Most Canadians prefer a call from Prime Minister Harper over Sidney Crosby, Avril Lavigne or Lloyd Robertson

    Vonage poll also reveals most families will stay connected by phone over

    TORONTO, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - Most Canadians would rather receive a phone call
this holiday season from Prime Minister Stephen Harper than from hockey
superstar Sidney Crosby, pop singing sensation Avril Lavigne or the country's
most-trusted newsman, Lloyd Robertson, according to a Harris/Decima poll
commissioned by Vonage Canada.
    The telephone poll, conducted amongst 1,021 respondents from across
Canada between November 22 and 25, 2007, also revealed that Canadians
overwhelmingly prefer the telephone as their primary means of communication
during the holidays. Almost 70 percent of respondents plan to use the
telephone to stay in touch with out-of-town family and friends during this
upcoming holiday season, surpassing other forms of communications such as
regular mail, email or face-to-face visits.
    Regardless of who is calling, traditional telephone conversations still
remain expensive, in the opinion of those polled. Despite their preference for
the telephone, 20 percent of Canadians expect to experience a higher phone
bill during the holiday season than any other time of year. Additionally,
15 percent also say the high price of long distance will limit their ability
to stay connected with family and friends.
    "The telephone is consumer's top choice for communication, yet many
Canadians still don't have a choice when selecting a home phone service
provider," said Joe Parent, vice president of marketing and business
development, Vonage Canada. "This allows the Telco to charge as much as they
want. It's no wonder that most Canadians' phone bills are higher during the
holidays than any other time of year."

    Key Findings:

    -   Almost one quarter of respondents would rather receive a phone call
        from Stephen Harper over Sidney Crosby, Avril Lavigne or Lloyd
    -   68 percent of Canadians will use the telephone as a means of
        communication with family and friends, followed by email (54%), face-
        to-face visits (47%), and traditional mail (31%)
    -   15 percent of Canadians feel that the high cost of telephone service
        will limit their ability to stay connected during the holidays
    -   20 percent of Canadians feel their telephone bill is higher during
        this holiday

    About Vonage

    Vonage (NYSE:   VG) is a leading provider of broadband telephone services
with over 2 million subscriber lines. 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
and through national retailers like 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 WirelessWav. Vonage
Canada is headquartered in Mississauga, ON. For more information about
Vonage's products and services, please visit 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
for details.

    About the Survey

    The Harris/Decima teleVox survey was conducted amongst 1,021 Canadian
adults from November 22nd through November 25th 2007. Results are accurate to
+/- 3.1% 19 times out of 20.

For further information:

For further information: Martha Linton, For Vonage Canada, (647)

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