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Tip Of The Day - 11/21/05 - Vonage

Sean Adams

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Pennsylvania
I'm sure by now many of you have heard about Vonage - the high speed phone service. It works directly with your high speed internet connection. From what I can gather there is a flat monthly fee of $24.99 regardless of who you call, where you call, and how long you talk. I also see that all the ammenities are included - voice mail, caller ID, call forwarding, etc... Has anyone tried this or does anyone use this now?

check it out at www.vonage.com
 

Grassmechanic

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.E. Michigan
No thanks! From a buddy who has had it - he said he got "kicked off" (lost his connection) too many times in the middle of a call. They'll have to work the bugs out for me to be interested.
 
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Sean Adams

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Pennsylvania
makes sense... my question was always if your internet is down then your phone is crippled as well... doesn't make sense yet but I'm guessing it will eventually, like you said
 

dvmcmrhp52

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Pa.
I wouldn't do it now but I believe in the near future it will be worth looking into. Phone lines (dial up) have become outdated.
 

dvmcmrhp52

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Pa.
olderthandirt said:
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True but for the occasional user and there are still a few around payup dial ups cheap.


Yup, Agreed, but I believe the other services will soon become more reasonably priced in the near future.
 

Up North

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
MN
Sean Adams said:
makes sense... my question was always if your internet is down then your phone is crippled as well... doesn't make sense yet but I'm guessing it will eventually, like you said
Hey Sean, the problem with VOIP is quality of service. When I was into communications up until this past April that was the concern of many companies switching over to VOIP vs. PBX or switched equipment. The failure rate for VOIP is still around 10-20% depending on whose service you use. No doubt that is the way phone service is going and will be some day, but they still have a few issues to work out. Vonage has a good idea and good product that will only get better with technology.

Buck
 

6'7 330

LawnSite Bronze Member
My sister has Vonage,very few drop offs,only the occasional circuits are all down message ,when attempting to dial out.She calls the United Kingdom and Scotland and Malaysia and talks for hours ,for 24.95 a month.Voice quality is excellent over her cable connection.
 
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