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tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
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network. I
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On Dec 05, 2016 at 06:35:11

DWSupport Posted:
After recent
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took place on the
4th and 5th of
Nov. E-mails with
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peterlee Posted:
Had a call from a
Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
in
Scarborough, Onta
rio
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Topic:
Hospital Incoming call unable to connect
On Nov 08, 2016 at 11:59:50

TELLDOUG Posted:
I am looking for a
product that will
make my phone ring
louder so I can
hear using
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On Oct 26, 2016 at 09:21:30

HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the
browser
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Topic:
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On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing
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On Oct 20, 2016 at 04:55:03

massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your
estimated
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IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:48:03

massrman Posted:
Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and
their
configuration
guides,
...

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On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:37:45

Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,
...

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Topic:
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On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01

James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
looking for a good
Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer
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October 19, 2005

By Terry Maxon

Imagine having a cordless phone that can make calls anywhere you can find a wireless network.

That's what the upcoming UTStarcom F1000 phone promises a Wi-Fi phone connection you can take with you.

Of course, many consumers may say they already have such a phone: They call it a "cell phone," and it can make calls just about anywhere, with no need to be near a Wi-Fi hotspot like the UTStarcom.

But the advantage to the UTStarcom and other Wi-Fi phones is that they use voice over Internet protocol technology. Voip service usually costs a lot less per month than cellular or traditional phone service.

For example, Vonage, which plans to sell the UTStarcom beginning in October, offers unlimited local and long-distance calls to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico for $24.99 a month. The phone will sell for $100, with in-store $50 rebates at major electronics stores.

With a Wi-Fi phone and Voip service, you can go anywhere you can find a Wi-Fi connection and make calls at no extra cost, assuming the Wi-Fi hotspot doesn't charge. You can go to New York or Seattle and still make calls over the Internet with your home number.

A cell phone can do that, but a user is usually burning minutes for a call. A traditional line at home may give you unlimited local or long-distance calls, but you can't take it with you.

This all assumes that a Wi-Fi phone works. Happily, the UTStarcom does, seamlessly.

I set aside about three hours one afternoon to program the Wi-Fi phone to get onto the Internet. But the extent of my work was this: I turned it on.

The device began searching for a wireless Internet connection, found mine (which, I blush to admit, was unsecured) and had me up and running within two minutes, complete with the 310 area code that Vonage had programmed into the handset. No software for my computer, no settings to be entered in the phone, no hassle.

If you're wise, you have your Wi-Fi setup better protected than I did. If you've got a firewall, you'll have to go into the software on the phone and enter settings that will let you onto your hotspot.

During a test two weeks ago of RedMoon Broadband Inc.'s Wi-Fi network in Addison, Texas, I brought along my UTStarcom to see how it worked in the real world. A number of times, it found unprotected Wi-Fi networks, and suddenly I could make calls (not that I advocate trespassing on other people's networks).

The quality of calls was not bad, although not as clear as on a hard-wired land line. The recipients of my call described the sound as comparable to the average cellular call.

Pros: It offers the advantages of telephone service over the Internet, plus mobility.

Cons: The phone's design looks dated; the voice quality resembles that of cell phones. But unlike a cell phone, it needs a Wi-Fi network to work.

Bottom line: An on-the-go option for people who use the Internet for their voice calls.




 
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