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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, October 23, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

October 23, 2006

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll learn about a new "511" traffic report access service Vonage just announced this morning. We'll go over a Vonage Forum thread about how to build a set-up with up to 30 Vonage lines and then a thread which is about seeking router recommendations for Vonage service. We'll check in on Vonage's stock price. And this is Monday, when we meet our new Vonage Forum Member of the Week.

In The News

Vonage Introduces "511" Dialing for Traffic Reports

Just this morning, Vonage announced that its customers can now dial 511 from their Vonage phones, at no charge, to receive local traffic reports from their area 511 systems.

"Vonage is pleased to offer its customers the convenience of 511 dialing to speed up their commute," says Michael Tribolet, president of Vonage America Inc. "This is just another example of Vonage answering its customer's needs."

When subscribers dial 511, their call is routed from Vonage's network to their local 511 Advanced Traveler Information Service (ATIS). 511 calls are routed locally based upon the address the customer registered for their 911 service.

There are currently thirty 511 systems operating in 26 states. Most of these systems are statewide, however, some regional systems that cover separate metropolitan areas or regions in a number of states are also in place. Vonage has made 511 available in each of the states or regions where the service is available, as listed below:

Alaska Statewide
Arizona Statewide
California Northern California/Sacramento region
California San Francisco Bay Area region
Colorado Statewide
Florida Southeast Florida region
Florida Central Florida/Orlando region
Florida Tampa Bay region
Florida Statewide system (covering all areas not included in
regional systems)
Idaho Statewide
Iowa Statewide
Kansas Statewide
Kentucky Statewide (see OH for Northern KY)
Maine Statewide
Minnesota Statewide
Montana Statewide
Nebraska Statewide
Nevada Statewide
New Hampshire Statewide
North Carolina Statewide
North Dakota Statewide
Ohio Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region
Oregon Statewide
Rhode Island Statewide
South Dakota Statewide
Tennessee Statewide
Utah Statewide
Vermont Statewide
Virginia Statewide
Washington State Statewide
Wyoming Statewide


On The Vonage Voip Forum

Judging by Vonage Forum Member jdg's post entitled, 30 Vonage lines, bandwidth requirements and best setup, he plans to be a power Vonage user.

Let's look at the four questions he poses, and tie them together to responses to each question offered by fellow Vonage Forum Member xcrunxc.

"We are in the process of installing 30 Vonage lines in our office (15 boxes each with 2 lines), writes jdg, who also points out that there is the chance that all 30 lines may be on simultaneously.

"We are looking for help on the following:"

Now here are jdg's questions, each of which are followed by xcrunxc's answers:

Jdg asks:.

Likely bandwidth requirements if 30 lines are all on with chat both direction in/out.

Xcrunxc answers:

If all of the lines are on simultaneously you would be looking at about 2.7Mbps of sustained transfer at the default settings. At the medium bandwidth saver settings about 1.5Mbps and at the lowest bandwidth settings about 1Mbps. This is also not counting any overhead and is the bandwidth of the RTP stream alone. Also, keep in mind this number could theoretically double if everyone has a three way call going on, or gets a call waiting call.

Jdg asks:

Any way of muting the 'line' when a call is active in order to save bandwidth when our callers do not need to be making any 'outgoing' communication? (This would be very useful).

Xcrunxc answers:

No, the up/down speeds will be constant weather it is sending silence or voice.

Jdg asks:

Any way of de-activating the outgoing bandwidth usage when a call is made. e.g. once it has been answered at the other end we may not need to speak for a while.

Xcrunxc answers:

Again, no. Packets start sending as soon as the call starts and do not stop until the call is disconnected.

Jdg asks:

Any switch recommendations?

Xcrunxc answers:

You would definitely want to look into a very good commercial grade switch/router. I don't have any good recommendations on this but I am sure some of the other forum members who do corporate networking may be able to help you out here.

But then as to that last question, fellow Vonage Forum Member navydavy2001 reads it and makes a follow-up post with some advice.

"For your switch requirements, I'd look at the Cisco 2900 and up Catalyst Series," navydavy2001 writes.  Most of them provide functions like, auto-re-enabling of error-ed and down ports and such. Judging by the amount of lines, I'm guessing you'll want something fairly beefy.

Also in the general line of Vonage equipment recommendations comes this new Vonage Forum thread that new Vonage Forum Member Tropic is calling, VT2442 or D-Link VTA-VR for lower "hissing" sound.

"I currently have the VT2442 but am getting a little annoyed with the constant 'hissing' sound that is in the background," Tropic writes. "I have read that this may be intentional as 'comfort noise' or something to that effect. 

"Has anyone compared it to the D-Link VTA-VR and if so is that noise eliminated or at least reduced on that adaptor?," Tropic asks.

The first response to this question comes from Vonage Forum Member webfors.

"Turning down the volume on my actual phone seems to help this *a lot*. I have to do this each time I pick up the receiver, which is a little annoying, but I can deal with it," writes webfors. "It would be nice if my phone saved the last volume setting like my cordless Panasonic phones (which work the best out of all my phones btw), but it is an old Vista 350.

I've never used the D-Link," webfors makes sure to add, "but I have used the PAP2, and the PAP2 had much more background noise/hiss then the VT 2442."

"So the PAP2 actually has more noise than the VT2442?," Tropic replies. "Turning the volume down does help, but then it may make it difficult to hear the caller depending on how quiet they are. I am using a Uniden phone which is dead quiet on its own, but picks up the hiss from the VT2442. 

"Hopefully someone that has used both the D-Link and Motorola can comment on the difference, or the PAP2 and the D-Link for that matter," Tropic adds.

Next, we have fellow Vonage Forum Member outrun "running" to join this thread.

"I've been using the VTA-VR for about a month (replaced a faulty RTP300)," writes outrun, whose first name actually is Craig. "I find the sound quality the best of all the Vonage devices I've had (Motorola VT1000, Linksys RT31P2, and the RTP300)."

"I don't hear a hiss on the VTA-VR," outrun points out. "The RT31P2 had 'white noise' in the background, and the RTP300 started to have a faint high pitched squealing sound when the ambient temps in the room were over 70 degrees."

"That is good to hear," replies Tropic in a follow-up post on this thread.  "Maybe I will dump the VT2442 for the D-Link then. Thanks."

Speaking of "thanks," let us meet our new Vonage Forum Member of the Week.

Our Vonage Forum Member of the Week: GraysonPeddie

Although Vonage Forum Member GraysonPeddie has been a Member here for more than a year and a half, I have noticed that he has really stepped up to the plate lately with some very helpful and to-the-point advice for fellow Vonage Forum Members. This last week has been his best. Every reply he gives is eagerly given and well thought-out. That sounds like perfect qualifications for Vonage Forum Member of the Week. So meet GraysonPeddie, our newest (and first time) Vonage Forum Member of the Week. Thanks, GraysonPeddie. And to browser through a list of some of GraysonPeddie's latest posts, click here.

Vonage Stock Report

On Friday  on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $7.48 a share, which was down 21 cents (and also down -2.73%)  from Thursday's $7.65 a share but t was 14 cents higher than the session low of $7.34 a share. Total Vonage shares traded on Friday were calculated to have reached 340,200 shares.

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

Our Revised Vonage V-Phone and Softphone Forum Reaches 1,000 Posts

Many of you are probably already familiar with our Vonage Softphone Forum. That's where we cover Vonage's very popular SoftPhone service which you can access directly from your PC's screen. This is section of the Vonage Forum with a linked list of threads with questions and solutions about Vonage SoftPhone.

But now I am pleased to announce that I've added discussions and threads about the Vonage V-Phone- which when you insert it into a USB, can turn any PC or laptop into a fully functional Vonage phone. Because I thought the Softphone Forum would be a natural place to include V-Phone threads,  I decided to rename this forum, the Vonage V-Phone and Softphone Forum. It's a very popular forum, and then guess what. Early Sunday evening, at 6:27 p.m. Eastern Time, this Forum reached the 1,000 posts mark! 

Check it out. Here's the direct link.

Check Out Our New Vonage Forum Toolbar

After a ton of hard work and months of beta testing, I am happy to announce the release of the Vonage Forum Toolbar.

The Vonage Forum Toolbar can provide you with easy desktop access to your Vonage Voicemail as well as total minutes used during your billing period, It works for all, and users.

The Vonage Forum Toolbar works with Internet Explorer and Firefox.

If you have questions, or comments, I've made a NEW Vonage Forum Toolbar Thread. Here's the direct 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.

That's what's hot about Vonage today. We'll be back on Tuesday morning with our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest.

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