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What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?

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Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our

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diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
? Thanks!

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Hi all We have
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system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality

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Dreamcast games
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Im trying to add
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adapter to my home
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After recent
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took place on the
4th and 5th of
Nov. E-mails with

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Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
Scarborough, Onta

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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - May 3, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

May 3, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll learn about a new poll from Vonage that shows Vonage calling plans are a good way to stay in touch with Mom. We'll also look at  two Vonage Forum threads, one about a possible problem router that seems to be slowing down an Internet connection, and the other about consolidating two Vonage numbers and accounts into one.

In The News

Survey Shows Vonage Saves On Calls to Mom 

Mother's Day is a week from this Sunday. In that regard, Vonage put out a survey today intended to show how often Americans speak to their Moms, and how Vonage's unlimited calling plans makes it easier for them to do so. 

Specific findings include:

Four out of ten Americans (40%) say their average phone call with Mom is 20 minutes or longer.
A majority of Americans call their mother every few days or more (52%).
And some nearly one in five Americans call their mother every day (19%).

"Thanks to my unlimited calling plan from Vonage I can call my mom on a regular basis and talk with her as long as I want," says Vonage America president Michael Tribolet.


On The Vonage Voip Forum

New Vonage Forum Member Andymac has started a thread that he's entitled, Sluggish internet when router connected - was great before.

"I've had Vonage for about 7 months now and have been really happy with the service. However, in the past week and a half I have noticed that when surfing the 'net, it's become a bit sluggish," he writes.

Andymac tested for viruses and spyware, but found nothing up with that. It was then that he started to narrow down the possible causes to his Vonage connection, as well as his Internet Service Provider. 

Following his hunch, he writes that he unhooked the router and his cable modem and turned off the computer and started it all up in the order that Vonage says to do when starting up. 

"Everything came back online but still the problem remained with the sluggish surfing. I unhooked the router and hooked up the cable modem directly to the computer to see if perhaps it was my ISP (Comcast) being slow. After I did this without the router, surfing the 'net was quick and instantaneous with loading of website pages and responding right away thus it proved to be the router causing the sluggish performance."

He then called Vonage customer care but was unable to resolve the issue.

Vonage Forum Member NateHoy sails up, and offers his valuable assistance.

"First, try disabling the DNS Proxy in the RTP300. That is a known problem with the RTP300/WRTP54G units, and will cause all number of delays and problems," Nate writes, then referring to the article he has posted at

"Then, if that doesn't help, NateHoy advises Andymac to try the following steps:

1. Try cloning the MAC address of your PC to your RTP300. This is on the off chance that your ISP is detecting that you have a Vonage router and slowing you down artificially (this is unlikely, but easily tested).

2. Change out the patch cable between your cable modem and your Vonage router. Another long shot, but what the heck..

3. Do a factory reset on your RTP300 by selecting "Factory Reset" from the "Administration" screen, or pressing and holding the RESET button for more than 30 seconds.

"If none of those help, you're probably looking at a router replacement. I recommend buying a different router and putting it in front of the RTP300, rather than trying to replace the RTP300," NateHoy suggests, pointing to the article he has posted on

"My favorite, if you end up going that route, is the WRT54GL, or the WRTSL54GS if you want a USB port for Network Attached Storage and/or a print server on your router," Nate adds. "Both take aftermarket firmware that makes them impressive routers."

Because of some business changes, Vonage Forum Member gburg wants to drop one of his two Vonage lines. He has questions about the right procedure involved in doing this, so he decided to launch a Vonage Forum thread that he's named Disconnect question.

"I have a business plan that includes free fax, using a wireless modem/adapter. I also have another line, running from a separate adapter," explains gburg, whose first name is Doug. "Due to work changes, I need to kill the business plan and phone. 

"If I do so, do I lose the ability to use the wireless modem? Also, I still need the single line, so can I have Vonage reset the wireless to the mac address for the single line?," gburg asks.

Turns out that gburg gets advice from two of our three most prolific Vonage Forum posters, Steve48 and NateHoy.

"No, you wouldn't lose the ability to use the wireless. Yes, technically Vonage can move one line to another adapter. Hopefully they wouldn't give you any static about doing it, but they are sticky about "reusing" adapters that have been used on Vonage and then discontinued," Steve48 writes. 

"Since you're the only owner," adds Steve48, "I hope they wouldn't have a problem with it, but I'd talk to (Vonage) first."

"I know you can switch back and forth between the "500" and "unlimited" plans," writes Nate, who suggests to gburg that he may want to call Customer Service and see if they can simply "downgrade" his account from the business plan to the consumer one, and ask if he will be able to keep his regular phone number.

Here's a Handy Guide to The Vonage Forum

I have written and posted an easy guide to all the sections of the Vonage Forum site. The article describes most of our key sections and features, and has links to them.

This article will be helpful for Vonage Forum visitors who like what they see and are thinking of registering on the Forum (registration is free, of course). If you've been with us awhile, you may find descriptions of some sections of the Forum you may not have ever known about, or haven't visited in awhile.

In addition, maybe you want to recommend us to a friend or colleague, and as part of that recommendation you want to tell them what's on the Forum. If that's the case, you can always forward them the link to the article. Here's the link.

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 Thursday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest !!

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