Brooke Schulz, a Vonage spokeswoman, said Feb. 19 that Verizon's assertions are baseless. "This is about Verizon trying to stifle competition. We have not infringed on [claims of] their patents, period."
As for the prospect of Vonage shutting down, Schulz says, customers shouldn't worry. "We're working on a redesign plan."
Internet telephony, also known as VoIP, for Voice over Internet Protocol, is a Web-based phone service that closely mimics traditional phone service but sends calls over the Internet. VoIP costs only about $20 a month - though it requires an existing high-speed Internet connection - compared with $40 to $60 a month for regular phone service. [from KARE11 via USA TODAY]
See an earlier IPBiz post.