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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - July 14 - 16, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

July 14, 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, as well as read where Vonage ranked among leading Internet advertisers in June and hear about a key distributor that will soon be offering Vonage equipment for sale. Today is Friday, time for our In The Blogs feature. We'll also go over a newly posted Vonage Forum thread about a Vonage service-related bandwidth management issue.

In The News

Vonage Rises On The Stock Market

On Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $6.58 a share, up from a session low of $6.54 a share. Wednesday's price was $7.02 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage yesterday was 1,304,600 shares. 

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

Vonage Is Internet's Second Leading Advertiser In June

For the month of June, Internet marketing and audience research firm Nielsen/NetRatings calculated that Vonage spent $37,462,700 in Internet advertising. That estimate is produced by multiplying the amount of times a website is visited per month (as calculated by Nielsen/NetRatings samplings and survey), multiplied by how often that ad ran on their site and the amount of money that site charges for serving up an ad of that size. 

Those adds were seen a total of 16.680 billion times, or "impressions." Each time a visitor to a Web site is shown an ad- even if they don't click on it- counts as one "impression."

Vonage finished second in money spent as well as number of impressions (not counting ads on their own site). First was GUS Plc, a British online retailer, with $47.037 million spent, and 22.784 billion impressions.

Pennsylvania's D&H Distributing To Offer Vonage

Harrisburg, Pa.-based computer and technology equipment distributor D&H Distributing plans to sign deals to sell Voip service from Vonage. This will be one of the first two sales relationships in the telephone service space for the company.  the first two agreements in the telephone service space for the Harrisburg, Pa.-based distributor.

Earlier this week, D&H Distributing vice-president of marketing Dan Schwab said at the D&H Digital Convergence Show that because his firm has been hearing more requests for Voip solutions, D&H has talked with several  Voip companies and Vonage was one of the first two that had the right products and the right programs ready for the small and medium size business market.

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 earlier this month Rich wrote a post in which he made it clear that he is a big fan of the V-Phone. "Little things like soft client support and support for phones such as these are why Vonage  is a superior Voip solution for anyone traveling," he writes. "Strangely when so many people say that Vonage has a tremendous disadvantage being a single-play company in a triple-play world they don’t mention little niceties like this that distance them from your typical (local exchange carrier) or cableco. And no, I am not a shareholder of the company – I am just calling it as I see it." Which Rich always does, I might add.

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch wrote about Tim Smith's appointment as interim president of Vonage. Andy seems to indicate he envisions Vonage doing more developmental work on the technical side.

On David Isenberg's, he posts several links to pro net neutrality articles, as well as makes fun of the fact that one of the leading U.S. Senators in a position to do something (or not do anything) about net neutrality doesn't seem to understand how the Internet actually works.

Jeff Pulver of makes it plain that he isn't a fan of how the Universal Service Fund- which Vonage will be paying into- spends their money. 

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline writes his thoughts on Vonage's future prospects.

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog writes an update about some of Vonage's legal situations. 

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog writes his thoughts on the effect of Vonage buying three patents from Digital Packet Licensing Inc. The three patents, which are known as U.S. Patent Nos. 4,782,485, 5,018,136 and 5,444,707, are directed to the compression of packetized digital signals commonly used in Voip technology.

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 the Vonage V-Phone's recent Canadian debut, which took place in Toronto. Mark describes the Vonage V-Phone as a USB-like device that turns any laptop into a Vonage phone.

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog speaks his mind on apparent efforts by South Korea to block access to Vonage and other out-of-country-based Voip services used by U/S. soldiers stationed in South Korea to call their families back home. We have an active Vonage Forum thread on this very topic. Here's the link.

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog also isn't a fan of the revised Universal Service Fund rules, which he believes, will stifle innovation. 

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP writes his thoughts on Vonage's future.

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy writes her usual diet of very well-thought out pro-net neutrality posts and links. Last week she made a post in which she made it plain she thinks the cost of Internet phone service is bound to come down as a result of competition. She also has a funny story about the tech misadventures of a leading Vonage competitor- a traditional phone company with a name that begins with the same letter as Vonage's does. 

On Ted Wallingford's The VoIP Weblog, he seems to have taken the week off (sounds like a great idea), but last week he reviewed the Vonage V-Phone, and also writes that he thinks companies like Vonage are having an effect on how traditional phone companies are doing business. Quoting from a New York Tines article, Ted wrote that "as the story says, it'll be a while before the Voip companies will have phone companies cowering in fear, but they are offering more services to keep their customers instead of seeing them walk away without a fight. The arrogance of the big phone companies is beginning to wear off, and true competition will emerge for voice services and eventually the consumer will win."

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 MySpace blog I found a little while ago by a blogger named Lauren she writes that the Vonage tv ads are her favorite commercials. "I love the Vonage commercials where someone is always doing something stupid," she says.

By the way, Lauren, and everyone else, did you know you can watch Vonage's tv ads right on your PC? You can do this by going to the Vonage TV Commercials section of the Vonage Forum. We currently have 20 commercials available through there. Just review the list, and then click on the title of a commercial you want to watch. It will start playing right on your monitor!

Speaking of the Vonage Forum, let's go there now and see what some of you Vonage Forum Members are talking about as we head into one of those summer weekends.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Vonage Forum Member sdotson opens a new thread with a title that summarizes his question. The thread's name is Software to limit bandwidth use (give Vonage maximum).

"We have an issue when on the phone if someone tried to download a large file or receives a large email message the call will begin to break up," writes sdotson, who had that he has his account set to give Vonage the maximum bandwidth. 

"Is there additional software that will allow me to prevent other apps from using more than x% of the bandwidth, or to give precedence to the Vonage port (whichever that may be)," he asks.

"Good routers such as the WRT54GL have a QoS feature which lets you give certain services priority over others," fellow Vonage Forum Member arcking joins in by posting. "You'll probably want to get another router to replace the one you have now, if you want to optimize your connection."

Then arcking recommends that sdotson check out these articles, the first of which is written by Vonage Forum Member NateHoy:

VonageTPA also offers his advice. 

"In theory it can be done, but I've never seen a software program which throttles the PC's connection," writes VonageTPA, who joined the Vonage Forum a year ago Tuesday and has more than 1,550 posts to date. "Your best bet is to use an external router with good QoS." 

VonageTPA adds that routers with the StreamEngine chip seem to do well and the WRT54GL is a Forum favorite."

Check Out Our Local Number Portability Forum

Vonage Forum Members often come to Vonage after realizing that Vonage service is a better deal than they have with their existing or former carrier. Even though they would like to change carriers, they want to keep the same phone number, which is understandable. In the Local Number Portability section of the Vonage Forum, you will find a linked list of threads about Local Number Portability issues.

I know lots of you Vonage Forum Members find the Local Number Portability Forum a valuable resource. I can say this because earlier this week, I noticed that the Local Number Portability Forum has now gone over 4,000 posts. Here's the 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 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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