Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Key trial on VoIP to begin Feb. 21

Vonage of Edison, New Jersey and one of the best-known brands in the Internet phone world, could be in big trouble if its loses an infringement trial beginning Feb. 21, 2007.

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.


Blogger Sudipta Das said...

I don’t think user are shy of displaying they Vonage gear;rather; they are uncomfortable to identify themselves in light of the not so recent negative PR Vonage received.

Consumer don’t forget easily. I am sure that Amp’d bring back some of those bad memories. $30 sounds but how long will they remain in biz ?

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