International cellphone roaming is slowly getting cheaper, but Vonage's new ReachMe Roaming system wants to bypass carriers altogether for those going abroad, though still letting them use their existing cellphone number. The app uses VoIP, capturing incoming calls made to US cellphone numbers and pushing them over an internet connection instead: assuming you're on WiFi while you're traveling, there's no roaming fees involved in answering the call.
Vonage has cranked up its challenge to Skype, with a new Vonage Mobile app for iOS and Android that promises free app-to-app calls and 30-percent cheaper VoIP than its well-known rival. In fact, voice calls using the Vonage Mobile app are supposedly 70-percent less than "major mobile carriers" the company claims, with in-app payments to add credit.
If you have friends or loved ones in Japan where the major earthquakes recently hit and you are trying to get in touch with them to be sure they are OK, Vonage is making getting in touch cheaper. Vonage has announced that it will be waiving all per minute charges to Japan for a full week.
Christmas is here and if your kids are waiting to see Santa at the mall and the line is just too long Vonage has your back. You can call Santa for free if you are a Vonage customer by dialing 1-700-CALL-SANTA from a Vonage phone in your home to hear a message from the big guy himself.
I haven’t had a home phone line in years that I actually used for voice calls. I only have a home line for DSL. I once tried to change to VOIP for my home phone line when VOIP first hit the market and quickly realized that the slow broadband connections in my area made VOIP unreliable.
If you still want a home phone line and have a reliable broadband connection, Vonage has unveiled a new calling plan that is a raging bargain, especially if you call internationally frequently. Vonage has unveiled a new plan that costs $24.99 per month and includes unlimited flat rate calling around the world along with readable voicemail.
So SunRocket crashed and burned. I was not a user of their services, however, there were a good number of people that were. Those people are now left without phone service. They left behind their landline phones for a reason, so they're not going to want to go back. So hearing the cries of these customers, Vonage has stepped up and decided to help them out.
Vonage users and employees breathed a collective sigh of relief today. They have been granted a permanent injunction on a previous injunction that prevented the company from signing up further customers.
Bargain hunters get your gear ready! Black Friday is coming closer each second. We just received a tip that Circuit City is offering $200 shopping spree in store when you sign up for a year of Vonage VOIP service. I don’t think this is a great deal for everyone, but those who are planning to get Vonage VOIP should take advantage of this offer.
Beginning on what’s known as the busiest shopping day of the year, “Black Friday” (November 24), Circuit City is offering its customers a $200 shopping spree toward any purchase in their store when they sign up for a year of Vonage broadband telephone service. New Vonage customers will also receive select devices at no cost after mail-in rebate.
The exciting deal will kick off on November 24 and end on December 2. Consumers can take advantage of this offer at any Circuit City in the US and activate service with the purchase of a Vonage device immediately at any in-store kiosk.