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    Default BroadbAnd Internet and Vonage

    Anyone using Vonage over broadband for a local US phone number? If so how is it working?
    www.vonage.com

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    Talking Works good - Cheap way to call

    It is one of the few things I do know about. I had used it for sometime in and out of the US and sent it with friends in the DR. After setting the router up (DSL connection) and setting the speed on the Vonage system to 90K, we couldn’t ask for better results. (Downloads do slow down while you are on the phone, so don’t expect high speed downloads while on the phone)

    Vonage does have an area where you can check your line speeds, do this first…then be prepared for your own US phone number wherever you find a high speed connection!

    My friends now have a number local to me and we talk just like they were around the corner.

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    This is my first post, but read the board quite often and want to thank everyone for their time and effort to post meaningful and enlightened responses. After visiting and while preparing to move, the members of the members of this board have saved me from any number of problems and expenses.

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    never used vonage because skype is FREE

    try it at skype.com

    why pay anything for long distance. hispeed is req'd and its
    still in beta but it works great.

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    Default Yeah Skype is great, Not

    Skype sucks if 100% of the people with a phone cannot call you you don't have a phone you have a proprietary system thats what skype is..

    Or do you suggest I call people on a regular phone and teach them how to use Skype..

    Skype is and will remain a geek tool great for chatting with other geeks but a chat service does not equal phone service..

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    I brought the vonage phone down on my last trip. It works pretty well. I left it down there so my novia can call anytime for the $35 per month fee. Also I have a local 516 area code on the phone so when I call her from my NY cell it is a local call. Nights and weekends are free.

    I see the phone saving me between 300-500 per month on calling cards etc.

    I do get some drop outs and clicks ocasionally but was having problems with my DSL speed. It seems to work better now. The phone also comes with voicemail so it is a much better opton than using an instant messenger type voice chat.

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    1st warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks
    Tim H.
    Last edited by Timex; 02-01-2004 at 09:47 PM.

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    Default Yes Skype is easy

    Yes Skype is easy to use.. But still not a viable alternative to a phone on the PSTN

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    oh ya, the pstn ....... silly me!

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    Vonage is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeeeeew hawwww

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    Originally posted by lurker
    oh ya, the pstn ....... silly me!
    Yes silly you..

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