ameliorate
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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Hard Wiring - Installation
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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Topic:
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:
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
...

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On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46


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By Cybele Weisser

The newest Internet revolution has arrived. You can now make and receive phone calls via a high-speed Internet connection by subscribing to a service known as voice over Internet protocol. VOIP, for short, allows for a host of whiz-bang features--like having your voice mail sent to you via e-mail--previously impossible with traditional landline phones. Better still: For as little as $ 20 a month (about a third of what the average U.S. consumer spends on local and long distance) you can make unlimited calls with features such as caller ID, call forwarding and three-way calling. Thanks to its growing popularity--already, about half a million people have signed up--Verizon and Time Warner Cable have rolled out Internet phone services.

Eight months ago, I replaced my home phone with an Internet phone service from Vonage. So far, I have no plans to switch back. Sure, there are trade-offs. The quality of my Internet phone isn't quite as good as my old landline connection, and broadband service interruptions can cut off your calls. But my phone bill has been chopped in half, and that seems like a fair enough deal to me. Should you too get VOIP?

The Basics

To subscribe, you must have a high-speed Internet connection. Since the broadband outlet and your telephone are directly connected, your PC doesn't have to be turned on for a Net phone to work. Nor do you need to bump a loved one offline to make a call. And no, the person you're calling needn't have Voip or be connected to the Net to receive your call. You can also use the telephone you already have.

The Hookup

When you subscribe to VOIP, the service provider will send you a modem-like gizmo that translates your dulcet tones into bits and bytes that travel across the Internet. Hooking up a single phone to a Voip adapter is a snap. Since the adapter must be plugged into both the phone and your broadband connection, things become tricky when you want to hook up several phones within a single household. The easiest solution is a phone with multiple cordless handsets.

The Trade-Off

The largest Voip peddlers have a presence in all 50 states but don't have phone numbers available in every area code. (You don't want your primary phone number to have a different area code than your home calling area, since everyone from your neighbor to the pizza delivery guy would have to pay long-distance rates to reach you.) The biggest knock on Internet phones is that they're only as reliable as your broadband connection; if the latter goes down, so does your phone. As for sound quality, it's good, although I'm told my voice sometimes sounds the way overseas calls did years ago.

Finally, since the phone number is not tied to any physical location, Voip providers say they can route any 911 calls to the nearest emergency call center, but the caller would have to give the operator his or her exact address. Until sound quality and broadband reliability improve, it's wise to have a cell-phone backup.



 
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