Originally posted by badtzDid vonage just implement this new feature:
where if your internet/vonage phone is not working, it'll automatically send the phone call to your backup phone number [mobile/different phone] that's stated in your account?
also, is there a way to put a splitter on the phone #1 port on the phone adapter, so you can use a fax machine for [very occassional] faxing w/out having to unplug the phone line connected to port #1 every time you want to fax?
hope someone can help w/this Thanks
yes it does.
if you have an account there you can use
most any number you want.
I ordered Vonage on the 8th after looking into the costs.
You can buy the phone adapters at Radio Shack,
bestbuy, blah blah.. and get a rebate back that more or
less makes it free. But you have to have an account for
60 days first.
Vonage will give you the same phone adapters
for a $9.95 shipping charge when you sign up.
Cost for me hookup through :
phone adapter 10.00
one time setup fee 30.00
first month up front 25.00
when the sales person at vonage gave me the
total cost of setup-- roughly $70.00, I balked and said
that I'd call back. she immediately offered to waive the setup,
and waive my first month fee. I took it. heck it's worth the
10.00 just to try it.
now if they are like AOL, and after a month I tell them
I don't want the service anymore.... maybe they'll give
me another free month
As far as Faxing
Motorola has a nicer phone adapter than the Vonage
linksis for 20.00 more. The main difference is that the
adapter has 2 data plugs for fax along with the 2 phone jacks.
maybe this modem would work without needing to pay
the increased cost to Vonage for their fax service, one reason
I think Vonage raises the price is because you get a fax # in
addition to your phone number. I'd have to go through their
help section to verify the extra # though. but you can do
that yourself I'm sure.