[TriLUG] Slightly OT:Vonage vs. TWC Phone Service
jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Oct 6 13:12:11 EDT 2005
On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 12:11, Shane O'Donnell wrote:
> Vonage +1
> Used to have the ATA outside the router (used a WRT54G v1 first and
> quality was poor, replaced it with a Netgear and quality was still
> poor), but then I got a WRT54GS in place, forwarded a few ports, and
> The upside to TWC (this is purely based on rumor and conjecture) is
> that if you have their voice service and you experience a cable
> outage, you are on the priority list to get it fixed. That said, my
> neighbor two doors down has TWC Voice Services and I've noticed any
> significant difference in his service from mine, nor in our service
> from prior to him getting TWC Voice.
> Vonage did manage to significantly foul up my portability request, but
> they comped me service for three months while the fooled with it.
> Shane O.
Vonage has some nice gateways fairly close to Time Warner's network (if
not directly on-net with them) - so the service should be almost as
clear as Time Warner's Digital Phone. Some folks have even told us it's
better. The features are certainly better!
Be careful with porting your number over to Vonage. They have an abysmal
record for releasing those ports (should you decide to pull back out).
Of course if you're dumping the old service you'll be losing that number
anyway :-( ... so you might as well crap-shoot with Vonage!
It's cool to see so many folks on list using VoIP.
More information about the TriLUG