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    ajwhipple is offline

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    My family currently uses Verizon as a cell provider. We're happy with the arrangement except for two problems:

    1. We have terrible reception in our home
    2. We're starting to run over our alloted minutes

    We use Vonage VOIP services for our land line, and this seems to work out pretty well. I'd like to find a way to take advantage of VOIP on our cell phones while we're home. We take quite a few cell calls at home, and this would improve our reception and help conserve minutes.

    Our Verizon plan expires in a few months, so I'm willing to switch carriers, buy WI-FI phones, and install new hardware at home to support this feature. Can anyone explain, or point me to a website that explains how to set up cell phone VOIP over WI-FI service in my home?

    See More: VOIP over WI-FI: How?

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    ajwhipple is offline

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    Re: VOIP over WI-FI: How?

    Well, it looks like I have no choice but to switch plans. See the email response from Verizon below.


    Thank you for your interest in using your Verizon Wireless services to
    the best of their abilities. Please know that VoIP (Voice over Internet
    Protocol) is not supported by Verizon Wireless. Please be aware that
    such use is prohibited. Please see, below, for more information
    regarding the uses for your data services:

    While most common uses for Internet are permitted by your Data Plan,
    there are certain uses that cause extreme network capacity issues and
    interference with the network. These are not uses intended by our Data
    Access plans and are therefore prohibited. Examples of prohibited uses
    include the following:

    (i) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not
    limited to, continuous Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data
    feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P)

    (ii) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data

    (iii) ?auto-responders,? ?cancel-bots,? or similar automated or manual
    routines which generate excessive amounts of net traffic, or which
    disrupt net user groups or email use by others;

    (iv) ?spam? or unsolicited commercial or bulk email (or activities that
    have the effect of facilitating unsolicited commercial email or
    unsolicited bulk email);

    (v) any activity that adversely affects the ability of other people or
    systems to use either Verizon Wireless Services or other parties?
    Internet-based resources, including ?denial of service? (DoS) attacks
    against another network host or individual user;

    (vi) accessing, or attempting to access without authority, the accounts
    of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures
    of Verizon Wireless? or another entity?s network or systems;


    (vii) software or other devices that maintain continuous active
    Internet connections when a computer?s connection would otherwise be idle or
    any ?keep alive? functions, unless they adhere to Verizon Wireless? data
    retry requirements, which may be changed from time to time.

    This means, by way of example only, that using these Data Plans or
    Features for P2P file-sharing services, web broadcasting, or for the
    operation of servers, telemetry devices and/or Supervisory Control and Data
    Acquisition devices is prohibited.

    If usage exceeds 5 GB per line during any billing period, we reserve
    the right to reduce throughput speeds of any application that would
    otherwise exceed such speed to a maximum of approximately 200 Kbps. These
    speeds are subject to change, in our reasonable discretion, in order to
    address network issues. In order to assess your usage, you may obtain
    information about your usage during a particular billing period,
    including during the Return Period under your Worry Free Guarantee, through My
    Account or by contacting Customer Service. These Data Plans or
    Features are for individual use only and not for resale. We further reserve
    the right to take measures to protect our network from harm, compromised
    capacity or degradation in performance, any of which may impact
    permitted data flows. Accordingly, we reserve the right to deny, modify or
    terminate service, without notice, to anyone we believe is using Data
    Plans or Features in any manner that adversely impacts our network or
    service levels, and we also reserve the right to terminate service upon
    expiration of the Customer Agreement term.

    We may, but are not required to, monitor your compliance, or the
    compliance of other subscribers, with the terms, conditions, or policies of
    the Customer Agreement.

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