- Why Vonage
I would say I am a tech savvy person, an early adopter, I guess you would call it. I started an Internet–based company in the 1990s and was drawn to the technology that Vonage seemed to pioneer. And being in the technology industry, I’ve always thought technology is most effective when you don’t even know it’s there. What I like best about Vonage is that I don’t even think about it anymore. I don’t worry about the quality. I don’t worry about the call. I don’t worry about the price. As our lives get more complicated, we need these things that we don’t have to think about, and Vonage has become that for me.
I have had to use Vonage to call throughout the entire U.S. Just about every state I have had to make a phone call to or receive a call from, because of my job. But I still want to keep my mobile phone number private, which was difficult before Vonage came along. But now with Vonage, I am free to conduct my business and still can keep my phone number protected.
I am originally from Lima, Peru, but my mom and I have been in the U.S. over 25 years. My sister is still there and my mom has lots of friends and family still in Peru. My mom was spending a lot of money on calling cards until I told her there is this app from Vonage, and you can have it in your phone. So I put the Extensions app on her phone, and she is saving a lot this way. I also have Extensions on my mobile phone, when I travel abroad.
My sister also sent her kids to school in the U.S., and she was spending a lot of money calling them. So, I sent her a Vonage Box, and she was able to keep in touch with them, which has made her very happy.
When we moved, my wife and I knew we had to switch phone services. We discussed getting a new number, but it’s very inconvenient. You have to notify everyone—and not everyone is going to receive the notification. So when we switched to Vonage, they let us keep our number. And lo and behold, a couple years after moving, I got a phone call from an old high-school buddy. We were on the wrestling team together. He calls me only every 10 or 15 years. If we had changed our number, I may not have gotten that phone call.
I came to the U.S. a few years ago for a career opportunity and moved seven or eight times since then—Virginia, Massachusetts, New York, and finally New Jersey. We had to keep updating our family in India with a new number every time we moved. Then I signed up for Vonage and got to keep my number. I have been with Vonage for more than seven years, and it’s been primarily because of how easy it is to take my number and my service with me when I move.
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