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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - August 10, 2005


Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

August 10, 2005

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest.

Just in case you missed yesterday's edition, we are now at more than 15,000 Members strong! We hit that magic number on Monday night when Ocanas joined us. Welcome, Ocanas. We look forward to your posts!

In today's edition,  we'll fill you in on what the FCC is saying about port blocking, and what Vonage's take on the current situation is. We will bring you up to speed on the latest news about an arrangement that will put a leading Vonage-compatible Broadband Voice Gateway product on retailer store shelves. We'll also learn that Vonage is no longer the Internet's leading advertiser- not this week, anyway.   We'll look at new Vonage VoIP Forum threads on exactly what Line 1 and Line 2 do on a popular phone adapter used with Vonage, and the mindset of a Vonage user who is thinking about what equipment to bring along on his next trip that won't cause a hassle at the airport.



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An article on Red Herring points out that there is some underreported but good news in the Federal Communications Commission's ruling last Friday that largely deregulated DSL services.

The FCC issued a policy statement saying that it does not want DSL providers and cable operators to interfere with access rights of direct competitors, including Voip providers. That would, of course, encompass providers such as Vonage.

At the same time, Vonage vice-president of government affairs Chris Murray said he wants the FCC to eventually take a firmer stance than just a policy statement - which is not the same thing as an enforceable rule.

“The overall calculus is that [the statement] was worthwhile,” Murray told Red Herring. “Even if it’s not an enforceable rule, it sets the commission’s rudder in a specific direction. There will be some dust that has to settle, and I believe there will be a test case down the road—hopefully a good one.” 

Murray added that the clearer the FCC's determination is to stop blocking, the better the venture capitalists that are working with companies such as Vonage will feel. 

 “The blocking problems can be overt or subtle, but the marketplace wants predictability,” Murray said. “VCs want to know that the product or service they are investing in can get to the marketplace without blocking."

 

Motorola Gets Ready To Distribute Vonage Voip Terminals

Brightpoint is a major distributor of VoIP, networking and wireless communications products. Today, they've announced that they've signed an agreement with Motorola to distribute Motorola's VT1000 Broadband Voice Gateways. The VT1000 combines two traditional telephone lines for Voip telephone calling and home networking in one plug-and-play device.

The initial distribution will be on behalf of the Vonage Master Agent program. I explained this development in the July 15-17 issue of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest. Here's a link to that edition.

Vonage Is #4 Internet Advertiser

Every week, the Internet advertising and traffic measuring service Nielsen//NetRatings AdRelevance computes how many times ads from leading Internet advertisers were viewed in the previous week. The company gets this number from surveys that point to how many site visitors and page views leading Web sites get, and the number of times that the advertisers being measured had ads on those sites.

According to Nielsen, the week of July 31 found that Vonage ads totaled 843,187,000 "impressions." One person seeing an ad one time is an "impression." If, in your web surfing that week, you saw Vonage ads 52 times, well, that's 52 "impressions."

Vonage's #4 impressions rank placed the company behind only the Apollo Group (University of Phoenix) and United Online, Inc. (no, not United Airlines, but Internet service provider NetZero) and LowerMyBills.com. 

Of course, if you have a Vonage account, you probably already are getting at least one bill lowered- your phone bill, that is!

On The Vonage Voip Forum

In a new Vonage Voip Forum thread entitled Line 1 and Line 2, new Vonage Forum Member JCB asked a basic question we see a lot of on the Forum. 

"I have a Linksys PAP2 phone adapter with phones plugged into both lines," he wrote. "Line 1 works just fine but the phone plugged into line 2 get a recording that says the phone may be plugged into the wrong jack. Should both phones be plugged into Line 1?"

Now one of the things that I really like to see happened on this thread. Although the question sounded basic, three of our most experienced Members took the time to answer JCB.

Forums Member and Vonage employee jdr30 wrote, "Yes. You need a splitter."

Forums Member reebok- who, get this, has made 2,113 posts in less than ten months - confirmed that Line 2 is for a second line.

Then the ever-helpful paul248 offered an extra piece of info that I'd bet many of you didn't know. "Vonage support also uses (Line 2) as a backup port if the first one gets fried," he wrote.

Hate to break it to you readers, but more than half of the summer season is gone. Most of our traveling has been to the shore and to go camping, but I'd bet that some of you are planning to fly somewhere. But what's in store for you at airport check-in if you take your Vonage equipment along?

Vonage Forum Member Michael545 has some recent experiences in this regard. He shares them in a new thread that he's named What do you take on the road? This an entertaining post, one which I hope gets lots of replies.

"I tried taking my (Vonage-configured Linksys) RT31P2 with me from the US on an international trip in my carry-on bag, along with a phone. The airport security people just freaked out, really," writes Michael, who is a Los Angeles-area resident and I'm guessing, was flying out of LAX. "They didn't know what it was, could not figure out why I had a phone in my bag, and were not going to let me on the plane until I *explained* the whole thing." 

Michael says this explanation process was not easy. "Go ahead and try explaining Voip to some guy making minimum wage with an IQ of about 80," he says.  "I managed to get on the plane after saying things like 'well - this is for making phone calls back to the US by using the internet - I need to be able to call my family without getting huge charges', etc. I was warned 'don't turn that on while you are on the plane.'

On the next trip, Michael decided to put his RT31P2 in his checked luggage.  

"This turned out to be a bad idea, since when I retrieved my bag it had clearly been gone through (stickers all over it), and a lot of stuff was stolen - not the RT31P2 or the phone, but a lot of expensive clothes and shoes were - gone," he writes. "You don't want them opening your bag if it can be avoided. So - the question is - what the hell does one take on the plane that doesn't make them go nuts?"

Got any ideas? To post a reply, click this link. On the page that comes up, type your post in the Message Body box, and then click either Preview (to read your post before it goes up) or Submit (to make your post go live).

That's what's hot about Vonage today. Check with us Thursday morning for the next edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest!!




 
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