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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - October 26, 2005

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

October 26, 2005

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today’s edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest.  Lots of interesting stuff today.

In today's edition of the Vonage Forum Digest, we'll read why some groups are filing a court challenge to a U.S. government regulation that is intended to make Vonage and other Voip calls able to be tapped in real time by law enforcement agencies. We'll also look at a study that projects how many U.S. households will subscribe to Voip services such as Vonage five years from now. We will go over a Vonage Voip Forum thread from a Forum Member who is moving to a rural area and wants to make sure he will be able to get a fast-enough broadband service to run his Vonage connection over. We'll read another thread in which two Forum Members seem to share a problem in which their incoming Vonage calls ring only once, but then are followed by silence.

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Voip Wiretap Rules Challenged In Court

A new federal regulation making it easier for law enforcement to tap Internet phone calls on Vonage and other Voip services is being challenged in court on the basis that it could violate privacy as well as prohibitively expensive to upgrade phone systems to enable such technology to work.

Privacy and technology groups asked the federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that expands wiretapping laws to cover Internet calls -- or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Law enforcement agencies already can obtain a subpoena for the contents of Voip calls from Internet access providers. But the FBI and others want the ability to capture the technology live, and they want systems designed so it would be easy to do that.

The rule, approved by the FCC in August, requires that providers of Internet phone calls and broadband services ensure their equipment can allow police wiretaps.

The rule applies to Voip providers such as Vonage that use various phone companies to complete Internet calls. It also applies to cable and phone companies that provide broadband services. The companies must comply by May 2007.

Analysts Forecast 20.4 Voip U.S. Households by 2010

By 2010, 20.4 million U.S. households will subscribe to Voip services such as Vonage, a dramatic increase from the 1.2 million subscribers in 2004. JupiterResearch's report, "U.S. Broadband Telephony Forecast 2005 to 2010," contains detailed findings including predictions on how cable companies are well positioned to dominate this market, while offering advice for independent providers, like Vonage.

"Both cable operators and startups are marketing services, which continues to increase consumer awareness," said Joe Laszlo, Research Director at JupiterResearch. "While providers face regulatory and competitive challenges, the message of cheaper, more feature-rich phone service is attracting consumers," added Laszlo.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

We all see moving fans out on the highway. Usually that means that a family is relocating. Relocations can be across town (like me and my family did earlier this year), or across the country. Sometimes that relocation is to a fairly remote area.

For Vonage subscribers making such a move, it is time for some decisions. That's why new Vonage Forum Member kurtis has decided to start a Vonage Forum thread that he's named Satellite, Wireless, ISDN.

"I am looking to move and the house we want to buy is in the mountains and is unable to get DSL or Cable. I've checked into internet over Satellite and am in the process of looking into Wireless and also seeing if (the local phone company) offers ISDN to this location," he writes. "I work out of my house and use Vonage for my business phone and fax. I'm not sure if Satellite will work, tech support was pretty fuzzy on it and I don't know if wireless or ISDN will work."

Kurtis adds that he looking for any possible solutions, "because if I can't use Voip then I'm not buying the house. Does anyone use Vonage with any of these kinds of ISP's and what is the result?"

"When I lived in North Carolina (and I was extremely rural) there was a company that offered internet over microwave," Vonage Forum Member galion adds. "It seemed fairly reliable. But I cannot say how Voip would work and who knows what the chances are for that being offered where you are looking. But it is possible.

"Good luck," adds galion, who admits he "would die without a high speed connection. It is highly addictive."

That it is galion. And it looks like Kurtis agrees with me, which is why he made a new post in which he points out that he just spoke to a company where he is moving to that offers microwave upload and download speeds at 1.5 Mbps.

"Well as long as the latency is not too much with the microwave internet you should be good to go," Vonage Forum Member KDWycha posts.

Vonage Forum Member ColdGin agrees, pouring "cold water" on the satellite Internet access option.

"Yes satellite has latency that is extremely hard to overcome - the reason is physics - it takes a quarter second for the signal to get up to the satellite, and a quarter second back down,(you can't change the speed of light...or can you.......) then the signal has to get processed on the terrestrial network," he writes. "You are talking about some serious latency times now. I have talked to some people in Alaska using the service and it was delayed, but not too bad. Most of the time though, the delay couple with the packet loss will make it unusable."

Siding with the microwave option that Kurtis seems to be leaning toward, ColdGin writes, "microwave sounds better though, (because) the signal will be going to a tower probably only a dozen miles away or so, instead of a satellite a couple thousand miles away.


On a new Vonage Forum thread called Inbound Calls Ring Only Once, two Vonage Forum Members post similar problems.

For adjoin, what is happening is that his inbound Vonage line rings once when he gets a call and then goes silent. When he picks up, there's a busy signal.

And fellow Vonage Forum Member BKCMTB has similar issues.

"I too have started experiencing the same issue in the 609 area code. Phone rings only once then goes silent," he writes. "There are no stutter sounds or visual voicemail notifications on my phone. Yet when I log into my voicemail box, I'll have messages and my email notification works."

One possible answer is offered by Vonage Forum Member galion.

"It almost sounds like a voltage problem, something dragging the line down. It sounds like the adapter is having problems seeing the loop open and close (on hook / off hook) which would make it seem like you picked up the phone, hung it up, and picked it up again," he writes.

Galion suggests that both sdjumin and BKCMTB Look for a bad phone. "If you have more than one phone, plug one at a time into the adapter to make sure each works OK. Then if that works you will need to check each phone jack, but I doubt it is the jack unless you have recently made wiring changes or something got damaged."

Then Galion writes that "if you are using the inside wiring of your house you definitely know the POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) was disconnected AND nobody has reconnected it. I suspect if that was the problem you adapter would be a good floatation device by now rather than anything working at all."

Galion has this final question for sdjumin. "Do you have an RT31P2 as well?" he asks. "You could ask about the firmware, but I believe if it was a firmware problem we might see the board flooded. Might want to check to see if you have the latest firmware if all else fails."

Want To Write A Vonage Review?

Here on the Vonage Voip Forum, we have a lively review section. Here, readers and Vonage users post their reviews and opinions about Vonage service and equipment. The link for these reviews is:

What's that? Want to write your own review, and let others know what you think about Vonage service and equipment? Sure. Go to our "Write a Review for Vonage Voip Forum" page at On this page, you'll see the following spaces where you will want to enter the information that will comprise your review. 

In the Product Title box, enter the name of the product you are reviewing, such as the type of router you might want to review.

In The Review box, write your actual review. Try to write at least 100 words. Try to use good grammar and spelling, and please stay away from all-CAPS.

In The Your Name box, type in your full name.

In the Your Email box, type in your email address.

Next, you'll notice a Score pull-down menu. Choose a number from 1 to 10, with 10 being the top rating for the Product you are writing about

In the Related Link box, type the Web site address for the Product you are writing about. This is not mandatory, though.

If you enter a Related Link, you will want to give that link a title. Type the title in to the Link Title Box.

After you complete your information, click Preview to see how your entry reads, and will look when it is posted. If you like what you see, click Yes.

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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