Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
AaronzKix Posted:
impotence forum
viagra black
viagra without
prescription
is viagra the
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Allow low-priced pill generic no remedy
On Jan 15, 2017 at 14:09:05

Bobbiedet Posted:
rz7433bw6925 <a
href="
http://lev365.com
">buy
levitra</a>
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
levitra online specials
On Jan 15, 2017 at 10:43:27

Bobbiedet Posted:
rs7458 et409
payday loan online
wk2018 gs2575
xs7015 online
pharmacy nz2685
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
genpharma finasteride hair loss
On Jan 15, 2017 at 07:49:31

Bobbiedet Posted:
ok3155rc7615 <a
href="
http://buy-viagra-
iner.com ">buy
cheap
viagra</a>
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
buy levitra computer
On Jan 14, 2017 at 15:59:29

Ridgepr Posted:
...
In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
The best essay writing service. 11895 likes!
On Jan 14, 2017 at 10:28:23

Bobbiedet Posted:
lt5426yd9443 <a
href="
http://ciali3.com
">online
pharmacy</a>
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
diabetes cialis tablets
On Jan 14, 2017 at 09:36:32

GalenSi Posted:
...
In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IMHO, the best paper writing service. 17906 likes!
On Jan 14, 2017 at 09:30:36

Bobbiedet Posted:
ha3824
http://buy-viagra-
iner.com pfizer
viagra
pa6398do9843
pd3587
http://paydl01.com
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
online pharmacy viagra
On Jan 14, 2017 at 06:47:30

Bobbiedet Posted:
fs4995 xs3447
ohio payday ballot
ks7793 af9602
vw1425 buy cheap
levitra wp526
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
buy cialis online mexico
On Jan 14, 2017 at 02:26:14

KrystalDog Posted:
Buy Trileptal
Online Saturday
Delivery ->
Trileptal
overnight no
consult
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Buy Trileptal Online Saturday Delivery -> Trileptal overn
On Jan 13, 2017 at 14:05:35


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

The Economics Of VoIP 911 Emergency Services


Vonage In Print News

The Economics Of Emergency Services

May 2, 2005

By Johna Till Johnson

My recent column on the necessity of universal 911 services definitely hit a hot button. Many thanks to those who wrote to share their views.

A few clarifications: First, I provided some inaccurate information regarding Vonage's 911 capabilities. Per Vonage's current Web site, users don't have to pay extra for 911: Even the $14.99 basic rate includes 911 capabilities, though in all cases users must activate their 911 features themselves (it's not built-in). My apologies for the error.

Second, it's clear from the responses that there's a lot of FUD around the issue of 911 and E911 services. Let's cut to the chase: The real issue, as I noted in the previous column, is that enabling Voip with E911 capabilities costs money - and nobody's willing to belly up to the bar to pay. Or more precisely, nobody's yet taken a hard look at how funding models for public services should evolve in a world where voice (not just VoIP) is virtually free.

One of the few organizations focused on the issue of 911-enabling Voip is the 23-year-old National Emergency Number Association (www.nena9-1-1.org), which has an active standards body seeking to address the technical challenges of next-generation VoIP. To its credit, Vonage is a charter member of NENA's Voip committee, as is AT&T. Other key Voip players, including AOL, have recently joined.

As former NENA president John Melcher testified to Congress a few weeks ago, 911 services have never been profitable. Simply maintaining the current infrastructure and services is expensive for the ILECs. Upgrading them to integrate with Voip services is even more expensive. And building a new emergency infrastructure that doesn't rely on the ILEC infrastructure, while a laudable goal, also is (you guessed it) expensive.

Moreover, the old methods of subsidizing 911 services no longer work because voice services (of whatever flavor) aren't the profit-making engines they were in decades past. When the original 911 system was created, AT&T footed the bill in exchange for increased profits - easy to engineer in a government-regulated monopoly world. When cellular providers were required to support 911 services, they did so in exchange for the opportunity to offer high-margin wireless voice.

That opportunity no longer exists. In a world in which voice is a commodity, there's no deep-pocketed sugar daddy who can foot the bill for emergency services in exchange for future higher profits or new markets. In a world where voice is free, people who sell nothing but voice services (whether Vonage or Verizon) face a future of razor-thin margins.

What to do? I can think of one solution: Create a pot, and ask anyone who wants to offer communications services - whether traditional or Voip - to contribute (and base the amount of contribution on the number of customers served). That includes cable companies, wireless providers, ILECs, CLECs and the Vonages of the world. Use that money to fund the architecture, design and operations of 911 Voip services.

Yes, that increases costs. But as I wrote in the previous column, 911's not negotiable.



 
Vonage Service Plans


Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New robertoum3
New Today 7
Yesterday 17
Total 99380

Who Is On Site
Visitors 123
Members 0
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: 7.83
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: 0.67 Seconds and 340 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum