Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
Lesiasedy Posted:
Зд
77;сь
пу
73;ли&
#1082;уn
2;т&
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Авари&
On Jul 25, 2014 at 20:17:47

GeorgeSins Posted:
free samples of
viagra viagra
online viagra
soho - viagra
online
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Order tuppence pills-generic online
On Jul 25, 2014 at 12:03:55

Bill18164 Posted:
For years when I
accessed my mail
box the response I
heard was “please
enter your
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Voicemail Problem
On Jul 24, 2014 at 22:15:20

justwarner Posted:
Hi guys,  I
plan to install a
new in-house PBX,
but I'm not secure
in my knowledge,
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Jul 24, 2014 at 07:44:54

adamnmurad Posted:
I talk very, very
infrequently on
the phone. I'm
thinking of
switching to a
data-only
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Use with iPhone, and switch to data-only plan?
On Jul 21, 2014 at 14:29:35

szurcsii Posted:
Hey! I'm
planning to build
my own voip alarm
system. I found a
guide that looks
...

In The Forum:
Fax - Tivo - Alarms
Topic:
Alarm systems and VOIP
On Jun 27, 2014 at 01:09:10

DSewhuk Posted:
The last week I
have seen a
similar issue. I
have gotten 2
simultaneous calls
outbound
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Outbound calls showing when no call is being made
On Jun 11, 2014 at 23:25:10

HtomSirveaux Posted:
Rather than be
long and wordy,
I'll get right to
the point(s): -
Have had VDV23
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
VDV23 - Max Upstream?
On Jun 10, 2014 at 18:18:46

revrob Posted:
I've only just
signed up for
Vonage service a
couple of days ago
and set up the kit
...

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
Witholding Caller ID from display and the BT 1471 service
On May 22, 2014 at 16:45:07

dconnor Posted:
Try: MODEM
->SWITCH V->
BROWSER ->
-> VONAGE
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Internet via Vonage is only 50Mbps
On May 18, 2014 at 12:31:40


Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Extends Home Phone Use and Savings Beyond the Front Door

Vonage Granted Another Three Patents

Syndication

Vonage Customer Reviews
Appreciation
Appreciation



Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal
Vonage vs. Time Warner Cable SoCal



international connection
international connection



VDV21-VD adapter and Vonage service - a winner!
VDV21-VD adapter and Vonage service - a winner!



Should have signed up sooner!!!!
Should have signed up sooner!!!!




Vonage Reviews


Post new topic   Reply to topic  Vonage® VoIP Forum - Vonage News, Reviews And Discussion » Vonage Forum Archive
Author Message
jmlynn
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:15 am    Post subject: Is VOIP conversation full-duplex or half-duplex? Reply with quote Back to top

Hi,

Can someone tell me his/her Voip usage experience? What I meant was when I used SKype or VOIPStunt (free version), my experience is that both Skype and VOIPStunt is half-duplex, just like walkie-talkie, only one person can talk.

This is the main reason I am still not subscribed to Voip yet (I am still using telco and paying unreasonable cost per month).

Thanks for any info!

Jeff
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: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I believe that Vonage is full duplex. I can't say 100% for sure, but I'm pretty sure I've had simultaneous 2-way audio on conference calls and the like.

_________________
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
VonageTPA
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Jul 11, 2005
Posts: 1715
Location: Florida (usually)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Vonage is absolutely full duplex... I can't imagine being stuck with half duplex communications. Works great with my full-duplex teleconferencer as well.

_________________
ISP: Varies depending where I'm at.
Vonage: Linksys RTP300
Router: IPCop 1.4.10
Phones: various
Total calls since Jul 24, 2005: 4,794 calls
Total Minutes since Jul 24, 2005: 25,552 minutes
View user's profile Send private message
OldSnipe
Vonage Forum Master
Vonage Forum Master


Joined: Mar 16, 2005
Posts: 249
Location: Bend, Oregon

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Duplex Reply with quote Back to top

VonageTPA wrote:
Vonage is absolutely full duplex... I can't imagine being stuck with half duplex communications. Works great with my full-duplex teleconferencer as well.


I'm sure your right. It seems to me though that if both persons start to talk at the same time you hear nothing? Kind of like my cell phone which is also advertised as full duplex. It's not quite the same as the old land line but not anything like the marine operator. But then 1/2 of the calls I get or make anymore seem to be to a cell phone! ..... Over.....

_________________
Snipe
N 43.96674 / W. 121.35427
ISP: Bend Broadband cable connection
Modem: Motorola Surfboard SB5101
Tel. Cachinkus: Linksys v-portal
Who the heck is the Old Snipe? Http://oldsnipe.com knows
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
navydavy2001
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


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

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It's definately full-duplex. The silence you here when no one is talking is because there are no packets being sent, and I forget what it's called right now, but the call kind of "parks" until voice (packets) are detcted again. .....Roger, over..........

_________________
http://www.thejeffriestube.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
blakadher
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist


Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 476
Location: Vancouver, WA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yep, the silence you hear is because Voip uses packet switching instead of circuit switching like POTS. For those who care, there is a very good description of Voip on HowStuffWorks.com: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ip-telephony.htm.

_________________
Blakadher Legend
RTP300 behind a D-Link 614+ on Comcast
http://vonage.luthertech.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
VonageTPA
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Jul 11, 2005
Posts: 1715
Location: Florida (usually)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Duplex Reply with quote Back to top

OldSnipe wrote:
VonageTPA wrote:
Vonage is absolutely full duplex... I can't imagine being stuck with half duplex communications. Works great with my full-duplex teleconferencer as well.


I'm sure your right. It seems to me though that if both persons start to talk at the same time you hear nothing? Kind of like my cell phone which is also advertised as full duplex. It's not quite the same as the old land line but not anything like the marine operator. But then 1/2 of the calls I get or make anymore seem to be to a cell phone! ..... Over.....


What type of telephone are you using? I've never had anything like this happen on my Vonage line, just tried it now to verify and no problem with it, tested with both my teleconferencer & Aastra 9112 phone. Maybe it was whoever was speaking with you on the other end? As far as the silence when no one's speaking, there is a noise gate on many Voip devices/gateways to preserve bandwidth. The ones on the Vonage devices can be enabled/disabled if it's really bothersome. Personally, I like silence.

_________________
ISP: Varies depending where I'm at.
Vonage: Linksys RTP300
Router: IPCop 1.4.10
Phones: various
Total calls since Jul 24, 2005: 4,794 calls
Total Minutes since Jul 24, 2005: 25,552 minutes
View user's profile Send private message
jmlynn
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: Is VOIP full duplix? Reply with quote Back to top

I have not sign up with any Voip carrier yet. However, I am very interested in Vonage plan right now.

I did tried out first with Skype, then with the "free" VoipStunk and found both to be half-duplix, i.e. the last speaker speaking word seems to cutt off the other-end's conversastion. This happen whtn both start to speak roughtly at the same time.

It is because of this observed half-duplex behavior kept me out of Voip technology so far.

When I use the word "free" for VoipStunk was because after something like 20 -30 minutes of free call to any phones in US and Canada, you need to deposit money to the account, which was claimed to not be used as long as you make indicated free calls. However, FAQ in the company's website indicates that any deposite to an account will be wipped out after 120 days of inactivity. So it is not "free" after all.

jml
View user's profile Send private message
PhotoJim
Vonage Forum Master
Vonage Forum Master


Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 182
Location: Regina, SK, Canada

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Skype (and Vonage too) is full duplex. You need to use a USB phone or a headset with microphone to get full duplex, though. If you are going to use your computer like a speakerphone, it will only be half duplex, but that's true on any type of telephony service, even good old land lines.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger ICQ Number
EzCo
Vonage Forum Evangelist
Vonage Forum Evangelist


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 533
Location: Southeastern PA

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yup, it's full-duplex...out.
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 denarc1
New Today 19
Yesterday 31
Total 82209

Who Is On Site
Visitors 153
Members 1
Total 154


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: 3.60
Change:   -0.04
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: 0.74 Seconds and 408 Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum