"Unlimited long distance without having to find a good cell area."4.0 starson by flagatorfan
Pros: Cheap, unlimited long distance.
Cons: Call quality while surfing, proximity to modem, obviously doesn't work when power is out.
Summary: I must first admit that I have not tried any other VoIP. Overall, I am happy with Vonage. I do wish I could find a land line company that would provide unlimited long distance cheaper than $50. In the meantime, I will continue to use Vonage. The call quality on Vonage is good. Unless of course you are surfing the internet. Then at times, you will find that there is a huge delay in your voice being transmitted, or it is simply not transmitted at all. Another downfall of this service, as it is with all VoIP services is the proxmity with which your phone, or cordless base unit must be to your modem. This could become troublesome depending on where you place your broadband modem. And as previously stated, don't consider this service, if you are in a location with frequent power outages. Even though it is obvious it should probably still be stated. No power, no internet service. No internet service, no phone service. Keep a cell phone charged and handy. One plus I must give that I wasn't sure about before I started the service, was whether or not it would work with a cordless phone. It does. My one suggestion; make sure that the frequency of your cordless phone is different from your wireless network, as you will have interference. Even with the problems, (which I can't say is specific to Vonage) I still recommend this service.