[lug] Re: [clue-talk] (Semi-OT) Vonage VoIP comments?

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Dec 14 09:30:06 MST 2005

> Also, something else to note:  Vonage doesn't support any kind of call
> control (at least on the Cisco ATA-186 I have).  No wink, ground, or
> loop start...  And the "busy detection" feature in the zaptel code isn't
> the best in the world.  You might run into issues connecting a
> commercial phone system (say, an AT&T/Lucent/Avaya Merlin) to your
> Vonage box to share the outbound trunk.

A nit-pick from a telco-head.

They're providing loop-start or you wouldn't be able to go off-hook. :-)

What they're not providing is far-end disconnect signalling via opening
the loop temporarily if the far-end hangs up.

Nate Duehr, nate at natetech.com

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