Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
mikebrown Posted:
Hello, I think
you should consult
it with the Expert
they can surely
help you
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
Hardwiring in a Rental House
On Jun 24, 2017 at 09:15:34

Haniltery Posted:
For wipe call
history also some
of the offline, in
gengral , it
usually apply to
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
How to Delete call history from online account?
On May 09, 2017 at 06:14:26

diana87 Posted:
You have to use
VPN service to
bypass
Geo-restrictions
and get free
access while
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Recent calling problem from Egypt
On May 02, 2017 at 17:28:06

dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?
...

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 18:52:02

Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
simple
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our
...

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 10:42:50

diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
software
? Thanks!
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Mar 28, 2017 at 12:42:33

jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Ethernet Cable; Wiring schematic? 568-B?
On Feb 23, 2017 at 18:33:52

beast321 Posted:
I don't know if
you heard, that
many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up
recently.
...

In The Forum:
Fax - Tivo - Alarms
Topic:
Using phone as a dial up modem for Dreamcast Gaming
On Feb 16, 2017 at 03:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
Sorry to start a
new thread on an
old topic but when
I google “Vonage
MAC address
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
New adapter and router -- MAC change
On Jan 11, 2017 at 01:07:21

tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
Vonage behind switch
On Dec 05, 2016 at 12:35:11


Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Expands International Presence with Investments in Asia Pacific Region

Vonage to Present at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference

Syndication

Vonage Customer Reviews
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months



Review: My First Day With Vonage, Excellent!
Review: My First Day With Vonage, Excellent!



Great Price, No Complaints
Great Price, No Complaints



You need some common sense.
You need some common sense.



Vonage Customer Review: One month with Vonage, and...
Vonage Customer Review: One month with Vonage, and...




Vonage Reviews


Post new topic   Reply to topic  Vonage® VoIP Forum - Vonage News, Reviews And Discussion » Vonage Forum Archive
Author Message
RJL46580
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Service Great, But Ph # Not Local... Reply with quote Back to top

Hence my dilemma...

Just got Vonage today, installed in a breeze, phone quality is great.

The telephone number I was assigned is about 25 miles away, making anybody local subject to toll charges (no local numbers available). I have 2 cell phones (local numbers), and 2 high school kids.

I would love to keep Vonage and get rid of my land line, but the inconvienence to local callers potentially having to pay toll charges concerns me. Has anybody worked around this problem? I can keep one of the cell phones on all the time for local calls and voice-mail, but I am concerned that this may not be practical.

Anybody else have this situation?

FYI Enhanced 911 was not included with the Vonage service. 911 forwards to a non-emergency number at the county sherrif's office (not that it's a problem).
View user's profile Send private message
scerruti
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Feb 05, 2005
Posts: 1424
Location: Carlsbad, CA (finally)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Depending on your cell phone provider and plan you could choose to forward your cell phone to your Vonage line when the cell is off or out of range.

When/if Vonage becomes available in your area you could then choose to port your cell number to Vonage.

_________________
Stephen P. Cerruti (ISP: TWC)
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
bg4
Vonage Forum Master
Vonage Forum Master


Joined: Aug 04, 2005
Posts: 164
Location: Long Island NY

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Does Vonage have service in your local service area? as in NPA-NPX
area code+prefix - or very close. I say this because Vonage does list the area codes and prefixes they serve on their home page. Click on availability then type in area code.

If they do and you didnt get a local number call CS and politely complain. IT has been for at least one other person on this forum.

If Vonage does not have a local number to you then shame on you for not checking it out before ordering.

What you could have done, and still can, is get a local POTS number for a month or so then port it over, if you can. You then have a local Vonage number.

_________________
Bob-Long Island NY
Vonage Customer since August 8, 2005
ISP: Optimum Online
Router Motorola VT2442
Setup: SB4200>VT2442>Linksys WRT54G v2.2 (running WRT) wifi enabled-port 1 to switch>two PC's-
View user's profile Send private message
clave665
Full Forum Member
Full Forum Member


Joined: Nov 28, 2005
Posts: 70

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

As the last poster said, there are situations in which Vonage truly may not have a carrier presence in your local ares - BUT you can still possibly get a 'quickie' local # from another carrier and LNP it.
View user's profile Send private message
RJL46580
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

bg4 wrote:

If Vonage does not have a local number to you then shame on you for not checking it out before ordering.


Exactly.

I really, REALLY want to get rid of my POTS ($65/month w/o long distance). The question to me: Can I manage local in-coming calls through my cell phones?
View user's profile Send private message
RJL46580
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

clave665 wrote:
As the last poster said, there are situations in which Vonage truly may not have a carrier presence in your local ares - BUT you can still possibly get a 'quickie' local # from another carrier and LNP it.


I can't think of a practical way of doing this, except as scerruti suggested, forwarding one of my cell phones to the Vontage number. That may work, so long as the family remembers to keep the in-coming local calls short (absolutely crazy solution).
View user's profile Send private message
Steve48
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Aug 30, 2005
Posts: 4777

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Service Great, But Ph # Not Local... Reply with quote Back to top

RJL46580 wrote:
Hence my dilemma...

Just got Vonage today, installed in a breeze, phone quality is great.

The telephone number I was assigned is about 25 miles away, making anybody local subject to toll charges (no local numbers available). I have 2 cell phones (local numbers), and 2 high school kids.


Can you port one of the cell phone numbers to Vonage?

_________________
Steve Gray
Orlando, FL
View user's profile Send private message
RJL46580
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Service Great, But Ph # Not Local... Reply with quote Back to top

Steve48 wrote:


Can you port one of the cell phone numbers to Vonage?


Yes, I can call-forward the cell phone to Vontage. Discussing this approach with the family, this should be a workable plan:

1. Give the cell number out to local people
2. Always keep the cell phone on, and forwarded to Vontage
3. Limit the incoming cell call duration (calling people back on Vontage if say 5 minutes or more).

As you can tell, I can't wait to cancel my POTS and disconnect those nasty wires outside my house. Twisted Evil

On a more recent note, my wife just threw the Vontage-connected phone at me, as her first Vontage call went dead in the middle of talking to her mother. As it turned out, the Comcast internet went out for a couple of minutes.

Hmmm, it looks like this may not be a slam-dunk sell to the family.

Embarassed
View user's profile Send private message
Steve48
Vonage Forum MVM
Vonage Forum <b>MVM</b>


Joined: Aug 30, 2005
Posts: 4777

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yup, a disadvantage of Voip is that it's utterly dependent on a solid internet service. Without that, the Voip provider can do nothing.

On the subject of porting the cell phone number, what I had in mind was actually transferring the number to Vonage, if that's possible. It's a local number that you already have assigned to you (sorta).

_________________
Steve Gray
Orlando, FL
View user's profile Send private message
RJL46580
Vonage Forum Associate
Vonage Forum Associate


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Comcast internet is absolutely crazy tonight. According to the Comcast web site, this "scheduled maintainence" (during prime time) may last all night.

A revelation on this issue. I called Vontage to investigate whether any of their exchanges in my area code might be considered local, and was told I could get an 800 number for only $5 more per month! This sounds almost too good to be true, and will be calling CS tommorrow to confirm. I have no problem paying an extra $5/month until they get local exchanges here.
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


All times are GMT - 5 Hours

Vonage Service Plans


Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New patsykf3
New Today 0
Yesterday 0
Total 101029

Who Is On Site
Visitors 1
Members 0
Total 1


Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
Login Here
Not a Member? You can Register Here
As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage Stock Price
Value: 7.99
Change:   N/A
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search
 






†AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See www.vonage.com/911 for details.

** Certain call types excluded.

www.vonage-forum.com is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
All other www.vonage-forum.com content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at www.vonage.com to receive any special,
best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

[ | | | | | ]

Vonage Forum Site Maps

Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
& all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.


Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
& small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 1.39 Seconds and Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum