HOLMDEL, N.J., Jan 29, 2007 /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 more than 94 percent 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. The most recent upgrades bring the total number of lines fitted for E911 to more than 2 million.
Vonage's nomadic E911 solution gives customers the ability to reach a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) or 911 centers, 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 dispatchers 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.
Since December 15, Vonage has equipped 50 locally-run emergency call centers across the U.S. with E911 -- bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to more than 6,600.
"Today more than 2 million of our U.S. subscriber lines have full E911 capability, which is a tremendous step for Vonage," said Vonage CEO Mike Snyder. "Vonage will continue to work with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety officials until PSAPs across the nation are equipped with E911."
* 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. FCC ID -- STATE COUNTY 'PSAP IDENTIFIER' ARIZONA Maricopa 511 CALIFORNIA Sacramento 723 CALIFORNIA Tulare 1005,716 FLORIDA Hamilton 1524 FLORIDA St. Johns 1661 GEORGIA Early 1750 GEORGIA Jasper 1788 ILLINOIS Cook 2226 ILLINOIS Whiteside 2410,2446 INDIANA Bartholomew 2511 INDIANA Marion 2589,2607 INDIANA Pike 2645 IOWA Monona 1989 KENTUCKY Grant 2915 KENTUCKY Lyon 2958 KENTUCKY Marshall 2983 LOUISIANA Jefferson Davis 3085 LOUISIANA Pointe Coupee 3110 LOUISIANA St. Tammany 3095,3106,3120 MICHIGAN Delta 3377 MINNESOTA Steele 3722 MISSISSIPPI Pearl River 4072,4072 NEBRASKA Buffalo 4565 NEW JERSEY Essex 4873 NEW YORK Suffolk 5033 OKLAHOMA Woods 106333 SOUTH CAROLINA Sumter 6100 TEXAS Anderson 6402 TEXAS Bowie 6440 TEXAS Cass 6478 TEXAS City of Portland 101412 TEXAS Cooke 6599 TEXAS Hansford 6628 TEXAS Hopkins 6654 TEXAS Hunt 6501 TEXAS Knox 6704 TEXAS Morris 6787 VIRGINIA Galax City 7215 WASHINGTON Benton 7355 WEST VIRGINIA Braxton 7546 WISCONSIN Kewaunee 7448 WISCONSIN Milwaukee 7467 WISCONSIN Ozaukee 7465 WISCONSIN Walworth 7453 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® 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.
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