Sign up

Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 13:52:02

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

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 05:42:50

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

In The Forum:
IP PBX for small business
On Mar 28, 2017 at 07:42:33

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

In The Forum:
Ethernet Cable; Wiring schematic? 568-B?
On Feb 23, 2017 at 12:33:52

beast321 Posted:
I don't know if
you heard, that
many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up

In The Forum:
Fax - Tivo - Alarms
Using phone as a dial up modem for Dreamcast Gaming
On Feb 15, 2017 at 21:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
In The Forum:
New adapter and router -- MAC change
On Jan 10, 2017 at 19:07:21

tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Vonage behind switch
On Dec 05, 2016 at 06:35:11

DWSupport Posted:
After recent
Vonage update that
took place on the
4th and 5th of
Nov. E-mails with

In The Forum:
Voicemail Not Forwarding to Outlook Accounts
On Nov 10, 2016 at 12:23:26

peterlee Posted:
Had a call from a
Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
Scarborough, Onta

In The Forum:
Vonage Canada
Hospital Incoming call unable to connect
On Nov 08, 2016 at 11:59:50

I am looking for a
product that will
make my phone ring
louder so I can
hear using

In The Forum:
Looking for a ringer ameliorate
On Oct 26, 2016 at 09:21:30

Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Carolyn Katz Elected to Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corp.


Vonage Customer Reviews
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal

Vonage UK Review
Vonage UK Review

Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006
Vonage Pros and Cons for 2006

Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review
Vonage, a VT2142 and a RTP300, My Experiences - A Detailed Review

Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months

Vonage Reviews

Vonage CEO: VOIP Will Grow, If No Regulation

Vonage In Print News

Vonage CEO: Voip Will Grow, If No Regulation
CEO Has High Hopes For Voip - If Regulators Back Off

February 6, 2004

By Grant Gross

WASHINGTON - Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services are poised to take off in the U.S., if regulators can keep their hands off this alternative to traditional telephone service, the chief executive of a major Voip provider said Friday.

The Voip service offered by Vonage Holdings has attracted about 100,000 customers since the beginning of 2003 and expects to have close to 300,000 by the end of 2004, said Jeffrey Citron, the company's chairman and chief executive officer.

If the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allows states to regulate Voip in the same ways they regulate traditional telephone service, U.S. customers could end up with fewer voice options than customers elsewhere, warned Citron, speaking at a Washington, D.C., forum sponsored by the pro-business Progress and Freedom Foundation.

Vonage's Voip service -- which the company calls "broadband phone" -- creates demand for broadband service, and the U.S. needs more broadband adoption to win back its technology dominance over countries such as Japan, Citron said.

"If we go ahead and bring regulation before its time, we will create a number of problems that will probably slow broadband deployment," Citron said. "We have an opportunity, if we don't mess up here ... to regain our lead."

Citron argued that Voip should be treated like Internet service, which remains largely unregulated in the U.S. Treating Voip like traditional phone service, which is subject to a number of state and federal regulations, would result in the fledgling industry facing a patchwork of state regulations and may discourage investment in VOIP. The FCC is scheduled to consider issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking on Voip during its Feb. 12 meeting.

In August, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission claimed regulatory authority over Vonage's Voip service before a federal appeals court in October ruled against the state agency. But other states are examining whether to regulate and tax VOIP. "If we don't get some clarity from (the FCC) pretty quickly, where are we going to be?" he said. "We're going to be right back in court."

Citron addressed a number of regulatory questions that came up during an FCC forum on Voip in December. Back then, participants raised concerns about Voip vendors providing 911 service, but Citron said Friday that Vonage already voluntarily provides the service. Vendors should be able to choose to provide the service, with customers deciding whether it's important when they choose their phone providers, he argued.

Some participants in the December FCC forum also raised concerns about the future of the federal Universal Service Fund, which helps fund voice service to rural and poor areas. But Vonage already pays into the fund indirectly, by paying Internet providers for access, Citron argued.

Citron's presentation was part plea for no regulation, and part promotion of his company's service. Vonage service -- with 80 percent of its customers residential and most of the rest small businesses -- ranges from $14.99 for 500 minutes of residential local and long-distance service to $34.99 for unlimited residential service. Citron touted features like customer choice of area codes, no matter where they live, and voice mail that customers can access through a Web browser, in addition to their Voip phones.

He also noted Vonage's 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year customer service. "In our movement not to be a phone company, it's also about customer service," said Citron, taking a shot at his competitors. "If you have a problem or a question at 4 o'clock in the morning, call us up. Try doing that with Verizon or SBC or BellSouth."

But three telecom analysts speaking during the Progress and Freedom Foundation forum questioned Vonage's business plan. With many analysts expecting demand for residential phone service to fall over the coming years, Lehman Brothers analyst Blake Bath questioned if Vonage was aiming for the right market.

With its unlimited minutes options, Vonage should compete for customers who've switched to cell phone service to avoid long-distance charges, Citron answered. "I really do hope everyone thinks that residential telephony is unprofitable so they get out of the business," he added. "We like this market. We're going to be very aggressive ... and we're going to make a lot of money doing it."

Blair Levin, an analyst with Legg Mason Wood Walker, asked how Vonage will compete if cable providers and large telephone service providers start offering Voip services.

By using the Internet to carry its calls, Vonage's network costs are as low as one-seventh that of other telephone providers, Citron said. Vonage also has an advantage because it focuses on VOIP, as opposed to cable providers, and Vonage has a head start on other providers, both in market share and in its own software that runs its Voip service, Citron said.

This story also appeared in:
  • Infoworld, 2/6/04

    Vonage Service Plans

    Vonage VoIP Members
    Members List Members
    New berylix1
    New Today 1
    Yesterday 8
    Total 100380

    Who Is On Site
    Visitors 161
    Members 0
    Total 161

    Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
    Login Here
    Not a Member? You can Register Here
    As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
    Vonage VoIP Forums

    Vonage Stock Price
    Value: 6.71
    Change:   N/A
    Up to 15 Minute Delay

    Site Search

    Social Bookmarks
     Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

    †AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

    1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

    2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

    HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See for details.

    ** Certain call types excluded. is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
    All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
    All other content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

    Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
    Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
    No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at to receive any special,
    best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

    [ | | | | | ]

    Vonage Forum Site Maps

    Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
    Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
    Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

    The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
    If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
    & all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.

    Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
    & small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
    The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 4.95 Seconds and 346 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
    The Vonage VoIP Forum