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Old 11-15-2006, 03:08 AM
veg_all@yahoo.com
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Default How fast is mobile broadband?

Specifically is it fast enough to use a vonage IP phone?

Also the website shows many small cities where there are plans for
coverage. Anyone have a timeframe for that? I would like to get it, but
the cities I visit are mostly small to mid sized towns of around
100,000 people.


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Old 11-15-2006, 10:58 PM
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<veg_all@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Specifically is it fast enough to use a vonage IP phone?
>
> Also the website shows many small cities where there are plans for
> coverage. Anyone have a timeframe for that? I would like to get it, but
> the cities I visit are mostly small to mid sized towns of around
> 100,000 people.
>


Oh yes.....Vonage requires 90K up/down at full speed....
Works like a champ.....




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Old 11-17-2006, 02:02 AM
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Default Re: How fast is mobile broadband?

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the IP
telephony is not allowed on Broadband Access under the terms of service.


<veg_all@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Specifically is it fast enough to use a vonage IP phone?
>
> Also the website shows many small cities where there are plans for
> coverage. Anyone have a timeframe for that? I would like to get it, but
> the cities I visit are mostly small to mid sized towns of around
> 100,000 people.
>




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Old 11-17-2006, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: How fast is mobile broadband?

On 11/16/2006 10:02 PM, Thomas M. Goethe wrote:
> I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the IP
> telephony is not allowed on Broadband Access under the terms of service.


That is correct.


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Old 11-17-2006, 04:38 PM
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"Thomas M. Goethe" <spam@spam.com> wrote in news:AD97h.7580$L6.4004
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> I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the IP
> telephony is not allowed on Broadband Access under the terms of service.
>
>


heh heh....(c;


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Old 11-19-2006, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: How fast is mobile broadband?

>Specifically is it fast enough to use a vonage IP phone?

My experience has been that it's fast enough, but probably not
reliable enough. I find that I get disconnected with some frequency.

Also, you'll probalby have a problem with latency.

-Joel


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Old 11-19-2006, 10:24 PM
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joel@exc.com (Dr. Joel M. Hoffman) wrote in
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>>Specifically is it fast enough to use a vonage IP phone?

>
> My experience has been that it's fast enough, but probably not
> reliable enough. I find that I get disconnected with some frequency.
>
> Also, you'll probalby have a problem with latency.
>
> -Joel
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Is now a good time to mention the ONLY use allowed is webpages, email and
a company intranet access on Verizon Wireless' broadband? All other
uses, like streaming, VoIP, downloading from FTP/Usenet/etc....are
expressly forbidden. Anyone using over 5GB/month is automatically
assumed to be some kind of data ogre and is, of course, automatically
dumped as an abuser.

You don't really think some company that's selling long distance to
Timbuktu for $3.50/minute is gonna let you talk free on Skype or Vonage
over their lines, do ya? They're stupid, but not THAT stupid....(c;

(For reference, 1X on an aircard works just fine on Skype.....shhhhh...
(c

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Old 11-20-2006, 01:40 PM
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>(For reference, 1X on an aircard works just fine on Skype.....shhhhh...
>(c


What about latency? Doesn't it take a full second between the time
you ask "can you hear me" and the person on the other end replies?

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Old 11-21-2006, 03:56 AM
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joel@exc.com (Dr. Joel M. Hoffman) wrote in news:s7j8h.3$YY.1@newsfe11.lga:

> What about latency? Doesn't it take a full second between the time
> you ask "can you hear me" and the person on the other end replies?
>
>


It was longer than on broadband, but wasn't very objectionable at all. Any
VoIP has some latency, just like digital cellphones do. As long as you
don't try to do anything else during the VoIP, 1X has plenty of bandwidth
to do it without backing up.

I suppose it also has something to do with how heavy the data traffic is on
your cell system in your area, too. It is a shared resource, which is why
they don't want you to actually use it much with these restrictions and GB
limits to discourage use. If the shared system is overloaded by
overselling, I'd think it would be unusable. Here in Charleston, that's no
problem as they don't sell much of it on any carrier. They don't even push
it in most cell stores, not wanting to get involved in the trouble it
causes.

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