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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - September 28, 2005

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

September 28, 2005

By Daniel Connor

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

Lots of news today, so let's get busy. Today we will read about the FCC extending its deadline for Vonage and other Voip service subscribers to acknowledge they understand the current limitations of E-911 access over VoIP. We'll read an article about why the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission thinks VoIP services are an important part of the nation's security. Once again, we'll look at all this talk about Vonage making themselves a public company and selling stock.  We'll look at Vonage Voip Forum threads from a Forum Member who had been trying to solve a bug in Vonage's Click2 Call feature, as well as from a Forum Member and student with a question about Vonage's CallerID.

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FCC Pushes Back E911 Acknowledgement Deadline to October 31

Last month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission was all set to force VoIP service providers such as Vonage to interrupt access for subscribers who did not get back to their provider with an acknowledgement they understand the access limitations to E911 services over VoIP. 

Well, that deadline was supposed to be today, but late yesterday, the FCC said it was pushing the deadline back now has been pushed back until October 31. 

"Vonage has been working diligently since July to gain affirmative acknowledgement of the differences between Voip 911 services and traditional Enhanced 911," Vonage said in a statement this morning. "The company will continue to pursue acknowledgement from the remaining 10,000 customers and Vonage will inform the commission when it has gained affirmative acknowledgement from 100% of its customers." Vonage said this morning it has received acknowledgements from around 99 percent of its subscribers.

 "We commend the FCC's decisive action to extend the enforcement deadline and on behalf of our nearly one million customers, thank them for their consideration of this critical public safety issue," said Vonage CEO Jeffrey Citron.   "We are also working as hard as we can to turn E-911 up as quickly as possible to meet the FCC's 120-day requirement," added Citron. 

Vonage added that it "has and will continue to devote significant resources to inform customers of the limitations of Voip 911 and  expects to make E-911 available to the majority of its customers before the end of the year."

Halloween might be far off, but if you are a Vonage subscriber and have not taken care of this yet, I'd get this done and over with.  Like I said yesterday, I know Vonage has been trying to contact you - by phone, by email, by every means but smoke signals. If I were you .. well, you know what to do. End of lecture.

FCC Chief: Voip Can Help Keep The U.S. Secure

Yesterday, U.S. Federal Communications Commission chair Kevin Martin told a U.S. Senate panel how important he thinks Internet phone services are to the nation's infrastructure.

Although he didn't specifically mention Vonage, Martin said that "We should take full advantage of IP-based technologies to enhance the resiliency of a traditional communications network. IP technology provides the dynamic capability to change and reroute telecommunications traffic within the traditional network," he said.  

Martin added that when traditional systems fail, IP-based technologies will enable service providers to more quickly restore service and provide the flexibility to initiate service at new locations. "If we learned anything from Hurricane Katrina, it is that we cannot rely solely on terrestrial communications," Martin said. "We should use new technologies so that first responders can take advantage of whatever terrestrial network is available."

And as to these new technologies, Martin emphasized Internet communications. He said that emergency alert systems should "incorporate the Internet, which was designed by the military for its robust network redundancy functionalities."

Article Says Vonage Might Go Public Within Six Months

Yesterday, the online publication Light Reading reported that if Vonage decides to go public, that will occur within five to six months. But Mark Sullivan, who wrote the article, also said that some analysts believe Vonage should put itself up for sale.

The right buyer, Sullivan wrote, "might be an operator that owns some or all of its broadband infrastructure and that can bundle Vonage service with other broadband services." Sullivan asked Vonage for a reaction, but spokesperson Brooke Schulz told him the company couldn't comment. By the way, here's a link to a copy of this article. I posted it on the Vonage Voip Forum.

Speaking of...

On The Vonage Voip Forum

New Vonage Voip Forum Member caralmar was having trouble getting his Vonage Click2Call feature working, so caralmar rang the carillons and started a thread about it. He named the thread, Click2Call Calls me, but not the destination.

"I'm using the RTP300 directly connected to cable modem. RTP300 then feeds the PC's," caralmar wrote. " I downloaded and installed the click2call app and it does indeed login successfully. I set it to dial my POTS line (business line at home), and it rings my Vonage line in a couple of seconds, but never rings the POTS line. I've tried it with several numbers, including my cell, and nothing. 

"My RTP300 is using 1.00.50 firmware," caralmar wrote. He added that he's running Windows XP Pro.

Fellow Vonage Forum Member Steve48  then made a helpful post in which he noted he was able to replicate the conditions associated with the problem caralmar described. But then guess what. As happens here from time to time, caralmar solved the issue on his own, and posted about it.

"I don't know how this was solved, but I just disconnected my RTP300, let it sit for a minute, and plugged it back in," he wrote. "Click2Call now calls me on my Vonage line, and a few seconds later, it connects the call to my destination number... go figure!"

You know I've said this before and I will say it again. When you post a problem, and then you solve it on your own, it is always helpful to follow with a post that you have done this. Doing so accomplishes two things: it helps your fellow Forum Members who may be having the same issues, and it lets those helpful Forum Members who take out the time to post their own solutions to go on to making posts in threads with problems that have not yet been rectified.

Now here's an interesting post. I see a post up here from a student named bryanell who is studying VoIP, and has a question. He's started a thread and titled it Vonage Caller-ID protocol. 

"I am studying Voip for a course I am taking, specifically Caller-ID services," bryanell writes. He asks Vonage Forum Members if anyone knows where he can get more in depth information on the Caller-ID services Vonage provides. 

"I am particulary interested in knowing what information is sent/received by both parties, where it is stored, how it is authenticated?," he adds. "Perhaps some there are some white papers, RFCs, or protocol breakdowns out there I have not been able to find. I would appreciate any help anyone could give me.

The always helpful scerruti (seems like I have been typing "always helpful" and scerruti in the same sentence a lot lately) adds his advice.

"There are two issues here. If you are taking a Voip course then you need to understand how SIP works," he writes. He points to 

"If you want to know how caller ID works then you need to understand how SS7 works, scerruti adds, then pointing bryanell to "The standards for caller ID are documented as TIA-777-A. You may be able to get access to the TIA documents via your schools engineering library. 

"If you want to know how the two works together," scerruti suggests, (then go to)

Thanks again, scerruti. And by the way, thanks for thinking of us, bryanell.

As we close out today's Digest, I'd like to remind you once again about some more options you have to receive the Vonage Voip Forum Digest every day. If you go to this page:, you will see a list of RSS Newsreaders from which with one or two clicks, you'll be able to get your Digest delivered directly to your Newsreader each morning. The Newsreaders we've linked to on that page include such reliable and trusted services as Bloglines, Feedster, My Yahoo!, Newsgator and Feedburner. I am open to add others, just contact me with the info of the Newsreader.

That's what's hot about Vonage today. We'll be back on Thursday morning with our next edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest!!

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