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Old 8th June 2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default Is the audio quality on Vonage OK?... OR... funny phone company stories.

OK,

So I have this almost new router for my computers etc... it is Vonage ready. Do you guys like the audio quality Vonage provides?

The idea of 25$ a month, compared to the horrible amount I am paying now is appealing. But, I hate phones that sound like you're talking to Hawii... you know, with the beginning of words clipped off and oddball delays. What are the opinion here?

Also, do you mave humorous stories about why you hate your phone company.
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Old 8th June 2006, 02:20 AM   #2
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yeah, I have a humorous vonage story -- they offered stock on the IPO to their customers -- the stock went down 6 points since the IPO and a lot of folks aren't paying up -- someone shoulda' read them that part of the NYSE regulations which requires the broker/dealer to ascertain the suitability...

VOIP may be a great idea, but these guys are financial 'babes in da woods'
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Old 8th June 2006, 02:45 AM   #3
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Wow... that is a nice sideshow. Don't s'pose it'll matter much in the long run.
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Old 8th June 2006, 11:53 AM   #4
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I dunno about Vonage,but..
A friend has VOIP on his Comcast cable internet connection..




It's horrible.. absolutely unusable,IMHO.Echo,delay,and parts of of the conversation are just "missing",it cuts off half of what you say.

But he insists that he loves it. (He has to be lying through his teeth,it's BAD! Like,REALLY BAD! Horrid even.)
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Old 8th June 2006, 03:21 PM   #5
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Thanks D_J,

Exactly why I'm asking... anyone else?

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Old 8th June 2006, 03:26 PM   #6
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I have used SKYPE voip in the UK to Russia, USA, Australia with great success.

About 300 hours so far for a total of 30. (The SO talks!)

Quality from very good to excellent.
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Old 8th June 2006, 04:08 PM   #7
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I use Vonage over a Cox cable broadband connection. Sometimes there's an echo and every once in a great while something goofy happens where the phone rings then drops the call (this is a rare occurance). Overall, it's well worth the $25 / month I spend on it. Free long distance, easy call forwarding, check voicemail online, etc.
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Hi poobah,
Check things like 911 issues if you are thinking of using it as your primary communications (I don't recommend that). That's what I do for a living, commercial systems.

My take is that VoIP is great between offices that are using a data connection already, but it is not reliable enough for your only communications link. Quality will depend greatly on both your area and that of the far end.

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Old 8th June 2006, 04:57 PM   #9
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Hmmm,

Maybe the trick... would be one bare bones line from "The Phone company" for security... and voip for bulk.

I have 400 or so daughters, with that and business the phone bills are hitting 50 db (spikes to 54+ dB)... so to speak.

The rats in this ship are living better than the Cap'n...

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Hi poobah,
You need the basic phone line to deliver a DSL signal anyway, unless you are on cable.

You have a good plan I think.

-Chris
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