Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
Bruafekkay Posted:
agreed drab
individual, large
if the hamlet is
not provided with
the requisite
...

In The Forum:
Vonage V-Phone & SoftPhone
Topic:
mauersteine 50x50 unsparing
On Dec 07, 2016 at 20:07:45

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

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
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:
Vonage
Topic:
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
in
Scarborough, Onta
rio
...

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

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

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

HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the
browser
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
How to arrive at wifi password?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
How to have Vonage and another land line?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 04:55:03

massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your
estimated
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:48:03

massrman Posted:
Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and
their
configuration
guides,
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:37:45

Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
W52p Setup
On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01


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.

Syndication

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


Post new topic   Reply to topic  Vonage® VoIP Forum - Vonage News, Reviews And Discussion » Vonage Forum Archive
Author Message
bsharpe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:38 pm    Post subject: CenturyTel does not support Vonage Reply with quote Back to top

Maybe I'm the only one who uses this lame ISP - but I bought the Vonage phone adapter this weekend at CC only to find out that my DSL ISP (CenturyTel) is blocking port 69 because of the Blaster Worm and has no plans to unblock it.

Therefore...Vonage (or any of the systems that use a phone adapter) won't work as long as CenturyTel is your ISP.

I was definately bummed.

Evil or Very Mad
View user's profile Send private message
BobK
Full Forum Member
Full Forum Member


Joined: Mar 10, 2004
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Port 69 I think that is used for firmware upgrades
View user's profile Send private message
bsharpe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

exactly... something Vonage does on first install and something that Packet8 does as well.

if you can't install these firmware updates...you can't use the service.
View user's profile Send private message
ckoehncke
Vonage Forum Senior
Vonage Forum Senior


Joined: Jan 31, 2004
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Having watched the CEO of CenturyTel personally lambast Voip as the end of telephony (at the latest US Senate hearings), it's no wonder that you are finding this (the hearing was only last month).

Complain now ... send your complaint to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Complaints
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554

You should also complain to the CEO of Centurytel:

Glen Post III, CEO/Chairman
CenturyTel
100 CenturyTel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

You should also copy the CEO of Vonage (who sat next to Post at the hearing);

Jeff Citron
Vonage
2147 Route 27
Edison, NJ 08817

Specifically, you should indicate:

(1) CenturyTel has blocked access to Vonage's Information Service.
(2) This has limited your choice.
(3) You do not wish your ISP to interfer with your data transmissions.
View user's profile Send private message
bsharpe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

UPDATE:

CenturyTel did not block this port to stop Voip services. They blocked it so save bandwidth when their routers were overwhelmed with the Blaster virus back in Sep. of 2003. Blaster used port 69 (TFPT) to move itself around on infected machines.

The word this morning is that they are slowly unblocking this port on a region by region basis -- the decision to do so is left up to regional managers. The manager for WA state area has yet to respond about their timetable for unblocking this port.

We'll see....i had no idea the CEO of CenturyTel was so against it. But if you look at their business model it isn't hard to see why. Voip subscribers don't have to pay a switching charge to ring a phone in a rural area. Telephony companies (Sprint, AT&T, etc.) do. This is a MAJOR revenue source for small and rural-based phone companies like CenturyTel. Unless the FCC figures out a way for Voip providers to pay the same "fees" (taxes?) that normal telephone companies do...there's going to be a major shift in money, and therefore a major shift in phone service over the coming years.

In the end, perhaps CenturyTel could do better by providing better broadband internet service.
View user's profile Send private message
k5
Full Forum Member
Full Forum Member


Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 61

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

it does not sound like port 69 is the issue here since patch MS03-026 fixed this security concern about a year ago.

Also in question of the Voip customers causing a loss of revenue what % of customers are using Voip...additionally to use Voip you would have to subscribe to the High Speed Service they offer causing an increase in revenues. I would also imagain that if all of their customers had highspeed access this would cause a giant leap in revenues.

It sounds like ckoehncke has his stuff down about choice and I think that he should run for Mayor of Vonage Town.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
rradina
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Feb 15, 2004
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:29 pm    Post subject: Silly to block port 69 Reply with quote Back to top

They should block the infection ports of vunlerable machines instead of port 69. The infection ports are RPC ports 135, 137, 138, 139, 445 and 593.

You could block 69 but if you don't block the above ports, a variant could enter the network and spread using a different mechanism.

Blocking the infection is much more important than blocking the spreading mechanism. If a machine cannot get infected, it won't execute arbitrary code that causes it to download the worm via port 69 (TFTP).
View user's profile Send private message
bsharpe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Mar 22, 2004
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Another Update:

Well, I finally got someone on the phone from Vonage who said that a new ATA only needs to get the latest firmware and then it can use normal FTP (port 21) . So, I took it to my wife's office whose ISP doesn't block these ports and was talking within minutes. I then brought the device home and it's working great.

They said as long as i don't change any of the basic settings on the account (like the phone number or adding virtual lines) that it should be fine.

Very happy now. Surprised
View user's profile Send private message
BobK
Full Forum Member
Full Forum Member


Joined: Mar 10, 2004
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

WAY TO GO!! To hell with them. CLEGs suck anyway
View user's profile Send private message
ckoehncke
Vonage Forum Senior
Vonage Forum Senior


Joined: Jan 31, 2004
Posts: 104

PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Glad to see you figured a way around the problem. CenturyTel gets their termination charge if YOU call a CenturyTel rural customer. No escaping that.

For the rural operators (and in fact any traditional telephone company), the problem is clearly customer loss. Assume that long distance quickly goes to zero (or close to that) -- you won't really care what telephone number you have. So how about a DC phone number if you live in LA that you select simply because the DC number had a better proposition to you (cheaper, better features).

You might imagine similar to credit cards, sponsor type "telephone" companies. Think if United Airlines offered your telephone service that gave you mileage points and a web portal oriented to travel discounts. Or how about a charity that offers a branded phone service that contributes a portion of your charges to them. Imagine Coca-Cola or Virgin offering a telephone service for teen age kids with a cool web portal, celebrity greetngs for voicemail and ....

The issue for the telephone companies is simple --- Voip introduces bigger marketing guns into their circus tent and either way they look at it ... it means a loss of the customer base.
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


All times are GMT - 5 Hours

Vonage Service Plans


Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New jimxe2
New Today 4
Yesterday 9
Total 99039

Who Is On Site
Visitors 118
Members 0
Total 118


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: 6.885
Change:   N/A
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search
 






†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 www.vonage.com/911 for details.

** Certain call types excluded.

www.vonage-forum.com 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 www.vonage-forum.com 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 www.vonage.com 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: 0.71 Seconds and 291 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum