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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:23 pm    Post subject: Interested in getting Vonage Reply with quote Back to top

Hello,

I don't currently have Vonage but am interested in gettting it. I don't currently have a broadband connection but know I have to get that first. Time Warner just took over Adelphia where I live, so I'd be getting roadrunner. I've read a lot on this site and on Vonage's site but am still confused. Currently have old fashioned phone service from MCI. I have 2 computers in the house (1 desktop and 1 laptop) that I want to be able to use roadrunner on. For roadrunner, I know I need a cable modem and then a wireless router. That part I understand, What I don't understand is how Vonage fits into the system. I have 3 phones in the house (2 downstairs and 1 upstairs) that I want to be able to continue using. I also have a Directv Tivo both upstairs and downstairs so I need both to be able to dialing in with ease.

What do I need to get started (other than roadrunner up and running)?

Also, I read something about getting a virtual number to try Vonage with because if I decide I don't like it and cancel then I lose my phone number. Did I read that correctly?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

for Vonage to function, you'll be needing a phone adapter which has to be connected to your internet connection(if you're gonna use a wireless router, then u just simply connect the adapter to the wireless router). Then plug the phone adapter into any telephone jack. By doing that, the signal will be spread to the other jacks in your home which would allow u to use all of ur existing phones. But before even doing this, u just have to make sure that your phone line is dead. http://www.vonage.com/help.php?article=649


For trying Vonage without losing your existing phone number here's what you need to do.

Upon signing up, if you wanna keep your existing phone number, Vonage will be assigning you a temporary phone number to use(also called the virtual phone number) while your number is being transferred so you can start making calls through the Vonage network. The transfer would usually take a minimum of 20 days. And for the number to be transferred, Vonage will be e-mailing you a letter of agency/LOA for authorization. All you need to do is fill it out and e-mail it back. You actually have a maximum of 30 days allowance to reply. So before replying, try Vonage first using the temporary number, if you like it, reply to the LOA after a couple of weeks. If you don't, no need to reply. You just have to cancel your service within the 30 day trial period.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So I would 1 of the following 3 phone adapters:

Motorola VT2142
Motorola VT2442
D-Link VTA

Which one would I need? Would this be the only equipment I would need to get from Vonage? Does one work better with Directv?

As for losing my number, say I decide to cancel in a year, would I be able to keep my number or would I lose it?

Lastly, I was going to go with the 500 minute plan instead of the unlimited plan since 500 minutes should be more than enough for us. Are there any limitations or restrictions with the 500 plan compared to the unlimited plan?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

yes, you would need 1 adapter and that would depend on ur preference.

Those 3 adapters will work.

http://www.vonage.com/device.php?type=VT2142
http://www.vonage.com/device.php?type=DLINKVTA
http://www.vonage.com/device.php?type=DLINKVWR

as for losing the number, if you decide to cancel your service and bring your phone number with you, you can do that. That's porting out. But you first need to keep your Vonage account active while setting up your new account with your chosen carrier 'cause once your Vonage account has been disconnected, you can no longer win the number back.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

and with the 500 plan, limitations would only apply to the number of outgoin minutes you're gonna use. You have 500 outgoing and unlimited incoming minutes. you can use these minutes for calls anywhere in the us, canada and puerto rico. Still with the same features. No free calls to ireland, italy, france, spain and uk.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks kimchi - u r a big help. I thought I had to buy new phones and everytihng!

As for the 3 adapters listed, does anyone have any preference when Directv is thrown into the mix? I've read on Directv forums that sometimes Directv and Vonage don't play nice together. Opinions anyone?

Oh, another thing - how will someone leave me a message? Will they just leave it on my answering machine as they do now? Or is that different with Vonage?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

hope this helps with the DirecTV set up...

http://vonage.com/help.php?article=389
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Very Happy welcome.

for direcTV, hope this will help.

http://www.vonage.com/help.php?article=389

with Vonage, you can still use your existing answering machine. Same set up. But another benefit is u can take advantage of vonage's enhanced voicemail. You can Play Back Your Messages Online & by Email( just activate email notification. Vonage will then send you an email notifying you every time you receive voicemail and attach the actual message). Access Your Voicemail Box From Anywhere and Customize Your Voicemail Controls.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Indiana, it looks like you've already gotten lots of good advice. I'd just add a couple of points. First, with regard to using your home wiring to distribute the phone service, it's not enough that you be sure that your old landline is dead. You must disconnect the landline from the house wiring for things to work right, even if the line is dead.

Second, on the subject of routers, if you get a non-Vonage wireless router, then any of the Vonage adapters that you listed should be fine. If you prefer to have just one combined Vonage adapter/wireless router, Vonage doesn't seem to be offering any at the moment. However, you may be able to find a Linksys WRTP54G at retail. A D-link unit that Vonage was offering until recently has had some reported problems. For what it's worth, I would recommend the separate wireless router.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Steve48 wrote:
If you prefer to have just one combined Vonage adapter/wireless router, Vonage doesn't seem to be offering any at the moment. A D-link unit that Vonage was offering until recently has had some reported problems. For what it's worth, I would recommend the separate wireless router.

So is this D-Link VWR not a adapter/wireless router combo unit? Or are you just saying it's not very good and I should get a separate wireless router?

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