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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Actually, I see it going the other way. With the proliferation of fax machines and cell phones, they're running out of numbers. Just like we went from five digits ("The number to call is BR-549") to seven, large parts of the country are now dialing 10 already.

I think they (PSTN) will add at least one more digit. Then, to standardize dialing methodology, will require all eleven digits to be dialed everywhere in the US. They may even add a requirement to dial the country code (that's what the "1" is -- it's not just to dial long distance -- presumably, if you were calling the US from Timbuktu, you would currently dial 11 digits, including the "1").

Just as we had to go from dialing 5 to dialing 7, I think the day is fast approaching when everyone will dial 11 or 12 digits. Looking at it that way, Vonage is ahead of the curve! Smile

[author's note - yes, I really did live in a town where you dialed 5 digits to call locally and no, Junior Samples did not live there]

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I dont see the big deal with dialing a "1". it is one extra button I can remember dialing only 4 digits when I was in same area as someone I was calling.

This is new technology and it come with greatly reduced cost with the sever pain of dialing a "1" (is it that hard)

If people are running from your house because you use VOIP....?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:38 am    Post subject: 11 Digit Dialing Reply with quote Back to top

This is one more thing they'll have to address in order to get folks like my grandmother to sign up, though.

Right now, the Vonage clientele is probably a little geekier than average. While I agree that dialing one more digit won't kill anybody, I'm sure Joe Six-Pack in Peoria who sees this as one just more new thing to be scared of will use the dialing requirement as an excuse not to try it.

I know, because I've heard this minor point as a reason for not trying it more than once.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Kweb...does your grandmothe have a cable modem? Of course Vonage clientele differnt from the average MaBell customer. We all pay for high speed internet in my case over $60 per month.

The average Joe Six Pack "as you said" is more likley to dial 1010220 or some other set of numbers to save on long distance. Now they are dialing 8 additional numbers pluse the other 10. Look at all the people doing this. Those companies make millions!!!

Most of the people using Vonage are at the very least early adopters. This might not include your Grandmother today but at leat she has the choice to decied for herself if she want to dial a "1"
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:32 pm    Post subject: 11 Digit Dialing Reply with quote Back to top

Actually, she does. I think she has evolved something of an e-mail maven among her droogs.

So do my parents. They had the same reaction.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Never look to old(er) people to popularize new technology, especially when there's an "old standby" available.

This 11 digit dialing is something that will be picked up easily and readily by the young and the technically-minded. The rest of the world will begrudgingly begin to do it when the PSTN requires it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Here's the answer;
1 is the country code for the USA

Since Vonage is a virtual service and the ATA is not associated with any particular geographic area (except in your own mind) you need to tell it where the call goes. If I dial the UK I need to us 44 instead of 1, admitedly if you are in the USA dialing 1 seems redundant and with a traditional land line it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:57 am    Post subject: Just like dialing extensions Reply with quote Back to top

Hey if your in an office, dialing 11+ digits is childs play. Try getting through to PR when the PBX doesnt give you time to dial the digits before giving you a sob "I'm sorry the number you dialed..."

If having new people in your house bothers you enough, get one of the newer panasonic, sony cordless that have speed dialing like the cell phone where if you hold down a # for 1.5 seconds it initiates speed dial. So if you live in 415, put in 1415 and a + (if your phone supports it), then u can tell the babysitter/pediphile to hold down 9 (like an outside line) then the 7 digit number...

Just an idea, I dont even have Vonage yet. Hence my SN here...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Question to Kwester- You said you live in Charlotte, NC. I do too. My question is do you use BellSouth DSL, Road Runner or what for your broadband connection? I use Road Runner for Vonage at my office and unfortunately they cap the upload speed at 256 (at my home, the residential Road Runner product is capped at 368). It works fine 95% of the time, but sometimes the upload speed drops to virtually nil, causing disruptions in the call. Fortunately this does not happen often, and other than that, I am generally happy with Vonage and at some point will get my colleagues at the office to use it too. What has been your experience with your broadband provider?

Even though the business unlimited package, at $49.95, sounds expensive, I figure on my phone alone it is saving me about $1,000 or more per year in total between local and long distance.

I tried, by the way, to get DSL with Speakeasy, which offers up to a 768 upload, but they (through Covad) sub the lines from BellSouth. Unfortunately, believe it or not, even though our office is in a major business area only two blocks from Carolinas Medical Center, our location is 17,000 feet from the telephone company's nearest central office, at nearly the limit of DSL (about 18,000 feet), and we cannot get much more than dial up speed, so DSL is unfortunately not an option at this time. Ironically, my house, which is less than one half mile from work and in the same telephone exchange, is served by a DSL remote solution and gets blazingly fast DSL. Despite going all the way to the top of BellSouth, they do not seem to care about doing anything for businesses in my area after I raised the problem. They were very nice in looking into it, but I don't think they have any intent whatsoever of solving the DSL issue by putting in a remote solution in my business heavy area. That's why they will lose telephone lines in the future to Voip and companies like Vonage.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:27 am    Post subject: 11 Digit Dialing Reply with quote Back to top

I'm using Road Runner Residential. By the luck of the draw, I ended up with a connection that has always been right at the advertised speed, if not faster. The Voip performance has been exceptional for me, with only a very occasional reminder that I'm using it instead of BellSouth- most typically echos. I just remind myself about the $50+ a month I'm saving and they somehow go away, though.

Living in Charlotte, I was already accustomed to dialing 10 digits. Admittedly, reprogramming all my speed dials with an extra leading 1 was trivial, but this just seems like such a minor annoyance that Vonage could deal with so easily.

Am I the only one who has noticed that no one from inside Vonage has chimed in here with an explanation of why this is a requirement? I asked CS, but all I got was the typical "because that's the way it works" response.
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