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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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How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 13:52:02

Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our

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Vonage UK
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 05:42:50

diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
? Thanks!

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IP PBX for small business
On Mar 28, 2017 at 07:42:33

jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality

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Ethernet Cable; Wiring schematic? 568-B?
On Feb 23, 2017 at 12:33:52

beast321 Posted:
I don't know if
you heard, that
many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up

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On Feb 15, 2017 at 21:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
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New adapter and router -- MAC change
On Jan 10, 2017 at 19:07:21

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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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
Scarborough, Onta

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Hospital Incoming call unable to connect
On Nov 08, 2016 at 11:59:50

I am looking for a
product that will
make my phone ring
louder so I can
hear using

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The Days Of Old-Fashioned Phones Are Numbered. People, It's Time To Voip

November 16, 2004

By Brendan I. Koerner

1. My mailbox is absolutely flooded with postcards from Time Warner, trying to sell me on this newfangled digital phone service. Sounds like a good deal, actually—pitch says $39.95 for unlimited local and domestic long-distance. Worth taking the plunge?

A. Compared to sticking with plain ol' Verizon or another copper-wire provider, yeah, it's a bargain. If saving loot's your top priority, however, there are cheaper ways to go about joining the ranks of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) users. Not necessarily simpler if you're in a multi-phone household, but definitely cheaper.

Time Warner's service, which the company's hawking like mad at, is available only in select New York neighborhoods right now, but should reach all 1.4 million customers by next summer. Cablevision, meanwhile, is offering the comparable Optimum Voice. Both work in the typical Voip fashion, by chopping up your voice into tiny data packets, then shunting them through the same cables that bring you such visual delights as TBS's umpteenth repeat of Mr. Destiny.

The direct-mail card may trumpet that $40-per-month price, but that's only if you also sign on for Time Warner's TV and Internet services, which can push your monthly tab upwards of $150. As a stand-alone, digital phone goes for $50 a month, or about $10 cheaper than Verizon's unlimited plan.

In Time Warner's favor, the taxes on digital phones are markedly lower. Mr. Roboto used to subscribe to Talk America (, which offers a $49.95-per-month unlimited package. But taxes pushed the bill to over $70 without fail; with Voip services, by contrast, taxes'll only add a few bucks, since cables aren't levied as heavily as copper wire. Not yet, anyway.

So making the switch to Voip is where it's at for penny-pinchers, no doubt. But Time Warner's is actually one of the more expensive digital options out there, at least for folks who already have—or are willing to get—DSL or a cable modem. For pure cost-saving, you're better off with a dedicated Voip provider like Vonage or Lingo (; the latter's unlimited package now costs a measly $20 a month, and the first month's free. Throws in free voice mail too, while Time Warner charges extra.

You'll need to install the hardware yourself with Vonage and Lingo, but don't fret—it's no more complicated than jacking an Ethernet cable into a wireless router. Mr. Roboto has previously warned about voice quality with these services, but that issue seems to have resolved itself over the past 12 months. So, too, have all the customer-service quirks—it's now no sweat transferring your current phone number to a Voip provider. Takes 15 to 20 business days, but not many flubs.

The do-it-yourself nature of Vonage and Lingo installation does mean it's harder to connect multiple phone lines in spread-out rooms. Time Warner will send out a techie to ensure that every line is hooked up with digital. That may not be a priority if you're living in a smallish Manhattan apartment, where one phone is the norm. But for house dwellers, well, you gotta take it into consideration.

The bottom line is that any sort of Voip setup will save you money over even the "budget" copper-wire folks, and the technology's ready for prime time. You're gonna be talking through cables sooner or later, mein freund. Might as well hop on the bandwagon now.

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