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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:00 pm    Post subject: Fare Thee Well Vonage! Reply with quote Back to top

Just a heads-up for anyone who cares, I'll be switching to myphonecompany now since they have the 559 area code. I didn't want to, because I like the quality of Vonage; plus after I get my $50 rebate back I'll have paid only 10 bucks for the box, which is better than "borrowing" the box from myphonecompany at the risk of a over $100 charge in the event that I don't return it within 14 days of my cancellation.

But anyway, I'm coming up on 1 week with Vonage and while it's been nice, I really need to have a local number, as do several family members and friends who live in the 559 area code. They said if this new service works out for me then they'll go ahead and get it too. I really wish it could have been Vonage, as I've already said the service has been great. Funny that Vonage sells their Voip hardware at the local stores, but don't support the local numbers. I'm sure a lot of people assumed they could get the service. Anyway, if Vonage ever comes to our area, I'll consider coming back. I doubt my famiy will considering they are not as picky about features, but I just might.

Oh, and after another reply to Vonage, all they could tell me is that if it ever comes to this area, they would email me. That is fine, but if they could have at least told me they were working on getting it here by the end of the year, I would have stuck around. Seems a waste to be spending all of those advertising dollars here in this area and not even have a 559 code for people to use.

Well, sorry this post was sort-of all over the place. I hope this information interested someone out there.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:33 pm    Post subject: Right behind you Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry to see you go mate. But if 541 doesn't show PDQ I'm right behind you. I'm flat tired of customer service saying "soon" and "Any day now..." when P8 and others offer it today. Them folk at Vonage.. They lie a lot.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well I guess they are not lying anymore because they didn't even give me a soon. I guess if they told you "any day now" and they told me "we'll see" then they must REALLY not be planning anything in the 559 area for a long time. Looks like I made the right choice. Still funny, it was the Vonage commercial on TV that got me interested, but because they didn't support the area they advertised in they really just paid to advertise for another company. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think you are discounting a potential market segment that Vonage is attempting to capture.

There are a lot of people in my profession, independent software development, that are moving out of major areas but would still like to keep a local presence there both for business and personal use. I think the same holds true for many other professionals whose work is often conducted by phone or Internet and don't need a local physical presence.

In addition there is a subgroup just looking for lower long distance costs and is willing to put up with a second line to achieve that. They would maintain a basic POTS line for incoming calls and 911 only.

I am happy I was able to get a local number where I live, but if I couldn't have we would just have given out cell phone numbers to locals.

The funny thing is, I ended up cancelling my LA area virtual number. It seems that no one would call me on that number once they knew I lived in Virginia. The concept of us having a local number when we lived out of state was difficult for them. I think if we had ported our original LA number then things might have turned out differently.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Your point is taken, but all things being equal, Fresno IS the "major area" in this region. It's very odd that Vonage has numbers west of here, in a much less populated area, yet sells the Voip adapters at local stores. True, some people will get if for just the long distance, but it's quite costly to have Vonage and keep a local line with all of my favorite calling features, versus going with a company that services my area. I'm sure Vonage know what they're doing, but I just can't get over the fact that other companys have far more area codes, and from what I hear, Vonage has added only a handful in the last year and lost others. It just seems to me like they should focus on building an awesome national network instead of spending all this money on Wi-Fi. If people wanted Wi-Fi phones, they would just use their cellphone. I'll admit, I've got a PPC that can do Voip and it seems interesting, but once I get over the "cool-tech factor" it's much more reasonable to just use my telephone to call through Vonage, that is after all why most people get Vonage. As for business that use it while traveling, they're going to fail, FAST. Wi-Fi networks are a pain in the butt, and most hotels that provide wi-fi internet access also provide an ethernet port, which makes WAY more sense anyway. Well, those are my thoughts on the subject.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: Fare Thee Well Vonage! Reply with quote Back to top

cruddybuddy wrote:
Funny that Vonage sells their Voip hardware at the local stores, but don't support the local numbers. I'm sure a lot of people assumed they could get the service.


AFAIK, Vonage is distributing its hardware through national electronics stores, not through any local stores.

The same goes for advertising dollars: I only see Vonage ads on cable channels, which are pumped out nationwide.

I don't think Vonage is targeting your area to sell units, then saying "gotcha!" when you find out your area code isn't available.

In any event, there are some major metro areas I am surprised have yet to appear on Vonage's site. Many of its competitors are already tapping these markets, and it is not a good idea of Vonage to ignore these segments right now.

Additionally, those Vonage e-mail reminders do not work. I've signed up for a few and never received any update. Instead, I find out later as I browse the Vonage site that the area code is available...

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, I guess you're right. I don't really pay attention to which channels I'm watching anymore since I use Tivo.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Local Service Reply with quote Back to top

I had the same issue. Last year when I signed up for Vonage they didn't have a local for my town. I was using Comcast phone at the time. I ended up gettiing the cheapest Comcast service that supported call forwarding. I then forwarded all my incoming calls to my Vonage number and waited. Once Vonage supported my town I switched and dropped Comcast. Carring the cheapo Comcast number and Vonage was cheaper than my one full Comcast line.
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