Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
Robertsax Posted:
If you cook meals
for the rest from
the week, it can
save you a lot of
time. I
established
...

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
Wholesale Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys
On Aug 18, 2017 at 20:20:06

ElalfZek Posted:
oakley big taco
sunglasses A pair
of Converse may be
the everyone shoe
hence conjures
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
coach backpacks outlet 67119350
On Aug 17, 2017 at 04:29:27

Robertsax Posted:
This will enable
you view a website
in a 21" screen
and view this in
an iPhone in equal
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Wholesale Manchester United Jerseys
On Aug 15, 2017 at 13:43:28

mikebrown Posted:
Hello, I think
you should consult
it with the Expert
they can surely
help you
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
Hardwiring in a Rental House
On Jun 24, 2017 at 09:15:34

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

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
How to Delete call history from online account?
On May 09, 2017 at 06:14:26

diana87 Posted:
You have to use
VPN service to
bypass
Geo-restrictions
and get free
access while
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Recent calling problem from Egypt
On May 02, 2017 at 17:28:06

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

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 18:52:02

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

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 10:42:50

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

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Mar 28, 2017 at 12:42:33

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

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Ethernet Cable; Wiring schematic? 568-B?
On Feb 23, 2017 at 18:33:52


Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Expands International Presence with Investments in Asia Pacific Region

Vonage to Present at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference

Syndication

Vonage Customer Reviews
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months



Review: My First Day With Vonage, Excellent!
Review: My First Day With Vonage, Excellent!



Great Price, No Complaints
Great Price, No Complaints



You need some common sense.
You need some common sense.



Vonage Customer Review: One month with Vonage, and...
Vonage Customer Review: One month with Vonage, and...




Vonage Reviews


Post new topic   Reply to topic  Vonage® VoIP Forum - Vonage News, Reviews And Discussion » Vonage Forum Archive
Poll

Which would you choose if it was available?
DSL with content (email and web hosting)
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
DSL without content
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Cable modem with content
11%
 11%  [ 3 ]
Cable modem without content
50%
 50%  [ 13 ]
Other high speed service (ISDN, T1)
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Whichever is cheaper
11%
 11%  [ 3 ]
Whatever Moto uses :-)
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Free high speed wireless from the unsuspecting neighbor next door.
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Free high speed wireless from the Holiday Inn Express across the street that offers free wireless access with no encryption (some do!)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 26

Author Message
AD8BC
Vonage Forum Junior
Vonage Forum Junior


Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 35
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:07 pm    Post subject: DSL vs. Cable Reply with quote Back to top

Stirring up the pot a little bit....

Wanted to start a thread about which is better -- DSL or Cable. To make it relate to this forum, Voip subscribers will have a unique view about this. Cable is the obvious choice if you want to dump POTS completely. As Voip becomes more popular, more people will switch to cable modem service. In order to keep some of this market share, the POTS companies should start offering DSL without telephone service.

Another of my beefs is that I believe these companies (DSL and Cable) should offer their service as a "transport only" service -- i.e. no content. I subscribe to Comcast high-speed cable internet. I would much rather pay five bucks less per month and do without homepage hosting or email addresses -- I can supply them myself.

Just a thought.
View user's profile Send private message
Leo
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: May 24, 2004
Posts: 18
Location: Atlanta, GA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Actually, I have been researching various options for High Speed Internet in India and I just found out one provider that provides DSL without any land-line. They do their own wiring from the closest hub, main disadvantage being that if you are not within a certain distance from the Hub, you cannot get the service.
Another thing that I found was really catching on in India was WLL (Wireless Local Loop). I think it is a really neat idea. Kind of portable, because all you need is the Wireless Terminal and you can take it anywhere within the city and hook up a phone to it and you have your own home telephone line, very similar to the ATA from Vonage for which you need a High speed Broadband Connection.
View user's profile Send private message
AD8BC
Vonage Forum Junior
Vonage Forum Junior


Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 35
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I agree Moto. I have never tried DSL, but from what I can tell it is slower than cable.

I had service problems when it was AT&T Broadband (and who can forget their little tiff with Excite@Home which caused all of the AT&T customers to lose their internet service for about a week. This happened shortly after I subscribed and I was pi$$ed). But almost as soon as Comcast took over the longest downtime I experienced was maybe a minute... and I can't even remember the last time it happened.

Although my cable modem service has always been fast, I really noticed a difference when Comcast doubled the speeds.
View user's profile Send private message
seanc
New Forum Member
New Forum Member


Joined: Jan 20, 2004
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:24 pm    Post subject: Cable vs DSL... Reply with quote Back to top

Being a bit of a network wonk, let me chime in:

All of these technologies are as good or bad as your ISP. DSL is my personal favorite, but it's only as good as Speakeasy (my DSL ISP of choice). DSL with Verizon or MSN is on the same level of quality (not very good) as cable modem. But cable modems is only as good as it's ISP (in my case, Comcast). Ideally, the markets will open up to "raw DSL" which is a DSL circuit without a phone number (Qwest is offering such a service), in which case voice calls are Voip and you get broadband without paying all of those silly fees to the FCC and your telco/ITU. If "raw DSL" were available with Speakeasy, I'd be out converting all of my family and friends to "raw DSL."

Until then, I recommend DSL over cable simply because cable modem's quality of service, latency, and throughput is vastly lower than DSL in most cases. But again, any of these technologies are only as good as your ISP.

_________________
Sean Chittenden
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 patsykf3
New Today 0
Yesterday 0
Total 101029

Who Is On Site
Visitors 1
Members 0
Total 1


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: 8.03
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: 1.36 Seconds and Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum