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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest - August 18 - 20, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

August 18, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll see what county now has local Vonage numbers available, and in what area code that applies to. We'll also read excerpts from an interview with the president of Vonage Canada. We'll go over a newly posted Vonage Forum thread about problems receiving incoming calls.  Today is Friday, time for our In The Blogs feature. We'll also bring you up to date on Vonage's stock price.

In The News

Vonage Adds Local Area Code In Virginia County

today announced the local area code availability of Area code 434 in Broadnax, which is in Brunswick County Virginia. Vonage customers in the area centered around Broadnax, Virginia can now keep their current numbers or choose telephone numbers within 434.

"With Vonage's local expansion into Broadnax, individuals and small businesses can now keep their local number or choose an area code from nearly any part of the country, when they sign up for Vonage's feature-rich, flat- rate calling plans," said Michael Tribolet, president of Vonage America Inc. "In addition, we're providing consumers in Brunswick County broadband telephone service plans which include unlimited calling throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.K., Ireland, France, Italy and Spain."

BusinessEdge, which is an online business publication in Canada, has an interview with Vonage Canada President Bill Rainey.

Here are selections from the interview:

BusinessEdge: "What's the big advantage of the service Vonage Canada provides?"

Bill Rainey: "The first and really the biggest thing is that people need to understand the difference that a network makes. If you're a telephone company or a cable company, you have a regional network. Our network is the Internet. It's global. Our service can be used anywhere on this planet where you can get a high-speed connection, whether that is cable, DSL, high-speed wireless or satellite. You can still access and use your Vonage service with your telephone number. That's the huge difference. It means that if you and I are talking and I'm in Europe, it's a local phone call. So the Internet has made long-distance go away."

BusinessEdge: "What's the response been like for Vonage's V-Phone that you recently launched?"

Bill Rainey: "There's been a huge response. It was targeted in a number of key markets like education and kids, obviously, because it's cool. It's like a neat little toy. You can hang it around your neck. You can put it on a keychain. Your phone goes anywhere. It's a 256-megabyte memory stick and we'll have them coming out in much larger quantities that you can keep your documents or keep your phone lists on. So it's a multi-purpose device and you can plug it into any computer anywhere and it self-loads the software so that the computer doesn't need anything."

The entire interview transcript is available here.

By the way, did you know we have a Vonage Canada Forum? This Vonage Forum section offers a handy list of threads about Vonage service and equipment in Canada. Yet although this section is of primary interest to Vonage's Canada customers, many of the threads you will find here are about equipment, set-up and other topics of interest to any Vonage user. Just click on a thread and it will open. This morning, we passed 500 Vonage Canada threads and are rapidly closing in on 3,000 posts. Here's the direct link to the Vonage Canada Forum.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

On a new Vonage Forum thread entitled Rarely can receive incoming calls, New Vonage Forum Member vernage describes the tech issues he is experiencing that led him to start this thread.

"I can call out just fine but most of the time I can't receive incoming calls. Sometimes I can, I never know when," he writes. "I have noticed that if I answer on the first ring I hear nothing. Sometimes when I answer on the second ring I hear the clicking sound of a rotary phone dialing. And sometimes when I answer on the third ring the call comes through."

He adds that on the other hand, Vonage service is spotty.

"I am using an SMC wireless router and a PAP2," vernage informs us. "I also cannot access my voicemail through the telephone."

Based on some of the info vernage supplied, fellow Vonage Forum Member mundy5 comes to some conclusions.

"I am assuming that your phone is connected directly to the PAP2," mundy5 writes. "If so, consider trying a different phone and see if there is a noticeable difference. At least, we can try to eliminate the phone as the reason for these disconnects.

Then mundy5 writes that it seems to him like there is a unintended signal coming from vernage's phone to the PAP2 that tells it to hang up instead of picking up the call.

"If you have another phone laying around or if you have a neighbor who does," mundy5 suggests, "it's worth a try."

Steve48 has also read vernage's post, and suggests that vernage run a complete testyourvoip test and post the results.

And speaking of, here's some info about:

What Info To Post When You Are Having Tech Problems

A good number of threads and posts on the Vonage Forum are devoted to a technical issue a Forum Member is having with their Vonage service, and questions as to what is causing the problem and how it can be fixed. Being able to provide such solutions is a major reason why we are here.

We have many knowledgeable Vonage Forum members who repeatedly have jumped in and provided advice that has led to solutions. Generally, the best way for them to help you is if you provide as much information as you can about your setup and the nature of the problem you are having.

This past summer, one of those knowledgeable and always Vonage Forum Members actually started a thread advising what info you should provide when you start a thread that asks for help with a Vonage-related issue. Trowski's thread is called What to post when having technical trouble with Vonage..... I liked his points so much that I have made this thread a "sticky," which means it appears at the top of the Vonage Voip Forum thread list you see when you go to

Here's what Trowski advises that you post:

1. Your location
2. Your ISP name and type (cable, DSL, wireless etc)
3. Upload and download speeds
4. Modem make and model
5. Type of Vonage adapter used i.e. RT31P2 or PAP2
6. Setup of Network i.e. Modem---->Vonage Adapter-->PC
7. Issue you are experiencing i.e. dropped calls, choppy audio etc
8. DETAILED results from with a test call to Boston.

"This will help you get the answers/resolution faster if you can post that first....," he writes.

And I added, "that a detailed title is very important, one that does not have the words: "Please", "Help" or "Vonage" in it. And if you haven't already done so, please take a minute to read the forum rules prior to posting for the first time."

Vonage Stock Market Report

On Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $6.54 a share, a decline of 17 cents from Wednesday's closing price of  $6.71 a share.  Total trading volume for Vonage on Thursday was amounted to 504,000 shares. 

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

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, has some thoughts about Vonage's ad strategy. "I am a big believer in the fact that Vonage spends too much money on advertising. My thoughts are they are that they can cut down their expense without significantly reducing subscriber additions," Rich writes. "But with Voip growing at 22% and the intense competition coming from cablecos, the New Jersey based pure-play Voip company is obviously trying to gain as much share as it can."

Alec Saunders of Alec Saunders .LOG has been on vacation and has some shots of the U.S. desert Southwest. But before he went on vacation a post he wrote made it  he seem he was 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 month.. He speculates on what that might mean. 

Andy Abramson of VoIP Watch writes about a key patent awarded to one of Vonage's direct competitors.

On David Isenberg's, he didn't blog this week, but a few weeks ago 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 addressed 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 continues to write 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, as well as attending political rallies and following Major League Baseball's New York Mets.

Preston Gralla of Networking Pipeline isn't one of Vonage's biggest fans.

Om Malik of Om Malik's Broadband Blog seems skeptical about Vonage's profit prospects.

Tom Keating of VoIP Blog writes about what he sees as the competitive landscape between primary Voip companies like Vonage and on the other hand, phone and cable companies that offer Voip along with other services.. 

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) didn't write about Vonage this week, but earlier this month  he linked 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 hasn't been spending as much money on Internet advertising as it has before, and then Russ speculates why that might be the case.

Paul Kapustka of the Paul Kapustka blog posted 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 wrote about a Vonage competitor's newly awarded patent for the ATA (Analog Terminal Adapter), and whether that means other companies will need to pay royalties.

Ken Camp of the Realtime-VoIP writes about trends in Voip call centers.

Cynthia Brumfield of IP Democracy writes about the competition between cable and traditional phone companies for service packages that include VoIP.

From time to time, we like to feature interesting and entertaining posts from Blogs that are not necessarily about VoIP, but mention Vonage. In the Blinky Moments blog I discovered earlier this morning,, blogger Deals On Wheels describes a morning at the office yesterday, after which, as he writes: "That was about the time the Vonage song (from the commercial) popped into my head, and all I could think of was, “woo hoo, woo hoo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo hoo...” Talk about an annoying earworm (or is it “bagworm”?). It was all I could do to keep from humming/whistling it aloud."

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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