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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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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

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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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A good sip trunking provider
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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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

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Nothing but problems with VVX300
On Apr 15, 2016 at 14:58:07

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Feature Choice Growing For Online Phone Plans; Vonage Vs. Cable Firms; Third-Party Companies Offer More Options , But You'll Need Broadband

April 25, 2005

By Mike Angell

Talk about a competitive market. Some 200 companies now offer Internet phone services.

The companies deliver the calls via broadband lines using VoIP, or voice over Internet protocol. By breaking voice into data packets, Voip offers low-cost long-distance calling and features not available with regular phone service.

About 1 million people are using Voip service. And thousands are signing up each month.

As the technology matures, new users face a quandary: Which provider should they use?

Consumers have two basic choices for getting Voip service.

One option is a third-party company, such as Vonage.

It delivers phone calls over a broadband connection provided by another firm.

The other option is to work with a cable company, such as Cablevision or Time Warner Cable.

Executives from two of the largest Voip providers -- Vonage and Time Warner Cable -- say the choice comes down to how many features a customer wants.

Vonage offers more advanced features than cable companies. The Voip service of cable providers is much more like regular phone service -- though it takes advantage of cheaper Voip rates.

Both types of companies offer unlimited local and long-distance plans, which is a big selling point for VoIP. Vonage's basic home plan starts at $25 a month.

To use it, though, you'll also need to pay for a broadband connection. That costs at least $20 a month.

Time Warner's unlimited plan starts at $40 a month when bundled with other services, such as digital cable and broadband service.

The total packages start as low as $85 a month.

Voip has all the features available on regular phones, such as caller ID, call waiting and the like.

Plus it offers more Internet-type features like getting voice mail delivered in an e-mail and online call logs.

Time Warner and Vonage have those basic features. And most customers are happy with just that, says Jerry Campbell, Time Warner Cable's vice president of voice service.

"Our customer research shows about eight features are most popular with consumers," he said. "We are much more a replacement for traditional phone service."

Still, Time Warner is looking into additional features, such as a voice search service where people can ask for certain businesses or services in their area.

Vonage offers more technical Voip features. For instance, its phone service can work with e-mail programs to call directly from contact lists.

"We want to offer all the features available over VoIP," said Jeffrey Citron, chief executive at Vonage. "Cable companies are just trying to replicate the old phone network."

You can also take your Vonage phone service on the road. The Voip adapter, which connects the regular phone to the broadband connection, can be taken to any other broadband hookup.

That means the phone number can be transported anywhere.

Time Warner doesn't offer that portability with its service.

Time Warner does provide "enhanced" 911 service. It routes calls to the nearest emergency dispatch center and can automatically provide addresses to the operator.

Vonage does connect to local dispatch centers, but the operators won't have automatic access to your address. Vonage is working to add that service, though.

Another important issue is reliability. Voip service is only as reliable as the customer's broadband connection.

The Federal Communications Commission has yet to collect outage information for Voip service as it does with regular phone service.

Campbell says Time Warner can better monitor reliability and uptime of its Voip service.

Unlike Vonage, Time Warner owns and monitors the cable network over which Voip calls make some portion of their trip. Vonage's Citron says it can just as easily monitor and check the performance of its calls even though they all have to go over third-party networks.

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