Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
RobertRog Posted:
hotel reservation
service france
buy tickets online
with paypal
Uçak biletleri
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
airports taipei
On Aug 27, 2015 at 19:45:59

VasyaKill Posted:
Ещ
77;
од
80;н
ин
90;ер&
#1077;с
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
по опы&
On Aug 27, 2015 at 10:10:31

Stevelet Posted:
Buy generic
levitra</a>
We're the net
store you'll have
the ability to
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
buy generic levitra
On Aug 27, 2015 at 00:08:45

KennethHak Posted:
The teenagers can
head back to
school in mode
this year, with
the Jordan
Potential
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
THE JORDAN FUTURE LOW IS DURING TIME FOR THE OH NO- SCHOOL S
On Aug 26, 2015 at 07:25:24

AnthonyVam Posted:
Whiz-bang
consequent
hand-outs efficace
dans ce cas est
une combinaison
d'exercices
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
cialis et sintrom
On Aug 26, 2015 at 04:39:54

Robertot Posted:
Hi
www.vonage-forum.c
om .It is possible
to order the on
mail? rainbowpush
discussion
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
erectile penile dysfunction qcw
On Aug 25, 2015 at 03:28:40

FoLign Posted:
От
82;ры&
#1083;сn
3;
го
88;яч&
#1080;&
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
&#1055;&#1086;&#1088;&#1085;&#1086; &
On Aug 25, 2015 at 00:22:25

wrongname Posted:
Hi guys, I
need little help.
Few years ago I
was watching some
commercial
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Commercial I can''t find
On Jul 24, 2015 at 03:42:46

kdf55 Posted:
You can use any
phone with Vonage
as long as it
accepts the
modular phone
plug.
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Can I use any 220v phone purchased overseas w/Vonage?
On Jul 23, 2015 at 09:18:14

Energie Posted:
Hello, the country
I'm traveling to
is 220v, and I'm
wondering if I can
purchase
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Can I use any 220v phone purchased overseas w/Vonage?
On Jul 16, 2015 at 09:10:43


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
drjoe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 25, 2005
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Does anyone use Adelphia Basic High Speed Internet Service? Reply with quote Back to top

My 1-yr introductory $40 off high speed internet/digital cable package with Adelphia is expiring in March. I noticed that they have a lowers cost high speed internet service ($25/month) that they call "basic high speed internet". I haven't been able to find much information on it -- some references say 128kbps download/upload speeds, others say 256/128 download/upload.

Does anyone have this service with Vonage? I use Vonage for telephone voice service, as well as a nightly modem dial-in by my ReplayTV.

I could use the additional cash a downgrade would free up, but would like some certainty that my Voip won't go to heck.

Thanks,

Joe
View user's profile Send private message
ColdGin
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist


Joined: Oct 03, 2005
Posts: 423

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Don't do it. Think of the 2 as interchangeable - You downgrade your internet connection, you'd better believe you are going to be downgrading your Voip performance as well, especially at the speeds you're describing.
View user's profile Send private message
drjoe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 25, 2005
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

LOL -- that's why I asked...

I would like to know what the true speeed of the downgraded "basic" service is -- and if it is still fast enough that it doesn't affect the Vonage Voip.

Vonage doesn't use even a small percentage of the bandwidth for standard high speed service, does it? It only should be a problem is it squeezes the pipe TOO much.


Joe
View user's profile Send private message
hookbill
Vonage Forum Master
Vonage Forum Master


Joined: Jan 12, 2006
Posts: 168
Location: Northeast Ohio

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

When I signed up for Vonage I had the lower speed Adelphia Internet. Because it made sense to have a higher speed with the Vonage phone I switched to their high speed service.

Then I discovered this forum and all the test areas for download and upload speeds. I wish I had discovered this forum first.

I haven't switched back but don't let that stop you. It's as simple as a phone call and you can have them turn it back on right away. It is instantaneous and there is no fee.

So have a go at it and if it doesn't work out, call them back and switch back.

And please let me know what you find out. Smile

_________________
Proud Flock Leader of 10 Parrots
Proud Owner of the TiVo S3 and TiVo HD
View user's profile Send private message
ColdGin
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist


Joined: Oct 03, 2005
Posts: 423

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If they advertise 128kbps up and 256 down, what do you think the real world, day to day speed is going to be? And what if you want to watch a video stream or download something and the phone should ring?

If it's a good price break and there is no penalty for switching back and forth, go for it, and report back the results.
View user's profile Send private message
drjoe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 25, 2005
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The problem is that they DON'T advertise what the data rates download or upload are. I only noticed they have the service because Adelphia is raising cable rates in Central Maine and they sent out a new price sheet for all their services. They don't even mention it on their website.

Doing a google search pulled up only a few hits in user forums like this (but not Voip forums), and the people who were talking about it didn't know what the speeds really were.

Hookbill, are you sure it is a free switch? One of the few hits on google mentioned a $10 service fee for switching. I guess I'll call Adelphia tomorrow and see what they say.

Thanks all,

Joe
View user's profile Send private message
NateHoy
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Nov 01, 2005
Posts: 2257
Location: New England

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

drjoe wrote:

Hookbill, are you sure it is a free switch? One of the few hits on google mentioned a $10 service fee for switching. I guess I'll call Adelphia tomorrow and see what they say.


DSLREPORTS.COM has test results by company. You may want to search there to see what you come up with for numbers in your zip code or general area.

And, heck, if you can get Internet for $25 a month, and you try it for a week and it ****, and you have to switch back to whatever the regular plan is for a $10 switch fee, you're out $10 taking a gamble to save a LOT more than that per month.

On the other hand, Vonage needs 90k at regular quality, 50k at medium, and 30k minimum. If this is truly a 128k symmetric connection, you're going to have worse than dialup speeds left over when your are on the phone, and you really, really don't want to use it unless you have great QoS, which means a new router for you.

SusCom here in Topsham ME offers a 128k symmetric, too, but I need too much bandwidth for work, so I stick with their 256k up / 3000k down plan

_________________
Comcast Cable (3m down / 256k up) -> Linksys BEFCMU10 v2 (DOCSIS 1.0) -> WRT54G v4 ("Tomato" firmware) -> the rest of my network including a WRTP54G (Firmware: 5.01.04)
My Vonage Self-Help Guides: http://vonage.nmhoy.net
View user's profile Send private message
drjoe
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Apr 25, 2005
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the dslreports link --

They say:

Adelphia Premiere HSI $59.95; 6000 kbps / 768 kbps
Adelphia Preferred HSI $42.95; 4000 kbps / 384 kbps
Adelphia Basic HSI $24.95; 256 kbps / 256 kbps

Maybe I'll give it a try -- if I do then in a month when the 1-year deal runs out I'll bump this and report how well it works.
View user's profile Send private message
NateHoy
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Nov 01, 2005
Posts: 2257
Location: New England

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

drjoe wrote:
Thanks for the dslreports link --

They say:

Adelphia Premiere HSI $59.95; 6000 kbps / 768 kbps
Adelphia Preferred HSI $42.95; 4000 kbps / 384 kbps
Adelphia Basic HSI $24.95; 256 kbps / 256 kbps

Maybe I'll give it a try -- if I do then in a month when the 1-year deal runs out I'll bump this and report how well it works.


I have 256K up and it's plenty for Vonage as long as I run QoS or exercise caution.

Since you cannot have QoS on the inbound data, you may experience scratchy/poor inbound quality if you do large downloads while on the phone. But if it's $30+ a month cheaper.... well, you gotta decide what's right for you.

_________________
Comcast Cable (3m down / 256k up) -> Linksys BEFCMU10 v2 (DOCSIS 1.0) -> WRT54G v4 ("Tomato" firmware) -> the rest of my network including a WRTP54G (Firmware: 5.01.04)
My Vonage Self-Help Guides: http://vonage.nmhoy.net
View user's profile Send private message
hookbill
Vonage Forum Master
Vonage Forum Master


Joined: Jan 12, 2006
Posts: 168
Location: Northeast Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I am absolutely sure that there is no fee. I ran that by them when I called them for the upgrade, I asked if there would be any penalty for changing back and forth. They said no.

You can feel free to talk to them yourself, of course.

_________________
Proud Flock Leader of 10 Parrots
Proud Owner of the TiVo S3 and TiVo HD
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 dalezp2
New Today 2
Yesterday 29
Total 90978

Who Is On Site
Visitors 169
Members 0
Total 169


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: 5.66
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: 0.73 Seconds and 306 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum