Real Time Communications Industry News

[June 27, 2005]

Vonage(R) Launches Its Service in Springfield, Illinois

EDISON, N.J., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage, the leading provider of broadband phone service, today announced local availability of its service in Springfield, Champaign, Decatur and Quincy, Illinois.
High-speed Internet subscribers residing and working in the hometown of Abraham Lincoln can now take advantage of Vonage's broadband phone service offering free unlimited local and long distance calling. Each plan includes the most popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and voicemail for one low, flat monthly rate. Vonage customers in Illinois' capital city can now keep their current numbers or choose telephone numbers within the popular (217) area code.

"Vonage is excited to bring the local area code to the Springfield region where Abraham Lincoln grew to be a man of purpose and destiny. Vonage's phone service has quickly become the destination for people whose purpose is making inexpensive phone calls," said Jeffrey A. Citron, chairman & CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp. "Our local presence in these Illinois markets gives residents and small businesses the option to choose a phone service that provides a great alternative to current high priced traditional Bell providers."
Using the latest technology, Vonage sets the standard for the new generation of phone service with residential and business calling plans:
* $14.99/month - Residential Basic Plan - 500 minutes of local, toll and
long distance calling throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto

* $24.99/month - Residential Premium Unlimited Plan - unlimited calling
throughout the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico anytime,

* $39.99/month - Small Business Basic Plan - 1500 minutes of calling
throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico including a free
dedicated fax line.

* $49.99/month - Small Business Unlimited Plan - unlimited calling
throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico including a free
dedicated fax line.

* Services and hardware included for free on any of the above plans:

- Voicemail - Call hunt
- Caller ID - Call transfer
- Call waiting - Repeat dialing
- Call forwarding - Bandwidth saver
- Call return (*69) - Area code selection
- Caller ID block (*67) - International call block
- Web-based account management - Linksys RT31P2 Device
* Real-time billing - Great international calling rates:
activity * Tel Aviv 4 cents per minute
* Online voicemail retrieval * London 3 cents per minute
* Real-time inbound/outbound * Sydney 4 cents per minute
call record details

About Vonage(R)

Vonage has pioneered the broadband phone industry, setting the standard for pricing, features, call quality and reliability for the entire VoIP category. Vonage's award winning service is sold on the web and through national retailers like SAM's Club, RadioShack, Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot and CompUSA. Vonage Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please visit or call 1-VONAGE-HELP. Vonage(R) is a trademark of Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp.
For more information, contact:
Mitchell Slepian Kristin Capece
Vonage Connors Communications
732.528.2677 516.320.6839


CONTACT: Mitchell Slepian of Vonage, +1-732-528-2677,; Kristin Capece of Connors Communications,+1-516-320-6839,, for Vonage

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