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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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I'm not sure but I think mine took about 9 calendar days.


I ordered it late on a Friday night after business hours, and it arrived Tuesday morning -- less than four days (including two weekend days). I was very pleased with what appeared to be lightening fast delivery at no additional charge. I guess some of it is luck and some of it is where you live in relation to the shipping point. I'm less than a 100 miles from Vonage HQ, so that helped in my case.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:00 pm    Post subject: Works for me Reply with quote Back to top

I am in Tucson - with Cox - and have Vonage. Transfer from Qwest was so fast that the number transferred before I received the Vonage adapter ! Hooked up first time - has worked from day one. I was able to easily disconnect the landline from my house so have all my phones running on Vonage.

I already was running a wireless for Cox, so hung the Vonage adapter off the Netgear - opened the ports for the Vonage adapter. I don't know what that did - but everything has worked fine from day one.

Strongly endorse this combo

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Works for me Reply with quote Back to top

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I already was running a wireless for Cox, so hung the Vonage adapter off the Netgear - opened the ports for the Vonage adapter. I don't know what that did - but everything has worked fine from day one.


No harm done, but you shouldn't need to open any ports. A NAT firewall blocks unsolicited external requests. Since the Vonage adapter sits behind your Negear router and is soliciting requests for the ports it needs, they are not blocked by the Netgear router.

If you use any PCs in the ethernet ports of the Vonage router, you are at slightly more risk with the ports opened than without them open -- unless you are also running a software firewall like ZoneAlarm on those PCs.

I'd close the ports if it were my setup, but that's your call and not necessary if you don't use the ethernet ports of the Vonage adapter.

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:14 pm    Post subject: thanks :-) Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the info. Doesn't hurt anything as the Vonage is 'hung by itself' ... but I will go back and close the ports. I was under the impression that they had to be open for the adapter to get the firmware updates and stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thank you, John the Webmaster.

Yes I know about the 14 day trial. Personally, I place high value on talking to existing customers first. Also, from what I can see in posts on this forum and others, the first 7 days (of the trial period) will be consumed by waiting for your equipment, and the next 5 will be consumed with you waiting to talk to Vonage tech support, trying to make it all work. This gives you a couple of days to actually use the service, and if you don't like it, you have the hassles of notifying Vonage (more wait time on the phone) and returning the phone adapter.

I would like to talk to someone in my area who is currently a Vonage customer, and preferrably using the same cable service provider (COX). I've used POTS for over 50 years, and I'm willing to bet that I can hold out for a few weeks more so I can find out the water temperature before I make the plunge into the waters of Voip. I'll let someone else dive in headfirst, and then tell me if the water is icy cold, or not.

Anybody else out there, who is using Vonage in Arizona?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gz wrote:

I would like to talk to someone in my area who is currently a Vonage customer, and preferrably using the same cable service provider (COX). I've used POTS for over 50 years, and I'm willing to bet that I can hold out for a few weeks more so I can find out the water temperature before I make the plunge into the waters of Voip. I'll let someone else dive in headfirst, and then tell me if the water is icy cold, or not.

Anybody else out there, who is using Vonage in Arizona?

GZ


There was one post from Hugh, who uses Vonage with Cox in this area, so he gave some feedback on the whole proposition. It seemed to be a strong endorsement:

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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:00 am Post subject: Works for me

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I am in Tucson - with Cox - and have Vonage. Transfer from Qwest was so fast that the number transferred before I received the Vonage adapter ! Hooked up first time - has worked from day one. I was able to easily disconnect the landline from my house so have all my phones running on Vonage.

I already was running a wireless for Cox, so hung the Vonage adapter off the Netgear - opened the ports for the Vonage adapter. I don't know what that did - but everything has worked fine from day one.

Strongly endorse this combo

Hugh


I'm writing to add some of my own thoughts over the last week or so:

I just got my first bill from Qwest, since I switched to Vonage. It actually went up to $72 or so, and not down, but oh well. I expected they'd charge for various changes. Since I started using Vonage around mid-month, and got rid of Qwest for Long Distance around that time, I received various debits and credits. The net effect is that the debits slightly outweighed the credits, but that next month my bill will reflect no use of Qwest for any special services or long distance. [side-note: my favorite part was where they charged me $5 to change inter-state long distance carriers, and ANOTHER $5 to change in-state long-distance carriers.]

Unfortunately, the big news is that my Qwest bill will STILL be around $33 per month, because it will be around $22.x per month with local and a couple of necessary features for incoming calls, and it will STILL be around $10.x per month for taxes, fees, surcharges.

In other words, around 40% or more of this bill will still be these outrageous taxes, fees and surcharges that are a prime motivating factor for many of us when we look into Voip. This is a luxury (keeping my POTS line) that I'm not sure I can afford.

I can't port over my old POTS line number with Vonage, but I can do it with Packet8, so I may have to get with them, and quick, if I wish to get off this extra-$456 per year merry-go-round. I include $5 per month savings if I go with Packet8 and LNP, for a total of $38 per month, or so, that I would save, if I got that all in place, and if it worked.

I'll sleep on it. These are complicated decisions. The question has come up here in this forum as to why Vonage cannot provide service in some areas and I believe the forum adminsitrator or some other knowledgeable person mentioned that the local "CLECs" (no definition was given.... I guess this is Local Exchange Carrier or something) may resist giving numbers over to Vonage.... apparently packet8 was able to overcome this though. Anyway, it was suggested that we could contact our PUC and help out by urging them to get the CLECs to stop the nonsense. Maybe I'll try to research that more.

Still, I've got to get on this issue. Nearly-$500 per year is a little too much for me to be throwing away. The issues are different for you, with Cox and LNP available in Tucson. They're a little different here. Heck, I can't even get DSL with Qwest.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, I'm looking at Packet8 as well. They offer LNP for little bitty Sierra Vista (where I'm located). Not sure why Packet8 can manage to get a CLEC to port a local number from Qwest, and Vonage can't (or won't), but from what I can tell by talking to Packet8 customers, it seems to work well for them. Also, they claim to have some sort of enhanced 911 service that actually works (but they charge extra for it, and I haven't found anywhere they disclose what that charge is). Still kicking it around, but Packet8 is looking mighty attractive right now. I've heard that there is another Voip provider called Cricket serving Southern Arizona. Anybody had any experience with them?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Yeah, I'm looking at . . . . I've heard that there is another Voip provider called . . . . Anybody had any experience with them?


Please reveiw the forums rules before this thread drifts too far. This forum is for discussions of Vonage services and features and for help with Vonage. Comparisons of Voip providers and discussions of other providers are important, but they are more appropriate on other forums designed for that purpose, such as http://www.dslreports.com/forum/voip.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

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