Vonage is making it possible for members of the Armed Forces to call loved ones over the holidays through the use of broadband telephony.
Vonage and SkyFrames Join Forces to Bring Broadband Telephony, Satellite, and Wireless Technology to U.S. Troops in Iraq for the Holidays
Edison, NJ, October 14, 2003 - - Vonage, the leading provider of broadband telephony, today announced it is joining the grass roots effort initiated by SkyFrames (OTC BB: SKYU) to supply broadband telephony for U.S. troops in Iraq. SkyFrames, a provider of low -cost, highly secure satellite broadband Internet services, and Vonage will provide the United States Armed Forces in Iraq with the ability to call home via broadband telephony over a wireless satellite connection during the holidays. As a result of numerous communications from military families unable to receive phone calls from their loved ones stationed in Iraq, SkyFrames sought to meet their communications need, realizing Vonage was the natural choice. Vonage was eager to join SkyFrames' campaign to assist the US Army. "We are grateful for Vonage's generosity in this important effort," said James France, CEO of SkyFrames. "Recognizing the need of our Nation's troops to contact loved ones, Vonage's service is perfect for delivering voice communications to remote areas. Our troops in Iraq have a dire need to communicate with their friends and family here in the United States and have personally been spending astronomical amounts of money to rarely use satellite phones," said Jeffrey A. Citron, chairman and CEO, Vonage. "We recognize the sacrifices the men and women of the United States Armed Forces are making in Iraq. As we move closer to Thanksgiving we are happy to work with SkyFrames to provide them with the means to call their loved ones during the holidays." "Many of the families in our unit only hear from loved ones once a month. This is mainly due to the limited availability of satellite phones and the Internet. They currently have Internet access but stressed the fact that it is 'slower than dial -up'. My husband (82nd Airborne) said that it took him twenty minutes to download one picture," said Gail Fewell, Arizona. "We are extremely thankful for companies such as Vonage that have stepped up to the plate to help our troops in this effort. Vonage is clearly an industry leader in their technical capability as well as their willingness to donate important technologies that meet the needs of our troops and their families," said Edward Bukstel, Vice President of SkyFrames. Companies that wish to join this effort to help our troops communicate with their families should contact Edward Bukstel at firstname.lastname@example.org: email@example.com.
Vonage is redefining communications by offering consumers and small businesses an affordable alternative to traditional telephone service. The fastest growing telephony company in the US, Vonage's service area encompasses more than 1800 active rate centers in 100 US markets. Sold directly through www.vonage.com, retail partners such as Amazon.com. Wholesale partners such as EarthLink, ARMSTRONG®, Advanced Cable Communications and the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities resell the Vonage broadband phone service under their own unique brands. Vonage currently has more than 50,000 lines in service. Over 2.5 million calls per week are made using Digital Voice, the easy -to -use, feature -rich, flat rate phone service. Vonage is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. For more information about Vonage's products and services, please visit www.vonage.com or call 1 -VONAGE -HELP. Vonage®, Vonage Digital VoiceSM, Toll Free PlusSM and Virtual Phone NumberSM are trademarks of Vonage Holdings Corp.
About SkyFrames, Inc.
SkyFrames, Inc. is a broadband service provider for businesses, educational, and government institutions via satellite. The Company offers two satellite solutions; a low cost proprietary VSAT system that delivers internet broadband at extremely low prices and the proprietary VOS system that transmits broadband in a highly secure, self -healing and survivable manner. Secure VOS applications include data transport and Voice over IP (VoIP) for first responders and government agencies. For more information, visit www.skyframes.com.
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