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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - October 27, 2005

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

October 27, 2005

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today’s edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest. We'll see what percentage of North American consumers and small businesses that use VoIP have Vonage service, and where Vonage ranks when compared to the competition. We will also go through VoIP Forum threads with questions from and advice for, someone hoping to use Vonage with his new business, as well as questions from a Vonage Forum Member curious about connecting his analog phones to a Voip router.

Vonage In The Headlines

Vonage Is Still The Largest North American Voip Supplier

A new report by Infonetics Research confirms that Vonage is still the largest provider of VoIP service to the North American residential and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) markets. At the end of June, 32 percent of all such Voip subscribers in North America used Vonage. The study showed that broadband cable Internet access providers are becoming increasingly popular choices for VoIP- but that has to be a reflection of all that relentless marketing they have been doing to appeal to their existing Internet access customers to buy Voip as a part of their service package.  Just points out that Voip is very competitive, and all these companies want your business, which is one reason why Vonage stays such an active marketer and advertiser.  Speaking of..

On The Vonage Voip Forum

The fact that Vonage is ramping up their marketing to small businesspeople (with small businesses, not short people) means that we're seeing lots of new Forum Members who have just signed up for, or who are thinking about signing up for, Vonage accounts.

New Vonage Forum Member Oakstreet is one of those folks. In fact, he starts off his membership here by posting a thread that he has titled, Confused Newbie-Small Business Solution.

"I am a small business just getting started and want to begin operations with a Vonage based telephone system," writes Oakstreet, who adds that at this initial stage of the business startup cycle he does not have a lot of money to throw at consultants and is looking for a system he could install relatively cheaply and won't cost all that much to run. Then, Oakstreet gives a summary of his situation:

He says his business is a startup "involving a home office (Chicago) and 2 branch offices (NY & MI) with expectation to be in most major cities across the country. The initial set-up envisioned is to have four lines (+fax line) at the home office and 2 lines (+fax line) at each of the branches. I would like to start with the home office as I am just now moving in and do not have a phone system, and would like to use it to get familiar with" how it works. Then, he plans to install the system in his branch offices, too.

"Given the situation, my questions are all over the board," Oakstreet admits.  He asks whether he needs special phones or do the phones react solely to the dialtone, if there are recommended preset solutions, how much would it cost to buy a complete solution and to either install it himself or hire someone to do it, or some combination.

Well, a lot of what we are about here on the Vonage Forum is about questions, and I have started businesses, too. All of which is my way of saying welcome to the Vonage Forum, Oakstreet, and thanks for your post and questions.

We're all about answers, too. And when it comes to those answers, KDWycha is one of our most involved Vonage Forum Members.

KD posts his advice:

"All you need to do for the home office is:

1) Purchase a 4 Line Telephone. They even come in cordless.
2) Purchase 3 Vonage Adapters (Or have Vonage send them to you)
3) Plug in routers and activate them. You can get advice on how to connect them on this forum.
4) connect all 4 of the outbound telephone ports on the first two adapters to your 4 line telephone.
5) Connect the phone port on the 3rd router to your fax.
6) Enjoy the savings !"

Then KD (whose first name is Kevin) comes back in another post with more pointers for Oakstreet. This one is about roll-over numbers, which is a feature many businesspeople like to have for their phone system. In roll-over, an incoming call to a busy phone number will simply roll over to the next number in the sequence.

He suggests that Oakstreet use Vonage's SimulRing feature. He explains a hypothetical situation in which Oakstreet's business number is 813-671-0000, and wants to enable SimulRing on that line- while enabling voicemail on all the other lines except 813-671-0000.

"You can add up to 5 numbers for SimulRing," KD points out, explaining that Oakstreet would then add line 2 to that SimulRing, then 813-671-0001 which is the second number would be SimulRing line 3, 813-671-0002 is line 3...which would SimulRing line 4 and then 813-671-0003 which would be line 4..

On a new Vonage Forum thread called Connecting analog phones to Voip router...Forum Member acf asks about how to do the process that he's named his thread after.

"I'm getting the impression that some are using their POTS wiring to enable multiple phones in the house to use Vonage? I assume these people are also paying for a land line?," he asks. "Maybe I'm not exploring all my options but I have no local analog phone service and have 2 phones plugged into one port on the Voip router using a splitter.:

Once again, KDWycha jumps in with some great advice.

"All you should have to do is disconnect your outside wires from the ONT (Outside Network Terminal) and then take a phone cord and plug it in your router/ATA (that's Analog Terminal Adapter) and then into the wall outlet of your home," he writes. "Then you should be able to plug into all the wall outlets of your home.

KD then adds that he would put tape around the plug that you unplug outside so some idiot does not plug it back in. "The ONT is located outside your house most likely. Open that up and you will see one or two plugs inside. Just unplug those. I would plug a phone in to make sure there is no dialtone before hooking up your router/ATA too."

Excellent points, which are added to by another veteran Vonage Forum Member, VonageTPA.

"It's VERY important that you've totally disconnected (as in 0 volts on the line, not just the lack of dialtone) the landline phone (company's) wires from your internal house wiring, otherwise you can damage your Vonage adapter. At the very least, you'll experience more phone problems than you ever thought imaginable," he cautions. "Also, make sure you get Vonage working well before connecting it to your house's wiring. There's no telling how bad the previous owners/buildier/13 year old kid has butchered the wiring before you got there."

VonageTPA suggests that acf use a volt meter. But if he doesn't happen to have one handy, VonageTPA suggests that acf "use a line-powered telephone and make sure it's truly dead, as in press a few buttons and make sure you're not hearing any tones."

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 Friday morning with our next edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest

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