2007-09-07, 08:15 PM
I am considering terminating my Bell telephone, and replacing it with broadband from Rogers plus a Vonage VoIP phone for local calls and long distance.
My current ISP is tedious dial-up, and I can't stand it any more.
In this case will Rogers "Lite" be adequate, or do I need "Express" for this purpose?
I will also use the Rogers broadband for my computer internet access. I need the latter for e-mail, some photo exchange and some modest web surfing.
2007-09-09, 02:19 AM
A Vonage Rep recommended the Extreme connection, but you don't know if they are taking into other considerations, such as using your computer. If you must download movies, surf the net and speak on the phone all at the same time, you might need the Extreme speeds.
If you can be conservative, Vonage has a feature where you can lower the voice quality to use less bandwith and you can hardly notice the difference. You can turn your computer off so it does not hog the bandwith and the phone will still work.
If you want to know whether or not your internet connection works with Vonage you can test it here (http://www.vonage-forum.com/tomtest/vonage.htm)
2007-09-10, 09:03 PM
confirmed: rogers portible internet works fine with vongage even at the default packet settings
2007-09-11, 07:12 PM
I use Rogers express but it mat be a little to much.
The other day I was using 3 Voip services at the same time and I didn't notice any degradation what so ever
(Vonage, Voxip (Mexican Voip) and Skype.
2007-09-13, 12:55 AM
Thanks for your responses.
I asked both the Vonage rep and the Rogers rep about this, and both say, despite my expectation of a hard sell, that Rogers Lite will be fine. They DID say that Rogers Ultrlite was not adequate.We are unlikely to be using the computer at the same time, and we don't download things like movies, but mostly do e-mail, modest web stuff, and sometimes photo exchanges.