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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - June 16 - 18, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

June 16, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

First, some good news. Early this morning, we climbed over 24 million page views on the Vonage Forum since we started up in March, 2003. Every time you click on a Vonage Forum page, that's another page view. So let's see how fast we can get to 25 million!

In the news, we'll catch up on Vonage's stock, as well as find out how difficult it would be for law enforcement to tap Vonage calls. This is Friday, time for our popular In the Blogs feature. We'll also go over a newly posted Vonage Forum review, written by a Vonage Forum Member - of Vonage's service

In The News

Vonage Closes At $9.82 A Share

On Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $9.82 a share, up from a session low of $9.75 a share and down 38 cents from Wednesday's $10.20 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage yesterday was 2,657,100 shares. 

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

Report Describes Why Vonage Calls Would Be Tricky To Tap

A report released earlier this week by several computing industry specialists found that being able to tap phone calls made over the Internet would be extremely difficult.

The findings come in response to a U.S. FCC  decision last year that forced Internet phone-calling services such as Vonage to comply with a 1994 law known as the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA. The law requires telecommunications companies to make it easy for law enforcement to tap calls for investigations.

But the researchers found that wiretapping such calls would either require the Internet to be re-engineered on a large scale or would leave Internet users more vulnerable to attacks by identity thieves and other criminals.

The reason is because while traditional phone calls are linked to a specific phone number, while Internet calls can be made from any computer, hooked over the Internet. Additionally, these calls, such as Vonage calls, are converted into data packets and re-assembled at the other end, and those packets may travel on many different paths- making them harder to trace.

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 some details about a Vonage direct competitor, as well as 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 also talks about what several Vonage competitors are up to. 

On David Isenberg's, 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 gives his views on whether Voip services should be taxed to help subsidize the U.S. Universal Service Fund. The fund subsidizes broadband Internet access in rural and poor regions. Proponents of taxing Voip say that because traditional phone companies are losing customers to VoIP, then a Voip tax is necessary to keep the adequate amount of funds flowing to the Fund. 

David Greenfield of Networking Pipeline doesn't mention Vonage this week, but he does write that he is disappointed in AOL's AIM Pro, which offers some limited voice capability. 

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog describes a Vonage promotion he was just offered, and how it affected one analyst's thinking about Vonage stock.

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog wrote a funny post about what happened when he used his Vonage line to call for a pizza. 

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 when the company might be attractive to buyers as a takeover target. 

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog writes a few posts about Vonage's stock performance. He also has some strong views about net neutrality-which Vonage favors.

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog is another blogger with thoughts on net neutrality. He makes two posts about it this week.

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP doesn't think Skype is good for use in the enterprise. Last week, he made a post that from a read of it, showed that while he wasn't optimistic about Vonage's stock he didn't seem quite as pessimistic as some other pundits are. 

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy has several posts about net neutrality as well.

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, didn't post this week, but last week he wrote 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 untitled MySpace Blog I have just happened to come across blogger jcase writes about Vonage in a post entitled 71 questions because of boredom. In question #68, jcase answers the question "What's the most annoying TV commercial?" His answer: "Vonage...woohoo...woohoohoo...woohoo...woohoohoo AAAHHHHGGGGGHHH!!!

Which reminds me to tell you that you can watch any of the Vonage tv ads you want by clicking any of the links to the specific ads listed on our Vonage TV Commercials area of our Vonage Forum.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Today we are going to spotlight a newly posted review of the Vonage service. It is written by new Vonage Forum Member cwwilson. Here's the link to the review.

Here's what cwwilson writes:

After a long time of getting shafted by the local telco (35 for local service, only 200 minutes per month.), we decided to go Vonage.

I've been looking into Vonage for over a year now, but suddenly, our local Wal-Mart started carrying Vonage adapters. I had the choice of a Linksys cable modem/router/voip unit, another wireless/router/voip unit, and the PAP2 adapter. Since my network already has a 'tweaked' (read modded w/Linux) WRT54G wireless router and a Motorola 5100 Cable Modem, I decided on the Linksys PAP2 Adapter.

Installation was easy as pie. Plug it all up, plug into a spare port on the router (Not as easy as it sounds, I have 8 computers on my network). Next, I set a static IP on the PAP2, then configured port forwarding on the router to the adapter. While I was there, I also setup QoS on the port the PAP2 was plugged into.

Next, I went to the Vonage site, signed up for the 24.95 unlimited plan, chose a number (Nothing local, but no big deal), and was up and running after a few minutes.

Everything works. I maybe an exception on this board, but I had not one issue that perusing the Guides wouldn't fix. I can call anywhere, and anyone can call me. My network/internet is fast enough (786 down, 786 up) not to bother us when using the phone, and no stuttering or echo on the voice calls.

Overall: Saving $15 per month, unlimited calling, no long distance, and sound quality is excellent. I would mark that as "A " in my book.

Write Your Own Vonage Review

By the way if you want to write your own Vonage review, click this link. A page will come up where you will enter your basic info, and then write your review!.  

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 has been configured 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:, 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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