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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - April 7 - 9, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

April 7, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll catch up on Vonage's E911 progress. Today is Friday, the day for our popular In The Blogs Feature. We'll also go over a Vonage Voip Forum thread about what you can, and can't use the new UT Starcom Vonage Wi-Fi phone for.

In The News

More Than 75 Percent of Vonage Customers Have Enhanced 911

Vonage has just announced that over 75 percent of its U.S. customers now have Enhanced 911 (E911) service -- a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number. 

For the past six months, Vonage has been turning up on average over 112 calling centers in more than 45 new counties each week. Over the past two weeks, Vonage says they have equipped an additional 230 calling centers in over 60 new counties with E911 -- bringing the total number of calling centers across the nation with emergency service to over 3600, which is more than half of the nation's calling centers.

"Vonage is leading the fastest nomadic E911 deployment in telecommunications history," says Vonage chairman Jeffrey Citron. And Vonage will continue to work with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety until PSAPs across the nation are equipped with E911."

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, he has a post that links to his keynote speech from the Frredom2Connect conference this past week, week, when many prominent speakers gave their view on how to ensure that large broadband service providers do not block or slow down access to competitive services like Vonage. He also makes a post in which he indicates he doesn't totally trust one of those large broadband access providers. Hint: it's another company with a name that starts with the same letter as Vonage.

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline writes about that same broadband service provider wanting to crack down on mobile users who take up too much bandwidth. 

Jeff Pulver of posts his perspectives about this past week's net neutrality hearings and votes in the U.S. Congress. 

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog writes about why he thinks it isn't a great idea for government to mandate a whole bunch of net neutrality regulations. 

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog writes about a Vonage-compatible product,  "if you're looking for a good expandable (up to 10 handsets) phone system with integrated answering machine, 100 memory phone book, distinctive ring by CallerID, and a plethora of other advanced features, then the Uniden 5.8GHz TRU8885-2 phone system might just be for you!"

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) he doesn't seem happy that the Canadian Radio and Television Commission did not yet act on telecom deregulation this week. He also writes a post from VON Canada, an industry event that was held by Pulver earlier this week in Toronto.

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog writes about some of the challenges for VoIP-delivered E911, as discussed at the CTIA Wireless Show Mobile Voip Conference he attended this past week.

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog makes a post in which he quotes former FCC chairman Michael Powell as saying very few members of Congress really understand technology. 

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP blog writes why he believes that Spam Over Internet Telephony (or SPIT, for short) isn't as big a problem as some believe it is. 

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch writes about some changes in Vonage's executive lineup, as well as the fact that they are looking for a director of investor relations. 

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog doesn't write about Vonage this week, but does talk about his travels to Miami- where he and his wife ran into Paris Hilton (really), and then his flight to Las Vegas, which was delayed because of storms. It's entertaining reading.

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy writes about a new net neutrality bill being introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Olympia Snowe of Maine and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota. 

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, he thinks that the issues involving net neutrality ultimately won't be solved by governmental regulations but by technology advancements. 

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 Jeff Pulver's post that says technology companies need to become better lobbyists - like the traditional phone and cable companies are. (Well, Vonage is working on it: last I heard they had three lobbyists in DC-Dan).

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 called nibble4bits, blogger Cosmo writes that he has just switched to Vonage. "Vonage officially takes the full reigns of the house line, according to them, tonight at midnight. If you want the best way to try to reach me after midnight tonight, call the house line," he writes. "I have Vonage simultaneously ring my cell phone. If you . The house line got ported. In English, I carried over the same telephone number."

On The Vonage Voip Forum

On a new Vonage Forum thread called UTstarcom as extension of phone service, new Vonage Forum Member TCTOM has some questions. 

I just got signed up with Vonage and bought the UTstarcom WiFi phone with my service," TCTOM lets us know.

"I see on this website, in the pull down menu under WiFi phone, an article about the beta test of the Vonage Wi-Fi portable handsets and it states 'The Wi-Fi phone will be an additional handset option to be used with your current Vonage service.' "

Then he adds that he just got off the phone with Vonage customer service, who told him he can't have a regular phone line adapter and a WiFi phone with the same number... So what's the real story? Anybody know?

"Also, can I use my mac laptop with a headset somehow to make calls?," he asks. "Seems like an obvious feature that should be available.."

Fellow Vonage Forum Member mharvey posts a detailed, but very easy-to-understand, response.

"That is how it works. A Vonage number is tied to a MAC address of a phone adapter or a Voip phone. You can not have multiple phone adapters (or VOIP phones) that are tied to a single Vonage number," mharvey explains.

"I guess when they said "The Wi-Fi phone will be an additional handset option to be used with your current Vonage service" they assumed that you already had Vonage service (on a phone adapter) and you were getting the WiFi phone to add to your account. In this case the WiFi phone would also have to use an additional number," he adds.

Then mharvey adds that he thinks "it would be cool if you could have Vonage service on a phone adapter and add one or more WiFi phones as extensions to that line... and when a call comes in have it ring all the "extensions". I am not sure if this is technically feasible or not with the SIP protocol but Vonage does not allow it."

He then adds this idea:

"You could get a phone adapter (or the Softphone client) and add it to your account to use in addition to your WiFi phone... but it would have to have a separate number... and its own pool of minutes, and another charge payable per month."

"That is just the way Vonage works (for now)," mharvey points out, however. "One device per phone number."

Vonage Forum Member vidmaster, who only joined the Vonage Forum yesterday but already has 16 informative posts, adds some additional thoughts.

"If you wanted to do that, you would still need a separate number assigned to the Wifi phone," he writes. "Then you can setup simulring to ring both your main Vonage line and the wifi phone at the same time whenever anyone calls your main line."

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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