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March 24, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

First, I have some great news. One of the oldest (early 1990's) online newsletters and certainly the most authoritative Long Distance Industry website called The Digest has picked the Vonage Forum as one of the Top 10 Telecom Websites. Here's what William Van Hefner; the editor of The Digest has to says about us:

"This has actually become quite a watering hole for those using VoIP services over the past 6-8 months. No longer just a message board, it now carries quite a bit of original content and news about Voip in general. You will often see Voip issues mentioned here days earlier than they appear in the mainstream media. Although it still has a fairly high "signal to noise ratio", it is often worth digging through the haystack to find a needle here."

Well, you won't have to dig through any "haystacks," because we do that for you every business day here on the Digest. Speaking of,  in the news, we'll see where a Grand Prix race car co-sponsored by Vonage will be competing this weekend. Today is Friday, the day for our popular In The Blogs Feature. We'll also go over an Vonage Voip Forum thread about . And finally, we'll tell you about how you can "Digg" what you read on the Vonage Forum.



In The News

Vonage-Sponsored Sports Car Races This Weekend

Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts the third round of the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series this weekend,  as Pacific Coast Motorsports presents the 'Grand Prix of Miami'. Alex Figge and Ryan Dalziel will drive  the team's #89 Playboy/Vonage/Palms Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype.

Team director Tyler Tadevic has just been interviewed about the race for Motorsports.com.

"We made some gains right across the board with our test last week, from chassis and motor through to our aerodynamic development. We've made significant strides with our motor program since we last tested at Homestead as well so I'm sure we'll be more on the pace when we race there this weekend," Tadevic says. "Every time we go out we learn something and we get better which helps our understanding of the package. 

Tadevic adds that he is looking forward to the weekend. "The prowess of the drivers is matched by the crew so hopefully we can be right up there at the finish with the #89 Playboy/Vonage/Palms Pontiac Riley," he adds.

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, 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:

On David Isenberg's isen.blog, he writes about the Frredom2Connect conference next week, when many prominent speakers will give their view on how to ensure that large broadband service providers do not block or slow down access to competitive services like Vonage. 

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline writes about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin' statements earlier this week that Internet broadband providers such as AT&T have the right to charge for enhanced bandwidth speeds. Last week, Preston linked to our post in which, as Preston puts it, "countless people have complained that Comcast is purposely degrading the quality of their Voip connections." By the way, that thread of ours Preston links to has passed 320 posts and 35,000 reads!

Jeff Pulver of Pulver.com posts lots of his perspectives about the just completed Spring 2006 VON show in San Jose, California. Many of the perspectives included the hot conference topic of net neutrality. supported by Vonage, net neutrality would require broadband Internet service providers to not slow down or block access to services that compete with their own.

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog doesn't write about Vonage this week, but in the last few weeks he wrote several posts in which he is critical about the AT&T-BellSouth merger and what it could mean for the Voip industry (including Vonage) as a whole.

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog writes that Shaw Communications of Canada, which is asking its customers to pay a voluntary $10 a month to ensure the connection quality for third-party sites and services (like Vonage)- and who Vonage has complained about to the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC)- is being sued by another Voip company for the same practice. Tom also has linked to a CNET article that says that Vonage is way superior to Skype. Here's a link to that article.

Mark Evans of the Telecom .. and Tech blog (he's from Canada, which is a northern country, and writes more posts about telecom and tech) writes that big changes might be in the offing for the CRTC. This comes after Mark's writing over the last few weeks about Vonage Canada's dispute with Shaw Communications. Shaw is encouraging their broadband customers to pay an additional $10 a month for guaranteed quality service for third-party applications such as Vonage. "At the heart of Vonage's complaint is the Internet's evolution into a two-tier system: better service (upstream and downstream) for those who pay, and best-effort service for those who don't," Mark wrote in an earlier post.  He now says the CRTC (Canadian Radio and Television Commission) doesn't seem to be particularly eager to crack down on Shaw.

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog has linked to a Vonage Forum post in which a Forum Member told him that Comcast's VoIP service wasn't too good, and Vonage was the best. Here's the link to Russ' post.

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog has some cynical takes about what big phone companies are really up to about net neutrality. l

Bruce Stewart of the new O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Blog writes about the forthcoming Freedom To Connect conference Jeff Pulver and David Isenberg are doing in Washington, D.C. on April 3-4. 

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch writes about that Canada Voip services provider that is suing Shaw. sees new handsets coming soon that will let Voip users switch from their Voip service (like Vonage, for instance) to their cell, and back. 

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog notes his belief that because Voip doesn't cause interference with aircraft navigation and communications the way that cell phones are thought to, he can see Voip being allowed on airplanes. I hope Rich is right- I'd love to use my Vonage service while in flight. 

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy writes that AT&T chairman Ed Whitacre doesn't believe net neutrality laws are necessary.

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, he also writes about Shaw Communications' legal troubles.

One of my favorite new blogs is written by Jack Decker. In his Michigan Telephone, Voip and Broadband Blog (which isn't limited to Michigan-related telecom issues, by the way), Jack links to a New Telephony article that says in part that when New Orleans was flooded after Hurricane Katrina, one of the few locations that still had power was the Hyatt hotel downtown, where the mayor and his staff holed up, including Meffert. Meffert discovered an RJ-45 ethernet jack in the hotel that somehow still had connectivity –courtesy of Telcove Inc., a provider of fiber and broadband for businesses. Meffert and an associate raided an Office Depot store for routers and Vonage terminal adaptors, and set up Internet phone service for the staff at the hotel. When president Bush called New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, they spoke over that Voip line. our hugely popular Comcast vs. Vonage thread, and writes that if Comcast continues to do what he thinks they are doing, they might wind up losing customers in the long run. Here's a link to Jack's post.

From time to time, we like to feature interesting and entertaining posts from Blogs that are not necessarily about VoIP, but mention Vonage. On a new blog I just found with the hilarious title (I am NOT making this up) called faster, pussycat .. type! type! blogger jodiferous writes that she is thinking of switching to Vonage, and asks her readers if they have experience with Vonage service. A poster named lara answers, "We've been on Vonage for a while with no real problems. The only real challenge is how stable your internet access is. Because if it's flakey, your phone is flakey. It's not really a problem if you have a cell. Otherwise, it's great... you can get your voicemail in your email and everything."

On The Vonage Voip Forum

On a new Vonage Forum thread called Configuration and IP Address, new Vonage Forum Member matthewpa  describes his situation.

"I have Timer Warner Cable. The cable modem plugs into my F5d7230-4 wireless G router and then the phone adapter (VT1005V from Motorola) is plugged into that," he writes "Everything seems to be working good." 

But then matthewpa says he wants to set up QoS, and is wondering how to do this. 

"I can't seem to find out the IP of my phone adapter. How can I do this, and is there anything to configure on the phone adapter?," he asks. To that, he adds a problem that has just come up: he can make calls, have a dial tone, but when he calls his number the calls go right to voicemail and his phone never rings.

Current Vonage Forum Member of the Week NateHoy has some input.

"OK, first off, the Belkin router you have does not support QoS. So you're pretty much out of luck there," he writes.

Second, as to your incoming problem, it certainly sounds like the router is blocking packets it should be letting through (inbound SIP notification packets, to be precise)," he explains. "Since the Belkin has no way to adjust that, and since having the Belkin out front really isn't buying anything for you since the Belkin lacks QoS, I'd put the VT1005 out front."

NateHoy adds his belief that the VT1005 is equipped with a passthru ethernet port, making it function as a primitive router, so "you should just be able to power down your (I assume Cable) modem for a few minutes, plug the Cable modem into the Internet/WAN port of the VT1005, plug the Belkin's Internet/WAN port into the Passthru/PC port on the VT1005, and call it a day."

Can You Digg It?

Digg is a free technology news website that lets you recommend articles you think others would be interested in. Digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.

According to Digg, "once a story is submitted by a user it is instantly posted in the digg area queue. This is a temporary holding place where stories wait to be promoted to the homepage. To help promote stories to the homepage, simply visit the digg area and digg stories you think are cool. Once a story has received enough diggs, it is instantly promoted. Should the story not receive enough diggs, or is reported, it eventually falls out of the digg area queue. Digg works because a large group of people actively promote good stories to the homepage. Since this site's content is user-driven, it is up to YOU to contribute.

If you found today's issue of the: Vonage Forum Daily Digest Interesting; then Please Digg it!

If you want to submit anything else you see on the Vonage Forum To Digg, simply go to Digg, click on "submit a story" and enter the URL of the story you would like to submit. Then fill out a title, description, and category for the story. 

Win A Month of Vonage Service By Guessing When We'll Hit 25,000 Members

Hey, we have a fun contest going. I have details about this contest in a thread I have just started called Contest: Guess Exactly When We'll Hit 25,000 Members!

Here's what I say in the thread:

Earlier this month, the Vonage Forum turned three years old. We started it in March, 2003.

At the time I made this post, I looked on the right frame of the Vonage Forum pages, and noticed we were closing on 25,000 Members.

Tell you what. Let's do a contest. Would you like to make a guess when we will hit that magic 25,000 mark? Just take a look on the right frame under Members, to see how many Members we have at the moment. Then, to make your guess, you might want to consider that we seem to be getting about 50 new Members a day on average.

Ready to guess? First, keep in mind that the times we use here on the Forum are GMT-5 hours. That means we are on Eastern Time, 1 ahead of Central, 2 ahead of Mountain, and 3 Pacific.

Also, this site has 59 test accounts that are not included in the total tally on the right, so the 25,000th member will really be member-25059

Then, just reply to this thread and make your guess as to the day, and time ("Vonage Forum time") we will hit 25,000 Members. We'll announce you as the winner- and you can brag all you want! And that will not be all! I will personally credit the winner with a free month of Vonage service.

But you must post your guess fast, as this thread will lock to new postings very soon.

To make your guess, just go to the Contest: Guess Exactly When We'll Hit 25,000 Members! thread, open a post and give it your best shot!

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: http://www.vonage-forum.com/syndication.html, 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, including our Member of the Week feature!!




 
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