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mikebrown Posted:
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it with the Expert
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Haniltery Posted:
For wipe call
history also some
of the offline, in
gengral , it
usually apply to

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diana87 Posted:
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dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?

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Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our

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diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
? Thanks!

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jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality

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beast321 Posted:
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many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up

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Av8rix Posted:
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old topic but when
I google “Vonage
MAC address

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Internet-Based Phones Seen As Cost-Cutting Strategy

January 19, 2004

By Bridget Botelho

Verizon Communications announced plans to launch Voice-over Internet Protocol technology later this year - the next big thing in telecommunications that promises lower costs for networks and lower service fees for consumers.

“We see a lot of unprecedented changes in the telecommunications industry. This is the next big thing,” said Verizon’s Rhode Island Region President Donna Cupelo. “We plan on spending $3 billion over the next few years to bring (broadband and VoIP) services to people.”

Voice-over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, combines data and voice communication traffic into a single network by digitizing analog voice signals and converting them into information that can be sent over the Internet.

Since the Internet does not recognize state and country borders, networks could save billions of dollars in charges from long-distance carriers. The integration of voice, data and video into a single network also eliminates infrastructure and maintenance overlap, reducing operational costs.

Verizon officials are not disclosing when they plan to deploy Voip services or how much it will cost consumers, but packages are expected to resemble those of the wireless market, Cupelo said. “We aren’t dealing with individual components like separate long-distance and local charges anymore. If you look at the wireless environment (compared to land phone lines) the result is lower prices,” Cupelo said. When asked if Voip will eventually phase out traditional long-distance usage, Cupelo said she doesn’t think so.

AT&T announced plans to offer Voip in December, just after Time Warner Cable announced plans to enter the market, joining Cox Communications, Comcast and Cablevision, which offer some Voip services.

Other telecommunications providers, like Choice One Communications, aren’t jumping on the Voip wagon just yet though, according to Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Director Lisa M. Schnorr.

“We look at Voice-over IP as a way to access our customers, not as a product offering,” Schnorr said. “There aren’t a lot of benefits beyond phone services yet.

“The benefits will come as the capability is there and companies start to develop enhanced applications. Voip is not a technology we utilize today, but there may be ways for us to leverage it in the future.”

Choice One officials see Voip as a way of transmitting long-distance calls over the Internet rather than through costly long-distance carriers, reducing their costs and increasing company margins.

“On an ongoing basis, Choice One evaluates various access technologies to ensure we optimize our costs while maintaining a high-quality service for our clients,” Schnorr said. “As the convergence of telecommunications services continues, there will be a greater emphasis on next generation technologies such as VoIP.”

Other networks, like Vonage offer the Voip phone service to customers by providing a box to connect a regular phone to the computer and routing calls over the Internet rather than over a telephone network.

For a fee of $34.99 per month, customers get unlimited phone calls anywhere in the United States and Canada and inexpensive phone calls anywhere else in the world.
Bypassing traditional phone lines with the Internet, which the Federal Communications Commission does not regulate, telecommunications companies are also sidestepping a number of charges and taxes.

AT&T is currently using Voip for long-distance instead of traditional lines. The FCC is currently grappling over whether or not to regulate Internet-based telephones.
“It’s complicated because it’s over the Internet, but if it sounds like a phone and it works like a phone, then it’s a phone,” Schnorr said.

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