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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - December 2 - 4, 2005

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

December 2, 2005

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest. In the news, we'll tell you about talk there may be a new Vonage-compatible Wi-Fi phone model released soon by UTStarcom. Because today is Friday, it's the day for our popular In The Blogs feature where we call attention to what the bloggers we read regularly are writing about Vonage.  We'll point you to a Vonage VoIP Forum thread from a reader who wants all the phones in his home to be Vonage powered, but has been struggling with figuring out how to disconnect the power from his existing phone lines first..

In The News

New Vonage Wi-Fi Phone May Be On The Way

The website Engadget, which covers (big surprise) gadgets, reports that it looks like UTStarcom’s  F1000 WiFi Voip phone which is carried by Vonage will come out with a new model soon. Engadget notes that is offering a $210 pre-order of the F3000 802.11b/g clamshell with 65K color 128x160 LCD with mid-December shipping date. In addition to 64/128bit WEP support, the F3000 will also introduce WPA/MD5 authentication and is expected to be fully SIP compliant. Vonage hasn't confirmed this new phone just yet.

In The Blogs

We read about 15 Voip and IP-telephony-related Weblogs. Some we read more than others, but we enjoy most of them. Face it, bloggers are opinion-shapers. So today, as we normally do each Friday  we are going to give you a round-up of what the blogs we read have recently said about Vonage recently.

Here's what the Voip bloggers have been writing about:

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog doesn't write about Vonage this week, but I do recommend going back and reading a post in which he says that although broadband speeds in the U.S. are slower than in many other countries, it is the fact that some broadband providers charge less money for less speed that will help more subscribers sign up for broadband. And, I might add, the more broadband subscribers, the more potential customers there are for Vonage.

Jeff Pulver of reinforces his belief that in requiring E-911 VoIP, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is unfairly asking Voip providers to offer solutions made for an outdated E-911 infrastructure. "The entire industry, however, had to stop in its tracks and devote all of its time and resources to figure out how to build a backward-compatible network to reach the emergency response centers that are currently inaccessible except by going through the narrowband networks of the LEC (Local Exchange Carrier) gatekeepers/toll-collectors," Jeff writes. "For a fraction of the cost of compelling Voip providers to build backward-compatible capabilities within an otherwise all-IP network, America could have brought broadband and IP technology to every emergency response center in America and allowed the emergency response network to interconnect and catch up with the IP-based communications industry.

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog doesn't think that some Vonage competitors who are claiming they've completely solved E911 Voip are not being entirely accurate with that claim. And if you haven't done so before, I recommend you check out his post with video from Vonage's headquarters and network operations center. After touring the center, Tom writes: "Well, Vonage has come a long way since their early days and this video can put to rest that Vonage doesn't care about customer service. They have a very professional looking customer care center and a pretty cool looking NOC I might add." If you want to reach the post where Tom has posted this video, click here.

Mark Evans of the Northern Telecom .. and Tech blog (he's from Canada, which is a northern country, and he writes about telecom and tech) doesn't write about Vonage this week, but does write some interesting posts about what he thinks a couple of companies named Google and Skype are up to in the Internet voice space. 

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog writes about a technology he's afraid might be used by high speed broadband service providers - who are also Vonage competitors to detect voice calls on the Internet, and either block them or not route them as quickly. Russ also has some thoughts on what he sees is the only complete resolution to Voip E-911. 

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch also has a problem with at least one Vonage competitor that claims they've solved Voip E-911- but about whose claim Andy seems to have a few doubts.

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog writes that he agrees with Russell Shaw on his recommendations for a complete solution to Voip E-911.

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, Ted, a networking engineer by trade, also takes the U.S. FCC to task for making short-sighted regulations about Voip E-911 without taking on the bigger issue of what to do about the E-911 infrastructure. Ted makes his comments in the form of an open letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Ted starts out his post by writing, "it is imperative that the FCC allow new VoIP-based communications vendors to develop a forward-thinking, next-generation solutions to the matter of E911. Instead, the FCC has repeatedly demanded that  new Voip telephone startups (which represent the future of real-time communications in this nation) adhere to the existing legacy solutions for emergency call dispatching. The FCC has therefore burdened Vonage .. and other VoIP phone services with an unnatural reliance upon their chief competitors, the existing incumbent local exchange carriers—the companies they seek to displace."

Tom Evslin, whose Blog often gets picked up by the AlwaysOn Network, writes that if a large existing phone company thinks they can get away with charging their broadband customers to use Vonage and other VoIP services, well, that's even more reason to stick with an independent VoIP provider like Vonage and stay away from the Voip services offered by that broadband provider. Good points, Tom. Here's the link to his post.

From time to time, we like to feature interesting and entertaining posts from Blogs that are not necessarily about VoIP, but mention Vonage. This week I will point you to a Blog I came across by Harvey Ramer called Design Notes. "A few months ago I made the switch to Vonage from Verizon and it saved me a bundle," Harvey writes. "I now have a telephone line for pennies on the dollar and can call all over the globe with very little added to my monthly bill. I am happy as a clam."

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Vonage Forum Member squale sure wishes that disconnecting the power from his phone lines was an easier process than it is turning out to be. And since this process involves powering all the phones in his house with Vonage, he decided to make a Vonage Forum post that he's named, Can't disconnect the power from my phone lines outside.

"I got Vonage and I am trying to plug the Vonage adapter into one of the phone jacks in my house so I can power ALL of the phone jacks in my house with vonage. My house is only 2 years old, I have 4 phone jacks all with Cat 5 (I think), each phone jacks wire has 4 twisted pairs of wire," he writes.  "Each phone jacks wire seems to go directly to the outside phone box on my house." 

Adding that he also has an alarm system in his house, squale asks, "so how it is right now is the main phone line comes into the box outside from the pole, then it goes through the green and red wire into my alarm panel, then out of the panel with the brown and grey wire and back into the outside phone box, then inside the phone box, each of my 4 inside phone jacks are twisted together using their blue and white with blue strip wires that connect to the brown and gray wires from the alarm system.

"Then the blue and white with blue lines wires go throughout my house to each of the 4 phone jacks," he explains further.  "Now I went outside to the phone box and I disconnected the plug in the box, went back inside my house, picked up my landline analog phone and was still able to hear sounds when pressing the keys (so power is still going to the phone). I then went back out to the phone box, and I removed the red and green wire totally from the wire terminals, went back inside, picked up my phone and pressed buttons and still could hear beeps so it was still powered." 

Squale then admits that he is "totally confused as to how the phone can still have power, everything in the box outside is disconnected. The only thing I can think of is maybe the phone lines are being powered from my alarm panel's ac power or backup battery? could this be possible? I don't know what else to try but I am afraid to plug my Vonage phone adapter into the phone jack while I can still get power through the jack.

"I am going to use the green and white with green lines pair to power my alarm system and then use the blue and white with blue lines pair to power all the phone jacks in my house as it is doing now," he adds.

Well, squale sounds like he has gotten himself into a bit of a fix. A big enough fix and a clear enough explanation for Vonage Forum Member j-card - who has a technical services background - to post a solution.

"Ok, lets get this taken care of for you!," j-card writes. 

"First... Undo everything that you did, once you do that, leave the wall outlets alone... they are fine.

"Once that is done," j-card adds, "go to the little grey box outside, and remove the incoming wires from your current (or past) telco... If there are multiple lines in your house, remove them all, making sure that you tape them tightly with some quality electricians tape, or vinyl tape. Make sure that you do not do anything to the lines going into your house. You should only be removing one or two pairs of leads from the box and taping."

Then j-card suggests that squale "seal the box back up, and get out of that chilly weather!

"Test a jack from a corded or cordless phone. If you can press a button and hear the DTMF tones, then your security system is supplying power to the phone line, and you need to turn that off," j-card adds. "To do that will depend on your particular security system. If this is the case, please take some detailed pictures and provide with any information you have on the security system to get the fastest resolution!

"If you do not hear the tones, then to be on the safe side," j-card cautions, "take a voltmeter (or a standard multimeter, nothing fancy) and check all pairs for any voltage. If there is, go out into that cold weather and ensure that all incoming lines have been removed, and if they have follow the same steps above. 

"If there is no voltage on the lines, plug your adapter into the selected wall socket, and away you go!"

So How Do We Come Up With Those Titles For You Members?

I am sure that many of you have noticed that next to each posts, we have a description of each Member- "Vonage Forum Associate," Vonage Forum Evangelist," etc. Most of these titles are assigned based on the number of Posts Members have made.

There's no secret formula. In case you are wondering, here it is:

New Forum Member 1 Post; Vonage Forum Member at least 10 Posts; Vonage Forum Associate, at least 25 Posts; Vonage Forum Junior, at least 40 Posts; Vonage Forum Senior, at least 75 Posts; Vonage Forum Master, at least 150 Posts; Vonage Forum Evangelist, at least 300 Posts, and Vonage Forum MVM, a minimum of 1000 Posts.

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 Monday morning with our next edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest, where we'll meet our newest Vonage Voip Forum Member of the Week!

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