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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - August 4 - 6, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

August 4, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

We'll go over a newly posted Vonage Forum thread about call quality issues. Today is Friday, time for our In The Blogs feature. In the news, we'll bring you up to date Vonage's stock price. 

But first, I have something interesting to report. Yesterday afternoon we passed 26 million page views here on the Vonage Forum. Every time someone (and that means you) clicks on a Vonage Forum page, that's one page view. So let's see how fast we can get to 27 million!

On The Vonage Voip Forum

New Vonage Forum Member uogecko has started a thread that he calls, Intermittent service - not sure how to troubleshoot.

"I have a cable connection to the internet here in Evanston, IL (847) via Comcast. The internet pipes in through the cable modem, goes to a Microsoft wireless router, and then is connected via a network cable to a Linksys VOIP router that Vonage sent me," uogecko explains.

Then uogecko gets into the details.

"My service has all kinds of intermittent problems: 1) Sometimes I'll make a call and the people on the other end can't hear me at all, though I can hear them fine," he writes.  "2) Sometimes I'll make a call and the people on the other end can just barely hear me though I can hear them fine. 3) Sometimes I'll make a call, be mid-conversation and then the person on the other line reports that the line has gone dead though I can hear them just fine."

After uogecko posts the results of his testyourvoip test, Vonage Forum Member Steve48 comes on with a post in which he gives his initial impressions and then he asks uogecko a question.

"How long have you been having these problems? I ask because Vonage isn't offering the RTP300 any more. Just curious," Steve48 writes.

Meanwhile, your packed losses on the downlink are moderately high, which is surprising since the problem is in the other direction. Please run a comparison test at (test call to Boston) and post the detailed results here.

"You're using a wireless router. Is there a 2.4 GHz cordless phone in the picture? That combination can cause problems," Steve48 points out. "I note, though, that you've tried modem to RTP300 direct. Was the wireless disconnected or plugged into the RTP?"

"Thanks for the reply - I've been having intermittent problems for a long time - I'd say at least 9 months and I've been a customer for about a year," uogecko writes back. "It's tough to say - it may have been the whole time.

Then uogecko adds that he has a 2.4 ghz cordless phone - and the only problem he's noticed is that occasionally if he is on the cordless phone and using the wireless internet on his laptop, the wifi is blocked until he ends the call. 

"But that's only SOMETIMES. Odd. But the other computer in the office which does not use WIFI never loses it's internet connection," points out uogecko.

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 notes that Vint Cerf, who is considers one of the founders of the Internet, has been arguing for net neutrality of the type that Vonage wants as well. Last week, Rich also write he would like to see Vonage offer a browser toolbar. That reminds me of the Vonage VoIP Feature Wish List Forum we have here. I think I will write more about that later on in this edition of the Vonage Forum Digest.

Alec Saunders of Alec Saunders .LOG seems to be wondering why the statistical trends in Vonage's stock price do not match the statistical trends in Vonage's quarterly financial report, which was released earlier this week. He speculates on what that might mean. 

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch writes about an Intel survey that points to more and more people working from home and telecommuting, and then writes, "VoIP will play a major part of the lifestyle change we will all experience in the next ten years, as IP connectivity makes it easier to "stay connected" and work where ever we may be."

On David Isenberg's, he didn't blog this week, but last week he wrote a powerful post that seems to acknowledge that net neutrality (which Vonage wants by the way) is not going to pass in this Congressional session or be enforced by the FCC. He then addresses to the big telcos that since you argue that net neutrality rules are unnecessary, now is your chance to prove this is true by playing fair. 

Jeff Pulver of writes about what he sees as the major growth and huge promise of video on the Internet. And from all his posts about the subject, it looks like Jeff has been playing a lot of poker as of late.

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline writes his thoughts on Vonage's two top competitors are going to be. 

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog writes about a study that shows the major growth in broadband Internet subscriptions in the U.S., and the fact that fewer and fewer people are doing dialup every day. Others have accurately pointed out that the growth in broadband represents an opportunity for services such as Vonage, that pretty much only work over broadband Internet connections and don't work on dial-up.

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog didn't write about Vonage this week, but last week he  pointed out that a new study from Infonetics listed Vonage as the Voip company with the most subscribers, and Vonage is facing increasing competition.

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) links to an article in the New York Times about large carriers such as Verizon are losing local customers to cable rivals and Voip service providers such as Vonage.

Russell Shaw of the ZDNet IP Telephony blog writes that Vonage has said they expect everyone who committed to buying Vonage stock when it first became available to honor those commitments. Last week, he linked to a Vonage Forum thread entitled, how to check if phone line is wired?

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog has a link to a video clip on YouTube that shows part of a speech by one of net neutrality's biggest opponents. Paul also has a weekly podcast entitled, "This Week In Von." 

PhoneBoy of the PhoneBoy blog writes about why most Voip providers don't take checks for their bills. You know, I didn't think about that before, but he is right.

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP writes his thoughts on Vonage's future. I don't always agree with Ken but he calls them as he sees them.

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy writes that because this is an election year, some U.S. Senators may be having second thoughts about opposing net neutrality legislation. Vonage supports that legislation. 

From time to time, we like to feature interesting and entertaining posts from Blogs that are not necessarily about VoIP, but mention Vonage. In Nick Miranda's MySpace blog which I happened to notice last night, Nick Miranda had something funny to say about those Vonage tv commercials. "I wish that the Vonage phone company would find a song that doesn't drill right to the center of my brian. That's not music, it's a toddler who doesn't know the words to the song." And yes, he spelled brain as, "brian." Now I am not the best speller in the world, but that's funny. 

By the way, we have direct links to most Vonage tv commercials here at this link. Pick out one you like by clicking on the link, and you'll be able to see the tv ad right on your PC!

Vonage Stock Market Report

On Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $6.38 a share, a decline of 2 cents (+0.43%) from Wednesday's closing price of  $6.40 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage on Thursday came in at 607,100 shares. 

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

Want To Suggest A Vonage Feature?

In the In The Blogs section of today's Vonage Forum Digest, I saw that blogger Rich Tehrani would like it if Vonage offered a browser toolbar. The fact that he kind of offered this as a discussion made me think it would be a good idea to tell you about the Vonage VoIP Feature Wish List Forum.

What features would you like Vonage to offer that are not yet available? Vonage Forum Members have started threads with their requests, and this section of the Vonage Forum is where you will find these lists. I also know for a fact that many people at Vonage read this section (as well as the whole Vonage Forum site) regularly, and are open to new service feature ideas!

I just checked and noticed the Vonage Voip Feature Wish List Forum is closing in on 2,000 posts. So why not suggest a feature, and help us get to that 2,000 mark!

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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