Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I’ve been provided a free Vonage Box and 12 months of free Vonage service in exchange for this and future Vonage posts.
Just in time for Christmas, we received a Vonage Box in the mail. Merry Christmas to us!
The Vonage Box allows us to call our families and friends in the States (and vice versa) as if we had a U.S. phone number. In fact, we do have a U.S. number now. It’s a regular 10-digit number that friends and family can use to call us from their land lines or mobile phones as if they’re calling any other U.S. phone number.
Both Nick and I are close to our siblings and parents, so it’s really important to us that we can stay in touch. Unfortunately, not all of our family enjoy social media and email as much as I do, so it’s awesome that they now have a way of reaching out to us without incurring international calling fees or spending unwanted time online.
It took less than 15 minutes to set up our Vonage Box, and we’ve had great luck so far with call quality. We’ve made a dozen or so calls to the U.S., and we’ve received several calls from the U.S. as well.
Learn more about Vonage’s international calling plans here.
With our previous international phone service provider, we experienced frequent dropped calls, especially if we were on the phone for an hour or more. We’ve yet to experience a dropped call with Vonage, and friends and family tell us that it sounds like we’re calling from right next door.
One of the things I really like about the Vonage Box is that it comes with visual voicemail. When someone leaves a voicemail for us, a text-based version of that voicemail is emailed directly to me. This means that I can check our voicemail even when we’re traveling.
Have you used Vonage? What was your experience like?