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mikebrown Posted:
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Haniltery Posted:
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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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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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Hi all We have
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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:
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new thread on an
old topic but when
I google “Vonage
MAC address

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WiFi Phone Taps into Home Wireless Broadband Nets

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September 12, 2005

By Dawn C. Chmielewski

Cordless phones, your days are numbered.

An emerging class of WiFi phones lets you tap into your wireless home network to make calls over the Internet, without the snap, crackle or pop of a cordless. Indeed, it might one day make cellular phones (can you hear me now?) obsolete, as well.

The new F1000 WiFi phone from UTStarcom will be available in October through Internet phone provider Vonage. It provides a glimpse of the future, where people will one day be able to use the high-speed data networks springing up in airports, coffee houses and copy shops to make phone calls, not just check their e-mail.

But for now, the WiFi phone is the perfect accessory for homes with wireless broadband access. However, these phones won't be much use outside your home or office until wireless providers decide to make it as easy to place a phone call as it is to check a sports score on the Web.

It's not hard to imagine the multitasker's vision of bliss: sitting sipping a latte at Starbucks, checking e-mail on the laptop and talking on the WiFi phone.

The F1000 WiFi phone automatically seeks out wireless networks. If the network is encrypted, you'll have to manually enter the network's encryption key -- a potentially daunting obstacle for those who have trouble remembering their bank card's PIN, let alone the hexadecimal code.

As with any computer, the phone requires an Internet address before it can place or receive calls. I spent a frustrating hour with senior Vonage execs trying to figure out why the phone refused to talk to my home network.

In the end, it was a combination of user error (I had entered the case-sensitive password incorrectly) and hardware glitch (I needed to reset our Linksys router). But the phone's spare orange-on-black interface, with its crude graphics reminiscent of early Atari games, would have been of little help, had I attempted this alone.

Once connected, the WiFi phone offered surprisingly crisp, clear reception. I wandered around the house, talking, without once losing the connection. I even performed a feat of telephonic bravery, walking in front of a working microwave oven without encountering static or other signal interference.

Louis Mamakos, Vonage's chief technical officer, said the WiFi phone is still a work in progress. He said the phone is in trials to refine the interface. And the company has invested lots of time improving its battery life, which the manufacturer claims has now reached five hours of talk time, or 100 hours of standby.

Cost is another variable that will determine the success of the WiFi phone. And Vonage isn't volunteering a price yet. ``I can't have a widget that costs $250 and go to market with that, if part of the pitch is to look at how much money you can save,'' Mamakos said.

Indeed, Vonage has reached 1 million subscribers by positioning itself as the cheap alternative to traditional phone service. Its premium plan, with unlimited calling anywhere in the United States, costs $25. A comparable plan from SBC, called All Distance Select, costs $39.94 a month.
The WiFi phone holds interesting promise. And there are other phones coming, including one from rival provider CallWave and phone giant Motorola, which offers the best of both worlds -- merging WiFi features with a traditional cellular service.

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