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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - December 9 - 11, 2005

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

December 9, 2005

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest. In the news, we'll read about a key new distributor Vonage has picked up. . 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 in which a Vonage user notes that when he tries to use Vonage over his Wireless Internet Service Provider connection, call quality tends to dip in the evening hours.

In The News

Wireless Services Distributor to Distribute Vonage Gear, Services

Based in Tampa, Florida, FTS Wireless, Inc. is a growing distributor of wireless, Voip and satellite products and services.

They've just  announced plans to begin marketing and selling Vonage products and services through an agreement with its strategic partner Wireless Channels. FTS CEO, Scott Gallagher, commented, "Vonage is the largest VoIP phone Company in North America with over one million customers. They provide customers a low-cost alternative to traditional telecoms, yet offer unlimited local and long distance calling to the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for only $24.99 a month," says FTS CEO Scott Gallagher. "We're pleased to add Vonage to our product offering and should begin generating additional revenue from the relationship immediately," Gallagher added.

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 he does write skeptically about one smaller Vonage competitor that is trying to compete with companies such as Vonage on price. 

Jeff Pulver of gives his top predictions for 2006. He foresees increased Voip regulation, and at least a couple of mergers worth billions. He also writes, "hurricanes such as Katrina and other natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world will compel the U.S. and other governments to look to the Internet and IP-based communications as the vehicle to improve emergency response and post-catastrophe communications."

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog writes that The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Board of Directors has formally approved the NENA Interim Voip Architecture for Enhanced 9-1-1 Services. He also casts some doubt on whether the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is going to clamp down on Voip companies that market in areas where full E911 is not yet completely available. 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 might be up to in the Internet voice space.  

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog writes about a trend he sees in which Vonage equipment will be sold in stores that mostly offer wireless and cellular equipment. He also makes a post that cites the most frequently read articles on the Vonage Forum.

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch writes that Vonage will offer more than a dozen free calling booths for registered guests at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas just after New Year's.

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog doesn't write about Vonage this week, but does make a lot of posts from Denver, where he has been speaking at a conference. And Rich's company will be doing another IP Telephony conference next month but from a far warmer place- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Expect to see some Vonage folks on some of the panels. Hey, when you are based in New Jersey (like Vonage is), Florida in January sounds like a cool idea. Make that a warm idea.

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, Ted links to a Vonage Forum thread about how the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is blocking VoIP. The nation of Qatar is now blocking at least some Voip traffic, as documented in this thread at the unofficial Vonage forum. "This is an unfortunate trend in the Middle East," Ted writes, "where a number of state-run telcos, including Oman’s, have opted to block Voip rather than compete for revenue. And although I mentioned this in last week's In The Blogs roundup, I want to point out again that in his Blog, 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. Today I will talk about Jonathan's Blog, in which Jonathan writes a post called Praise For Vonage. "Well, finally a company I can lavish some praise on - just to show I'm not always the complainer. The company is Vonage," Jonathan writes. "I've been using Vonage for a little over 2 years now and with the exception of some problems within the first two months of service, I haven't had a single problem with them since! Quite simply, Vonage Rocks!"


On The Vonage Voip Forum

New Vonage Forum Member bdcothran was testing Vonage over his Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) connection when he started noticing some problems. He's described these issues in a Vonage Forum thread that he started and he's named, Poor evening results on WISP.

"I chose to try this on a WISP and have decent quality in the mornings and early afternoons. I have poor quality (unusable) in the evenings. Choppiness and dropped words are the biggest issue," he writes. "It has seemed to get worse over time." 

After listing his testyourvoip numbers, bdcothran points out that he has complained to his WISP about what he calls inconsistent and low upload speeds. "I usually get T1 (speed) or a little less down and a third of that or much less up. It is very inconsistent," he writes, asking what he should tell his WISP when they call back asking for more information about the problem. 

Fellow Vonage Forum Member scerruti  is quick on the trigger with a reply post. 

"Sounds like a textbook case of congestion. Your dropped and discarded outgoing packets are unacceptable for VoIP," Scerruti writes. "Afternoon and evening are peak hours for residential use."

Scerruti then suggests running Ping Plotter to further pinpoint the location of the problem. "If it is happening on the first hop (the wireless one) then it is unlikely that the WISP can do anything in the near term to correct the problem," he writes. "They will need to add more wireless hardware to handle the number of customers. If it is happening on a subsequent hop."

Then bdcothran replies to scerruti, thanking him for his advice, which he calls "very informative." He's still checking on the issue, and is waiting to hear back from his WISP.

So What Does All That Voip Alphabet Soup Mean?

Do all those abbreviations you read about in Vonage Forum threads and elsewhere confuse you? Well, we have a handy guide to all VoIP-related abbreviations you are likely to encounter, and what they stand for. So if you see another jumble of letters that doesn't make any sense, why not hop over to our Voip Acronyms page? You can find it at

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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