HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct 17, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Vonage America Inc., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading Internet telephony provider, today announced that over 91% of its U.S. subscriber lines are now equipped with Enhanced 911 (E911) service -- a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number.
In less than 30 days, Vonage has equipped an additional 80 locally-run emergency call centers across the U.S. with E911 -- bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to over 5900.
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 will continue to turn up and test new PSAPs that are VoIP-ready every day.
"Today over 91 percent of our U.S. subscriber lines have full E911 capability, which is a tremendous step for Vonage. The company will continue to work diligently to deploy E911 to its subscribers across the United States," said Vonage CEO Michael Snyder. "Our goal is to get every Vonage customer help when they need it and we will not stop working with the FCC, regulators, Congress and PSAPs until there is equal access to E911 for Vonage's customers."
In under 30 days, 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 5900.
*In the event Vonage is unable to connect to the 911 system or for customers who are using mobile devices such as Wi-Fi phones, softclients, or the Vonage V-Phone, Vonage offers a national emergency call center which enables customers to get local help when they need it.
STATE COUNTIES FCC ID -- 'PSAP IDENTIFIER' Arkansas Clay 305 Arkansas Franklin 321 Arkansas Lawrence 339 Arkansas Monroe 355 Arkansas Phillips 328 Arkansas Randolph 372 Arkansas Scott 375 Arkansas Sharp 380 Arkansas St. Francis 320 California Alameda 880,8115 California Imperial 704 California Los Angeles 805,698,8118 California Santa Cruz 956 California Tulare 1006 California Ventura 1034 Florida Duval 1595 Georgia Dade 1740 Illinois Cook 2127,2182 Illinois Lake 2227 Illinois Sangamon 2421 Iowa Benton 1900 Iowa Buena Vista 1906 Iowa Carroll 1910 Iowa Decatur 1933 Iowa Des Moines 1907 Iowa Freemont 1945 Iowa Guthrie 1950 Iowa Hamilton 2026 Iowa Humboldt 1959 Iowa Ida 1960 Iowa Jackson 1982 Iowa Mills 1987 Iowa Monona 1989 Iowa Montgomery 1991 Iowa Muscatine 1992 Iowa Page 2012 Iowa Shelby 2010 Iowa Taylor 2018 Iowa Winneshiek 2030 Massachusetts Suffolk 3156 Michigan Menominee 3464 Michigan Oakland 3571 Michigan Wayne-CWW 3586 Missouri Franklin 3889 Montana Broadwater 4120 Nebraska Box Butte 4555 Nebraska Dixon 4855 Nebraska Gage 4558 Nebraska Hall 4599 Nebraska Perkins 4640 Nebraska Phelps 4608 Nebraska Platte 4576 Nebraska Washington 4662 New Jersey Somerset 4683 New Mexico Cibola 4916 New Mexico Otero 4920 New Mexico San Miguel 4926 New York Cattaraugus 5191 New York Ontario 5166 North Carolina Polk 4407 Ohio Hancock 5357 Oklahoma Haskell 5651 Oklahoma Le Flore 5670 Oklahoma Payne 5710 South Dakota Beadle 6146 South Dakota Charles Mix 6133 Texas Bailey 6789 Texas Coke 6859 Texas Cooke 6506 Texas Dallas 6771 Texas Kimble 6698 Texas Robertson 6862 Texas Tom Green 6878 Utah Iron 7023 Wisconsin Crawford 7413 vg-l 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 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to our E911 deployment. In addition, statements in this press release that are not historical facts or information may be forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are based on information available at the time the statements are made and/or management's belief as of that time with respect to future events and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to be materially different. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, our history of net operating losses and our need for cash to finance our growth; the competition we face; our dependence on our customers' existing broadband connections; differences between our service and traditional phone services, including our 911 service; uncertainties relating to regulation of VoIP services; system disruptions or flaws in our technology; our ability to manage our growth; the risk that VoIP does not gain broader acceptance; and other factors described in the "Risk Factors" section of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006, and in our subsequent periodic reports filed with the SEC. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, and therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to today.
SOURCE Vonage America Inc.
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