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Vonage spyware ads funds customer acquisition

Vonage customer acquisition relies heavily on spyware advertsing according to Ben Edelman.  Considering Vonage's failed IPO and continued downward stock price, you'd think Vonage would be on the "up and up" - above all these sort of tactics. After all,...

Skype cracked

VoIPWiki reports that Skype has been cracked. A Chinese company has successfully reverse engineered the Skype protocol. According to the blog post, the company's CEO stated their software will not support Skype’s supernode technology. What this essentially means is that...

Vonage fights patent suit by buying patents

In a tit-for-tat battle, Vonage today announced that it has acquired ownership of three patents from Digital Packet Licensing Inc. that enable voice over internet protocol technology (VoIP). The three acquired patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 4,782,485, 5,018,136 and 5,444,707, are...

Sandisk offers Skype on a USB stick

Just last week Vonage launched their "VoIP-on-a-stick" V-Phone (see review) and now it appears that Sandisk is going to all offer "VoIP-on-a-stick" by bundling the Skype application pre-loaded on the SanDisk Cruzer Micro and Cruzer Titanium lines of Skype-certified U3...

Vonage V-Phone Review

Vonage sent me one of their Vonage V-Phone USB devices to review. As you probably recall, I wasn't very keen on the V-Phone, but I decided to go ahead and test the V-Phone anyway. The concept of the V-Phone...

Vonage V-Phone ho-hum

Vonage announced their oft-rumored USB "VoIP-on-a-stick" product today. Nothing new here, Mplat has a similar product called Mplat FlashPhone F2K that I wrote about. Unlike the Vonage V-Phone which is limited to Vonage, the Mplat device not only comes standard...

FCC approves new VoIP taxes

Well, we knew it was inevitable that the FCC would pass on USF (Universal Service Charges) taxes onto VoIP service providers and thereby unto VoIP subscribers. I griped about this pending tax just recently. Well, the FCC voted unanimously yesterday...

Vonage begs customers to stay

Last week, Russell Shaw reported on how Vonage is essentially "begging" customers to stay by offering discounts (down to $19.99/month) to their monthly service. As a Vonage customer myself, still looking to dump Vonage in the next few weeks (See:...

Verizon slaps Vonage with Lawsuit

Vonage said today that it has been served with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Verizon.  The lawsuit from Verizon Service Corp. and Verizon Laboratories Inc. alleges that Vonage infringed on seven patents related to VoIP technology. The timing of...

Vonage IPO Lawsuit and my Lawsuit over my Cold Pizza

Sure, all the hubbub is over Vonage users suing Vonage over their failed IPO and refusing to pay for their Vonage shares, but I have my own pending lawsuit against Vonage - and it's over my cold pizza.Last night, I...

Free Conferencing using Skype

Today, Skype and Vapps, a VoIP conference calling provider, will be announcing that they will be offering unlimited conference calls, with up to 500 participants, for free to Skype users.  Launching on the Highspeedconferencing.com website, this announcement follows on the...

Vonage IPO Results are In...

I won't call the Vonage IPO a miserable failure, but it certainly underwhelmed with a 12.65% drop from the target price of $17 and closing at just $14.85. Still, I'm sure Jeffrey Citron made millions. Good for him, bad for...

Vonage IPO Failing - Trading $2 lower so far

The Vonage IPO is faltering, trading at $15.10 or $1.90 below the opening $17 price. This is a 11% price drop. I just did a Yahoo Quote lookup and pasted the chart to the right. Not looking good even though...

Vonage IPO price set

Vonage has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 31,250,000 shares of common stock, which are being sold by Vonage at a price of $17.00 per share. Shares of Vonage common stock will trade on the e undeNew...

Time to dump Vonage

I never thought I would say this, but "that's it, I've had it with Vonage!" Let me tell you about my woes with Vonage lately. First, let me say that my wife has periodically complained about Vonage having voice quality...

Uniden UIP1869V Vonage phone review

Ratings Score Installation Documentation Features Usability Performance Overall Uniden UIP1869V Box shot Uniden Firewall Web interface Uniden came across my rant on my Vonage hang-up fast-busy problem and they noticed I was using a Uniden 5.8GHz TRU8885-2 phone system....

Vonage adds France, Ireleand, Italy, Spain, and UK to unlimited plan

Vonage today announced that it has waived its international calling rates to land lines in France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom for subscribers signed up for the $24.99 per month Premium Unlimited Plan and the $49.99 per month...

Men are from VoIP and Women are from PSTN

Men are from VoIP and Women are from PSTN - at least according to Preston Gralla over at Networking Pipeline who quotes a recent HarrisInteractive survey about VoIP awareness. (great metaphor Preston!)Preston writes that according to the survey, "Men are...

Vonage Hangup problem and the Uniden 5.8GHz TRU8885-2 phone system

I splurged on a Uniden 5.8GHz TRU8885-2 phone system with digital answering machine, support up to 10 handsets, Caller ID, handset-to-handset calling, baby monitor feature, and more. "Splurged" probably isn't the appropriate word, since it was a $119 necessary purchase...

Vonage reaches 70% E911 compliance

Vonage today announced that more than one million subscriber lines now have Enhanced 911 (E911) service, a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number. Recently, the FCC gave Vonage, and all Internet-based phone service...

Vonage 911 - My house is on Fire! Please hold...

According to Consumer Affairs, a Minnesota homeowner claims that Vonage put him on hold when he called 911 to report his house was on fire. Of course, it isn't really Vonage that put him on hold, but the infrastructure than...

Skype vs. Vonage

CNet has an interesting Skype vs. Vonage comparison article. The graphic above is a six round battle between Skype and Vonage. Apparently, Vonage wins the battle. Personally, I think Skype and Vonage are two different animals with vastly different target...

Skype is a real mover and shaker

Wow, Alexa's home page has a nice graph of Skype's soaring Alexa rankings as part of their Web Discovery special. Not sure if it will be there tomorrow, so let me copy some excerpts. Check out this quote: "Once again...

Vonage reaches 1.5 million lines mark

Vonage announced today that it has reached the 1.5 million line mark. I'll reiterate my blog post from September 2005 when Vonage claimed to hit the 1 million line mark and I said: "This is a vague choice of words....

Vonage offers enhanced 411 directory assistance

Vonage has selected Excell Services to provide its customers with Enhanced Directory Assistance Services (411), including movie listings, stock quotes, sports scores and more. This also includes regular number queries as well as address and reverse searches. In additio, Vonage...
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