Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vonage Receives Second Virtual Phone Number Patent

Vonage was awarded a U.S. patent (No. 7,680,262 that allows consumers to communicate to distant locations without incurring long distance or international calling charges. This is Vonage's second patent related to the use of virtual phone numbers. Vonage's first patent directed to the use of virtual phone numbers -- No. 7,386,111 -- was granted on June 10, 2008.

Virtual phone numbers allow people outside a Vonage customer's local calling area to call for the price of a local call.