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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - July 20, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

July 20, 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 hear about a podcast with a review of the Vonage V-Phone. We'll also go over a newly posted Vonage Forum thread about sparks flying-literally. Read along and you'll see what I mean by that.

In The News

Vonage Stock On The Upswing

On Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $7.08 a  share, up from a session low of $6.93 a share and up 11 cents (+1.58% ) over Tuesday's closing price which was $6.97 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage Wednesday was 1,021,700 shares. 

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

Time Magazine Podcast Reviews The Vonage V-Phone

Time Magazine's website has posted a three minute, 47-second podcast with a review of the Vonage V-Phone. "Vonage's latest design is as simple as a USB keychain drive," says reviewer and narrator Wilson Rothman. "So it requires a PC, but it can be used with any Windows-connected PC without any software setup. For the most peripatetic individual, the V-Phone, which retails for around $45, provides a single 'follow-m' phone number. At home, at work or at your patent's house, you can plug the V-Phone into a PC to make and receive calls and check voice mail. 

"When you are not near a PC," Rothman adds, "it is very easy to forward V-Phone to your cell phone or to another phone line.

"The V-Phone isn't just a USB keychain with some fancy software," he explains. "Besides giving you roughly 250 megabytes of file storage space, it is integrated audio circuitry s you can plug in an included pair of headphones with built-in microphone."

To listen to the podcast, click here. When you click that link, your PC's media player software will open and play the podcast.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

In a new Vonage Forum thread called Router Sparks and Gets Warm, new Vonage Forum Member dolphinjr0 describes the issue that he named the thread after.

"When I plug in my router (Linksys RT31P2) it sparks and then gets warm," writes dolphinjr0. "I called Vonage today and the guy said there is nothing they can do because I can still make/receive calls. That made me mad." 

Then dolphinjr0 writes that he told the Vonage tech support person that he cannot always make/receive calls because he un-plugs his router. 

"I also told him that is a fire hazard and you will fix it," he adds. "I told him I don't know what your problems can cause wherever you are but here in the United States, if something like this happens, it can start a fire."

But then Vonage Forum Member jim28277 posts what turns out to be another way of looking at this issue.

"I too have the RT31p2 and it does give off a little 'arcing' spark when you insert the live power plug into the adaptor," writes jim28277. " Mine does not spark once its fully connected.

"It does run warm," jim28277 points" but no hotter than other small electronic devices."

VonageTPA, who is our current Vonage Forum Member of the Week, seems to agree.

"That arcing is perfectly normal behavior for electronics," VonageTPA writes. 

"Ideally, you connect the power adapter to the router, THEN plug the power adapter into the wall to avoid this," VonageTPA suggests, "but such a small, momentary arc like that isn't likely to cause damage unless you were to use it in a highly explosive environment."

As long as we are on the subject of sparks, hey, let us talk about lightning. It's summer, and there's lightning, right? Specifically, let's zoom in on a thread where two of our old hands, and that would be Steve48 and VonageTPA, talk about lightning and its effect on Vonage service.

This discussion began yesterday when Steve48 decided to begin a Vonage Forum thread which he named, Lightning problem fixed.

It's an interesting story, so let us pick up with Steve's account of this:

"I'm not having a problem right now, but I thought the group might be interested in my experience. Last night we had a severe thunderstorm here in Orlando (lightning capital of the world). We got a close hit before I could get things off line and my internet service went down (modem couldn't connect). I waited until morning and called my ISP when it didn't come back. The problem was at his end and it was fixed by the time I got home from work. That's when I found that my phone still didn't work.

"My RTP300 had internet connectivity and the phone light was lit, but I had no dial tone, the phone was dead as a doornail, and I didn't have line voltage on the phone system. Disconnected from house wiring and plugged a phone into the RTP. Same story. Plugged the phone into the other phone port on the RTP and I got line voltage, a live phone, and the standard "you may be plugged into the wrong port" message.

"Naturally I tried all the normal re-booting and hard reset things, but it was pretty clear that one phone port on the RTP was fried. I called Vonage using the 888 250 1799 number and got a customer service rep within a few seconds. She listened to the problem and transferred me to technical support. I was on hold for 5 minutes and then got Rick. He actually listened to my description of the symptoms, checked everything from his end, and agreed that we should try the other phone port. A few more minutes and everything was working. We talked on the Vonage line and made sure that all was well.

"The total repair time was about 20 minutes. Clearly customer service isn't always as bad as we often hear. Of course I'll need another adapter if I ever want 2 phone lines."

Now let us pick up with what VonageTPA thinks.

"Now the trick is to figure out how & why your adapter got fried. With a properly-designed and functioning grounding system, all but a VERY close / direct hit of lightning should cause no damage to the electrical and electronics within a building. Check you grounding systems. I'm willing to bet a beer that you either have multiple grounds or a bad (weak) single ground. Is your cable TV line grounded at all? If it is grounded, does the CATV grounding block go to its own grounding rod or is it bonded to the building's electrical ground? Do you have CATV surge protection at: the service entrance? the point-of-use? and are all of your telephones on surge protection if they're not line-powered?

"I've only had one lightning-caused failure in 12+ years of broadcast engineering and it was caused by a bolt of lightning hitting the actual elements of the antenna on the TV tower. The antenna was a melted mess, found in the parking lot below the tower, the feed line was trashed (holes blown through it by the lightning), and the tower lighting system was destroyed. The surge protection on feed line and the RF transfer switch inside were also destroyed beyond recognition. *BUT* this was a direct lightning hit to a 195' broadcast tower. For what the average house will ever see, even in Florida, lightning damage should be avoidable.

A Word About Who We Are

We've picked up many thousands of new members since we ran this information in the Digest, so I was thinking now might be a good time to explain that this Site is exclusively owned & operated by 4Sight Media LLC & is no way endorsed, sponsored, provided, owned or otherwise controlled by Vonage. For official information on Vonage Services please proceed to the Vonage website 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. We'll be back on Friday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, including our exclusive In The Blogs feature !!

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