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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Thinking of switching to Vonage.. Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I'm 19 years old and I have a long distance boyfriend living in Canada, so it's expensive for my cell phone to call him, even if it's just to ask him to call me. Not only that, but during the day it eats up minutes up until 7PM, and we usually get on the phone an hour or two before that time. So last month my cell phone bill was $415. The month before, $211. Before that, $232, and before that, $388. I'm paying too much money. I recently got laid off from my job and need to desperately save money, so Vonage seemed to be the way to go because it won't cost anything to call Canada and I can do it all day. Here's the issue. I don't know what kind of... equipment I need to buy. I live with my parents, and my modem is in the other room. I have wireless, because I have a laptop. What I want to do is have the whatever it is that needs to be hooked up to my wireless router thing in that room but have both phones in my room. There's no phone jack in that room. Is there anything that I can do? I thought I knew what to buy while on the website here, but it said something along the lines of like $90 to buy a modem hook up and a phone. Is that true? It said something about an instant rebate but I wanted to know if they were going to charge me the $90 and then I have to send something in to get my rebate. Any help would be appreciated. I'd call Vonage itself, but from reading on here, apparently their customer service may be kind of bad. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One option is to do this:

1) Order the service, and get the phone adapter.

2) Connect the phone adapter to the modem/router in that other room.

3) Buy a cheap cordless set, and connect it to the phone adapter.

4) Take the handset(s) into your room, or keep them with you. Leave the base station in the room with the modem for the connection to the cable/dsl modem.

You can also buy expandable stations that are just chargers, this way, you don't have to leave your phone unattended in that other room, if you don't want people answering it.

There's many ways to do this, you'll see more replies. We can help you, I think.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One question before I give an answer, what do you mean by "have both phones in my room?" I assume you have regular phone service at your house and you have that phone in your room now? If you buy your equipment directly from Vonage, you will get the rebate instantly, meaning you don't have to pay anything for the equipment. You mentioned that you already have a wirless router in another room and I assume there is a computer in that room that is hooked up to the internet along with your wireless laptop. So, when you call Vonage you need to order just a phone adapter and not a phone adapter/Router combo unit because you already have a router. The Motorola VT2142 or Dlink VTA would be your best bets. Your initial startup costs will be around $45. The device is free but you have to pay the $30 activation fee and around $15 for shipping. Now on to your location problem. Your options kind of depend on how close your room is to the room that the Router and Vonage device are located. One option is to plug a cordless phone into the adapter in that room and just take the handset with you. I would use a 5.8Ghz model and not 2.4Ghz because you mentioned that you use wireless for your laptop and that would likely cause interference with a 2.4Ghz phone. If the rooms are close you could go buy a phone wire for whatever length you need and run it into your room from the other room. Most often, you can hide the wire by placing it close to the baseboard and perhaps making a small hole in a closet to get from one room to another. Those are the easiest options, there are more but first we would need a lot more detailed information. Also, most other options require that you make changes to the phone wiring in your house and so on. If you do get the service, there are many cool features that can save you and him a lot of money. For example, you get a number in your area of the US but for $5 a month you can add a virtual number for the area of Canada that he lives. So he can call a local number but you will get the call on your regular Vonage line. Also, you can set up call forwarding or Simulring where your cell phone and Vonage phone will ring at the same time whenever you get a call to your Vonage number so he can call and get your cell phone when you are not home. So basically, he calls a Canadian number(free for him), you answer the call at home on your Vonage phone(free for you) or if you are not home and have the calls forwarded to your cell phone it would be just like receiving a call from anyone in the US and just use your minutes. You should go to the Vonage website and look at the features page to read more about all the things you can do with your Vonage phone line. Hope this answered some questions and didn't confuse you more. Reply if you have more questions and if you want more detailed info on how to get the phone in your room, you have to give some more detailed info to us. Happy Calling!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

When you call Vonage and ask questions about their service and activation. If they mention that they will charge for activation, tell them that another provider isn't charging that fee and that you will go with the other service. Buddy told me to hold the line and sure enough came back and said the activation fee is waived.

Since you already have a wireless connection in your home you can hook up Vonage adapter the 2142 is a good unit. Then plug your cordless phone base into that and take the phone in your room.

Your parents might even spring for the bill if you tell them how much they will save.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hey thanks for the replies. I want to do this without my parent fussing with anything or having it interfere with anything she or her halfwit boyfriend deals with, so Vonage will be just my phone line. They have a regular land line that they use through some local company and we don't even have long distance. It doesn't cost anything for me to recieve calls from him, just minutes, and I don't need to get a number with his area code because he has Vonage himself, which is where I got the idea to get it, it's just taken a good 6 months for me to realize I should. The bedroom with the modem is in the room next to mine, but I also do live in a small house. Now, what my boyfriend has is interesting, well his old set up anyways. His Vonage was hooked up to his router, both of which were in his room. One of his phones was directly hooked in to the router as far as I know. He had another phone upstairs that just had a charger, and also another computer upstairs which worked off wireless. Both computers ran off wireless, but his main one was directly plugged into it. I was thinking of getting the first package which includes the phone and the box, and it says you can put the phone anywhere in the house and just leave the Vonage box with the router, but it said you have to plug in your computer. Says nothing about wireless. This is so confusing Razz
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

For more insight I was looking at this: http://vonage.com/device.php?type=IP8100

You put the phones wherever, just have that little box thing plugged in to the modem. I just want to know if that thing will still allow me to use my wireless.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like that set up should work for you. As you see, that device is not free though. Just plug it into your router and put the handset in your room. It won't interfere with the wireless for your laptop internet because the phone is 5.8Ghz and your wireless internet uses 2.4Ghz. Good luck
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It's not free, but I need to buy a phone. The phone in my bedroom that I have hooked up to a regular phone line no longer works. $20 is nothing though, should be fine. Will save me lots and lots and lots of money in the end. Thank you for all your help, everyone.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If I were you, I'd go with the advice that NavyDavy gave you above. Get the D-link VTA that Vonage will provide for free. Plug that into your router. Get a low cost cordless phone and plug the base into the VTA. Take the handset into your room and you're all set. A somewhat more expensive cordless phone would give you remote charging stands that you could keep in your room as well.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Since you already have internet access on your laptop using the wireless signal, you could go the way of the V-phone. It's just a small device you plug into the USB port of your laptop that allows you to make and receive calls on your laptop.

more info for it is here:
http://vonage.com/help.php?article=1148&category=100&nav=5

When you buy it, you automatically get the microphone or headset/microphone combo deal which would also plug into your computer so you could talk as well as the softphone program Vonage gives you to install on your laptop so you can make and receive said calls.

And like it was stated above, you might want to get a virtual line located in the area code of your boyfriend (which would point to your main Vonage line which would ring your phone) so that he can call that virtual line without having to consider it as a long distance call.
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