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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - July 6, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

July 6, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

First, I have some BIG news to share with everyone. More than 30,000 Members have joined the Vonage Forum since we started back in March,2003. As a matter of fact we passed the 30,000 mark Wednesday morning when new Vonage Forum Member bluejay joined us. Welcome to the Vonage Forum, bluejay. We look forward to reading your posts! 

In the news, we'll catch up on Vonage's stock price, as well as a prediction on the part of a stock analyst for Vonage growth, the inclusion of Vonage into a prestigious stock index, and Vonage Canada's entry into a growing new market in Ontario. We'll also go over two newly posted Vonage Forum threads, one about router issues, and the other for more detailed equipment recommendations for a new Vonage Forum Member about to sign up for Vonage service.

In The News

Vonage Stock Price Report

On Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $8.27 a share, from a session low of $8.13 a share and down 33 cents from Monday's abbreviated session's price of $8.60 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage yesterday was 1,244,600 shares. 

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

Analyst Expects "Significant" Vonage Subscriber Growth

On Wednesday, Piper Jaffray analyst Troy D. Jensen began his coverage of Vonage's stock with "Market Perform" rating and a target price of $9. 

While he predicts growing competition for Vonage, he says he expects Vonage to post "impressive subscriber growth in 2006," thanks to its aggressive marketing, brand recognition and VoIP's increasing acceptance.

Vonage Added To Prestigious Russell Index

Vonage has announced its stock has been added to the Russell 3000 Index, which measures  the performance of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies based on total market capitalization.  Vonage was also added to the Russell 2000 Index and the Russell 2500 Index. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market capitalization rankings and style attributes. 

"We are honored that Vonage was added to the Russell Indexes," says Jeff Citron, who is Vonage's Chairman and Chief Strategist. "Our inclusion in the Russell 3000 will increase Vonage's visibility with investors and institutions that rely on the Russell indexes as part of their investment strategy."

Vonage To Introduce Local Service In Kingston, Ontario

Vonage Canada has just announced the availability of local phone service in Kingston, Ontario, a growing city of more than 120,000 people strategically situated halfway between Canada's two largest cities, Toronto and Montreal.  This changes the arrangement in which Kingston residents wanting Vonage have been able to get it, but have had to choose an area Code outside of Kingston. But now, Kingston Vonage customers   can keep their current phone number or choose a new number with an area code from anywhere Vonage offers service. 

For current and prospective Vonage customers in and around Kingston, customers interested in learning more about the Vonage service, a demonstration will be held on July 22 from 1-4 PM at the Future Shop located at 616 Gardiners Road in Kingston.

By the way, did you know we have a Vonage Canada Forum area on our Vonage Forum. There's plenty of threads and posts of special interest t Vonage customers in Canada, but quite a bit for all Vonage users as well. Here's the link to the Vonage Canada Forum. Tell you what, let us check it out.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

I found one of many threads on the Vonage Canada Forum area about a subject that is bound to be of interest to most Vonage users. 

One new thread has to do with seeing Vonage voice mail messages on Thunderbird email, which is the email service included with the increasingly popular Firefox browser. The thread's name, which will become clearer as I explain the thread's contents, is called HELP! can't dwnld mssge to outlk or thndrbrd snc gtng vonage, and it has been started by Vonage Forum Member boxertyem.

"I don't know what to do, and it seems (Shaw Cable, boxertyem's broadband Internet service provider)  is baffled," boxertyem writes. "I can get on line, do all the regular stuff, but cant' download my e-mail to thunderbird (which I use). Tried in outlook too and no go." 

Then boxertyem adds that when he tries this, he gets an error message saying that it failed to connect to Shaw mail. When he switches to Microsoft Outlook, it doesn't get any better because then he gets error 0x800CCC0D. 

"I think it's a router issue," boxertyem guesses." I tried doing a straight connect and it works (i.e., without Vonage connected). I'm using a Motorola SB5101 modem. Is there some setting in tools or something that I need to change???" 

Boxertyem admits that he is frustrated, but so are lots of Vonage Forum Members who start threads here. Fortunately, Vonage Forum Member dslam picks up on boxertyem's frustration and answers his post.

"Try changing the address "shawmail" to," writes dslam. Shaw technical support should be able to tell you what to fill in for XX e.g. for Edmonton."

Then dslam adds that once this is taken care of, the  "router is now your nameserver so the Shaw abbreviations that work when connected directly will not work now. The Technical Support person should know this."

Boxertyem tries this, with success. "Yeah, after going through a few 'tech' people," he posts back in thanks to dslam, they (Shaw) got it for me - exactly what you said!"

We often see Vonage Forum threads about product recommendations. That's the case with a new thread called What modem and setup for a small home network?. The thread has been started by new Vonage Forum Member kris10s.

"We are moving and wanting to switch to Vonage," he writes. "We have a laptop and desktop with a Netgear wireless router currently. What phone adapter and setup has been stable for a situation like ours would you recommend?"

The question is answered by scerruti, who is one of our most experienced and knowledgeable of the more than 30,000 Members to have joined us in the 40 month history of the Vonage Forum.

"I think the group's current recommendation for cable modems is the Motorola SB5100 (not the 5120). This modem is also on Charter's recommended list," scerruti writes. "I would ditch the 2.4 GHz cordless phones for 5.8 GHz models to avoid interference with your wireless network. This is where you should spend the bulk of your money."

Scerruti then advises kris10s that depending on the number of handsets you want and how comfortable you are with rewiring your house you are going to need to decide whether to use a multi-handset wireless setup or connect your Vonage adapter to your house wiring.

"One option for you would be the VTech IP81000. This would serve as your Vonage device and phone," he writes. "This will not be suitable if you want to send faxes, have an alarm system that needs a phone line or any other device that likes to dial out (satellite receiver, TiVo)."

"Another option if you would prefer not to wire the house is to get a multi-handset phone system and a stand alone Vonage adapter," he adds. "There are people on the boards who have recommended multi-handset phone systems before, hopefully one of them will chime in, or you can try searching the forums.

"With no preference specified," adds scerruti,  "I would use Vonage voice mail because of the features, make sure the phone you buy has a message waiting light."

Next, scerruti points out that the D-Link and Motorola adapters are free. "The Motorola adds a router that you won't use based on what you have said," writes scerruti, adding that "alternatively you could replace your existing router with the Vonage Linksys wireless router. This would probably be a waste of $50."

Noting that kris10s is moving into the coverage area of Charter Cable's broadband service, mundy5 then chooses to add a post to this thread reflecting his nearly 18 months of experience as a Vonage customer in Charter Cable's broadband Internet service  territory.

"At Circuit City, they are offering an $80 rebate (i.e. you pay $79.99 + tax for the SB5120 modem) and you end up paying only for the tax when you start a new service with Charter through Circuit City," mundy5 writes.

"Now your cost for the modem will only be the tax amount, mine turned out to be a little over $5," adds mundy5. "Then you order the standard Vonage device (free) and then you are good to go."

Then mundy5 points out the  cost should be a little over $5. "When you order through Circuit City, they will give you a self-install kit," he writes. "Then Charter will call you and set up an appointment to install it and then you will need to fight with them to have them waive the install fee b/c of the self-install kit. It's $49.99. I fought with them hard until they waived it." 

But mundy5 points out, however, that in some cases, the self-install might not be available which means, your net cost will be roughly $55 and some change. But the HSI will be $19.99 for 6 months and you can't beat that kind of price.

And as to what mundy5 did at this point, he says he changed the channel on my wireless router (D-Link DI-524) to channel 11 to avoid any interference with his 2.4 GHz cordless phone and it works like a charm.

Finally, mundy5 advises kris10s to check out mundy5's post on this thread for more info:

Check Out Our Fax-TiVo-Alarms Forum

We've noticed that a growing number of Vonage customers use their Vonage connections to dial and receive faxes, contact the TiVo service for regular television listing updates, and call their home security company with check-ins and - we hope this never happens- alerts. As a matter of fact, this subject was raised in one of the Vonage Forum threads we discussed today. That's why we started the Fax-TiVo-Alarms Forum section of the Vonage Forum. It has recently passed 500 threads and 3,000 posts, and has a linked list of threads and questions about using your Vonage line with these services. You can find it at

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. Check back Friday morning for our next edition, including our popular In the Blogs feature!

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