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 Vg-l * 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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