Vonage is probably the best-known name in Vo IP (Voice over Internet Protocol).
Vonage's (.99 per month) addition of mobile apps that turn your handset into a virtual extension that doesn't use up mobile minutes makes it appealing to smartphone users as well as landline fans.
But perhaps because of its high profile, Vonage is pricier than competitors like Phone Power and lacks Skype's video-calling capability.
When Ti Vo needs to phone home, the modem doesn’t work well if it’s dialing out over a Vonage account.
If you’re an ubergeek who wants media on the go, you probably already use the Ti Vo Desktop to grab your recorded TV and convert it for playback on an i Pod or PSP over your home network.
If you aren’t currently taking advantage of the Ti Vo Desktop, you may never have bothered to connect Ti Vo to your home network, bypassing the need for ever using your home phone line again.
If Vonage is your phone service, check out some of the options for updating your Ti Vo.
Pricing and Startup Vonage's base plan is the $9.99-per-month unlimited calling to landlines and mobiles in the U.
S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, but that's just for the first year; after that you pay .99 per month.
Your account includes only that service, but also a hardware adapter sent to your location, as well as telephone number portability so you don't have to change your existing number.
I can call blast to my cell phone when I’m not at home.
I could take the access point with me and have my phone number virtually anywhere there’s broadband.
I tied Vonage into the traditional phone lines in my walls to get a normal phone experience at home.
One thing Vonage doesn’t do well is play well with the Ti Vo guide update feature.