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If you are considering Vonage for your home phone service, you have reached the right place. Vonage is a popular, well-advertised VoIP service that was founded in Edison, New Jersey during the early 2000's with service extending to Canada and the United Kingdom in successive years. Vonage has had discrepancies in the past regarding user cancellation and advertisements involving "free" services. Since then, however, Vonage has undergone several changes in business and advertising practices. In its 4th quarter financial report that was released in February 2015, Vonage states that it has almost 2.5 million subscribers, maintaining its position as one of the largest VoIP providers in the USA.
Vonage offers a 30 day Money Back Guarantee that covers monthly charges, taxes and any shipping or activation fees. This guarantee, combined with a low introductory rate creates a welcoming offer for those who want to try the service out before committing long term.
Standard features are included with all plans, such as call transfer, call waiting, 3-way calling, caller ID, caller ID block and Vonage Extensions, which allows plans to be used from mobile phones. Voicemail can also be accessed from any phone or PC. Premium features are also available, such as virtual numbers, fax lines, additional phone lines, toll free lines and softphone. A quick note on Vonage caller ID. By default your outgoing caller ID has a 13 character limit and it tries to use your last name and first initial. If, for some reason, you choose to perform caller ID block (dial *67) it will block your Vonage caller ID and instead use Anonymous. These days, this is frowned upon and many providers use Anonymous call block so your call will not get through to its intended recipient.
The World plan is a very popular option for users that frequently make international calls due to its unlimited international calling to 60 countries feature.
The free Vonage Mobile App offers free video calling and video messaging for iPhone and Android users. The app has received high ratings across both operating systems.
Vonage is more accessible to customers than many other providers. Support is available via phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with live chat support available through their website Monday to Sunday: 9am to 10:30pm.
Call quality is consistent for inbound and outbound domestic calls across all phone types and devices. Calls have generally been reported to be at "landline" or above sound quality.
Vonage is a popular service and has accumulated a good number of user reviews. The majority of users on WhichVoIP reviewed Vonage negatively and do not recommend the service to others, with additional monthly fees and difficulties in resolving service issues being the primary complaint.
If a plan under contract is cancelled early, a fee of up to $99.99 may be charged per voice line.
International phone calls have been reported to have lower sound quality than domestic calls. The quality of international calls varies from country to country.
Compared to other VoIP services with similar minute plans and features, Vonage is more expensive (after the 12 month introductory rate expires). While Vonage's business services are well-reviewed only 35% of the over 300 reviews on WhichVoIP recommend its residential service.
Vonage's strengths lie in its size, which provides for a more stable and more accessible service to customers when compared to smaller VoIP providers. If you plan on using a good number of minutes monthly at home or the home office the unlimited plans offer a cost effective solution, while the World plans are a great option frequent international callers.
WhichVoIP has amassed over 300 user submitted Vonage reviews since it started covering Vonage in 2005. The extensive list below should be able to give you a full picture of what to expect if you sign up for the service.
WhichVoIP note - Please check Vonage reasonable usage policy for details of its requirements and limits around unlimited calling plans.
decent service and I am fairly happy
customer service can't fix any problems
Vonage reviews are listed in chronological order.
#418 : OCT 17th, 2016 : Roger
I have Vonage at home and at work. Initially, sound quality was good. Now it's so bad at home that it's usually unusable. We've called multiple times and they keep telling us they're doing something in some central facility to fix it, but it remains nearly inaudible at times. Quality at the office is a bit better, but not much.
#417 : OCT 13th, 2016 : Charles
I have been using Vonage for 10 plus years and have had nothing but excellent service, and have always recommended them to anyone in a related conversation.
#416 : OCT 10th, 2016 : Ludmila
I am very happy with Vonage and with the people who work at the company. For many years they have been providing great service to me without any problems what so ever. And when some trouble comes along they have managed to find the right solution in a fast, easy and a professional manner. Thank you very much.
#415 : OCT 9th, 2016 : MARY
It's been a while since I signed up. We came from MO to FL, and I had a little trouble signing up, as it was my first experience doing this, and I am almost 80 years old. I finally got it right.
#414 : OCT 8th, 2016 : Murray
They would NOT offer the free phone that were promised.
#413 : OCT 6th, 2016 : Pamela
I love having a service with the same amount every month. I like being able to call at anytime for assistance. The customer service is awesome. They are polite patient and understanding to work with.
#412 : OCT 6th, 2016 : Mike
We have been a Vonage customer since January 2005. Our Internet Service is DSL 3MB Down & 1MB Up (faster the better). Many features can be controlled on your "Control Panel" on Vonage's Web site. One feature that I especially like is that if power or Internet is out at your home, calls can be routed to your cell phone or any other phone number of your choice (again, on your "Control Panel"). Don't need this feature often - BUT - nice to have. Vonage will work with any standard phone system. Our phones are 4 Panasonic wireless with answering machine. You just plug a standard phone cord into the Vonage phone modem that connects to the Internet with your computer system. In our case, 3 computers, 2 cell phones and 1 iPad.
#411 : OCT 5th, 2016 : John
I've had Vonage for several years now. There has never been a problem. We have recommended it to a number of our friends and neighbors.
#410 : OCT 5th, 2016 : Roberto
Great service. I have had it since 2001 and it has never failed me. Wherever I go I take it with me and if where I am there is Internet my Vonage works GREAT. Customer Service is great. I recommended it.
#409 : OCT 4th, 2016 : Ernest
Just keep up the great service, customer service is outstanding. When I have a problem you take care of it right away. There is not much more I can say, just keep up the good work.
Disclaimer: The opinions, views and ratings expressed in these VoIP Reviews are those solely of the reviewer who submitted the review. Whichvoip.com does not necessarily agree with any of the expressed opinions, view or ratings.
Vonage makes it relatively straightforward for customers to get support and offers a number of different options to choose from. The following table lists the currently available methods for Vonage Customer Service. Please contact us if you would like to request any updates to this information.
|Customer Service Feature||Availability||Details|
|Live Chat||24x7 via Vonage site|
|24x7 Phone Support||1-866-243-4357|
|Talk to a real person||Press 0 at each prompt|
|USA based phone support||No details available|
|Online form / Email Support||Question Submit Form|
|Self Help Articles / Tutorials||Vonage Articles|
|Self Help Videos||Vonage Videos|
|Support Forums||Vonage Forum|
|Twitter Support||Twitter Support Feed|
|Contact number for Cancelation||1-866-243-4357
Mon-Fri 9-4 EST
|Request a call back||Not Available|
|Money back guarantee||Not Available|
#1 : Posted by Linda Morey on July 11th, 2015:
Does Vonage offer a phone service that can be used with home security systems?
-> Response: Security systems can be troublesome for VoIP service in general, regardless of the provider. This VoIP and home security article may help explain the issues and potential ways around them.
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