WRAL reviews the Vonage USB SoftPhone telephony set and concludes that this product is being positioned as a mobile tool, particularly for the business users Vonage has struggled to attract. It’s not being marketed as a replacement for the standard home-based Vonage adapter that connects a phone with the broadband line and rarely gets unplugged.
This new product is in fact novel. It made mobile Internet-based calling enough of a snap that it could easily change user behavior, possibly driving more usage or stealing minutes from cell phones. With the automated setup and single-prong jack, it takes a simplifying leap past existing devices, including some USB drives that run eBay Inc.’s popular Skype service or the VoiceStick from i2Telecom International Inc.
Check out review by TMCnet on Vonage USB SoftPhone.