vonage review

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Ian Hopkins, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Ian Hopkins

    Ian Hopkins Guest

    Ian Hopkins, Sep 6, 2005
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    Mr T Guest

    Interesting,note no mention of the business line of which i have 8 over 4
    isp connections, superb and flawless is all i can say
    Mr T, Sep 6, 2005
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    JuliusP Guest

    Any service that forces a subscriber to use their 'locked' devices in
    order to get service will never get my business

    Vonage support 'softphones' if you have purchased their primary
    service, which means they can support any SIP device without
    requirement to use their hardware
    JuliusP, Sep 6, 2005
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    dexter Guest

    If you want a decent flight you pay the price and fly BA if you want a
    cheap flight with all the complications of same thrown in you fly
    Easyjet same with Vonage you take what is on offer or you go with a
    crap provider like Sipgate .
    dexter, Sep 6, 2005
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    JuliusP Guest

    I have Voiptalk and Gradwell, I have no complaints about either. I did
    have voipfone but I received too many SIP authentication errors from
    them, so ditched them.

    Easyjet is crap, BA is quite good (most of the time), but they don't
    make you purchase their brand of luggage to fly with them, do they??

    I'd use Sipgate if they allowed registrations from Canadian IPs, just
    to make sure that what you have been saying about them is actually
    true..... :)
    JuliusP, Sep 7, 2005
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    Ivor Jones Guest

    I've never flown with Easyjet but I know people who use them regularly and
    have no problems. National airlines aren't all they're cracked up to be
    either, BA are ok but I would never use Air France again after they
    managed to strand me at Charles de Gaulle airport for several hours. I
    never even got a word of apology out of them, not even a cup of coffee.
    The best I've been with recently have been the Americans, both Continental
    and American Airlines, although crossing the Atlantic on a 757
    (Continental) is a little cramped on a full flight..!
    He does exaggerate somewhat. If you can't access via a proxy of some sort
    to use a British IP address, let me know and I'll set an account up for
    you from here.

    Ivor Jones, Sep 7, 2005
  7. Vonage will charge you for an extra number / service to use a
    softphone, I don't know how "locked down" the softphone they use is,
    but I can guess.

    Phil Thompson, Sep 7, 2005
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    dexter Guest

    One has a choice Phil you either go with Vonage and their way of doing
    things or you don't it is entirly up to the potential customer they
    are not forcing anyone to subscribe to their service and I personally
    would not use a softphone anyway .
    dexter, Sep 7, 2005
  9. Ian Hopkins

    JuliusP Guest


    Thanks for the proxy idea, didn't know these things existed, but it is
    great they do

    I'm now the proud owner of a Reading DID/DDI and have successfully made
    a lot of test calls, quality seems good, no complaints so far

    I'll get some friends to test it out for long call durations and we'll
    see if the quality and availability stand up to impartial scrutiny

    As to the setup, Asterisk configuration was a breeze and was configured
    and running within three minutes of completing the signup process. The
    first inbound call was received within 5 minutes

    Thanks again


    JuliusP, Sep 8, 2005
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    Ivor Jones Guest

    Hi Julius, no problem, glad it went ok. Let me know if you want to do some
    tests and I'll email you my number. Let everyone here know how you get on
    with Asterisk, I'm starting to become very interested in it..!

    Incidentally, at least in the UK, the term DDI (Direct Dialling-In) is
    usually applied to extensions on a PABX (Private Automatic Branch
    Exchange) when they each have their own public direct access number so
    calls can be dialled to them direct without going through the company
    operator. It doesn't really apply to a number in this instance.

    Ivor Jones, Sep 8, 2005
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    JuliusP Guest

    Will do.

    Well technically yes, but since all the Virtual lines I have coming in
    go to my Asterisk Soft PBX to be handled depending on what number you
    called and what your caller-id is, why not call them DIDs

    As long as everyone knows what I mean :)
    JuliusP, Sep 8, 2005
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    davew Guest

    Ivor, [email protected] is very easy to install and get running. It has
    received some criticism for making it 'too easy' and not teaching the
    users how all the insides work. This is important as the 'advanced'
    features of Asterisk need a little understanding.

    Here is a demo of the main UI:

    You'll find *@home to give you some really advanced and fun features!

    Good Luck

    davew, Sep 8, 2005
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