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mikebrown Posted:
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it with the Expert
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Haniltery Posted:
For wipe call
history also some
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gengral , it
usually apply to

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diana87 Posted:
You have to use
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dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?

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How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 18:52:02

Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
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
? 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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beast321 Posted:
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many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up

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Av8rix Posted:
Sorry to start a
new thread on an
old topic but when
I google “Vonage
MAC address

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New Services Turn Web Connection Into Phone

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September 15, 2003
By Charlie Paschal

I've always said using the Internet as a telephone had promise, even back in the last century when you had to dial up to get Internet access, use a sound card and speakers to talk to someone for "free."

With today's high-speed Internet, more attention is rightly being focused on Voip -- voice over Internet protocol, the technology to turn your Web connection into a telephone.

A new service available in much of South Carolina from Vonage is making it a reality.

Vonage is offering a new type of telephone service in many areas of South Carolina, including Columbia, Charleston and the Greenville-Spartanburg area.

This service uses a high-speed Internet connection that you can use as a telephone service.

On the company's most liberal plan, you can call anywhere in the United States and Canada and talk as long as you want for $39 a month.

I've tried the service and made two telephones calls to Indiana and one to North Carolina to talk to relatives.
In each case, I didn't tell my relatives until the end of the calls that I was talking to them over the Internet. None of them could tell the difference between the call and one using plain old telephone service.

Vonage ships you a pre-configured Cisco ATA-186. You plug it into your network router or hub, and you plug a phone into it. No setup is needed; it checks in with headquarters and configures itself. It takes about five minutes to set it up.
You can pick a telephone in your area code or you pick a number from another area code. You get a regular dial tone and when someone calls you, the ring is the same. Very impressive.

There are some drawbacks, though:
• You must dial a one and an area code each time you call.
• If your broadband connection dies, you don't have a telephone.
• Emergency 911 service is included, but there are some steps you need to follow to activate it.
• If the power goes out, so does your telephone. Naturally, 911 won't work if your power is out or your broadband connection is disabled.

Although there are drawbacks to the system, if you have relatives in other parts of the U.S. (or Canada) and want to talk as much as you want, then this might be a good choice for you.

The company offers cheaper plans that limit the minutes you talk. For example, the $25.99 a month offers unlimited local and regional calling plus 500 minutes of U.S. nationwide long distance and calls to Canada every month. It's 3.9 cents per minute after the first 500 monthly minutes.

Most of the features on a regular phone, such as call waiting and forwarding calls are available on the system.

The company's Web site,, offers answers to other questions. Also, go to and plug in questions there.

Although there are some negative comments there about using this system for a telephone, most comments are positive.

Check the Vonage Web site to see if the service is available in your state or city. This may not be for you but do the math and talk to Vonage if you have questions.

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Another longtime computer advancement -- miniaturization -- continues to advance. Of course, all of us know the physical size of a Zip disk or a CD. But if you must carry files with you, a better choice might be a "Gizmo" from Crucial.

This is a tiny USB (universal serial bus) device that Crucial -- and other makers, ranging from Sony to Lexar -- sells as 256, 64 or 128 megabytes. What's so neat about these drives is that you stick them in your pocket. You can't do that with a Zip disk or a CD.

If you're looking for an easy way to transfer files from one place or another, Crucial's USB device ($36 for a 64-megabyte device; $55 for 128 and $90 for 256) should be an easy choice. It doesn't have to be formatted, giving it an edge over a Zip disk or a CD-R.

With Windows 2000 or XP, you won't have to install a driver. Since Crucial is in the memory business and has a great track record, this means its "Gizmo" might find a special place in your heart.

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