I woke up this morning to no internet services. After cursing Vista, and then my ISP, I decided to do what I do and start troubleshooting.
Ping, Ping, Ping. Hmmmm can't get past the modem. OK, that's the ISP. Here is my delema, my phone system is VOIP. How do I call them? Ok, I still have the cell. But if you have ever called your ISP you know there are a bunch of things they always make you do. So the first thing I did was bypass the VOIP router and connect directly to the modem.
SUCCESS! Hmmmm. Again with the head scratching. To think I almost called my ISP and grossed them out. Not that they don't deserve it in general, but in this instance they were innocent.
So, now I know who to blame, I head to the website to get the customer care number. That is when I come upon this:
Ok, they are working on it. Wait, what is this?
"For the latest information on the Verizon litigation..."
Litigation? What litigation? After a minute and a half on the website being fed the company line, I move on to google for the real story.
Vonage has no 'workaround' for Verizon technology
Hung up on Vonage
Verizon/Vonage Patent Infringement Suit: Does 3Com Actually Own the Deed?
I am pretty sure I am screwed.