HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of communication services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced the grant of U.S. Pat. No. 8,265,083 entitled "Systems and methods of providing communications services." This invention allows a user of an IP telephony system to register additional telephony devices, including mobile phones, that are associated with a different telephony system. The '083 patent was granted less than one year after it was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The '083 patent protects Vonage's investment in its innovative and proprietary Vonage Extensions ™ feature. With Extensions, Vonage customers can get the same unlimited international calling they enjoy at home from a mobile phone or any other line at no additional cost. Customers can also add a second Extension for just $4.99/mo. (plus taxes). Since Extensions launched last year, more than 600,000 Vonage customers have signed up, confirming the market demand for this service.
"Extensions represents Vonage's continued commitment to deliver value and flexibility to our customers," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt M. Rogers. "The grant of this patent and others in recent months confirms the innovative nature of Vonage's technological solutions and helps ensure that our rights in proprietary technologies are protected."About Vonage Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting people through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited international calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and visual voicemail — for one low monthly rate. Our Vonage Mobile ® app lets users make free high-definition calls and send free texts to all users of the app, worldwide. The app works over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G wireless data networks. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to customers in the U.S. ( www.vonage.com), Canada ( www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom ( www.vonage.co.uk). Visit Vonage Mobile ( www.vonagemobile.com) for mobile VoIP apps and products. Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc. To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/vonage. To become a fan on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/vonage. To subscribe on YouTube, visit www.youtube.com/vonage. (vg-f)