Vonage call quality

Well, I’ve got to vent a little about the Vonage commercials. I first must admit that overall, I have enjoyed their service. But I found it funny when in one of their commercials a guy says, referring to their quality, “I’ve never had anybody ask, ‘are you using V-O-I-P?'” (I really chuckle that the actor works hard to force that acronym out on the commercial.) I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the main reason nobody asks that is that hardly anybody knows what VoIP is (it stands for Voice over Internet Protocol.

I thought I’d share with you a few things my wife and I have heard from people as we were using Vonage:

  • Are you talking on a cell phone?
  • What was that? You’re breaking up.
  • Can you call me back? I think we have a bad connection.
  • Are you talking through a tube? ’cause that’s what it sounds like.