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mikebrown Posted:
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Haniltery Posted:
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history also some
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dconnor Posted:
What is the main
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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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On Apr 27, 2017 at 10:42:50

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

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office. Lately,
our call quality

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Dreamcast games
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Av8rix Posted:
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new thread on an
old topic but when
I google “Vonage
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Panel Explores Phone 'Crisis'

April 15, 2004

By Yancy Roy

ALBANY - New York’s hard-wired telephone service is entering a “crisis” - facing intense competition from wireless companies and a burgeoning Internet telephone service - which may radically alter the telecommunications landscape, said an Assemblyman who held hearings Wednesday.

With Verizon Communications Inc. and others planning to sell local phone lines, it’s possible a stock speculator with more interest in turning over assets than running a phone company could take over, said Assemblyman Richard Brodsky. Such a company could take the upstate phone system into bankruptcy as a way of shedding high-cost services - leaving customers in hard-to-reach or poor areas in the lurch, said the Democrat from Greenburgh, Westchester County.

”I think we’re in trouble with things we’ve taken for granted for 100 years with respect to telephone services,” said the chairman of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

Citizens Communications Co. of Stamford, Conn. - which owns phone company Frontier Corp. - hired financial advisers in February to explore “strategic alternatives.” That may include a sale of some or all phone lines, or no action, a company official said, with a decision to be made by midyear.

The committee took on a wide range of topics, grilling Verizon, union officials, the Public Service Commission and an Internet-based phone-service provider about shakeups in the industry and the future of phone regulation.

PSC Chairman William Flynn said any proposed sale of the copper-wire land-line system would be closely reviewed. The commission, which could reject any sale, would consider whether reliable, low-cost service could be provided by the buyer, Flynn said. A buyer’s financial stability would also be considered.

Right now, companies such as Verizon that provide hard-wired phone systems must provide “universal” service - service to all areas. The company foots the bill and passes on some of the costs to customers.

Brodsky speculated on whether Internet-based phone companies, such as Vonage, should be made to share in the costs even though they don’t own phone lines. Vonage Holdings Corp. CEO Jeffrey Citron said no.

The market place has provided plenty of phone options and likely will provide even more in the coming years, Citron said. States shouldn’t handcuff new companies with regulations that discourage investment. If the market doesn’t cover all localities, the state should cover costs of providing universal service rather than specific companies or telephone users, Citron said.

Vonage, which has about 135,000 users, gives customers an adapter and a phone that can be plugged into a high-speed Internet connection.

Such a service would be more properly regulated at the federal level than by states, Citron said. He urged lawmakers to “resist the temptation to wedge us into existing telephone regulations.”

Rather than subject Internet-based phone companies to regulations faced by traditional phone companies, the state should ease rules on all phone companies, said Paul Crotty, president of the Verizon New York Group.

Verizon is trying to sell 2.9 million phone lines between Buffalo and Orange County while holding on to its downstate lines. The company said the phone lines are money losers, not only because of the proliferation of cell phones but also because New York law compels Verizon to let competitors, such as AT&T, use its lines at rates below costs.

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