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Haniltery Posted:
For wipe call
history also some
of the offline, in
gengral , it
usually apply to
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diana87 Posted:
You have to use
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On May 02, 2017 at 17:28:06

dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?
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Topic:
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On Apr 27, 2017 at 18:52:02

Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
simple
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our
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On Apr 27, 2017 at 10:42:50

diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
software
? Thanks!
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On Mar 28, 2017 at 12:42:33

jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality
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On Feb 23, 2017 at 18:33:52

beast321 Posted:
I don't know if
you heard, that
many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up
recently.
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On Feb 16, 2017 at 03:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
Sorry to start a
new thread on an
old topic but when
I google “Vonage
MAC address
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On Jan 11, 2017 at 01:07:21

tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have
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September 11, 2003
By Azeem Azhar

A friend of mine, a frequent traveller who takes his laptop everywhere, recently started packing another device in his suitcase. The device in question is a Vonage box: a phone that plugs into his internet connection and lets him make cheap phone calls anywhere in the world. It's the much-vaunted voice-over-the-internet (VOIP), but this time it works. His Vonage phone has a Manhattan number and he can actually receive calls on it from anyone with a plain old phone. So whenever he is abroad, rather than using his cellphone, he finds a public Wi-Fi hotspot and calls back the US for free. Say goodbye to roaming charges.

Another friend, a graphic designer, is one of the few Britons sending picture messages from his camera phone. In fact, he sends several to his weblog each week. But rather than sending his picture messages in the expensive MMS
format the mobile operators invented, he sends them as internet-standard emails from his phone. While each MMS would cost him around 40p, his emails, which are covered by his mobile data tariff, cost a few pence.

Both of these cases suggest that there is something fundamentally awry with the business models of the mobile operators.

The real problem is that mobile phone companies haven't really decided what exactly it is they do. Broadly speaking, operators engage in two activities.They shifts bits of data around (from one phone to another, via their own infrastructure or via someone else's) and they provide value-added services(things that generate the bits of data).

The trouble is that each part of the business is rather different. They have different investment needs, they have different business models and they need very different types of management.

The infrastructure business requires large capital investments and eventually becomes commoditised, offering a low return. Infrastructure thinking tends to build walls around a business, because you want to protect your assets.

The services business needs to be responsive to thousands of different groups of customers and needs to understand particular and differing needs: it will be less capital intensive but much riskier. Services thinking needs to be
open and needs to emphasise what cus tomers want, not what you can give.

What does this mean for the operators? It means that they need to decide which business they are in. Vodafone is the only operator that is big enough to enjoy economies of scale in shipping bits around and has enough market power to
foster value-added services.

All the other operators are probably too small to efficiently ship bits around and develop these value-added services. They should decide what they are really good at and stick to it. This may mean some becoming rather boring
infrastructure companies and others ridding themselves of these investments and taking risks in providing consumers with services.

If they don't, players such as Vonage will start to offer credible alternatives.



 
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