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Old 06-17-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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Default Vonage in Vegas?? Opinions please :)

Vonage phones in Vegas. I am considering going with Vonage for my "land-line" (though it isn't really a LAND line) Anyway, do any of you have Vonage and if so does it drop a lot of calls here? My cell phone carrier dropped tons of calls in Nashville but in Las Vegas it has been awesome! Please give me your opinion on Vonage in Las Vegas. Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Vonage runs over your internet connection, so the question should be, is your internet connection fast enough/reliable enough to use an IP phone service? Having both Centurylink DSL and Cox cable internet, I can say that the answer is yes for both. In fact, my Cox internet has been rock solid ever since they 1) replaced all the cabling from the street to the house, and from the point of entry to the cable modem, and 2) replaced the cable modem. I have a Vonage phone here, and am planning to get another Vonage phone line when I move from my old house in the Bay Area to a new house in the Bay Area (and be completely rid of AT&T).
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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You better get top tier internet service to have a reliable VOIP connection.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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Vonage is just good marketing. There are cheaper ways to do VOIP. Google search would open Pandora's box for you.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, CA / Henderson, NV
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I dumped vonage in favor of ooma last year and it was a great move. You can pick up an ooma telo for about $140 if you shop around. But then your phone service is under $4 a month for the consumer reports top rated phone service in the nation.

Bottom line though is your internet connection speed. I have century link and ooma works perfectly with it.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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I also have Ooma and recommend it. Read reviews on Amazon.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I also have Ooma and recommend it. Read reviews on Amazon.
I can't use voip, because my alarm service requires a land line. Just something to consider.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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We use VoIP for our business and home lines, and have virtually no problems. You need to have cable Internet, though. The DSL offering here just isn't up to the task.

As others have said, Vonage is overpriced. For residential service, I usually recommend Callcentric's unlimited inbound plan at about $6/mo, with their pay-per-call outbound plan. Unless you do a lot (and I mean a LOT) of outbound calling, it's much cheaper than their all-you-can-eat plan, which is priced similarly to Vonage.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Had it and got rid of it - use cell phones only. However, when we did have Vonage - it worked great with COX.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Had it and got rid of it - use cell phones only. However, when we did have Vonage - it worked great with COX.
Have had the same experience. I'm a current Vonage customer.
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