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Vonage Turns Up E911 in Los Angeles

Over 89% of Vonage Subscribers Now Have E911

HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept 15, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of broadband telephone service, today announced that its subscribers in Los Angeles, California, are now equipped with Enhanced 911 (E911) - a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number.

In addition to Los Angeles, Vonage recently turned up E911 at more than 125 local run emergency call centers across the U.S. in less than one month -- bringing the total percentage of Vonage U.S. subscriber lines that have E911 to over 89 percent.

Vonage's nomadic E911 solution gives customers the ability to reach a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), or 911 center, through the dedicated 911 network infrastructure. With Vonage's nomadic E911 solution, a customer's call is automatically routed to the appropriate 911 center, with the caller's registered street address and telephone number appearing on the dispatcher screen -- regardless of where or what exchange they are calling from. Vonage was the first to provide nomadic VoIP E911 in California, and will continue to turn up and test new PSAPs that are VoIP-ready every day.

"Turning up Los Angeles is a tremendous step for Vonage, as thousands more subscriber lines in California, one of Vonage's largest markets, now have full E911 capability," said Vonage CEO Mike Snyder. "In less than one month, Vonage equipped more than 100 locally run calling centers with E911. Vonage will continue to work with the FCC, regulators Congress and public safety officials until PSAPs across the nation are equipped with E911."

Since August 21, 2006, Vonage has added the following counties to its list of those with E911 capabilities -- bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to over 5700.

    STATE                     COUNTIES               FCC ID --
                                                  'PSAP IDENTIFIER'

    Alabama                   Bullock               279
    Alabama                   Elmore                273
    Alabama                   Escambia              178
    Alabama                   Jefferson             208
    Alabama                   Lee                   132
    Alabama                   Marengo               231
    Alabama                   Marshall              234
    Alabama                   Tallapoosa            127, 272
    Arizona                   Maricopa              491
    Arizona                   Pinal                 427
    Arkansas                  Little River          341
    California                Madera                803
    California                Alameda               525, 556, 697, 846,
                                                    853, 880
    California                Imperial              705, 562
    California                Kings                 772
    California                Los Angeles           960, 800, 973, 8117
    California                Madera                803
    California                Orange                1043
    California                Riverside             670, 901
    California                Sacramento            738
    California                San Bernardino        889
    California                San Diego             775, 671
    California                Santa Clara           935
    California                Solano                990
    California                Sonoma                871, 673
    Colorado                  Teller                1114
    Florida                   Clay                  1609
    Florida                   De Soto               1495
    Florida                   Gilchrist             1516
    Florida                   Washington            1682
    Georgia                   Appling               1694
    Georgia                   Bleckley              1708
    Georgia                   Walton                1872
    Idaho                     Jerome                2095
    Illinois                  Cook                  2447, 2432, 2140
    Illinois                  Jefferson             2354
    Illinois                  Lake                  2503
    Indiana                   Jefferson             2594
    Iowa                      Black Hawk            1902
    Iowa                      Cherokee              1918
    Iowa                      Clinton               1926
    Iowa                      Davis                 1932
    Iowa                      Emmet                 1940
    Iowa                      Greene                1948
    Iowa                      Grundy                1949
    Iowa                      Ida                   1960
    Iowa                      Sioux                 2014
    Kentucky                  Boyle                 6210
    Kentucky                  Campbell              2882
    Kentucky                  Fayette               2971
    Kentucky                  Pendleton             3010
    Louisiana                 East Baton Rouge      3148
    Louisiana                 Livingston            8099
    Louisiana                 Rapides               3113
    Louisiana                 St. James             3126
    Louisiana                 St. John the Baptist  3127
    Louisiana                 West Baton Rouge      3142
    Maine                     Androscoggin          3262
    Maine                     Cumberland            3251
    Maine                     Kennebec              3258
    Michigan                  Allegan               3310
    Michigan                  Berrien               3332, 3506, 3563
    Michigan                  Kalamazoo             3427
    Michigan                  Macomb                3561
    Michigan                  Mecosta               3461
    Michigan                  Washtenaw             3549, 3573, 3350,
                                                    3524, 3315
    Minnesota                 St. Louis             3717
    Mississippi               Amite                 3970
    Mississippi               Benton                3974, 5770
    Mississippi               Stone                 4093
    Nebraska                  Dawson                4598
    New Jersey                Hudson                4676
    New Mexico                De Baca               4911
    New Mexico                Lincoln               4955
    New Mexico                Quay                  4947
    New York                  Chemung               5053
    North Carolina            Buncombe              4198
    North Carolina            Henderson             4297
    North Carolina            Rutherford            4428
    North Carolina            Wayne                 4475
    North Dakota              Burleigh              4498
    Ohio                      Ashtabula             5241
    Ohio                      Butler                5277
    Ohio                      Fairfield             5330
    Ohio                      Hamilton              5238, 5355
    Ohio                      Knox                  5388
    Ohio                      Portage               5486
    Oklahoma                  Johnston              5662
    Oregon                    Benton                5770
    Pennsylvania              Clinton               5873
    South Carolina            Calhoun               6029
    Tennessee                 Blount                6210
    Tennessee                 Campbell              6227
    Tennessee                 Chester               6225
    Tennessee                 Giles                 6256
    Tennessee                 Hamilton              6262
    Tennessee                 Henderson             6269
    Tennessee                 Robertson             6342
    Tennessee                 Shelby                6352
    Texas                     Brown                 6462
    Texas                     Dallas                6771
    Texas                     Gregg                 6608
    Texas                     Kaufman               6939
    Texas                     Mason                 6756
    Washington                Lewis                 7300
    West Virginia             Raleigh               7591
    West Virginia             Wyoming               7604
    Wisconsin                 Kenosha               7447
    Wisconsin                 Lafayette             7451
    Wisconsin                 Marquette             7459
    Wisconsin                 Walworth              7525
    Wyoming                   Albany                7637
    Wyoming                   Laramie               7636


    * Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911.  See
      http://www.vonage.com/911 for details.  Monthly rates exclude fees for
      activation, premium services, regulatory recovery fees & taxes.
      International calls are billed per minute.  First Month Free offer only
      available for the $24.99 Unlimited Plan and covers only the monthly cost
      of the plan, other charges & taxes may apply.  Credit card & high-speed
      Internet req'd.  Other restrictions may apply.  See  www.Vonage.com for
      complete Terms of Service & details.

    About Vonage

Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of broadband telephone services with over 2 million subscriber lines. Our award-winning technology enables anyone to make and receive phone calls with a touch tone telephone almost anywhere a broadband Internet connection is available. We offer feature-rich and cost-effective communication services that offer users an experience similar to traditional telephone services.

Our Residential Premium Unlimited and Small Business Unlimited calling plans offer consumers unlimited local and long distance calling, and popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and voicemail -- for one low, flat monthly rate. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through national retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target and is available to customers in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please visit http://www.vonage.com.

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage(R) is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp.

SOURCE Vonage Holdings Corp.

Mitchell Slepian of Vonage, +1-732-528-2677, Mitchell.Slepian@Vonage.com

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