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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - May 5 - 7, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

May 5, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll check on a report that says Vonage service capability could be coming to popular portable game consoles. Today is Friday, the day for our popular In The Blogs Feature. We'll also go over a Vonage Voip Forum thread about a router that may be going bad.

In The News

Tech Website Thinks Vonage Is Working on Voip for Sony PSP, Nintendo DS

U.K.-based online technology publication T3 reported that a source familiar with Vonage's operations has told T3 that Vonage is in the process of creating an interface that would allow users to convert the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS into VoIP phones.

"Both devices are compatible with VoIP, as they come with microphones and can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi," writes T3. "All they need the necessary interface and software – and that’s what Vonage is working on."

The T3 article speculates that Vonage’s partnership with U.K.-based Wi-Fi operator Cloud could then make it possible for Sony PSP and Nintendo DS players to go to Cloud hotspots to make Vonage calls and play games on their devices.

"Our source didn’t disclose exactly how Vonage would introduce Voip to these devices," the T3 article adds, "but it could be brought to the PSP in the form of a firmware upgrade and to the DS in a cartridge."

The article said that Vonage was contacted about the matter but didn't offer up any reaction.

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 said about Vonage recently.

Here's what the Voip bloggers have been writing about:

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch expects Vonage stock to start trading soon, and speculates on how the price of the stock might perform.

On David Isenberg's, doesn't post about Vonage this week, but links to an article in in which Columbia University Prof. and net neutrality advocate (as is Vonage) Tim Wu says, "How would you feel if I-95 announced an exclusive deal with General Motors to provide a special "rush-hour" lane for GM cars only?"

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline writes that companies like Vonage who favor net neutrality laws might have an unexpected ally in that big financial services firms such as banks might want such laws as well. is skeptical about the business fortunes of that big European-based softphone provider most of you have heard of. Preston notes Reuters writes that financial services firms worry that if telcos are allowed to charge higher prices for more bandwidth, the firms will be hit with massive bills, which they'd have eat or pass on to their customers. According to Reuters, the big money boys worry that such tiered pricing "could add billions more in expenses to maintain online banking services and other Web offerings -- costs that could hit the bottom line or be passed on to customers."

Jeff Pulver of links to an article in which actress Alyssa Milano supports net neutrality. 

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog writes that he thinks that Vonage adding 283,000 subscribers in the first three months of this year is a competitive blow against traditional phone companies. 

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog writes about Vonage's free calling to several European nations. "Vonage today announced that it has waived its international calling rates to land lines in France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom for subscribers signed up for the $24.99 per month Premium Unlimited Plan and the $49.99 per month Small Business Unlimited Plan," Tom wrote on Wednesday. Yet another step in the direction of 'free calling' to anywhere in the world? Well, at least unlimited calling to anywhere in the world at a flat-rate." 

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 what he thinks about Vonage's IPO plans. 

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog writes what he thinks about Vonage's free Europe calling to France, Ireland, the U.K., Spain and Italy. 

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog thinks that even though a net neutrality provision lost a key committee vote in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, the battle for net neutrality provisions- a concept that Vonage supports- has just begun.

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP thinks that Vonage might want to consider bundling other services along with VoIP. He also writes about blogs that aren't really blogs with original content, but blogs that take content from legitimate bloggers, and re-package that content, as their own. He says not to pay attention to these offerings (which are widely called "splogs," or spam-blogs, but to the real blogs and bloggers.  

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog doesn't write about Vonage specifically this week, but he does write about Voip equipment he saw at this week's Interop show in Las Vegas. 

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy admits that she is uneasy about the statement this week from the CEO of Qwest (whose DSL services are used by many Vonage subscribers) that Qwest intends to impose surcharges on high-bandwidth services. "You know, I wonder if the phone companies are even the least bit aware that people — including many Senators and Members of Congress, not to mention investors — are getting nervous about these ballsy statements," she writes. "The cable guys have done it right — cable execs have steadfastly stayed muted when it comes to the topic of network neutrality." 

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, he doesn't write about Vonage this week, but he does compare broadband Internet access providers that want to drive up the price of broadband to oil companies and what they are charging for gas these days.....

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), he's sounded very frustrated about the net neutrality vote. "Our congress is so corrupted by influence bought by the big corporations that I am wondering if we the people will ever get any of our freedoms back before the whole government implode," he wrote last week.. "Will this grand experiment called the United States of America ultimately fail because, as in almost every other type of government that's been tried, the rich and powerful get so powerful that they in effect take over the government."

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 untitled MySpace blog I just found, blogger Rita writes, "Everyone should go out and get themselves Vonage.. well because I said so.. and because you get unlimited calling in the US for like less then $30 a month, and tell them that Robert Petteys (my husband) referred you.. so that I can get more free months with them." Here's a link to that post

On The Vonage Voip Forum

On a new Vonage Forum thread called Incoming calls get through intermittently, Vonage Forum Member mjpatton explains his frustrations.

"For the past week it seems about every other incoming call is not getting through. They either get forwarded to our Network availability #, or get a message 'we are not able to complete your call'," he writes. "I call and get the message then immediately redial and get through most times. I've had the service for a year with no problems and haven't changed anything."

"Is my R31P2 router going bye bye?," mjpatton adds.

Then mjpatton adds the results of his testyourvoip test. 

Not long after mjpatton posts these results, Steve48 (our second most prolific poster) reviews the information mjpatton has provided, and offers some insights.

"Your Voip results are kind of 'iffy'- not all that bad, but not great either. Try repeating the test without your adapter out of the circuit and see how things look," Steve48 advises mjpatton to do. "Also, what kind of speeds are you getting up and down, with and without the adapter in the circuit?"

Then Steve48 tells mjpatton that if he has a friend with broadband service who gets good Voip results and is willing to help, take the adapter to his/her place and see how it works on another Internet service. Steve tells mj he wouldn't be surprised if he's right about the adapter getting flaky, "but a few tests to try to pin things down are in order."

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, including our Member of the Week feature!!

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