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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - June 19, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

June 19, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

First, some good news. On Saturday morning, we climbed over 29,000 members here on the Vonage Forum. Our 29,000th Member is ZandersMom. Welcome to the Vonage Forum, ZandersMom! We look forward to reading your posts. So let's see how fast we can get to the 30,000 mark!

In the news, we'll catch up with Vonage's stock price, as well as read a mostly upbeat review of Vonage'sF1000 UT Starcom WiFi phone. We'll also go over two newly posted Vonage Forum threads, both of them about connection issues associated with the Vonage service.

In The News

Vonage Closes At $9.60 A Share

On Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $9.60 a share, down 22 cents from Thursday's $9.82 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage Friday was 746,000 shares. 

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

Reviewer Likes Vonage's F1000 UT Starcom WiFi Handset

Steve Makris of the Edmonton (Alberta) Journal has just tried Vonage's new F1000 UT Starcom portable WiFi (wireless fidelity) handset. In Canada, the price for this handset. $95 after rebate.

"The phone lets you make and receive calls using any nearby WiFi network, like wireless home routers or public hotspots," Makris writes. "It requires its own account from Vonage, between $20 - $40, like its other less portable router-based products, and offers cheaper rates for phone features like caller ID, forwarding and free calling anywhere in North America."

Makris is upbeat on the F1000's technical performance,

"The F1000 worked flawlessly, technically speaking. The voice quality is as good as your connection each time you log in, so don't expect cellphone quality he writes. "It has a small monochrome screen but its huge battery means you can travel for several days and talk up to five hours before charging."

He isn't that huge a fan of at least one of the F1000's buttons, though.

"The menu selection is deep, like cellphones, but the "enter" button is not built in the four-way navigation button, making getting around a bit tedious," writes Makris, who does add though, that all the bells and whistles like custom function shortcut, ring mode including vibration, calendar, alarm and calculator are there."

The reviewer is also upbeat about voice messaging, which he believes is vital to a phone that can be unreachable in WiFi dead zones.

"Like all Vonage phones, you have online access to your account via Internet-connected computer from where you can also make changes on the way your phone works," Makris writes. "This includes registering your physical address location for 911 to work in the Voip world. Although most folks with Vonage's router-based service have a computer at hand, which is needed to register, the nomadic features of the WiFi model might find users away from a computer when traveling."

Makris adds that "Vonage said 911 registration, needed for emergency services to know where you are calling from when using Voip phones, can also be done over the phone through their service department."

On The Vonage Voip Forum

On a new Vonage Forum thread named Callers can't hear me speaking at times, new Vonage Forum Member lgloeckner describes his issues.

"My router is the Linksys WRTP54G (wireless modem bought directly through Vonage)," he writes. I'm not sure which Vonage adapter I use (though I am technically knowledgeable so if somebody tells me where to find it out, I can let you know). My modem hooks to my router, which has the phone plugged into it. It's a wireless modem so that's how it goes to my computer."

Then lgloeckner gets down to specifics, which are interesting.

"My problem has just started happening within the past two weeks. I returned from vacation to find that in mid-conversation, the person I am talking to will oftentimes hear me fade out in mid-sentence and then they can't hear me anymore but I can still hear them as they are asking what happened to me," he informs us. "Sometimes, after a second or two, I will come back into the conversation but other times the person will give up after 30 seconds or so and hang up." 

"I've tried calling Vonage on three occasions and they have reduced my bandwidth settings and such and on the latest call, I had my incident happen to me while on the phone with the guy," lgloeckner adds. "It seems that this is happening more frequently lately and since talking with the tech people but it may just be my imagination as I grow more frustrated with the problem."

Then lgloeckner adds that he can't use the Internet while on the phone.

Lgloeckner posts his Voip speed test results (more about that below) but then even before his post receives a reply, he follows up by making a new post with more information.

"I was browsing through other posts on this forum and noticed that somebody mentioned that 2.4 GhZ phones can sometimes interfere with the whole setup. I do have a 2.4 GhZ cordless phone. Could this be the cause to my problems? 

Well, it just might. That's according to Vonage Forum Member Steve48, who we will be hearing and reading more about in just a sec.

"Yes, it definitely could," Steve48 writes with regard to the possibility of the cordless phone being at the root of lgloeckner's Vonage bugs. 

"Also, if you're using MAC cloning, that can cause the issue of being unable to use the internet while you're on the phone," he adds. "In this case, I'm voting for the cordless as the source of your problem."

New Vonage Forum Member jkinder wishes that his Vonage connection treated him "kinder." But it isn't, which is why he decided to fire up a new Vonage Forum thread that he named 3 second fast-busy sound before solid dial tone.

"Does anyone else hear a "fast-busy" type of sound when they first pick up the phone which lasts 3 seconds before they finally receive a normal dial tone?," jkinder asks as a post-opener. "It doesn't seem to affect phone operation (i.e., I can start punching in the dialing number during this 3 second window before I get the solid dial tone and the call does go through). Its been like this all along during the 2 weeks I've had Vonage and it just sounds strange (actually annoying would be more accurate description!).

"So wondering if this is normal, abnormal, of if anyone has had it cured through a call to customer service?," asks jkinder, who then ends his post by including his Voip speed test results.

Vonage Forum Member reebok (our most frequent poster here on the Vonage Forum) jumps on with a suggestion.

"Welcome to the high tech world of stutter tone voicemail notification," writes reebok, who then adds a link to a page on the Vonage site with more info:

"Keep in mind, Vonage often includes the extra feature of improperly working stutter tone notification that won't go away after listening to and/or deleting your voicemail," reebok adds. "If you experience this, post back."

"Thanks," writes jkinder in a follow-up post. "Deleted the voicemail and its gone. I should have thought of that."

Well, it's Monday, time for our Vonage Forum Member of the Week. Another member-h-beyond-the-call-of duty week for Steve48. Can't think of a more deserving Member of the Week. To browse through a list of Steve48's most recent posts, click here.

We've Updated Our Voip Speed Test

So happens that both of our threads we highlighted today received answers partially as a result of responding Vonage Forum Members reviewing the results of the Voip speed test the thread-starters posted.

That is another reason I want 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 Tuesday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, !!

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