Recognizing the Need to Offer Consumers More Choices for Telephony and Home Networking Vonage and Linksys are Changing the Way People Communicate
Edison, NJ, and Irvine, CA November 8, 2004 - Vonage Holdings Corp., the leading broadband phone company and Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced the availability of the Wireless -G Broadband Router with 2 phone ports (WRT54GP2) bundled with Vonage's service. The Wireless -G Router will be available at over 7,000 retail locations nationwide and through select e -tail partners.
This Linksys Wireless -G Broadband Router is four devices in one box. It includes a Wireless -G Access Point; a built -in 4 -port switch to connect wired -Ethernet devices; a router function so the entire network can securely share a single cable or DSL Internet connection and two standard telephone jacks, allowing for multiple phone lines. Bundled with Vonage Internet telephony service, customers get a complete solution in one box - the hardware and service they need to start talking.
"Recognizing the need for residents and small businesses to have myriad of options when setting up their networks, Vonage is excited to partner with Linksys to continue to lead the way in transforming how people communicate," stated Jeffrey A. Citron, chairman and CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp. "More importantly, the Wireless -G Router bundled with Vonage's service is the next step in modernizing an archaic telecommunications network. No longer will people be stuck in the past and tied down to communications systems that fail to offer true mobility."
"By providing customers with both the hardware and service they need to make high -quality phone calls over their broadband connection, customers get a better overall value and user experience," said Mike Wagner, Linksys director of worldwide marketing. "Marketing the product and service together enables us to educate more customers about the benefits and cost savings VoIP can provide."
Customers can sign up for Vonage phone service and purchase any one of the three VOIP solutions including the Phone Adapter with 2 -Phone Ports (PAP2), Linksys Router with 2 -Phone Ports (RT31P2) and the Wireless -G Router with 2 -Phone Ports (WRT54GP2) at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Office Depot and Staples.
Vonage is redefining communications by offering consumers and small businesses an affordable alternative to traditional telephone service. The fastest growing telephony company in North America, Vonage's service area encompasses more than 1950 active rate centers in over 125 global markets. Vonage is sold directly through www.vonage.com and retail partners such as Amazon.com, RadioShack, Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Fry's Electronics and Office Depot. 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. With more than 300,000 lines in service, Vonage continues to add more than 25,000 lines per month to its network. Over 5 million calls per week are made using Vonage, 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 VoiceTM, Toll Free PlusSM and Virtual Phone NumberSM are trademarks of Vonage Holdings Corp.
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the global leader in Wireless and Ethernet networking for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award -winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award -winning 24/7 product support to its customers. For more information, visit the Linksys web site at www.linksys.com. Linksys is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.