Report: Katrina knocks out Vonage service in New Orleans

As Hurricane Katrina batters New Orleans and Gulf Coast towns to the East, reports are coming in that VoIP calls to and from the area are failing."I was wondering how long I could keep a connection going in New Orleans and it appears that time has come...

As Hurricane Katrina batters New Orleans and Gulf Coast towns to the East, reports are coming in that VoIP calls to and from the area are failing.

"I was wondering how long I could keep a connection going in New Orleans and it appears that time has come...," Vonage Forum member VonageTPA writes.

"Now," he adds, "I'm getting 'Due to the hurricane in the area you are calling, your call cannot be completed at this time. 030T' Interesting phone message to say the least, but very eerie."

"I tried to call a buddy over there and could not get through," Vonage Forum member Trowski posts.

VonageTPA adds: "Good luck (and prayers) to everyone in the affected area."

Our sentiments,exactly.