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Vonage VoIP Forum Digest, February 22, 2007

Vonage VoIP Forum Digest

February 22, 2007

By Daniel Connor

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

In the news, we'll check in on the first day of hearings in that patent suit Verizon filed against Vonage. Then we'll go to a Vonage Forum thread about local calling over Vonage, and then there's another Vonage Forum thread I write about which concerns shared Ethernet on Mac Book Pro.  And we'll check in on Vonage's stock price.

In The News

Vonage Denies Verizon's Charges

Vonage and Verizon started courtroom proceedings in Verizon's patent suit against Vonage.

Verizon, which is asking for $197 million, says Vonage is infringing on a total of five Verizon patents for billing and fraud detection in services such as call forwarding and voicemail, as well as for the use of Wi-Fi handsets in a Voip network.. Vonage denies all these claims.

"Vonage, using our patented technology, is able to lure customers away from our landline service," Verizon lawyer Daniel Webb told the jury in opening arguments of a two-week trial in Alexandria, Virginia. "That's what this case is all about."

Not only does Vonage deny infringing on these patents, but they also deny the "luring" charge.

"Verizon has lost millions of customers, and they've lost them for a variety of reasons, not because of Vonage," Vonage attorney Roger E. Warin, said to the jury. "This case is about choice and competition, which should be decided in the marketplace not the courtroom," he said.

On The Vonage Voip Forum

Some very useful information comes to light on a new Vonage Forum thread that is named, Why one-plus for local calls?. This thread has been launched by Vonage Forum Member cmayo.

"Sorry if this has been asked before, but why is it necessary for callers to dial a "1" before the area code and number to reach my Vonage phone?," cmayo asks. "We have 10-digit dialing here in Dallas (multiple local area codes) but landlines don't require a "1" before the number?

"Why does Vonage," cmayo adds. "Any way to change that and lose the "1+?" It's cumbersome and annoying to have to give out dialing instructions every time you give out a phone number."

Fellow Vonage Forum Member dabones makes several points in his follow-up post.

"Are you sure you have a Dallas number?," he asks cmayo. "If PPL are dialing you 11 digits, then they are likely incurring Long Distance charges.. just because you have the area code that Dallas has numbers in doesn't mean that your exchange is local to Dallas.. This happens more often with larger area codes that cover a large area, but has happened in cases like yours before...

But then dabones raises another possibility.

"Or else, maybe your exchange is too new and the other exchanges haven't been updated to accept that number as local 10-digits yet, there have been reports of that here in the past.," he writes. "Vonage is VERY unclear about where their numbers are located, they seem to think that the area code is all that matters, they don't advertise the local city exchanges very well, and almost daily there are posts here with PPL like yourself saying that there number is only dialable with 11 digits, and then they come here saying their friends have huge LD bills now, and they come to find out that the number they have with Vonage is from a different city."

And next, a way to get more information about this issue  is next raised by fellow Vonage Forum Member scoosdad. He writes:

"You need to go here:

and enter your state, area code, and then local exchange to check to see where the phone companies think your exchange located. That may give you a clue as to why people need eleven digits to reach you.

If it says something other than "Dallas", then you've got a problem."

New Vonage Forum Member communi has an interesting question that she raises in this new Vonage Forum thread he called, Shared ethernet on Mac Book Pro.

"Mac Book Pro ...just got mine and just got now maybe someone out there has the answer," communi writes. "The Mac Book Pro has the ability to share ethernet (an IP address) with another device. So it would seem logical that I should be able to jump on a wireless network, plug my Vonage modem into the Ethernet port and plug my phone in and make a call.

"When I purchased the service I described that process to Vonage and they said sure...should have known it was a salesman...not a tech guy," communi adds. "Now the big problem is I can't even get a Mac tech guy at Vonage...even after an hour of PC people passing me around and not being able to help. I had an assurance from a supervisor that he knew how that could be accomplished on a PC and what I was asking made sense, but he was not a Mac guy. A Mac tech was scheduled to call me the next day and never I am trying this Forum route.

"Can anyone shed any light on the problem?," asks communi, whose real first name is Marsha. "Anyone successfully hooked up on a wireless connection with a Mac Book Pro???

Following are two good answers from two of our most expert Vonage Forum Members.

"It is likely that you will need to use a crossover cable to connect your Mac Book to the WAN port on your Vonage device," writes scerruti, one of our most frequent posters. "A crossover cable is a specially configured ethernet cable that can be found at your local computer or electronics store. That would be the first thing I would try.

"If you have a crossover cable then please let us know what type of Vonage device you have and what the lights are doing," scerruti then adds.

Next comes xcrunxc, who is our Vonage Forum Member of the Week.

"Did you enable internet connection sharing?," xcrunxc asks. "On my Mac Book Pro (OS 10.4 I can do this by going to Apple Menu->System Preferences->Sharing. There I go to the internet tab, in the share internet from field select airport. In the to computers using field check Build-in ethernet. Then click start internet sharing. 

"Finally, go to the firewall tab and make sure it is turned to OFF," xcrunxc makes sure to point out. "Then go Built-In ethernet to WAN on the Vonage adapter." 

"I did not need a crossover for this, the WAN port should be auto-sensing but if you have one might as well try it if all else fails," xcrunxc adds in closing.

Vonage Stock Report

On Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, Vonage stock closed at $5.37 a share, which was a decline of 11 cents from Tuesday's closing price of $5.48 a share, as well as the day's lowest price for Vonage stock, and that was $5.37 a share. Total Vonage shares traded on Wednesday came out as 699,600 shares.

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

We've Updated Our VoIP Speed Test

Because we get new Vonage Forum Members here all the time, I'll 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. Check with us tomorrow for our next edition of the Vonage VoIP Forum Digest.

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