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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - January 12, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

January 12, 2006

By Daniel Connor

Welcome to today's edition of the Vonage Voip Forum Digest. 

As you may have noticed, we've changed our signage a bit. I wanted to make sure that each and every one of you Members and site visitors- and there are many more of you these days- was clear that the Vonage Forum is an independent support site, not part of Vonage. Our new logo reflects that.

In the news, we'll talk about a new technology alliance that could lead to expanded Vonage services. We'll also cite what Vonage's CEO thinks about the growth of VoIP, and Vonage's role in it. We'll also point you to Vonage VoIP Forum threads about the new (getting Vonage to work with TiVo service over a wireless network), and the old (getting Vonage to work over one of those old-fashioned rotary dial phones).

In The News

New Alliance Could Lead To Expanded Vonage Services

VeriSign, the company that manages most ".com addresses, is getting into the Internet phone business. 

The company is expected to announce today that it is forming a partnership with California-based telecommunications company PacWest to offer expanded Internet telephone packages to other businesses that provide Internet telephone service. One of PacWest's customers is Vonage, and the VeriSign-PacWest partnership could potentially improve features Vonage can offer its customers, executives of both VeriSign and PacWest say.

As a result of the pairing, the two companies say they will be able to offer any company interested in providing Internet telephone service an expanded set of features, such as directory listings and online voice ordering.

Sounds interesting. We'll track this one.

In an interview with Dow Jones Newswire (affiliated with the Wall Street Journal), Vonage CEO Jeffrey Citron says the growth of the Voip market in the U.S. market to around 4 million lines, demonstrates that the market had gone beyond the early adopter phase to reach the mass market. 

Citron adds that major players, such as Vonage, cable operators and Baby Bells would control the lion's share of a competitive market, which is targeting some 100 million residential access lines for migration to VoIP. Finally, Citron says the ability of cable operators and Baby Bells to provide bundled voice, broadband, video and mobile services should not frighten companies such as Vonage, which provides only one of these services. Consumers, Citron said, were good at putting together their own service packages (rather than automatically signing up to a bundle of services, some of which they might not want).

On The Vonage Voip Forum

I know that some folks either bought or received, TiVo as a gift over the Holidays. It looks like Vonage Forum Member rachelfran was one of them. You might wonder why we are discussing TiVo here in the Vonage Forum. Well, TiVo users update their television listings every day when the TiVo box that works with their television set automatically calls the TiVo service every day for updated program listings. And for those users with TiVo and Vonage, it's likely they will want to configure TiVo to make that call over their Vonage line.

But rachelfran want to try something new about getting TiVo to work with her Vonage service. I guess that's why she's started a thread that she calls, So how do i set up a wireless network for my TiVo?

"I just got a new TiVo and managed to get it set up using my vonage line.. it took awhile but i managed," she writes. "I've read it's considerably easier with a wireless connection which - if someone can explain it to me simply - i will do. Currently my computer has a cable connection and my vonage is connected via a linksys rt31p2 & a Motorola sb4200 modem." 

Then she asks if someone can explain this process to her "in an easy to understand way - possibly even with links to what I'm supposed to buy?"

Fellow Vonage Forum Member nostromo sees her question and posts a response.

"Does your TiVo box have a broadband ethernet connection? If so, all you need is a wireless adapter," he writes. "You can get a wireless gaming adapter, or anything that has the Ethernet port. 

Then he suggests a site with a link to a piece of equipment that he believes would help rachelfran get the job done. "If you're running an 802.11b network," nostromo writes, "this would work:

One thing about TiVo, alarm systems, even free-standing fax machines. From time to time, Vonage users have questions about how to get that equipment working with their Vonage service. I'd like to point you to a section on the Vonage Forum that deals with these issues. We call it Fax - Tivo - Alarms. You can find it at:

Well, we've just finished discussing how Vonage can work with some new equipment. How about if we balance things out and talk about how Vonage can work with some older equipment? I got this idea after reading a new Vonage Forum thread entitled Antique Phones and Voip (Pulse to tone).

In this thread, Vonage Forum Member Cozzman is talking about his idea of getting Vonage to work with one of those old rotary phones that I am sure many of you remember. 

"There are products out there that convert pulse to DTMF (touch tone) but they are all astronomically high for the parts contained in them. They run $49 plus shipping (or thereabouts) to get an old/antique pulse (rotary dial) phone to be able to dial out with Vonage," he writes. "I don't suppose this will be a popular post because how many tech-ies that can handle VOIP concepts also appreciate the finer points of "ancient" telephony but I'm imploring anyone that has a good feel for tone generation and some circuit board knowledge to come up with a cheap alternative." 

"I have found very rudimentary circuit board diagrams to do what I need but for a different application that I don't have the background enough to adopt to my scenario but seem extremely simple as circuit boards go. Far simpler than the AM/FM radio I made in my childhood," he adds. "These things should run about $3 in materials and I'm willing to pay $20 for them." 

Well, don't underestimate the interest that Vonage Forum Members have in this subject, Cozzman. The thread you started has sparked lots of interest among your fellow Forum Members.

With his very first post here in the Forum, new Member timblack writes :"Cozzman, did you end up trying the LPT300 from Mitel ( with your phone adapter? I have several antique phones and am planning to start using Voip with them. Looking for solutions, and the LPT300 was the only thing I've found so far." 

"Did you have any luck? Does it work well?," he asks.

Then scerruti, who had previously posted that "I've always loved mixing old with the new so its cool to talk on a phone twice or more my age on a system that wasn't even imagined until 50 some odd years after the phones debut," suggested the LPT300 as well. He then followed up with another post in which he linked to an older Vonage Forum thread entitled, Can rotary dial phone with metallic ringer be used on Vonage

In this thread, Vonage Forum Member claudeo reports success." I have gotten a Rotary Dial Phone and tried it out. IT WORKS," he wrote last week. I am using an RPT-300 and I am not sure of the make of phone but the bells ring the dial, dials so my friend is happy."

So What Does All That Voip Alphabet Soup Mean?

Hey, do all those abbreviations you read about in some 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 Friday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, including our popular In The Blogs feature!!

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