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Vonage® Now Provides Emergency 911 Service In Over 2500 Calling Centers Across The Nation

Vonage and PSAPs Continue Working Together to Turn Up E911 for Customers Across the Nation in Record Time

Holmdel, NJ, February 9, 2006 – Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of broadband phone service, today announced that it has turned on emergency 911 service in over 2,500 PSAPs across the country. In less than one week, Vonage equipped an additional 125 calling centers, in close to 40 new counties, with 911 capabilities.

In June, the FCC gave Vonage, and all Internet-based phone service companies, 120 days to create an E911 system from scratch, and provide all of its customers, wherever they are in the U.S., with E911 service. In that amount of time,Vonage worked closely with local 911 centers, also known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), across the country to turn on E911 for as many customers as it could.



"Now that the majority of our customers have full E911 capability, we are looking forward to completing our turn up in record time. By comparison, it took the wireless industry 10 years to turn on emergency 911 service in one-half of the nation's PSAPs, a feat we've accomplished in less than a year," said Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage's Chairman and Chief Strategist. "And Vonage will continue to work with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety until PSAPs across the nation are equipped with E911."

"Vonage completed deploying E911 throughout the entire state of Vermont this past January," said David Serra, Executive Director of the Vermont E911 Board. "Of all the VoIP service providers with which we have been working, Vonage has done the best job in deploying E911 in Vermont. They are very accessible and provided us with what we needed. Although we encountered some inevitable hurdles during the process, Vonage was always available to implement a solution to the problem."

Since February 1st, Vonage has added more than 100 PSAPs in the following counties ─ bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to over 2500.

STATECOUNTIESFCC ID -- 'PSAP IDENTIFIER'
ArizonaYuma520
ColoradoAdams1145
ColoradoArapahoe1161, 1265
ColoradoJefferson1194, 8002
ConnecticutNew Haven1315
FloridaBroward1466
FloridaLake1555
FloridaLee1645
FloridaPalm Beach1458
IdahoCanyon2051
MichiganIngham8025
MichiganLapeer3440
MichiganWayne3403, 3416, 3532, 3541
MissouriGreene3929
MissouriSt. Louis3813
New JerseyAtlantic4716, 4672, 4742
New JerseyBergen4732, 4734
New JerseyCamden4695, 4703, 4875, 4891
New JerseyCumberland4874, 4708
New JerseyEssex4677, 4787, 4807, 4810, 4693, 4770, 4813, 4778, 4684, 4727, 4759
New JerseyMorris4692, 4701, 4795, 4847, 4692, 4843, 4709, 4729, 4792, 4821, 4838, 4799
New JerseyPassaic4769, 4882, 4822, 4825, 4705, 4822, 4825, 4705, 4823,
New JerseySomerset4877, 4856, 4687
New JerseySussex4754, 4872, 4863, 4673
New JerseyUnion4831, 4870, 4718, 4753, 4865
New JerseyWarren4829
New YorkGenesee5084
New YorkRockland5209
OhioWayne5551
MinnesotaHennepin3728
North CarolinaCleveland4228
North CarolinaHarnett4294
North CarolinaStanly4447
PennsylvaniaButler5860
PennsylvaniaFranklin5890
PennsylvaniaWashington5934
South CarolinaChesterfield6039
TexasAtascosa6412
TexasBrazoria6449
TexasDallas6872, 6386
TexasEllis6571
TexasErath6924
TexasHamilton6627
TexasJack6673
TexasLampasas6718
TexasWharton6560
TexasWilson7005
TexasWise6532
UtahCache7041
VirginiaBedford7087
VirginiaBotetourt7090
WashingtonCowlitz7260
WyomingSweetwater7652




About Vonage®
Vonage is a pioneer in the broadband phone industry. Vonage's award winning service is sold on the web and through national retailers like SAM's Club, Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot and CompUSA. Vonage Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please visit http://www.vonage.com or call 1-VONAGE-HELP. Vonage® is a trademark of Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp.

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