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

IP Communications

Vonage In Print News

Report On IP Communications
Internet Protocol Is Shrinking The Planet And Revolutionizing The Way We Live And Work. Mark Blanchard Looks At The New Frontiers In Voice, Video And Data Communication

October 13, 2004

By Mark Blanchard

When Leonard Yakobovits is on the road, he takes more than his work with him -- he takes his office too. With e-mail, a webcam and his latest technology tool, an Internet telephone service, the Concord, Ont.-based entrepreneur can do business whenever he wants to and wherever he is.

"It's great," says the president of Dezco Holding & Trading, a distributor of health, beauty and other products to dollar stores across the country. "You can communicate locally from anyplace in the world. When I go to a trade show, I take a little box with me, plug it in at the hotel and I am in business with a 416 area code. I can still use my own number and long-distance plan from wherever I am."

That little box is a broadband voice gateway from Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. Its TalkBroadband service, like those offered by other voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephone companies, connects to a standard wired or cordless phone and a high-speed Internet cable or DSL modem.

Now, Mr. Yakobovits doesn't have just one number. He has three -- two 416 area code numbers and a 1-800 toll-free number so customers can reach him conveniently.

"It's incredible," he said. "I am more accessible [and it] gives me the comfort of control, controlling more than I could have two years ago. That gives me piece of mind."

Not only can a Voip phone number travel, it can make communicating cheaper, more productive and more flexible.
Some services even let users activate features such as call forwarding through a website, listen to voice-mail on-line or have voice-mail messages delivered as e-mail attachments.

It's just part of a revolution in the way we communicate by voice, video and data, 30 years after the development of Internet protocol.

"Everything's digital now," says Bill Rainey, president of Vonage Canada, the newly formed Canadian arm of the U.S. firm that bills itself as the fastest growing telephony company in North America. "Voice, data, messaging and video are digital applications people use on a personal level and business level.

"The scope of voice over IP or digital broadband is the planet because the Internet is pervasive," he added. "It doesn't really care where you are. That is one of the big advantages of having IP technology -- you can be anywhere and still be you."

Mr. Yakobovits knows all too well the benefiting of leveraging technology to be more productive. Whether at his home or his office on the road, he deals with suppliers around the globe and often asks them to demonstrate products he may be interested in over a webcam because a one-dimensional photograph cannot show, for example, how thick a glass is.

"That will determine the price and how much returns I will have for breakage," he explained. E-mail, too, has become an indispensable tool for him. Digital photographs and electronic documents sent around the world often garner a response within seconds.

"I cannot live without e-mail," Mr. Yakobovits said. Nor, it seems, without his Internet telephone and the ones and zeros that make up the binary language of computing.

"My life has been transformed tremendously because of [IP communications]," he said. "I can go out for a weekend, even if I have a major deal coming, and still be in touch and in control."

Doctors in southwestern Ontario probably feel the same way about VideoCare, an innovative videoconferencing network that links the region's hospitals together.

"Things that you dreamed of 10 years ago are just common now," said Diane Beattie, chairwoman of the VideoCare regional steering committee and integrated vice-president of St. Joseph's Health Care in London and the London Health Sciences Centre.

"It's made the health-care system more accessible for people in rural communities," Ms. Beattie said.

With 57 locations in its network, VideoCare brings big city medical services to small-town Ontario. It started just two years ago, but is already having a profound impact on patients' lives, as well as making the heath-care system more efficient.

"We're saving a person, who's usually not all that well, the travel time and the aggravation," Ms. Beattie said. "The process is a little bit different, but it's the same diagnosis."

Some physicians even use the videoconferencing system to do their rounds, consulting with their colleagues and other specialists.

But perhaps VideoCare's most impressive ability is its power to transmit the sounds of life. "They actually have a stethoscope, so they can hear a patient's heart beat from a distance," Ms. Beattie added. "It really is quite cool."

The technology may be cool, but it's also compassionate. In one heart-wrenching example, staff at the London Health Sciences Centre used it to allow an elderly patient in palliative care could see her son and grandchildren one last time.

They lived in Yellowknife, but a videoconference organized on short notice brought the family members together for an emotional goodbye. The woman died hours afterward.

"An incredible story," Ms. Beattie noted. "We haven't been able to do that with the technology even five years ago."
While videophones aren't as sophisticated as the VideoCare equipment, they are becoming a more popular way to connect people together.

The Windsor Family Forum uses them in long-distance coaching and counselling sessions. When offering support to people who may be isolated, communicating face to face is important.

"It's a key part of working with somebody in a coaching or a therapeutic relationship," explained Bob McGuire, the group's co-executive director. "There's more of a sense of trust and connectedness."

Some videophones can be connect to regular telephone lines, while others require a high-speed broadband connection such as those offered by cable or DSL Internet services. Some require a computer, others do not.

The Windsor Family Forum hopes to keep its new videophone system as simple as possible and build a network with groups across Canada and the United States.

Speaking of video, chances are you can't tune into your favourite TV station over your phone line just yet. But some Canadians do, thanks to the next wave of television services.

SaskTel has Max, Manitoba Telecom Services has MTSTV and Bell Canada has ExpressVu for condos. All are digital television services delivered by the telephone companies through VDSL or "very high speed digital subscriber line," a far more powerful version of today's standard DSL broadband Internet connection.

So far, about 40,000 customers have signed on to so-called "telco TV" services in Canada, but some the world's biggest companies are betting consumers will one day embrace the next generation of it -- Internet protocol TV or IPTV -- as an alternative to traditional cable and satellite TV.

"We're not talking about delivering channels to your PC," said Ed Graczyk, Microsoft TV's director of marketing and communications.

"We're talking about delivering very high quality TV to your television with all the bells and the whistles . . . video on demand, digital video recording, an interactive program guide and interactive TV shows," he added. "It just happens to be delivered on a different type of network."

Replacing the traditional broadcast network by a broadband network will be a major development in television, if and when IPTV becomes mainstream.

Right now, Microsoft Corp. and Bell Canada are testing the technology. Until then, couch potatoes will just have to dream of what the future holds.

"In an IPTV world, you can do things that are impossible or too difficult on these other technologies," Mr. Graczyk said. "It includes just a better overall TV experience and starts with something as basic as instant channel changing."

Yes, he boasts, you won't have to endure a one or two second delay after you hit that cable or satellite TV remote control. "It's about 150 milliseconds -- faster than the blink of an eye."

Sharing files probably won't be that quick with a new peer-to-peer program expected to be launched in beta this fall, but LionShare will make file-sharing easier, more secure and more "responsible" for academics.

Developed by a team of computer scientists at B.C.'s Simon Fraser University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Penn State University, the project will link various universities' databases with each other.

It may not be as entertaining as Kazaa, Napster or Gnutella, mind you. But it will be a huge timesaver for students and professors who need to find research data often not available on their home campuses.

"Music is still the main driver for kids [when it comes to file sharing]," said Marek Hatala, an assistant professor at Simon Fraser's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. "Hopefully, educational resources will be too."

When users are authenticated on their home university network, they will be accepted by other schools around world taking part in LionShare. Then, they can tap into several databases with one search instead of several.

Users will also be able to catalog and organize their personal files, be they documents, data collections or digital video archives, so they can share and retrieve them with greater ease than before.

The authentication is key because it means users can trust the information available at the click of a mouse. The software's developers want to standardize the technology used in authenticated file sharing.

Even when the software is available, LionShare won't change the way people exchange information -- at least right away.
"We will still see a lot of files sent via e-mail attachments," Mr. Hatala said.

"But file sharing is a very natural way of sharing information, especially for people who are used to it -- even if they learned it through Kazaa or Napster."

Vonage Service Plans

Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New elenapielt
New Today 0
Yesterday 1
Total 98683

Who Is On Site
Visitors 83
Members 0
Total 83

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

Social Bookmarks
 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

†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: 0.65 Seconds and 559 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum