JL. We’re delighted you took the time to provide your positive experience with Vonage! It is our aim to provide the best products and services for each customer!
Original review: April 6, 2016
I have been a Vonage customer since November 2014 and I have to say that it has always been great service and the team has always been very helpful. I used to have (until it was stolen) a USB drive that I could connect to my computer and make calls wherever I was. They value the fact that I have been a customer for such a long time. I think many service providers (e.g. AT&T) could learn a lot from this great company. Keep the good work!
Eric! We’re delighted you took the time to provide your positive experience with Vonage! It is our aim to provide the best products and services for each customer!
Original review: Feb. 4, 2016
Service has never been interrupted! Love the extensions app for my smartphone. I can make and take calls using my home line. I have a 2 line box even though I only have one line. A few months ago the line died. It was actually the port on my device. Customer service was able to quickly troubleshoot and switch my line to port 2. This is the only issue I have had in almost 10 years!!
Thank you, Theodore! We appreciate the time you spent to share your feedback! We’re happy to hear we were able to provide the right product to fulfill your needs.
Original review: Feb. 3, 2016
Service has been reliable and dependable.
Purchased $20 of VOIP credit to be used when I was out of the country. When I tried to use it for the first time, Vonage reported my account was suspended. But it still showed my $20 credit. This must be a billing or computer foul up, I thought. There is no live customer support so I sent two emails which both went unanswered. Bottom line, Vonage took my money, didn't provide the service and offered no explanation or support.
I have been Vonage's customer for a long time; nobody in our family really uses this service but we keep it anyway (just in case). 4 months ago I've heard about referral program that Vonage was running and when my mother's friend needed a cheaper reliable service I recommended Vonage. He is an older gentleman and doesn't have email address, so I used mine to set up his service. Couple of days ago I realized that I have never received a referral bonus and called Vonage.
At first they acknowledged that both of us are eligible for $50 bonus and then explained that "3rd party providers" responsible for issuing a credit/card refused to provide us with cards due to the same email address in both accounts. 30 minutes conversation didn't help - representative and her supervisor kept saying that I am eligible to receive referral bonus but I am not going to get it and so on. That is how Vonage decided to save $100 and literally lie to the customers. Please be careful when dealing with Vonage. Thanks.
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Signed up for Vonage 4-5 months ago. First off equipment was delivered to the incorrect address (not carrier issue, Vonage printed the incorrect address on the label). After several calls to customer support they sent out the equipment to the correct address. Opened the box and they sent me reconditioned equipment stating I had 'lost' the original, not a great start. Installation was NOT fun, I'm not a novice on the computer or within wireless networks and their system of troubleshooting is ridiculous, ended up just force feeding firmware updates on their equipment to get it up and running.
On to the billing, insult to injury I signed up for their 9.99$ per month one year deal --- it's NOT 9.99. Yes you have to add tax etc but that 9.99 is now 18.97 per month so you're telling me the fees are more than the actual charges for the service? Smells like fraud, looks like fraud cause it is FRAUD. When I initially signed up the deal offered was 3 Motorola phones with docks for free, ok pretty good right? Wrong.
4 months later got NOTHING. Called customer service after first 30 days. Was told there was a delay and I should get the phones in 2-3 weeks. That deadline came and went, followed up with customer service today 3 months later, was told they aren't offering that deal anymore. HA! So I've now had to ask to speak with someone who has the authority to make good or we are cancelling (which I might do anyways). Supposedly I'm getting a call back today - if I get no call and an immediate resolution I'm dumping these clowns.
I requested to port out my number from Vonage. The number was ported out from Vonage. They don't know that the number was ported out from them. Still billing to the customer. When called the customer service, they said the number is working with them. I submit online order on 6th Dec. They create the account on Dec 8th. They shipped the equipment on 12th and I got the equipment on 13th. They started billing from 6th. I don't have the equipment before 13th. But I paid from 6th. I can say this a number ONE worst service company.
I received an offer from them that promised me a hundred dollar gift card to Amazon if I signed up for a year of service. I figured I would give it a try and signed up. I really didn't use the service much but I was happy with it when I did. The Amazon offer required a certain amount of time before the card would be issued. I assumed they didn't want people getting the gift card and then not paying their bill so I had no problem waiting. After a few months had passed I contacted them because I hadn't gotten the card yet. They responded after a couple days and told me that they had checked my account and the records showed that I had met the eligibility requirements and that the card was already issued. They suggested I check my spam folders which I did. I had no luck finding the email so I sent another email explaining everything.
After about 5 days I got a response from their "gift card team". It was very brief and said that when they checked my account it showed I hadn't signed up using a promo code. No resolution was offered. If I didn't use a promo code then why did customer service send me the earlier message saying he checked my account and saw I met the requirements and that the card was emailed?
I searched the Internet for the original promo and found it. Not only do the dates match up (the promo was in late June and my acct was opened June 24) but all the other parts of the promo match up with my account - 9.99 for a year, no activation fee and free equipment. The original order even says "promotional period" when mentioning the 9.99 rate. I have always paid my bill on time and have been patient waiting for the gift card. Vonage has a chance to make me a lifelong customer but it seems the customer service dept would rather be rude and send completely contradictory emails.
I called 5 months ago to cancel the phone service I signed ordered in January. As the service was terrible. They must sell the number as I got daily advertising, calls. When I called to cancel they advised me that the phone was not even in my name. I told them to cancel it. I didn't get further charges until this month. The phone number hasn't been active in my home for 5 months. The terrible customer service person, Franklin, would not listen to this problem. Only saying that the line was live. It's NOT. I GOT PUT on hold for 20 minutes. I called back. Same thing happened. Person wouldn't get this off my billing. And of course they won't give you a call back number.
Multiple attempts at fixing bad service did not succeed. Calls dropped regularly. Problem could not be fixed and service was switched to Cablevision. Cancellation didn't go through properly. Another month's service was charged and now the company refuses to refund the charge. No service was provided after being ported out. No calls were made. But company still refuses to refund the charge. I do not recommend this vendor.
Resolution response: Dec. 1, 2016
My issue was completely resolved today. I am once again a very satisfied Vonage Business customer and would recommend this service to any small business that would like a budget friendly, very flexible phone system that will bring your phone system into the 21st century. Give them a try... you won't be disappointed and certainly will be pleased with your choice.
Original review: Nov. 29, 2016
I started out as a very satisfied Vonage Business customer. Their service is very flexible and call quality is good (internet connection dependent, but good). My issue is that some external calls are routed to the wrong business... and Vonage I have been requesting that this issue be corrected for several months. There have been no callbacks from Vonage (despite promises to do so). I have spent (literally) hours on the telephone trying to resolve the issue.... without any success. My next step is to move my phone service to another carrier... but, I would like to avoid this as it would be time consuming and disruptive to my business. I am hopeful that someone from Vonage will read this review and offer some focus and attention to the problem so that it is finally resolved.
My words of caution to those considering Vonage as a provider are: the service is great when it works... but, tech support is lacking. There are several layers of screening before you can actually speak with someone who can fix a problem (or even fully understand the problem) and those folks are completely overwhelmed and do not have any eye on customer service. The Vonage service is inexpensive... so, understand that you will not get exceptional customer service. Vonage expects you to be self-reliant... even with very complex problems like the one I'm having.
When I subscribed with Vonage 7 months ago the date and time display on my telephone was wrong. Vonage was unable to fix this even after many hours of trying. This is a big nuisance since it also time stamps conversations and messages. When I switched back to a new provider that problem was instantly solved. I also had many strange calling activity that I had never experienced with different providers. Now I cancelled the agreement only to find out that they charge me the amounts they would have billed for 12 months. They were unable to reverse that charge. I think it amounts to a crooked business process they slip in through the fine print. I would not recommend their service to anybody.
Very rude customer service and they lie about the promotion they advertise with at Deals2buy.com. As they advertise to give $100 gift card after you sign up for specific plan with one year contract. This is a trap as you sign up you are in contract with them as there is early termination fee. They will say you have to wait almost 3-4 months processing time to get that promotional gift card but after you reach time they can just say "oh you never open an account with that promotion so we cannot provide any gift card." Bogus promotions just to trap customers. Very disappointed and on the top very rude customer service.
Product, operation of product, customer service and billing absolutely not as promised. My Tech Manager and I spent 5 hours working to get phone system up and running and could not. We could not get through to customer service. Typical "go online" approach. When I did get through was told phones are not operational because account doesn't go live till 10/25. I was very clear with the sales rep, I needed them live by 10/21 or I'd just stick with Frontier.
Anyhow, I am horrified that my desire to end the relationship due to lack of being operational on date promised and the lack of help from customer service is resulting in me having to purchase 5 phones (because I did not give them a 90 day trial) for $250 that I cannot use and now send them to a landfill. Was told by customer service rep "You can sell them." I have had the phones for 2 days. They are completely unused, in original packages. HELLO Environmental Agencies! Vonage may be a good system when you get it to work, but the promise and process is absolutely fraudulent.
I just finished my 3rd day on and off the phone with Vonage Customer service. I cant remember the last time I had such bad service. After hours on the phone with various customer service people I got absolutely nothing accomplished. They are poorly trained, not quite honest and not smart. Vonage would be better served to have English speaking/ American service staff. The overall experience and customer retention would be far great. I was so frustrated I ended up canceling my service. What a waster of time.
I am a customer since 03/2015. After my contract is ended I did some r&d and realized that I am paying a lot of money for the service I am utilizing. And called customer care to cancel the service but I fall into the trap of credit back. And I even didn't realize that the discount is not valid for my entire next agreement. This is ** miscommunication from Vonage accounting team.
We are a medical office, phones down, they won't talk to us because we don't have a "super user" or know who that could be. We were with Vocalocity, they sold to Vonage. With Vocalocity we didn't need a super user.
I thought about going back to Vonage. What a mistake! All I want is a service to allow me that doesn't require an adapter. They have one called SoftPhone. Perfect, however what is not clear is you need to purchase their phone service and SoftPhone for an additional $30! So after waiting 20 min to cancel... they dropped my call! Said they could not hear me. Really the 2 calls I made just before that call seemed to have no issues. I used Vonage a few years ago. The service was fine, but had to cancel because internet issues. Dreadful experience, it took an hour with rep to cancel. So move forward 5 years thinking process is better, NO IT IS NOT! My advice is just don't use them, because the moment you need to make a change the problems mount.
Horrible company. Vultures that illegally puts accounts in collections. My contract has been up with you for some time. I've called countless times for service not used to be turned off. Stay away from this company!
Catherine! We’re delighted you took the time to provide your positive experience with Vonage! It is our aim to provide the best products and services for each customer!
Original review: Sept. 4, 2016
Just wanted to comment on the knowledgeable assistance I received from Vonage. After the nightmare of incorrect billing from Frontier which took dozens of phone calls and disconnections, I had enough and contacted Vonage. There have been minor glitches, but I am happy with the service and resolution of the glitches. No long waits for help or disconnected service calls. Thanks Vonage.
I've been a Vonage customer for 9 yrs, but will be looking into canceling my service now. Today, after learning that I couldn't receive calls on my home phone, I endured long wait times on hold before finally being connected with a Customer Service Rep. That resulted in a lengthy 45 min. call that didn't resolve the issue properly. After having me disconnect ALL the phones in my house, then go around and reconnect them all again, she finally said that the Vonage device was defective... which, of course I'd already told her that in the very beginning of our conversation.
She said she would send me a new Vonage modem free of charge - but I was going to have to pay the $9.95 shipping charge. I wasn't happy about that since it's their device that went bad... not my phones. I was told the new modem would arrive in 2-3 business days. That means since this is Thursday, I won't be able to receive any calls until next week. Well, I consoled myself with the fact that "at least I can still call out in the meantime." WRONG!
I discovered after the call with the Service Rep, that now I don't have any dial tone at all & can't even call out! So I called Vonage back AGAIN to see if the Rep had deactivated my current equipment by mistake - which is what I suspected. I was told that when they order new equipment they automatically deactivate the old equipment. That made me very angry! I asked them why I hadn't been told that BEFORE they did it... especially since I could still make calls - just couldn't receive them! She apologized & said the other Rep should have, indeed, told me it would be deactivated.
She wanted to walk me thru downloading the Vonage App on my cellphone so I could use them to make calls. I told her that's not the point or the problem. I have unlimited service with Sprint & don't need them to make calls on my cell. The problem is my home phone! I have separate phones for a reason! I work in show business & I don't want everyone who has my home number to have my cellphone number (and vice-versa), but now, because I'm forced to make calls from my cell ONLY I can't control that. She forwarded incoming calls from my home phone to my cell, which I'm not happy about either, because now my cellphone is ringing off the hook with even more calls!
Before the call ended I asked her to transfer me to a Supervisor or someone I could register a complaint with. She asked what I wanted to complain about. I told her I wanted to complain about their Customer Service. I said they should NOT have deactivated my old equipment until I had received the new equipment because l had a dial tone & could still make calls out. I said I have DirecTV, and have had to order replacement equipment from them on occasion, but they didn't take my whole system down before I received the new equipment! (They also didn't charge me to ship the new equipment to replace their faulty old equipment!)
Their Old equipment is deactivated when the new equipment is plugged in and activated. Why doesn't Vonage do the same? And at the very least, I should have been informed ahead of time so l would know what I was consenting to. She said she'd make a note in my account & pass on my suggestions - which, of course, I knew was just her way of getting me off the phone.
So, now my next calls are going to be to my internet, cellphone, and satellite TV providers to see how much it will cost to move my home phone service over to them from Vonage (I have separate providers for each ON PURPOSE). After 8 years of telling people they should try Vonage, I will now be telling everyone NOT to use Vonage. This is the 2nd issue I've had with them in the past year that was not resolved satisfactorily. After reading the myriad of complaints from other Vonage users, I now realize their Customer Service is NOT focused on "Customer Service" at all. It's focused on nickel & diming people to death! My monthly service has more than doubled, but the quality of their service has gone down, instead of going up - or even staying the same.
I guess it's another case of "All good things must come to an end." Too bad, because it was very good for a long time. I don't know what's happened or what's been going on with that company over the past 8 years that I've been their Customer, but something has definitely changed and this is NOT the same Vonage I signed up for! Stay away! There's too many other choices out there now. Do your homework and if you value Customer Service, this is definitely NOT the company you want.
I have been with Vonage over 2 years because they have always been responsive and provided good service. So when I decided to add a new line to my house I naturally called Vonage. I am sorry to say I have been thoroughly disappointed in my recent transactions with Vonage. I have had to call 4 times trying to get a single line added. The 2nd time I called I was on the phone for over 2 hours and when the call was completed I still didn't have a functioning 2nd line. I called initially and asked for the 2nd line, specifically requested a separate modem, separate number, and separate account. It was during the 2nd call that I discovered that these specifications had not been carried out. Both lines were under the same account. All the trouble started when I requested that the new number be removed and given its own account. I talked to 4 people and accomplished nothing.
The first rep I talked to practically refused to allow me to speak with his supervisor. I believe I would have been more successful calling the White House and asking to speak to President Obama. When I did get his supervisor on the phone we conclude our business in about 5 to 7 minutes. The next rep I spoke with was Stephanie. Stephanie was knowledgeable, professional and efficient. However the last rep I spoke with is in dire need of retraining. She finally informed me that I should call back the next day, merely give a rep my PIN and they would add my MAC ID to my new account and my phone would be activated. Well I called the next morning and I gave the rep my PIN number and I recited my MAC ID for her. I also explained I was in a hurry because I was on my out the door to an appointment. She informed me the MAC ID I provided was invalid because it was assigned to my primary account.
Now I am truly frustrated. She wanted me to wait on hold while she checked with her Supervisor as to what she should do. I reminded her I didn't have time for that. So I had to forego my plans for later that day because I still did not have an active 2nd line. To add insult to injury one of the reps shipped another modem to me. That will require me to go to the Post Office to return the unneeded modem. I will call Vonage again tomorrow. Hopefully I will get a fully trained rep that can finally get my accounts straightened out. Frustrated long time customer.
Thank you, Keith! We appreciate the time you spent to share your feedback! We’re happy to hear we were able to provide the right product to fulfill your needs.
Original review: Aug. 27, 2016
Although my experience of using Vonage is not perfect and that the quality of the line is sometimes rather poor, overall I would highly recommend it. It is very much cheaper than our previous experience using a normal landline. In addition to this we can add mobile phones to our system so that calls can be made, using the Vonage system when away from home and we can also receive incoming calls, even when out of the country. We are in England and I can phone my partner when she's out of the country just by dialing our home number, provided she has a good connection. We have also arranged for any voice messages to be sent to us both by email. Overall I think the system is brilliant and I think everyone should use it where possible.
We signed up for Vonage back in Feb 2016 but with multi conversation with Vonage tech and our tech people we were unable to set it up so we decided to stay with what we had. The sad part is it was never setup but yet they continued to charge my card, to the tune of 1500.00. Every month they would send an email that they were charging my card. I replied saying “We do not have your service please cancel.” This went on until I called American Express to block payment. As they could see I wasn't using their service. They didn't care. They said “You had to call to cancel” but yet their tech people knew back in Feb. that it wasn't setup. I guess the tech people don't talk to billing dept. They knew damn well it was connected.
I opened an account with Vonage Business porting my home phone number and had trouble with the equipment. I decided to use my cell phone provider for business and therefore wanted to port my existing home number from Vonage Business to Vonage Residential. I was told this would be simple. It has been 21 days and I still have 50% of service! I can make phone calls but I can't receive calls on my original number. Every time I call and speak to Technical Support they tell me the same story line and I am asked to wait another 24-48 hours. I then call 48 hours later and start from the beginning again. I have been promised return calls that I never receive. I have been promised emails that I never receive. I have not canceled my account because I am still hoping to salvage my home phone number.
Today, a Vonage Business tech person said, "Perhaps Vonage Residential doesn't understand all of the steps it takes to port a number between Vonage Business to Vonage Residential." Really, you think so?! I have been offered few apologizes for the "inconvenience" of not being able to be reached at my home number. Finally yesterday, I had a supervisor tell me that the charges would be reverse. For the past 21 days I have been paying both Vonage Business and Vonage Residential. Time will tell if the charges do get reversed. I could not be more dissatisfied!
Not able to cancel account... Chat option doesn't work. Phone calls - they don't pick.
Vonage service is awful! Their customer service is even worse! Stay away from Vonage. They will suck you into some sort of contract and charge you more than you expect to be charged. Customer service sucks!! It should not take 45 minutes to cancel an account.
Promotions are fraud, don't trust them. They claimed they mailed it to me but I never received it. They can check the record if it was used or not and by who. I spent hours on this and they refer you from one place to another to their partners who will present you many sales pitches and tries to sell you cruises and you name it. Don't trust them since their promotions are fraud. Contacted THE CEO but I don't expect much from them.
I have tried to call Vonage prior to today to cancel a service but with the long wait time forgot to cancel. I tried this afternoon and spent an hour waiting to be transferred to another line that made me wait for another LONG period of time. I eventually had to hang up. Customer service is so important that waiting for a really long period of time to talk to a rep is UNACCEPTABLE. This bad customer service does not and will not make me recommend anyone from buying their service, no matter how inexpensive their services are. I'm surprised they still have this big building in Holmdel NJ and no one has tried to sue them for the WORST customer service/business in the phone industry. Totally ridiculous!
The technical support can't resolve the clicking in my phone service. The clicking started a week ago and I have been using the same phone, but they want me to buy a different phone to satisfy their service issues. I will be looking for another service provider ASAP!
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