Vonage Canada Launches Digital Home Phone Service in Regina and Saskatoon



    Residents can now access one of the most competitive and innovative phone
    plans in Canada and do away with costly service bundles

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 6 /CNW/ - Residents in Saskatchewan's two largest
cities now have a better choice when it comes to their phone service. Vonage
Canada, a leading provider of home phone service that leverages the power of
the Internet, today announced local availability of its flat-rate Internet
phone service in Regina and Saskatoon.
    With Vonage, local residents can enjoy unlimited local and long distance
calling for one low flat monthly fee, and still keep their existing phone
number they've had for years. Unlike services touted by big phone companies
and cable firms, all Vonage's flat rate phone plans include 20 standard and
non-standard phone features, including call waiting, caller ID, voice mail to
email and much more. Also unique to Vonage and Internet phone service is the
ability to travel anywhere around the world with your local phone number. As
well, with Vonage there are no extra fees, no extra charges and no costly and
confusing bundled offers designed to tether you to one service provider.
    "Today's announcement represents our first foray into the Saskatchewan
market and gives us a truly national footprint," said Joe Parent,
vice-president of marketing and business development, Vonage Canada. "For
years, residents of Regina and Saskatoon have been overcharged by their phone
company. That's all changed with Vonage. Now people can enjoy greater savings
and features with Vonage."
    Vonage Canada's expansion announcement comes on the heels of a survey
conducted with Decima Research that found that 53 per cent of Saskatchewan and
Manitoba residents think bundled packages for Internet, cable television and
phone service benefit the service provider more than they benefit the
consumer. The survey also revealed that 63 per cent of residents feel that in
order to get a discount on cable, Internet, mobile or home phone services,
they must purchase more services than they want from a single company. As
well, close to half (48 per cent) indicated a willingness to de-bundle their
phone service from communication packages in return for better value and more
calling features.
    "Vonage Canada strongly believes that consumers should be free to choose
best of breed suppliers rather than be forced into a service bundle. With our
expansion, residents can now enjoy the flexibility and freedom that Vonage
phone service provides without locking themselves into a bundle," added
Parent.
    Vonage also gives customers the added benefit of passing along
long-distance savings to friends and family who aren't even Vonage customers.
With V-Access anyone can call a Vonage customer anywhere in the world for the
price of a local call simply by dialing a local Vonage access number. Because
the call is treated similar to a toll-free call, no long-distance charges or
international fees apply.
    To get started using Vonage(R), all that's needed is a high speed
Internet connection and a wallet size Vonage phone adapter. The adapter, which
Vonage can provide free of charge, sends calls through the Internet instead of
a regular phone line. People simply plug their existing touch-tone telephone
and their high-speed Internet connection into their Vonage phone adapter, and
they have dial tone. It's full-service phone service without using an
old-fashioned telephone company.

    
    Customers can choose from various flat-rate, feature-rich residential and
small business plans to fit any lifestyle or budget, including these popular
packages(xx)

    -   $19.99/month - Residential Basic Plan - 500 minutes of local, toll
        and long distance outbound calls throughout the United States, Canada
        and Puerto Rico. Inbound calls are free and unrestricted.

    -   $39.99/month - Residential Premium Unlimited Plan - unlimited calling
        throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, France, Ireland,
        Italy, Spain and the U.K., anytime, anywhere.

    (xx)VoIP 9-1-1 service has certain limitations versus traditional 9-1-1.
        See vonage.ca for details. Monthly rates exclude fees for premium
        services and taxes. International calls are billed per minute. Credit
        card & high-speed Internet required. Other restrictions may apply.
        See www.vonage.ca for complete Terms of Service & details.
    

    About Vonage Canada

    Vonage Canada is a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp. traded on the NYSE
under the symbol VG. Vonage Canada is an early pioneer of the Canadian
Internet 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 at www.vonage.ca and through national retailers
like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs, The Source by Circuit
City, Staples Business Depot/BUREAU EN GROS, Office Depot, CompuSmart, Visions
Electronics, Telephone Booth and WirelessWave. Vonage Canada is headquartered
in Mississauga, ON. For more information about Vonage's products and services,
please visit http://www.vonage.ca or call 1-877-272-0528. Vonage(R) is a
registered trademark of Vonage Marketing. VoIP 9-1-1 service has certain
limitations versus traditional 9-1-1. See vonage.ca for details.





For further information:

For further information: Karen Gumbs for Vonage Canada, (416) 924-5700
ext. 4090, karen_gumbs@ca.cohnwolfe.com

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