Convergence, not so bad sometimes

My 5 year old cordless vtech phone has been cutting out my wifi lately, so I’ve been shopping around for 5.8 Ghz phones. I’ve also been considering giving Vonage another try, since I gave up on them in Fall of 2003 (due to unreliability).

I’m usually not a big fan of convergence devices — it usually means you get a so-so product A squished into a so-so version of product B, and the sum of the parts is often worse than either device alone, but this new VTech/Vonage combo phone system is exactly what I was looking for. I doubt very many people share my position, in that they need both a new phone system and something for Vonage, but I can’t wait to see this show up in stores.