Thursday, May 19, 2005

Vonage Rolls out its Broadband Telephone Service in UK

Following a five month market trial, Vonage announced its official UK roll-out. Vonage's telephone adapter will be initially available in 136 Staples stores across the UK, with further expansion and additional high-street retailers coming on board throughout 2005. The company will also launch an advertising campaign.

Vonage is charging £9.99 per month for unlimited UK & Ireland local and national calls and unlimited Vonage-to-Vonage calls. Customers can choose their number from more than 120 UK dialing codes. There's also the option of choosing an additional virtual number in Canada, the US or the UK, giving them a local presence in another location.

According to the company's website, Vonage provides access to public emergency call services to all customers in the UK. When dialing either 999 or 112, the call is routed from the Vonage network to national emergency operators who will handle the call. The emergency operator will ask for specific information to correctly transfer the call.

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