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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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Voip No Bargain For Cities Losing Phone-Tax Revenue

June 22, 2005

By Leslie Cauley

NEW YORK — Internet telephony may be one of the best bargains around for consumers. But it may also be a threat to the economic stability of cities across the USA. Once considered a toy for techno-geeks, Voip is making its way into the mainstream. The Yankee Group research firm estimates that Voip will have close to 30 million users by 2009, up from fewer than 1 million today.

The problem: Cities have long depended on telecom taxes to help pay for everything from sewer lines to teachers' salaries. Internet telephony, considered an "information service," operates largely tax-free.

Voip revenue
U.S. revenue:
2003 $10 million
2004 $800 million
2005* $1.7 billion
2006* $3.1 billion
2007* $4.6 billion
* — projected

Source: Adventis

As more people switch to Voip — short for Voice over Internet Protocol — cities worry their tax bases could be seriously eroded. Telecoms contribute $22 billion annually to local tax coffers, says Paul Glenchur of Stanford Washington research group, a Washington, D.C.-based firm.

"Cities rely on the tax revenue generated (by telecoms) to provide critical services to their citizens," says Cheryl Leanza, an attorney for the National League of Cities, which represents 18,000 cities across the USA.

Traditional telecom is one of the most heavily taxed services in America.

Depending on where you live, taxes account for roughly 2% to 21% of your monthly phone bill, says Scott Mackey, a partner at Kimbell Sherman Ellis.

Most of that tax burden is shouldered by the big telecoms, which pass it along to consumers.

Voip provider Vonage, for one, thinks it should stay that way.

"We think Voip should be treated separately from traditional telecom services," says Vonage spokeswoman Brooke Schulz.

Schulz notes that Vonage and other Voip carriers pay other taxes. "We don't operate tax-free," she says.

America's tradition for packing phone bills with taxes has a long history. Consider the 3% federal excise tax, a mainstay of phone bills everywhere. It was originally imposed in 1898 by President McKinley to help finance the Spanish-American War.

"It was obviously successful, because they have not attacked us since then," Glenchur deadpans.

Consumers stand to lose the most from any rush to saddle Voip carriers with a new slew of taxes.

Alan Bell, owner of ARB Consulting in Plant City, Fla., says he switched to Vonage two years ago in part to avoid taxes.

Bell says his entire monthly phone bill — for two business lines, one voice, one fax — is currently just $55. His total tax tab, he says, is less than $4 a month.

Verizon, by comparison, wanted to charge him almost $300 a month, he says. The tax hit was a multiple of what Vonage charges.

Bell still uses Verizon for his residential service. But not for long: Bell says he currently pays about $51 a month to Verizon for one line. But by the time all of the taxes are added, he says, his bill is close to $75.

"I haven't switched my residential line to Vonage yet," Bell says. "But I will."

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