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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

June 9, 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 stock, and controversies surrounding it.  There's also been a controversy related to Vonage and "911," dialing, but that looks to be resolved as well. Vonage also signed a deal for enhanced distribution of its products in Canada, a deal which we talk about in today's Digest. And speaking of today it is Friday, time for our popular In the Blogs feature. We'll also go over a Vonage Forum thread about fax transmission issues over a Vonage connection.



In The News

Vonage Closes At $11.79 A Share

On Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $11.79 a share, down 20 cents from Wednesday's $11.99 cents a share. Yet Thursday's $11.79 cents a share final trading price was actually higher than Thursday's session's low, which was $11.61 a share. Total trading volume for Vonage yesterday was 953,800. shares. Because the volume of shares traded was less than one million shares for the first time since Vonage has been traded on the New York Stock Exchange, it makes me believe any more it is possible Vonage investors are calming down and are resolving to be in this for the long haul.

Once again, our Vonage Stock Forum can be reached from this link.

Vonage Will Fight Shareholder Suits

Vonage said yesterday it has become aware of two putative class action shareholder lawsuits filed against the Company, several of its officers and/or directors and the firms who served as its underwriters in its initial public offering in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. 

In a statement issued by Vonage, the company said Vonage does not plan to comment on these or any similar lawsuits that may be filed against the Company, but will contest the allegations vigorously and address them through the appropriate legal process.

Here's what Vonage said about the suits themselves:

"The complaints assert claims under the U.S. Securities laws on behalf of a professed class consisting of all those who were damaged as a result of acquiring the common stock of Vonage in connection with the Company's initial public offering ("IPO")," Vonage said in their statement."

"The complaints allege, among other things, that Vonage omitted and/or misstated certain facts concerning the IPO's Customer Directed Share Program. One of the complaints additionally claims that the IPO prospectus allegedly contained misrepresentations or omissions concerning various Vonage products, including facsimile transmission capability," added Vonage, noting that Vonage has not yet been served with a copy of either complaint.

Vonage: We're In The Clear About Our 911 Disclosures

Vonage also announced on Thursday that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has concluded their investigation into Vonage's 911 disclosures and compliance, informing the company it will not pursue any formal action against the Company on the 911 disclosure and compliance issues.

In a statement issued by Vonage, the company noted that in January 2005, the FTC opened an informal investigation into Vonage's 911 and telemarketing compliance efforts. 

"Upon conclusion of the 911 portion of the investigation, (Vonage) is continuing to provide additional information in connection with the FTC's telemarketing review," the company added.

Vonage Canada Signs Distribution Agreement for Shopping Mall Sales

Late yesterday Vonage Canada  announced an agreement with Glentel Inc. This agreement will see Vonage phone service sold at Glentel WirelessWave and Telephone Booth mall locations across Canada.

Starting today, consumers can walk into any of the 145 mall locations of WirelessWave and Telephone Booth and purchase a Vonage Start Up Kit and start VoIPing.

"When combined with our existing retail partnerships, Vonage  is now available at more than 1300 retail outlets across Canada, giving Vonage one of the broadest distribution channels among Internet phone service providers in
Canada," says Bruce Robertson, who is director, product marketing and programs for Vonage Canada.

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:

Rich Tehrani of VoIP Blog doesn't write about Vonage this week, but does offer several posts about the Globalcomm trade show where lots of companies that do business with Vonage were attending, exhibiting, or both. 

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch makes reference to the suits against the Vonage IPO, as well as Vonage's plans to fight them.

On David Isenberg's isen.blog, he criticizes critics of net neutrality for distorting the issues and facts involved. Net neutrality legislation is a concept that Vonage strongly favors, but has been having a tough time in the U.S. House of Representatives this week.

Jeff Pulver of Pulver.com also is very angry about net neutrality's problems in Congress as well, especially since he has been promoting his "Save The Internet" initiative, which is very involved with net neutrality issues of which Vonage agrees with.

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline doesn't mention Vonage this week, but he does write that in light of Net2Phone's patent infringement claim about Skype ,there may be more lawsuits about this. .

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog opens a post in which he includes comments by Daniel Berninger, a senior analyst at Tier1 Research. "Survival represents no small matter, but Vonage need only peel off a small percentage of the $200bn in annual Bell company revenues to generate a substantial business not to mention win the right to pursue a piece of the larger $1 trillion global voice business," Om quotes Berninger as saying.

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog doesn't write about Vonage this week, a couple of weeks ago he offered perhaps the most thorough review I have read yet about that new Plantronics headset that I know lots of Vonage Softphone subscribers are very curious about. And yes, Tom also gave his view of the Vonage IPO. 

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 about Vonage's stock, and refers to the class-action lawsuits Vonage was hit with earlier this week. 

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog has detailed analyses of several of the class action lawsuits, but also makes an interesting post about something many other bloggers seem to have overlooked- that Vonage's stock price may be stabilizing. 

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog is another blogger with thoughts on Vonage's stock.

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP isn't optimistic about Vonage's stock. But then again, he isn't quite as pessimistic as some other pundits are. 

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy has several posts about net neutrality, the concept's difficulties in the U.S. Congress and the fact that so many major cable and DSL broadband access providers seem to be happy with the way things are going. Broadband access providers, incidentally, that many of you Vonage Forum Members use to access your Vonage service.

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, he writes about home security alarm systems, and the fact that they are migrating to Internet Protocol. That's interesting, considering that some Vonage Forum Members use Vonage to connect their home security systems to monitoring and response services maintained by these companies.

From time to time, we like to feature interesting and entertaining posts from Blogs that are not necessarily about VoIP, but mention Vonage. In a new Live Journal Blog I have just happened to come across called A simple update on me, blogger rczero writes in part that "I'm currently at home in CT. I'm moving to New Jersey on the 20th and starting work at Vonage on the 26th. I'm really excited about that."

"Currently at home in (Connecticut)"- I can definitely relate to that, rczero. And although I can't speak for Vonage, I'd bet they are excited to have you come to work for them as well!

On The Vonage Voip Forum

From time to time we feature interesting threads from other sections of the Vonage Forum. For example I would like to go through this thread started by Vonage Forum Member gwydenbach. The thread, which is on the Fax-TiVo-Alarms Forum is called Sending Faxes - Busy / No Signal Error.

"I just fixed an issue I had sending faxes through a regular Vonage phone line using my Canon MultiPass MP390 all in one fax/Printer," gwydenbach writes." Last year I had no problems faxing, it worked right out of the box. Then at some point it just stopped working. I just tried all the usual things such as reducing the baud rate and setting ECM off. 

"Then I read earlier postings that say to dial *99 in front of the fax number e.g.. *991973-999-9999," he adds. "This fixed my problem, and I can run the baud rate up to 33,600 and ECM on and it still works. Don't want to take credit for the *99 since other people posted on this, but I have seen many recent postings with the same issue, so want to remind people to use the *99."

I saw the post and added, "what *99 does is it turns off all other services on that line; such as Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Waiting..., blah, blah... in order to give you a clean data line."

Check Out Our Fax-TiVo-Alarms Forum

By the way if you have fax, TiVo or alarms connectivity issues related to your Vonage service, you should check out the Fax-TiVo-Alarms Forum I just cited a thread from. The forum is very popular, and passed 500 topics and 3,000 posts a little over a week ago. Here's the direct link.  

We've Updated Our Voip Speed Test

I wanted to call your attention to our upgraded Voip Speed Test.

Instead of the simple upload/download test, this one has all the reporting that is needed to diagnose ISP issues such as Jitter and Packet Loss.

The advanced report screen will be configured in the next day or so with a "Copy to Clip Board" button so you can easily paste the results in the forums.

I would like to thank the following members for giving valuable input during the beta testing: reebok, Steve48, NateHoy, VonageTPA, Trowski and scerruti.

For those of you that are interested in the details behind the results, the following are the tests parameters:

The test is located in Washington DC.

The data.bin file for the speed test upload/download is 10Mb with 8 seconds max time out.

75,000 bytes is used to calculate the number of supported Voip lines.

Other variables:

Voip lines simulated =1
voip bytes per packet =8
voip simulation seconds =10
voip packets per second =75

If you have any questions about this test, feel free to post them in this thread.

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 popular Vonage Forum Member of the Week feature!!




 
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