| |cdruGo ColtsPremium,MVM
Fort Wayne, IN
Re: Vonage lawyers gearing up for big drop in busi
said by FFH:What implosion? Vonage (and likely et al) offer a better product at a lesser price (at least compaired to Verizon's VoiceWing VoIP. With the 500 minute plan it's nearly 1/2 the cost. The unlimited plan is still cheaper, more included features, and has better rates for international long distance and free Canada long distance. The only benifit that I would get by going with my RBOC over Vonage is who I write the check to at the end of the month. For me, I'll write a 2nd check to save $120 a year.
It is probably just the Vonage lawyers gearing up for big drop in business and getting all their excuses in order for all the lawsuits they plan on filing later. They know that all the cable companies and telcos are moving into the VOIP business and they probably realize they are already dead meat. This is just their way of laying some kind of legal basis to claim damages for the implosion of their company.
| |BonezXBasement DwellerPremium
Re: Worm's ??
said by spamd:don't whip out anything unless you are able to deal with the consequences of someone stepping on it
I'll show you my worm, right here!!!
Los Angeles, CA
Re: Just one more....
said by firephoto:The problem though, is that the fact of dialing 9-1-1 is "magical" of it's own right. It's simple enough to pitch the idea to even the youngest of children, and uncomplicates matters. Even if you informed all the members of your household what the real number of 911 was in their area...could/would they remember that when the time comes? Or what happens if you're alone with a family guest, and a medical emergency leaves you incapacitated, while the guest frantically tries to figure out WTF the local emergency number is?
To get "any" phone to contact the proper 911 dispatch center all that is needed by whoever is in charge of routing the call is the actual number for the area that is "911". 911 isn't magic, it has a regular phone number.
Well guess what, in that time of hesitation/confusion, lives are on the line. Thus the need for a VERY simple solution when there are lives on the line.
| |DaveDudeNo FearReviews:
Re: Its should be made illegal real fast
said by Greg_Z:I dont understand how that relates to network access ? Basicly there are blocking communications, solely for there benefit. Even the bells cant do that, Verizon is my provider, yet i have local and long distance from sprint.
No, the FCC needs to put a stop to these VoIP companies that have bad business sense, and have more horror stories then good.
Face it, Venture Capital only goes so far, and you will start seeing these independant VoIP companies start to get ate up within the next 5-8 years.
| |cdruGo ColtsPremium,MVM
Fort Wayne, IN
Re: Its should be made illegal real fast Depends on what the port is being blocked for. If it's for security, such as blocking file and print sharing ports then it's good. If it's to enfore a policy prohibiting servers, such as web or e-mail, not great but still acceptable in my book (go get a business account you cheapskate). If it's to block IPs and or ports for a competitor of a sister company, that's wrong.
Regulate the internets
said by DaveDude:USF anyone?
The FCC needs to put a stop to this real fast.
QoS The FCC has not set a Quality of Service Standard on VOIP. If the FCC did set a standard and forced the VOIP companies to pay the Bells, Time Warners and Comcasts of the world to interconnect and prioritize VOIP packets, pricing of VOIP companies will go right to the same level as TDM, which, by the way, has FCC QoS standards. Why should the Bells and the Cable companies who have spent real dollars to build extensive networks let someone else use their lines to make money on a product they can do themselves? The only way that will work is if the government took over all communication companies and forced open standards (ain't gonna happen). I say enjoy the cheap VOIP products while you have them, they are soon to go by the way of the pet rock and leg warmers.