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Vonage and NetZero

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bigkee42, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. bigkee42

    bigkee42 Junior Member

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    Quick questions......can you use NetZero with Vonage? If not, please give me some advice on using NetZero. Thanking you in advance.
     
  2. bhnoobz

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    netzero is dialup. dialup does not have enough bandwidth for voip applications.
     
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    I have lingo, you need broadband, I like lingo better than vonage, you get more countries all over the world you can call free.
     
  4. mikemclean

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    I just found a new competitor to vonage (which I have) - it is called Magic Jack. The cost is $40 for the device and that includes a year local and long distance service. After that it is just $20 a year. Also, you can buy 4 additional years when you sign up for $60. I did sign up and paid $100 for 5 years of unlimited (not including international) calling. I think that is pretty good.

    Here is a quote from one review:
    'magicJack is a USB phone jack that allows users to make FREE local and long distance phone calls anywhere in the US and Canada. Users can bring their magicJack anywhere in the World and make FREE calls to the US and Canada, as well.

    It?s easy to use. After plugging the magicJack into the USB port of your computer, the software that resides in the magicJack self-loads, a brief & standard registration process follows (during which time you get to choose a telephone number for your magicJack from a large inventory of area codes/numbers in most every major metro area in the US)and when done you simply plug any standard corded, cordless or portable phone (headset or Bluetooth also works) into the magicJack, pick-up the phone and dial-tone has been delivered! You?re free to make FREE phone calls anywhere in the US and Canada! So, much better than other IP telephony options since it can be used with ANY regular phone and you get your own telephone number for LIFE!

    Initially, I was not sure how the call quality would measure up since its extremely inexpensive ? man, was I wrong! A mere $40 buys you the magicJack plus the 1st year of local and long distance calls and then its only $20 per YEAR for additional years!! You can not be beat that price for all the FREE local and long distance calls you can ever make in a year!! I started making calls immediately and I was AMAZED at the clarity and quality of the phone calls! Everyone I called agreed with me that the call quality was just as you?d expect from any landline.

    The magicJack proves you do not have to sacrifice phone call quality for cost!
    But, let me take you back in time a bit since I did some research before I bought my magicJack. Being a techno-savvy guy, I always research a product, its roots and its history before I give it a shot. After hearing about the product on a few techblog sites,I happened to catch the companies TV commercial recently. So, I began my own research.

    Overall, the magicJack has been hugely embraced by bloggers and the major press alike. When visiting the company?s website http://www.magicjack.com I was quickly impressed by the Tier 1 media coverage the product has received. Excellent reviews by NY Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, LAPTOP magazine, CNBC and video clips of consumer reporters raving about the magicJack on CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox News. PC Magazine just awarded magicJack with its Editors Choice distinction!

    Then I read about the founder of the company and inventor of the product, Dan Borislow. He has over 20 years experience in building successful long distance telephone companies. His previous company struck a deal with AOL and carried AOL long distance customers on their long distance network. He came up with his latest invention and has spent his own money on R&D of the magicJack ? and, then constructed a nationwide telephone network that is one of the largest and newest telephone networks in the industry and is certified as a CLEC in 50 US states! The magicJack is backed by its own telephone network and is operated by executives who have extensive experience in the telecommunications and internet business. This is a HUGE differentiator between magicJack and any other company, including Skype, Vonage and others, in the space who are not telephone experts and are not certified in (even) a single state in the US!

    From what I have seen, the company just expanded its online TechSupport platform, accessible from http://www.magicjack.com to a 24/7 online chat service. I think its intuitive (and smart business) for the company to rollout an online tech support system, via their website for the following reasons:

    1) The super ease-of-use does not require a lot of support;

    2) Users are already online; and,

    3) The low product price point is a huge benefit to consumer but does not allow for a large & very expensive live phone CS center.

    Also, from all accounts, Dan Borislow is an inventor that wants to stay in touch with the people who use his product. In fact, the magicJack website has a link to send Dan an email and its reported that he replies to every one!!
    I?m a very happy magicJack customer and I can?t wait to watch this company soar, as it saves millions of people around the world thousands of dollars per year!!'

    Here is another quote from a different review:
    'I believe this would be an amazing device for any European start-up who call a lot to the USA and who needs to take incoming calls from a USA number
    Just plug it in to your USB port, plug in a normal phone and off you go.'
     
  5. bigkee42

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    I am looking for something that is compatible with NetZero because I am working on a new project. Any advise?
     
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    I am moving to Cyprus early Sept and Vonage don't provide a service there - does Lingo cover that territory?
     
  7. cracker

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    FYI, I just got Magic Jack and returned it because I couldn't get a number for my area code. It would be fine for other stuff, but useless to me because I get a lot of local calls. They mainly do area codes of major cities.
     
  8. DrJekyll

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    chatterbox plan in lingo is free to the following:

    US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Austria, Luxembourg, Norway, Vatican City, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, & South Korea

    I have had lingo for 3 years, never had a problem

    Not trying to hyjack your thread, but I dont think you will find any voip for dialup
     
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    dude. voip will NOT WORK via DIALUP It is impossible. Dialup has 28.8 kbps upstream, voip requires atleast 128kbps........ Since you're using dialup fucking dial out with the modem, lol..
     
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    Just try and do anything remotely requiring a high speed connection with a dial-up modem and see what happens. The quality is either shit, or it takes what seems like years to download, or my all time favorite, it doesn't work at all.

    I did noticed that NetZero is now offering DSL...so unless that is what you have, you might as well forget it.
     
  11. mikemclean

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    Thanks for the heads up. That would be an issue. I just jumped on the website and found that they do have my area code (I live in Michigan, there are a lot MI area codes available). I had already ordered one for the house to test and will order a few more for my office (one for voice and one for fax).

    Another thing I found out is that you can only have one on each computer. Not a problem for me though - as I have 4 or 5 up at any one time...
     
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    I think the question he is asking, is that he already has broadband internet and uses vonage as his home phone.....and he wants to hook up netzero dialup to his phone so he can use that for different ip addresses to do mischevious things. basically he want to hook up to netzero using his existing vonage phone. correct me if im wrong OG poster.
     
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    Yes, that was what I was trying to figure out. I downloaded NetZero and hooked my Vonage phone line to it and it did not work. So, I wanted to ask the experts was I doing something wrong. I ended up getting another line.
     
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    I apologize if you feel that way, but every time I asked someone this question, they referred me to something that I did not want or they did not have a clue about what I was talking about. Now I have a solution. Thanks for your opinion though.
     
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    screw vonage - get a magic jack.

    and dump that 1200 baud hayes smartmodem. or donate it to the smithsonian.
     
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    The Magic Jack sure cuts out the price gouging move of the telecom industry, to try to condition the public to keep paying a traditional 'monthly charge' for VOIP service that is costs next to nothing to provide. Just a few years ago, it was possible to get free voicemail systems online from a variety of vendors---then they mysteriously all went out of business (could it be they were bought out?). One less recurring bill to pay, yippee!
     
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    hell yes. very cool product. for those of you who havent checked it out - g00gle magic jack. 20 dollars US a year for a usb/rj15 voip dongle. unlimited calls to the US and Canada anywhere in the world with a live internet connection.

    still somewhat glitchy, but it helped cut my cell phone bill (was my primary phone line) in half - and for 20 bucks a month, don't bitch about it.

    the savings are quite substantial for those of us who havent quite dominated affiliate marketing just yet.


     
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    I read somewhere that dial up will work through vonage, but you have to put *99, or *67 in front of the dial-up access number. You might give that a shot.
     
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    He was trying to dialup via VOIP. That won't work because voice requires MUCH lower quality than a dialup..
     
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    Use netzero, It seems good acc. ro me.