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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Moving to Lima, Peru from USA. Reply with quote Back to top

If I bring my existing PAP to Peru with me and hook it up to a broadband connection, will it work just like it does here? Friends have told me this is possible but I'd really like to confirm this here. Since I do private contract work from home for US customers this would be a perfect way to stay in touch.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

In theory, yes. Your Vonage line will work, with your existing number, anywhere the Internet works properly. People will still call your US number and Vonage will find your device and send the call to it, no matter where you are.

In practice... maybe.

You need two things to make Vonage work:
1. Plenty of bandwidth (90k each way) with relatively low latency (low delay).
2. An ISP that does not block Voip services.


#2 seems to be a big problem outside the US. Dunno about Peru specifically, but I know there are a lot of problems with ISP's and the local telephone companies being the same company, and NOT welcoming the use of their lines for Voip.

If you have a buddy in Lima who uses the same ISP you intend to, ask him/her to run the test on www.testyourvoip.com and send you the results.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It should work as long as the ISP does not prohibit Voip, and the power adapters you are using are correct for Peruvian Voltage (sounds like a metal band) Otherwise the result could be electrifying!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks to both, yes, I've already checked the voltage, and my PAP adapter supports Peru's. Also, thank you for that link. My girlfriend has DSL there so I'll ask her to test out that test address.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Now that is on of the most knowledgable things Coldgin has ever posted.... Wink

I have read posts from people using Vonage in Lima, so like others said in theory you should be ok. You may want to have your girlfriend poke around down there and ask if anyone she knows uses it also. That may be one of the best indicators.

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