Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
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
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
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
...

In The Forum:
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
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
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
...

In The Forum:
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
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
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
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
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,
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
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,
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
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
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
A good sip trunking provider
On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46


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.

Syndication

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

FCC May Rule For Net Phone Firm


Vonage In Print News

FCC May Rule For Net Phone Firm
Federal Regulators Are Expected To Keep Jurisdiction Over Voip


November 9, 2004

By Vikas Bajaj

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to rule today that state regulators don't have jurisdiction over Internet-based telephone service.

In a decision that could have ramifications for taxes, fees and rules on the new technology, the FCC is expected to pre-empt states from regulating Vonage Holdings Corp. as a telephone company.

The New Jersey company has been fighting off state supervision in just Minnesota and New York, but many other states have been waiting for the commission to rule.

If Vonage were treated like a phone company, it would have to meet stricter 911 calling standards and pay into telephone subsidies that keep phone service affordable for poor and rural Americans.

The FCC's ruling will be part of a contentious national debate over voice over Internet protocol services, or VoIP.
Many phone companies argue that policy-makers ought to lightly regulate the technology, which transmits phone calls like e-mail – over data networks, not through traditional telephone switches.

Today's decision will "allow the FCC to create a federal set of rules and impede states from creating state-by-state rules," said Jeffrey Citron, Vonage's chief executive.
About 300,000 customers use Vonage, which delivers dial tone over cable modems or digital subscriber lines. AT&T Corp. sells a similar service, CallVantage.

FCC Chairman Michael Powell is widely expected to lead a Republican majority in voting for Vonage's position. But the commission will probably put off larger, more vexing questions about Internet telephony and its relationship to telephone subsidies and 911.

State regulators and consumer advocates worry that by narrowly exempting Vonage and its peers, the FCC will leave bigger issues simmering.

"The FCC is fixing to take jurisdiction and assert authority but not exercise its responsibility," said Mark Cooper, a research director at the Consumer Federation of America.

The chief concern is whether Voip providers will pay into the Universal Service fund, an ailing federal program that subsidizes rural phone companies.

Another issue is whether they'll pay per-minute access charges to local-phone companies to complete long-distance calls.

Though Internet telephony accounts for only a few hundred thousand lines today, it is expected to grow as cable companies such as Comcast Corp. and local-phone companies such as SBC Communications Inc. start using the technology.

The Universal Service fund, which totals about $5 billion, is already short several hundred million dollars. The FCC will probably increase a levy on phone companies to make up the difference, which could force customers to pay several dollars more in fees next year.

Several states, including Texas, administer their own universal service funds that could also suffer shortfalls if Voip is exempted, regulators say. A group representing state regulators has said an FCC decision to remove states' authority is premature.

"Regardless of what the FCC ultimately decides on jurisdictional issues, we urge the FCC to resist the temptation to act in piecemeal fashion," the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners said in a letter to the FCC.

FCC officials have argued that it's appropriate to "take a smaller bite of the apple" right now. The commission has undertaken several proceedings on universal service and access charges that will address the bigger issues soon enough.

Vonage's Mr. Citron says Voip is related to these bigger issues, but they were in trouble before his technology became a big deal.

"Over time these issues are resolving themselves," he said. "And Voip is neither the driver nor the cause of the issues at hand."



 
Vonage Service Plans


Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New SheenaCarr
New Today 7
Yesterday 3
Total 99054

Who Is On Site
Visitors 121
Members 2
Total 123


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: 6.84
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 www.vonage.com/911 for details.

** Certain call types excluded.

www.vonage-forum.com 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 www.vonage-forum.com 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 www.vonage.com 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: 0.64 Seconds and 510 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum