Review of Vonage

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Frequent_Flyer, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Hi All,

    I am posting the link to my review of Vonage here. I have yet to try
    Packet8 which is the only other one available with a local telephone number
    in my city.

    I have had very good experiences with Vonage with occasional glitches but
    for the most part I have been thrilled to tell Alltel and AT&T that I no
    longer need them.

    Link to Vonage Review (and diagram of network setup):

    http://www.schapers.org/vonage.html
     
    Frequent_Flyer, Jul 7, 2003
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  2. Frequent_Flyer

    Guest

    >Hi All,
    >
    >I am posting the link to my review of Vonage here. I have yet to try
    >Packet8 which is the only other one available with a local telephone number
    >in my city.
    >
    >I have had very good experiences with Vonage with occasional glitches but
    >for the most part I have been thrilled to tell Alltel and AT&T that I no
    >longer need them.
    >
    >Link to Vonage Review (and diagram of network setup):
    >
    >http://www.schapers.org/vonage.html
    >
    >



    Good review. But hard to read the text on a blue
    background like that
     
    , Jul 8, 2003
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  3. Naila,

    Personally I have never had a call dropped. However I have had a few
    problems where people have not been able to access voicemail and it just
    beeps. I also had a problem where one family member could not call my phone
    number. I contacted Vonage and then had the family member contact the local
    carrier and the problem was resolved. My prefix was brand new so this could
    have just been a routing issue on the new prefixes and have nothing to do
    with Vonage but I am not sure.

    FF


    "Naila" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > There is always the problem of incoming calls being dropped. Have you

    ever
    > ran into that problem?
    >
    > > longer need them.
    > >
    > > Link to Vonage Review (and diagram of network setup):
    > >
    > > http://www.schapers.org/vonage.html
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Frequent_Flyer, Jul 8, 2003
    #3
  4. I have had no problem seeing it on my screen but I can change the text color
    to make the contrast a little higher. Thanks for the suggestion.

    FF

    >
    > Good review. But hard to read the text on a blue
    > background like that
     
    Frequent_Flyer, Jul 8, 2003
    #4
  5. Frequent_Flyer

    Naila Guest

    There is always the problem of incoming calls being dropped. Have you ever
    ran into that problem?

    Maher
    "Frequent_Flyer" <> wrote in message
    news:bFlOa.241615$...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I am posting the link to my review of Vonage here. I have yet to try
    > Packet8 which is the only other one available with a local telephone

    number
    > in my city.
    >
    > I have had very good experiences with Vonage with occasional glitches but
    > for the most part I have been thrilled to tell Alltel and AT&T that I no
    > longer need them.
    >
    > Link to Vonage Review (and diagram of network setup):
    >
    > http://www.schapers.org/vonage.html
    >
    >
    >
     
    Naila, Jul 8, 2003
    #5
  6. I've tried making calls with both Packet8 and Vonage and think Packet8
    is the better deal.

    If you enter 'STAR' as the coupon code when you sign up at
    www.packet8.net you will save $20 on signup.


    "Frequent_Flyer" <> wrote in message news:<bFlOa.241615$>...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I am posting the link to my review of Vonage here. I have yet to try
    > Packet8 which is the only other one available with a local telephone number
    > in my city.
    >
    > I have had very good experiences with Vonage with occasional glitches but
    > for the most part I have been thrilled to tell Alltel and AT&T that I no
    > longer need them.
    >
    > Link to Vonage Review (and diagram of network setup):
    >
    > http://www.schapers.org/vonage.html
     
    Rovilio Rangas, Jul 14, 2003
    #6
  7. Frequent_Flyer

    Dada Guest

    A friend of mine tried calling my vonage account number in 916 area code.
    He said that nothing happen and he was getting nothing after dialing the
    vonage number.

    I have also signed up for packet 8. He then tried my packet 8 number and
    got through first time.

    I wonder what is the problem with vonage number.

    Can any one solve the mystry.

    -Maher
    "Ben Loughran" <> wrote in message
    news:1fy27lt.hs3mndy6swsjN%...
    > Rovilio Rangas <> wrote:
    >
    > > I've tried making calls with both Packet8 and Vonage and think Packet8
    > > is the better deal.

    >
    > Am I the only person who sees that periodic raves about (the
    > financially-beleagured company) Packet8 usually come from people with
    > disposable accounts like free googlegroups sign-up accounts? As Artie
    > Johnson used to say, "Veddy Interresting..."
    >
     
    Dada, Jul 14, 2003
    #7
  8. Frequent_Flyer

    Al Dykes Guest

    In article <>,
    Dada <> wrote:
    >A friend of mine tried calling my vonage account number in 916 area code.
    >He said that nothing happen and he was getting nothing after dialing the
    >vonage number.
    >
    >I have also signed up for packet 8. He then tried my packet 8 number and
    >got through first time.
    >
    >I wonder what is the problem with vonage number.
    >
    >Can any one solve the mystry.
    >
    >-Maher
    >"Ben Loughran" <> wrote in message
    >news:1fy27lt.hs3mndy6swsjN%...
    >> Rovilio Rangas <> wrote:
    >>
    >> > I've tried making calls with both Packet8 and Vonage and think Packet8
    >> > is the better deal.

    >>
    >> Am I the only person who sees that periodic raves about (the
    >> financially-beleagured company) Packet8 usually come from people with
    >> disposable accounts like free googlegroups sign-up accounts? As Artie
    >> Johnson used to say, "Veddy Interresting..."
    >>

    >
    >



    There was a discussion of a large Vonage outage (Sunday, I think)
    on www.dslreports.com. I forget which forum.


    --
    Al Dykes
    -----------
     
    Al Dykes, Jul 14, 2003
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  9. Frequent_Flyer

    David Lesher Guest

    (Ben Loughran) writes:

    >Rovilio Rangas <> wrote:


    >> I've tried making calls with both Packet8 and Vonage and think Packet8
    >> is the better deal.


    >Am I the only person who sees that periodic raves about (the
    >financially-beleagured company) Packet8 usually come from people with
    >disposable accounts like free googlegroups sign-up accounts? As Artie
    >Johnson used to say, "Veddy Interresting..."


    But STOOPID!


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    A host is a host from coast to
    & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
    Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
    is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
     
    David Lesher, Jul 15, 2003
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  10. I'd add another negative:
    Requirement to dial "1" before all calls.

    I sent back my Vonage due to this requirement. Sounds trivial, however it's
    a real hassle in a mixed environment with LEC & VOIP lines.


    "Frequent_Flyer" <> wrote in message
    news:bFlOa.241615$...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I am posting the link to my review of Vonage here. I have yet to try
    > Packet8 which is the only other one available with a local telephone

    number
    > in my city.
    >
    > I have had very good experiences with Vonage with occasional glitches but
    > for the most part I have been thrilled to tell Alltel and AT&T that I no
    > longer need them.
    >
    > Link to Vonage Review (and diagram of network setup):
    >
    > http://www.schapers.org/vonage.html
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    John Schmerold, Aug 4, 2003
    #10
  11. Frequent_Flyer

    Miguel Cruz Guest

    John Schmerold <> wrote:
    > I'd add another negative:
    > Requirement to dial "1" before all calls.
    >
    > I sent back my Vonage due to this requirement. Sounds trivial, however it's
    > a real hassle in a mixed environment with LEC & VOIP lines.


    From what I can tell there are fewer and fewer areas where dialing 11 digits
    for a local call causes any problems.

    miguel
     
    Miguel Cruz, Aug 4, 2003
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  12. Frequent_Flyer

    socrates101

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    Vonage Review

    My wife and I have had nothing but problems with Vonage. I have talked on 3 occasions to tech support, probably located in India, for a total of 4 hours without results. These people are difficult to communicate with! Calls are dropped. We cannot call internationally very often. We save on money, but do not use the phone very much due to these problems.
     
    socrates101, Feb 18, 2008
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