HOLMDEL, N.J., Dec 14, 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 93% 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.
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.
In less than two months, Vonage has equipped over 170 locally-run emergency call centers across the U.S. with E911 -- bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to over 6400.
"Today over 93 percent of our U.S. subscriber lines have full E911 capability, which is a tremendous step for Vonage," said Vonage CEO Mike 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."
Since October 17th, 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 6400.
* 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' Arizona Coconino 7894, 7890 Arkansas Lee 347 Arkansas Lincoln 340 Arkansas Marion 348 Arkansas Mississippi 354 Arkansas Stone 385 California Alameda 1012 California Imperial 704 California Los Angeles 955, 927, 997, 542, 864, 781, 815, 926 California Marin 850 California Sacramento 906, 8155 California Santa Clara 740, 802, 836 California Solano 976 California Ventura 861 Florida Leon 1567 Florida Polk 1567 Florida St. Johns 1661 Georgia Fulton 1778 Georgia Lowndes 1802 Georgia Macon 7668 Georgia Mitchell 1815 Georgia Schley 1844 Illinois Bond 2244 Illinois Cook 2339, 2144, 2422, 2329, 2436, 2405, 2485, 2432, 2492, 2367 Illinois DeKalb 2193 Illinois Livingston 2310 Illinois Madison 2204, 2211, 2235, 2239, 2317, 2459, 2498 Illinois McLean 2126 Illinois Ogle 2372 Illinois Peoria 2171, 2383, 2384, 2115 Illinois Rock Island 2104, 2411, 2412, 2430 Illinois Will 2128 Indiana Jasper 2591 Indiana Noble 7971 Indiana Wabash 2684 Iowa Des Moines 1907 Iowa Kossuth 1892 Iowa Plymouth 2002 Iowa Wapello 2022 Iowa Wayne 2025 Kansas Cowley 2699 Kansas Douglas 2726 Kentucky Boone 2873 Kentucky Fayette 2971 Kentucky Kenton 2937 Kentucky Washington 3030 Kentucky Whitley 3039 Louisiana Acadia 3042 Louisiana Cameron 3063 Louisiana Concordia 3068 Louisiana Lafayette 3089 Louisiana Orleans 3102 Michigan Chippewa 3352 Michigan Dickinson 3380 Michigan Macomb 3533 Michigan Wayne 3526 Michigan Wayne 3508 Minnesota St. Louis 3717 Mississippi Attala 4031 Mississippi Bolivar 3976 Mississippi Lauderdale 4036 Mississippi Lowndes 4047 Mississippi Prentiss 4080 Mississippi Winston 4046 Missouri St. Charles 3932, 3938 Missouri St. Louis 3927, 3881 Montana Dawson 4133 Nebraska Dawes 4570 Nebraska Dodge 4586 Nebraska Lincoln 4621 Nebraska Otoe 4639 Nebraska Red Willow 4624 Nebraska Saunders 4650 New Jersey Camden 4695 New Mexico Quay 4986 New York Rensselear 5185 New York Washington 8128 New York Westchester 5195 North Carolina Caswell 4213 North Carolina Columbus 4231 North Carolina Halifax 4290 North Carolina Mecklenburg 4224 North Carolina Perquimans 4396 North Dakota McLean 4523 North Dakota Stutsman 4544 Ohio Walsh 4549 Ohio Butler 5429, 5331, 5356 Ohio Clermont 5531 Ohio Delaware 5320 Ohio Fairfield 5484 Ohio Hamilton 5453 Ohio Hancock 5357 Ohio Logan 5259 Ohio Lucas 5471, 5468, 5414, 5293 Ohio Morrow 5436 Ohio Muskingham 5440 Ohio Shelby 5507 Ohio Trumbull 8139, 8140, 8144 Ohio Van Wert 5537 Ohio Warren 5542 Oklahoma Le Flore 5670 Oklahoma Mayes 5719 Oregon Jefferson 5840 Oregon Klamath 5788 Oregon Lincoln 5795, 5834 Oregon Morrow 5803 Oregon Umatilla 5781, 5801 Rhode Island Providence 5989 South Carolina Jasper 6070 Tennessee Hardin 7992 Texas Anderson 6402 Texas Bailey 6789 Texas Bowie 6799 Texas Dallas 6771 Texas Grayson 6616 Texas Hansford 6628 Texas Henderson 6622 Texas Hunt 6501 Texas Kaufman 6583 Texas McCulloch 6761 Texas Montgomery 6504, 6505 Texas Reagan 6848 Texas Red River 6485 Texas Rusk 6874 Texas San Saba 6888 Texas Taylor 6936, 6385 Texas Tom Green 6878 Texas Willacy 6846, 7002 Washington Utah 7062 West Virginia Monroe 7579 Wisconsin Chippewa 7406 Wisconsin Douglas 7419 Wisconsin Iowa 7442 Wisconsin Richland 7498 Wisconsin Walworth 7525 Wisconsin Waukesha 7474, 7464, 7478 vg-l About Vonage
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of broadband telephone services with over two million subscriber lines. The Company's award-winning technology enables anyone to make and receive phone calls with a touch tone telephone almost anywhere a broadband Internet connection is available. Vonage offers feature-rich and cost-effective communication services that provide users with an experience similar to traditional telephone services.
Vonage's 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® 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 September 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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