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):
    Frequent_Flyer, Jul 7, 2003
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    john63401 Guest

    Hi All,

    Good review. But hard to read the text on a blue
    background like that
    john63401, 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.

    Frequent_Flyer, Jul 8, 2003
  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.

    Frequent_Flyer, Jul 8, 2003
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    Naila Guest

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

    Naila, Jul 8, 2003
  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 you will save $20 on signup.
    Rovilio Rangas, Jul 14, 2003
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    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.

    Dada, Jul 14, 2003
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    Al Dykes Guest

    There was a discussion of a large Vonage outage (Sunday, I think)
    on I forget which forum.
    Al Dykes, Jul 14, 2003
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    David Lesher Guest

    But STOOPID!
    David Lesher, Jul 15, 2003
  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.
    John Schmerold, Aug 4, 2003
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    Miguel Cruz Guest

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

    Miguel Cruz, Aug 4, 2003
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    Feb 18, 2008
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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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