Sign up

Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
ViaForSAM Posted:
Viagra has altered
a sexual daily
life For most
Males in this day
and age. <a

In The Forum:
Forum Suggestions - Comments
cialis free trial Can Be Fun For Anyone
On May 26, 2017 at 23:17:33

Haniltery Posted:
For wipe call
history also some
of the offline, in
gengral , it
usually apply to

In The Forum:
How to Delete call history from online account?
On May 09, 2017 at 01:14:26

diana87 Posted:
You have to use
VPN service to
and get free
access while

In The Forum:
Recent calling problem from Egypt
On May 02, 2017 at 12:28:06

dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 13:52:02

Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 05:42:50

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

In The Forum:
IP PBX for small business
On Mar 28, 2017 at 07:42:33

jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality

In The Forum:
Ethernet Cable; Wiring schematic? 568-B?
On Feb 23, 2017 at 12:33:52

beast321 Posted:
I don't know if
you heard, that
many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up

In The Forum:
Fax - Tivo - Alarms
Using phone as a dial up modem for Dreamcast Gaming
On Feb 15, 2017 at 21:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
In The Forum:
New adapter and router -- MAC change
On Jan 10, 2017 at 19:07:21

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

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Vonage behind switch
On Dec 05, 2016 at 06:35:11

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.


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
New Forum Member
New Forum Member

Joined: Feb 07, 2005
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The situation here in Memphis/ San Antonio should provide a good test for this Concast blocking theory....As Comcast is gonna swap the SA market for the Memphis market with Time Warner....This is scheduled to happen sometime this spring I understand. I'm currently in memphis with TW and Vonage works great, if it goes to crap after Comcast takes over the same network, we'll have our proof.
View user's profile Send private message
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>

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

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

navydavy2001 wrote:
I seek to understand the geographical differences in Comcast support, infrastructure, etc. I have Comcast is PA, and I've had absolutely no problem whatsoever, as compared to the issues in the Midwest. My question is, how can Comcast be so crappy in one part of the country, but be stellar in others? Also, IF they were implementing some sort of "traffic queueing" , why wouldn't ALL Comcast customers see this, instead of just isolated areas of the country? I'm asking because I think we should break this down, and understand how Comcast is organized.

Comcast didn't necessarily BUILD all of their infrasctructure. Some of what they have is purchased from other companies in takeovers and transfers.

For example (he said with a shudder), my ISP, SusCom (Susquehanna Communications) is going to be purchased by Comcast in a few short months. SusCom uses "Axxis" networking gear, which is oddball and can't do firmware upgrades to standard cable modems, etc. I cannot believe for the life of me that Comcast would go to the expense and trouble of actually replacing SusCom's backbone gear, so they may not be ABLE to block/hinder Voip traffic everywhere in one fell swoop. A mishmash of incompatible gear scattered across the country will, at the very least, slow down the effort, assuming the "conspiracy theory" is true.

Of course, there's also only a real reason to do this in areas where Comcast offers competing Voip services. Once Comcast upgrades their equipment at each customer center and gets local numbers plugged into a Voip gateway, THEN they have a reason to make sure their Voip works better than the competitions'.

There is also the possibility that Comcast is doing routine upgrades to their servers, and the affect on Vonage and only Vonage is simply a really bad routing issue that they are struggling to overcome. Of course, if you believe that, I have a couple of dixie cups and some string I'll be glad to sell you as the ultimate in portable telephony. Wink

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:
View user's profile Send private message
Full Forum Member
Full Forum Member

Joined: Dec 21, 2005
Posts: 60
Location: Memphis, TN

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

This is now on a very popular tech website,

Here is a link:

Cable Modem -> WRT54GX4 -> (2 PCs, RTP300 -> Phone)
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
New Forum Member
New Forum Member

Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: Movado: Reply with quote Back to top

I can't find your original to quote, sorry.

ISPs are not considered to be normal businesses by the Federal government, just like utility companies, including phone companies. One of the burdens placed on both phone companies and ISPs, in exchange for this special treatment, is the requirement to allow access to their infrastructure by other competing companies. This is based on many things, not the least of which is the use of public easements at little or no cost for the placement of the infrastructure and the use of tax revenues to subsidize them. One of the benefits of this special treatment is immunity from any liability for the content passing through their network. For example, the MPAA can't sue Comcast for not stopping somebody on their network from downloading a movie on Bittorrent. The phone company is not responsible if somebody makes a threatening phone call. They don't want to lose the benefits of this special status, but they want to be free of the restrictions placed on them due to it. This is a testing of the waters, so to speak. Can they weasel out of these restrictions?

That's why Vonage was able to successfully force an ISP to stop blocking their traffic. Blocking that traffic violates the FCC requirement for access to the infrastructure by competing companies. It's not just a market issue, it's a Federal oversight issue as well.
View user's profile Send private message
Site Admin
Site Admin

Joined: Mar 05, 2003
Posts: 2264
Location: The Beach

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

dconnor wrote:
dconnor wrote:
Often certain threads on our forum make the major press, here is a link to this one:
Some Vonage users are frustrated about Comcast connection quality

Many eyes are watching this thread...

and again... Slashdot: Comcast Accused of Blocking VoIP

...and once again: Vonage vs. Comcast row continues on Slashdot

Have Questions? Need to speak to Vonage before signing up?
Call: 1-888-692-8074
Both Business and Residential customers can call and speak to a Vonage Sales Rep 24 hours a day.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist

Joined: Dec 22, 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top


Router..........Linksys RTP300 FV1.00.60
Modem.........Motorola SB5100
View user's profile Send private message
New Forum Member
New Forum Member

Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Comast not the only non-DSL broadband provider on the block Reply with quote Back to top

I live in Massachusetts and Verizon's FIOS service is available at the same price I currently pay for Comcast broadband service.
My Vonage service through Comcast works great, but if suspect for one minute that Comcast is intentionally degrading my Vonage experience I will drop Comcast immediately and go with Verizon's FIOS service the next day.
View user's profile Send private message
New Forum Member
New Forum Member

Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject: Comcast Monoploy !?!? Uncovered Latency issue!!!!! Reply with quote Back to top

Uncovered Potential latency issue
I am one of the people that has ongoing , intermittent issues with dropped packets, dropped calls, echo, and poor QOS in general. Here is something I uncovered and I am not sure if it is relevant or not. When I ping a domain name from a command prompt I get a average latency of about 88 ms, consistently. When I test the connection with a variety of online bandwidth testers I get an upload seed that averages about 350 Kbs and a download of about 6 Mbs. When I use the speed test on the Vonage site I show a latency of over 4500 ms. I do the same test at work and I get a latency of about 140 ms over a metrocast cable connection. I spoke to a techie at Vonage who suggested it may be due to the splitter I use for cable TV & High Speed internet which has an upper frequency limit of about 1Ghz, He told me that such a splitter cannot pass efficiently pass a signal as high of mine and even though I thought that was BS, I have ordered a 2Ghz splitter from Monster Cable. I have yet to try this but I have a sneaking suspicion that it will not do any good as long as Comcast is my provider. I would not doubt in the least that Comcast is using Traffic Shaping to discredit Vonage, So they can pull in more phone business, at nearly twice the price.
Comcast, having the market share that it does needs to have its practices audited. We are paying a premium price for a certain about of bandwidth, that bandwidth should be ours to do with as we please, within legal parameters. WE as consumers need to have this industry regulated to protect us against, such unfair practices that may be considered to be of antitrust nature perhaps???? I love a good Conspiracy Theory!!!!! Perhaps the FCC should be made aware of the potential here for an antitrust infringement!! [font=Times New Roman] [/font]
View user's profile Send private message
New Forum Member
New Forum Member

Joined: Jan 27, 2005
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

There was expressed (on Slashdot, I believe) some time ago concern over this scenario, where commercial ISPs like Comcast would place artificial delays on Voip packets if they planned on competing.

The disadvantage here with Vonage is they use fixed port ranges (as I understand). Some other services use a "range" of ports and those are randomly utilized during the transactions. That makes it much harder to identify.

Anyone more technically inclined, please feel free to correct or add to that theory.

I think it's a good thing that this is now heating up in public - as per the standard rules of Utility companies sharing infrastructure, they shouldn't be allowed to behave in this manner.

Will be interesting to see if Comcast gets more public relations flack for this, especially if it goes to the FCC, FUC, or court, etc.
View user's profile Send private message
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>

Joined: May 26, 2005
Posts: 1125
Location: United States

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If any of this gets proven, and they are indeed engaged in chicanery, I think Comcast is going to suffer heavy customer losses. Who the hell wants an ISP that won't respect a customer's right to choose their own services. Heck, it's not like Voip is illegal. We're not talking about illegal file sharing or hacking here. This is a legitimate service. It's kind of like if they decided to block FTP, because they were trying to roll out some sort of GUI-enabled "Comcast File Exchanger Pro" (I just made that name up Smile

View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
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 Peterhib
New Today 11
Yesterday 13
Total 100644

Who Is On Site
Visitors 167
Members 0
Total 167

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: 6.91
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 for details.

** Certain call types excluded. 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 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 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: 1.50 Seconds and 377 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum