Its time you get off the side lines and jump
in .... It's easier than ever to Join and there has never been a better
time, here is their best offering so far and
its by invitation special offer , (print out the wallet sized invite here)
or email contact and I
well send an invitation through their system for you right now.
There are many great websites that provide detailed
ratings and reviews for Vonage and many other for VOIP Providers & Digital
When you sign up you will get a ton of free extras
upto Two Months Free, Free Shipping AND up to a $50 Visa Gift Card
you can use anywhere, you can also call them direct at 800-595-0875 to order
( PROMO CODE 16073302521 ) (Go there and enter it now)
and start Saving today!
While your at it print one off
for a friend or Co-Worker and let them know how to get two Free months
and start saving big on there Local and Long Distance phone service (plus
all the features that come standard!)
To date we have thousands
of satisfied Friends, Family and Customers we have turned on to VOIP
and Vonage, and to date we have not had one negative response or drawback!
Business or Personal!
Use your high-speed Internet connection to make
all of your phone calls with Vonage digital phone service. Plans start
at $14.99 per month. Or get unlimited local and long distance for only
$24.99 per month. Learn more now.
This is my Personal and professional
view point, as a VOIP network Admin and business consultant for 22+
years now, and a Vonage user for 5+ years, we even run our own in house
Grandaccess Services through Vonage
offers its customers outstanding digital phone service at an affordable
price. Unlimited calling in the United States & Canada and many other
countries is only $24.99/month, Plus a ton of other services included
for FREE, and requires no line from the local phone company.
You can Use your high-speed Internet
connection to make all of your phone calls with Vonage digital phone service.
Plans start at $14.99 per month. Or get unlimited local and long distance
for only $24.99 per month .
is offering some pretty good sign up bonuses right now for new customers
and even if you were to get their service on the web from an advertisement
or at best buys or any store that sells them, you would get a good deal.
But sometimes they give offers that are by
invitation from personal or businesses so we can offer good deals to
our friends and family or customers
Topic and points of Vonage and VOIP (Voice Over Internet
Pros and cons of VOIP and Vonage From
a Computer/ Internet consultant ...
Cons? well after 5+ years on their service
and Very happy with them! there are not to many that I can think of but
"if " there is one I will list it in each area, If you have any
questions that you would like me to clear up please feel free to email
me any time.
What you need to get started:
Cable or DSL Internet or higher T-1 etc....What
you need to get started: Cable or DSL Internet or higher T-1 etc.... If you
don't know the differences between what is Cable or DSL line and what is a T1 line,
you should probably do some research first to find the best option for you
.... it will not work on Dial-up sorry..... Also will
not work on Satellite for
two reasons 1) the delay is to long "7
seconds in most cases" 2) IP is translated into a Satellite only language
and back to IP
Pros: In this Internet day most Americans have high speed access
"Cable Modem or DSL" so there is a good chance you are ready to roll!
Cons: If you have DSL you have copper to the house anyway and
cant cut out the phone company, but can still be cheaper And you will
get better service and more functions then the POTs "plain old telephone
service" The long Distance service alone saves us $500+ per month alone
(This is a no-brainer!)
Its so simple any one can hook it up and use
it! 1) plug the power in 2) plug in the ATA device into your Cable or
DSL modem 3) plug your standard home phone into the ATA device EASY!
Yes with Vonage its that easy! you simply plug your phones into a small device called an Analog
Telephone Adaptor (ATA), When you pick up a phone, the ATA gives you the
same dial-tone you're used to, and you dial any number just as you would
when using the local telephone network (POTS Line).
Outages do not generally occur because of Vonage
or their equipment, they may because your cable or DSL goes down or
maybe a power failure, tree across a line somewhere that brings down
your cable or DSL line, but that would happen with your regular hard
line phone line anyway.....
We use UPS power backups from APC so even
if there is a failure we have some standby time.
There is a Pro to this
with Vonage! if Vonage loses contact with your ATA device it will reroute
your call to what ever phone number you chose ie: cell phone We actually
Love that part of the service for two reasons if we are out (or even
out of the country) after three rings it rings over to our Cell, if we
go on vacation and take our Vonage with us ... as we are in transit phone
calls go right to our cell, (for example: T-Mobile Cell Phones),
if we don't pick up it goes back over to vonage voicemail!
Quality of Sound:
100% Great, its not the VOIP you have heard
in the past, we have all heard bad or cheap VOIP garble and all those
that go through the computer first (that
also tie you to a computer headset) Skype etc....
No, we have now had our vonage box on all the
above connections and do not see a difference in sound quality ie: Cable,
DSL and now we are on a Commercial connection T-1 through AT&T no
one in 5+ years has ever been able to notice we were running VOIP!
Not Just real good but I believe to be better
them POTs by far!
Cons: sometimes Cable and DSL limit your bandwidth both incoming
and out going so if you are downloading a Movie or using Limewire to
get songs you may hear some degradation in voice quality but that's easy
to remedy :)
Some States and services:
We have heard that some ISPs are putting limits
on services they don't provide (they want you on their service) so they
degrade others, I have heard in California they have it locked down to
you getting only the ISP provided VOIP We think that's not right and there
has to be a work around .....(get around it some how)
Take it with you anywhere
When you plug in your ATA phone device it uses
DHCP to get its IP address and sets itself automatically and lets the
service know its on and where to send calls to (its pretty simple actually)
most of the time it comes with its own router that provide this DHCP
so all you have to do is plug it in to where ever you go with Internet
on cable or DSL and your ready to get and make calls
To let you know how we use it we are on the
road a lot and visit friends and family all over the east coast and we
can take our phone and number with us! we have a house in another state
and when we go we plug it into the Cable and no one even knows where we are
because you pick up the phone just like you would at home or office!
Cons: I don't see any .... other then maybe the 911 issue :)
Other service we use:
This is the coolest part of Vonage! we have
local phone numbers in different states like a 678-Georgia number and
a 607-Binghamton, NY number and an 800-Toll Free number and they all
ring to our one device right here, you can have as many as you want in
any area code and also over seas phone numbers also like London :)
I also don't like calling for my voice mail
so I have Vonage set to send me the .wav file to my email that makes it
so easy for me, or if your out and check your email
A Grand Phone Service, With Vonage,
extra features do not cost anything extra -- everything is included
in one package. Along with unlimited local and long-distance calling
to the U.S. - Canada, and free to many other countries you get:
Free Personalized Voicemail
Free Call Transfer
Free Caller ID with Name
Free Caller ID Block (*67)
Free Call Waiting
Free Call Return (*69)
Free 3 Way Calling
Free International Call Block
Free Call Forwarding
Plus many other included services!
Phone Number Portability - Take your ATA with you when you travel,
plug it into any Internet connection, and your phone calls will follow
you wherever you go.
Area Code Selection - Choosing an area code from any
state or even from another country. Make your 2nd number a local
call for friends or family in another state. Discounted Additional Lines
and Virtual Numbers - Setup a number in almost any state or country, forwarded
to your primary number
Email Message Notification - have the system send
you an email when someone leaves a message in your voicemail box, and
retrieve that message by phone or over the Internet.
Great International Rates - Call overseas for as little
as $0.05 per minute.
Click here for a complete list of our international rates.
E-911 and 911 Service Locator Pros
and cons for any VOIP service
They need to know where you are so they can
send help! Normally when you call 911 you show up on their screen who,
what, where now days even if you are calling from a cell phone they have
your Lat/Long, VOIP is no different.
One of the first things you do when you get
your new service through Vonage is log into your account on their web
site and set all your Preferences like no answer transfer and voice mail
prefs on one of the pages you fill out information on your location so
that when you dial 911 they know its you and where to go, so every thing
you have heard in the media is Crap just like every thing else you hear
from the media
Cons: if you take it with you like we do, and
you happen to call 911 .... we they are going to go to your registered
address! But like me if we were to ever call 911 it would be from our
Cell Phone anyway
Vonage 911 operates differently than traditional 911. E911
and not available everywhere.
Patent Infringement? Verizon and the rest of the VOIP
We will be keeping a close eye on this situation
but I don't feel it will have a long term impact on any ones VOIP service,
Vonage is not the only one that will be affected by Verizon and Vonage
being sued they are just the first, the same Patent
Infringement could affect every VOIP service not just Vonage, so this
is just the tip of the iceberg! I think Verizon is being stupid and it will
cause a failure in VOIP tech moving forward, the way the judge should see
it as a National Security issue and any ruling of such would ruin trust
in the tech industry
Broadband Voice Gateway SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)
/ IP / CGP
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an
application-layer control (signaling) protocol for creating, modifying,
and terminating sessions with one or more participants. These sessions
include Internet telephone calls, multimedia distribution, and multimedia
conferences. It is widely used as a signaling protocol for Voice over IP,
along with H.323 and others.
All around Pricing: You cant
lose, its a Money back Guarantee -
Put it on paper like we did, any way you look
at it .... its a savings! lets take Cable if you already have it their
special is not all that special $45 for Internet, $45 for Cable CHs and
$45 for their VOIP (that's not as good) Vonage is a better service that
offers more options for almost half!
Now DSL costs about the same in most
areas about $45 and if you cut out the phone service and long distance
you would save a ton of money and better yet not be giving it to the greedy
bastards that charge and extra $1 for this and $2 for that and by the
end jack you to $50 and not even give quality of service.
Its the Best Deal they have allowed us to offer!
so email us now and we will send you an invitation! If you still have
questions please feel free to call or email and we will talk with you
about you or your companies situation on a one on one personal level .....
As a side note to pricing
..... even if it were to cost more, I would still have Vonage!