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

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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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massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your

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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

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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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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

James44 Posted:
Which network
connection do you

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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

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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

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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

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U.S. Cablers, ISPs look to VoIP for Stickiness and Broadband Boost

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U.S. Cablers, ISPs look to Voip for Stickiness and Broadband Boost

August 4, 2003

By Steve Mullins

U.S. cablers and ISPs are rolling out voice-over-IP (VoIP) services as they look to sour broadband adoption and reduce churn. While leading cable companies are developing solutions themselves, smaller outfits and SPs without legacy networks are turning to turnkey outfits to provide voice capability.

Big hitters Time Warner Cable and Cablevision have already joined the commercial Voip fray with soft launches in selected regions. The latter rolled out its Optimum Voice service to broadband subscribers in Nassau and Suffolk counties, Long Island, NY, in 1Q03. For $34.95/month, users get unlimited local, regional and long-distance calls, plus telephony features such as caller ID, call waiting, call return, call forwarding and three-way calling.

According to recent Merrill Lynch research, Cablevision customer survey data indicates that more then one-third of users purchased the Optimum Voice service as a primary-line replacement, with 29% choosing it as a second-line replacement. Almost 90% of customers said they were "highly likely to continue using Optimum Voice."

Time Warner has launched its Digital Phone service in Portland, ME. The $39.95/month tariff for high-speed subs includes unlimited calling in the continental U.S., plus free call-waiting, caller-ID and call-waiting-ID features at no extra cost. The company earlier ran an extended trial in Rochester, NY, of a second-line service without long-distance called Line Runner, costing just $10/month.

Other major cable outfits have yet to go commercial with services, though the likes of Cox and Comcast have been running product trials.

In its research, Merrill Lynch reckons the solution could bring about a sea change, with the residential telephony market facing potentially dramatic changes from the technology. "We believe that Voip could prove to be a highly disruptive technology in the residential market," says the investment bank. "Thanks to a shared voice/data/video platform, the functionality of Voip could outstrip that of conventional telephony over time."

While large cablers are working with equipment vendors to develop solutions themselves, second and third-tier cable outfits and pure-play ISPs are looking to third parties to provide Voip services.

Vendor Net2Phone, for one, has entered the Voip market through cabler Liberty Cablevision in Puerto Rico and has been providing a trial service to some 200 paying customers since January. In April, the company also announced it had developed a capability with Hughes Network Systems to provide Voip services over HNS' Direcway broadband service.

Vonage is already supplying turnkey Voip solutions to both cablers and DSL providers and says it has some 40,000 customers in 80+ markets, with a residential/business split of 90%/10%. The company has been soliciting smaller cablers and has recently inked deals with Armstrong Cable and Advanced Cable Communications. Louis Holder, executive vice president of product development at Vonage, says the company's marketing strategy gives it a constituency comprising about half of the cable market.

Vonage provides a number of packages, including a Residential Unlimited Local Plan for $25.99/month for unlimited local and regional calling, plus 500 long-distance minutes, and a Residential Premium Unlimited Plan for $39.99/month that allows customers to call anywhere in the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska.

Holder says Vonage's rates are pretty attractive compared to the average monthly residential phone bill of $72/month. "And the cable guys reckon they can get 10% of the broadband subscribers signed up within one-and-a-half to two years," he says.

Vonage said that in June and July, its call volume had grown from 25 million to 40 million calls and that it completes some 2 million calls a week.

Holder reckons the Voip product added to the CATV/high-speed access mix is an attractive proposition for SPs and customers. "It makes services stickier by cutting churn, and it can also increase broadband adoption," he maintains.

Vonage is also providing Voip services for ISP EarthLink, which launched the product in mid-March for DSL and cable-modem subs. The EarthLink Unlimited Voice service costs $39.99/month for free unlimited local, regional and long-distance calling and includes features such as caller ID, call waiting and voice mail.

"With us, there's pretty much everything in there at one price, and we do everything for partners. All they have to do is market it," Holder told BM. "We are also looking to do advanced call routing, and we are looking at e-mail contact lists and conference bridging for business users."

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