smartin4 wrote:Do you need a special router for the Vonage service? I thought it was just an adapter that you can plug into your existing router? I know the unit I looked at in BB was not a router.
It is a combined router/voice terminal. Mainly it serves as the voice terminal, but it also routes your computer traffic and the phone traffic to the Internet, giving priority to the phone traffic. The connections go like this:
Internet <-> Vonage Router/Voice Terminal <-> You router/firewall/pc/etc.
Thus, all traffic gets routed back and forth through the Vonage router/voice terminal.
I have the Motorola VT-1005 that came from Vonage. I forget how much they charged for it, but it wasn't too much, and it made set-up easy.
Before you buy make sure to Google for one of the sign-up offers (first month free, etc.). That might be a better deal for you. Or I could give you a referral for a free month.