TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: HELP: Vonage Problem After Installation

Re: HELP: Vonage Problem After Installation

Luv post (
Mon, 8 Nov 2004 10:43:45 PST

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Here is some new email from the man
I told you about in the last issue, trying to wire up his house to
use his Vonage system everywhere. PAT]

Thanks for coupon info. Right now I am only using Vonage box to one
phone like you mentioned to do. I will have to check with the box
outside house to see where the phone lines run.

> TELECOM Digest Editor <> wrote: Anytime
> YOU make a referral to someone inviting them to try Vonage, you give
> their email address to Vonage, who will in turn send out an e-coupon
> to that person inviting them to try Vonage. You do not get a stack
> of paper coupons to hand out. Just tell Vonage the email address of
> some friend of yours and Vonage will get the e-coupon to them. The
> person has to click on the link in the email Vonage sends them to
> take advantage of the system. If you had signed up through me and
> gotten an e-coupon from me, then you would have gotten a couple
> months of free service, but it is too late now. Sign up your
> friends, using the spot on the Vonage home page to get the coupon
> sent out to the person.

> When the phone 'rings once then goes silent' the voltage from the
> ringing caused a temporary short on the line which usually is not
> there but gets there when the ringing voltage is traveling on the
> line.

> A lot of people do what you are suggesting, wire their entire house up
> to have several appearances of the Vonage phone in various rooms, etc.
> But, it gets tricky if you do not understand phone wiring.


[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I will refer you once again to Jack
Decker, who is the VOIP expert around here. His Michigan Telephone
web site has pages devoted just to this topic:

How to Distribute VoIP Throughout a Home:

Good luck to you! PAT]

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