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Phone Calls Over The Internet Are Now An Easy-To-Use Reality

April 25, 2004

By Kiman Wong

I don't often use the term killer app, but Voice over IP services such as Vonage, a system that uses the Internet to easily and inexpensively make local and long-distance phone calls, is pretty close.

When making phone calls over the Net first became available to the general public a few years ago, it was a complicated pain in the okole. The quality of calls was marginal, and you had to use your computer to make the connection -- if you could make a connection at all. Sure, it was free, but the time it took to get the call completed was usually not worth the effort.

Thankfully, those days are over for good.

Vonage not only can save a person a great deal of money, but also provides advanced telephone features that Verizon cannot offer (at least not in Hawaii). Vonage has made Internet phone calls as easy as using your regular phone. In fact, it is used exactly like your ordinary phone except that it's linked to a broadband connection such as a cable modem or a DSL line. (You don't need a computer to do this).

All you need is your regular home phone and a Voip service to place calls via the Internet to any phone number anywhere in the world.

I've been using Vonage the last few weeks, and I'm pretty impressed. Set-up is a piece of cake. All you do is take an Ethernet cable and plug it into one of your router's ports and then plug the other end into a Vonage device that's about the size of a CD jewel box. Next, plug your phone into the same Vonage box. From then on, use your phone as you normally would.

In most instances the quality of my calls has been excellent. On occasion calls have broken up, but in most cases -- especially with calls to the mainland or even Europe -- I noticed no difference between Vonage and the standard network.

I tested this system thoroughly and made calls to a variety of areas, including Thailand, California, New York, Atlanta, Belgium, Tahiti, Fiji and Mexico. The vast majority of the time, the system was flawless. In a call to Thailand, I reached a friend on his cell phone in a very remote region (the village of Pai) near the Burma border.

My friend complained of a "tin can" sound, and it was difficult at times to understand him. But honestly, it may have been just as difficult to hear him in that area without Vonage.

I also once had a problem calling Fiji -- in one instance the caller on the other end couldn't hear me.

OK, so it's not perfect -- perhaps 99.9 percent. Vonage offers a three-tiered service that costs $15, $25 or $35. The least expensive plan provides 500 long-distance minutes anywhere in the United States, and the $35 plan offers unlimited calls to the mainland and Canada. However, you need to provide broadband Internet access. You can share your connection with your computer, but if you don't have it already, just beware it is an additional cost.

International calls are a fraction of Verizon's long-distance tariffs. For example, calls are 3 cents a minute to Tokyo, Berlin and Sydney and 2 cents per minute to Hong Kong, Paris, London and Rome.

By comparison, Verizon offers a $60 plan with unlimited local and long distance for mainland customers (using the regular phone network), but reportedly it will not be available in Hawaii until June.

You can check out rates and plans at www.vonage.com.

All plans include services such as voice mail, call forwarding, caller ID, call waiting, call transfer and three-way calling that you'd pay for separately with Verizon.

In addition, Vonage offers a number of features that Verizon cannot compete with. For example, you can choose a new number, free of charge, from nearly any other area code in the country. Vonage is not set up for Hawaii area codes yet, but using this service, you could conceivably be in Honolulu and have a San Francisco phone number.

All calls to another Vonage member are free.

Vonage also provides so-called "virtual phone numbers" for an additional $5 a month. These virtual numbers can be in different area codes, and all incoming calls are routed to your phone. Thus, if you wanted to have an extra number in Seattle where your daughter lives, she could call you at that number and it would be a local call but ring on your Honolulu phone.

You can also manage your account and check your voice mail on the Vonage Web site in the form of e-mail messages with sound files attached. You can also take your Vonage box with you and use it to call anywhere you have broadband. For example, I took my box with me to the Big Island and used it to make calls nationally and internationally.

What are the disadvantages?

Voice quality is good most of the time, but it can break up if there's excessive traffic on the Net. If you use Vonage, your local 911 services won't be able to automatically find you. It is possible, however, to activate 911 dialing on Vonage's Web site. Vonage also doesn't list numbers in the phone book. As I mentioned earlier, 808 area codes are not yet available, but you can still use Vonage to make local or long-distance calls.

Vonage is a very cool service, but note that other companies are also starting to offer service. If you spend a lot of time calling the mainland or overseas, I would seriously consider this technology.



 
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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 www.vonage.com/911 for details.

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