Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Wish-I-Were-Fishn

Anyone using Vonage

16 posts in this topic

If you have used this service, how do you like it?

Thinking about getting Vonage for my new business location.

I will have a DSL connection, but no phone. Looks like I can keep my number from my previous location.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did use it for two years. The first year was awesome, no problems and crystal clear phone service. Then, I don't know what happened, but the phones would cut out, people wouldn't hear us when we answered and such. Called customer support from over seas and couldn't understand a thing. We would get it to work now and then but couldn't handle it anymore so got rid of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used Vonage for about a year and then flipped over to a different VoIP phone provider-ViaTalk. They are a little cheaper than Vonage and the service is as good. I can relate to the choppy voice quality of VoIP, at times, but the price of about $10/month with all the bells and whistles makes me stay. My local wireline provider (Embarq) wanted about $65/month for the same features. Plus, with VoIP, nationwide LD is no additional charge. With ViaTalk the cost is like $199 per year with an additional 6 months free. I have two lines with them and am adequately pleased.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I currently have it -- have had it for 4 years. I signed up for the 500 minutes/month for $14/month, and have never went over that since we also have cell phones, etc.

It's been great --- I did run into the same type of issue the other guys had -- choppy signal, etc., but called and talked to customer service (could understand him ok)..and he walked me through the trouble-shooting process to determine that my router had went bad. He sent me a new one, free of charge. Fixed the issue --

No complaints -- I even figured out a way to utilize existing phone jacks in the house (which I didn't think was a possibility at first and was disappointed), but turns out it can be done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also have and have had it for years. I would recommend it for home use but not sure for business use. If I am downloading anything medium to large, the signal definitely gets choppy. But for the price point, 14.99 - 500 min, you can't beat it. It was also nice when I moved houses. I did not have to call them to reestablish my service, all i had to do is take the router with me and plug it in. Easy as that.

Using the existing phone jacks is a must. I have the router located in my office, plug it into the wall, and now all the phone jacks are live. I had to disconnect the phone line that comes into the house but that was easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No.... but that song pops back in head every time I see or hear the word Vonage!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I'm going to give it a try. Not much to loss if I go with month-to-month.

$39.99 plus free dedicated fax line for the business plan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While I don't like Vonage from my experience, if you can find someone who has it, let them refer you and they will get a month free. Might as well pay it forward wink

Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had it for a few years now and like it. We also have Comcast high speed internet and I've heard that Comcast gives bandwith preference to Comcast VoIP users over Vonage users. If you ever have a bad connection or get static, you can usually hang up and call back and it's fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been using ATT Voip for the past three years. I did have issues but after replacing the telephone atapter a year ago it's been fine since. No voice issues. The only issues have been with my internet service provider. Another story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Magicjack works pretty well for me but you need a PC running all the time.

Dirt Cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used it...Had to cancel the service, and they kept taking money out of my account..( different amounts every month )..for about 5 months..Did'nt notice till my account came back overdrawn..Tryed to resolve it and get my money back they took from me...Hours on customer service with a different response every time..They finally wore me down and I gave up...Unbelievably bad customer service!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take a look at ooma, inc (ooma.com). I have had for a few months now and works just like my old Qwest line. No monthly fees just have to buy the hardware. Base package has voicemail, caller id and comes with 3000 minutes per month outgoing anywhere in the US. You can upgrade to 2 lines and their Premier service for $99/yr and comes it with additional features like multi ring and call forwarding. Nice for teenagers or spouses that use the phone a lot. Just pick up another phone and you have a dial tone. I have been really happy with it. Shop around for the hardware. I got it for $219 plus a free ipod. I got this since I lost my job and was trying to cut all bills. It has already paid for itself for us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I signed up yesterday. Time will tell smile

So far it has been great! Even got a free fax line! Plus I was able to keep my existing numbers for both my main business line & fax line smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Check out the 2017 Obsession Hurcan 366fps and 3.9 lbs!
    •   When someone gets to the personal aspect, whether it's me or someone else, I will challenge them and if they can justify what they have said about an individual --OK -- otherwise show me why, and if it is just their opinion say so. I'll accept that if it's their opinion.   There is nothing generic about an insult, an insult is an insult. What do you consider as a douchebag?
    • Not sure why people get so worked up about being called dummies, poopyheads and sons of bees.  Whatever, its generic insults and this is the internet.   But yeah, there's a line somewhere in the there that separates the real douchebags* from the rest of us.  You know it when you see it.   *Sorry if any douchebags felt personally attacked by being called douchebags.
    • I was addressing it to JigSawJimmy Peatmoss  response : That's an opinion, not anything more , so I let it go.
    • Created/Saved all these jobs, cut gajillions off AF1 costs, etc.  Ok, so how did the that work?  Usually these sort of dealings aren't totally one sided.  At least the carrier deal had a bunch of Pence fingerprints on tax incentives Trump took credit for.   I have doubts that King Cheeto just shows up and blows a bunch of smoke up assses and corporate executives are just like, "Yay!"   Is Trump's Twitter bully pulpit that powerful?  He randomly yells at Boeing and they just fold over for him?  I thought we realized Trump on Twitter is only for the LOLs.
    • Well hope the Trump supporters are having fun, seems those days are numbered. Turns out you can't just yell fake news at real news and make it go away. The Feds are closing in, and at best it seems Trump thinks throwing Manafort to the wolves might get them off his tail. Anywho, lots of news today.   The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign   McCain: Congress doesn't have 'credibility' to handle Russia probes    Because this happened - House Intelligence chair discloses classified intel in clumsy effort to validate Trump   Also this earlier in the day -  Former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government."     And in completely unrelated news - remember those Carrier jobs you bragged about Trump saving? Yeah, those jobs are gone. Carrier pocketed the tax breaks then screwed the workers anyway. Great negotiation there. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/job-cuts-endure-at-indiana-factories-despite-trump-pressure-416511193.html
    •   Who are you addressing this to? I did not make the statement only re-posted it. I also don't find PEATMOSS's comment very humorous as well.   PEATMOSS said: This is still, by far, the funniest thing I have ever read on these threads in a decade.
    •   Anything you post on here from now on has no merit or credibility as far as I'm  concerned.  I wasn't even going to respond to this, but feel what you posted needed to be. If you wish to call my mother a dam, you will, the same as you called another persons mother that. I don't give a rats butt what your political views are, however when you start getting into personal attacks you had better look in a mirror. You don't probably don't know anyone on here personally, yet you attack someone on a personal bases, call there mother a dam and ridicule them because they had a lower portion of a leg amputated due to something they can control, but had no control whether they have the illness and sometime that illness makes you pay a price. BD2 has that illness he can control to a certain extent where he can lead a normal life, however there will be complications and from what I know of him he will accept that. I don't know DB2 personally, I've never met him, I've debated against some thing on this where he and I have had different views, I respect his opinions even though I disagree on many, BUT I SURE AS H--- DON"T ATTACK HIS ANCESTORY OR  ANY TYPE OF DISABILLITY
    • Yea yea all ya auld pharts would  pass out the minute she popped the first button!!
    • Would he get a free hoodie for his efforts?
  • Our Sponsors