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anyone use vonage

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by AintNoFun, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    just curious if any of you guys have switched to Vonage for your business telephone needs. For $50.00 they got unlimited calling throughout the country just curious if anyone has the service....
  2. AaronO

    AaronO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Broadband phones are excellent and affordable. The only problem is not with broadband phones, but with your cable lines. If you're cable is underground then you should not have any problems. If it is above ground, then sometimes it feels like you are talking to someone overseas. If you ever spoke to someone in Europe. A slight delay.

    I have one for my home phone, since my wife uses it, and it cut our phone bill by 300%. I can't lose with that...
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    If you have 3 MBPS cable modem, the sound quality is as good as regular phone lines. My sister has Vonage and the only problem she has is ,sometimes she gets an error message saying all circuits busy.
  4. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    The big problem I have with Vonage is the lack of a good 911 system. They claim to be able to work that out, but I've seen some complaints about it online, I think at www.dslreports.com.

    Also, if your ISP has trouble, then YOU have trouble.

    I might try it out if I hear that these wrinkles are ironed out.
  5. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I think if you have 2 lines in the house, Vonage is great. This way if power goes out, you still have a phone. Also, 911 will work on the other line.......
  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    that was my question.....does 911 work correctly with it.........? I guess that was answered!

  7. Varsity L&G

    Varsity L&G LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    I like that it rings both my home phone and my cell phone while away from the house. The down side is I can not use my cell phone to call home. I think this is a bug.
  8. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,041

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    Everyone I know who uses Vonage has been happy thus far. Sometimes I do notice, as Aaron said an echo effect as well but it's never too bad.

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  9. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    look at your phone bill and you will see 911 service fee, this little addition is an insurance policy for those that have disconnected phones. yes the phone is disconnected, no there is no dial tone, yes 911 will go thru on a dead line.
    we all pay for others to have it, just keep a phone plugged into your normal phone jack and it is a 911 only phone.
    try it on a discconnected line once and you will see it still works.
  10. I've used vonage for 2 years now and have no complaints whatsoever. Not sure what business class offers that residential doesn't, but resi. is only $25 a month unlimited.

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