Net2Phone

(NTOP)

rose 1% in preopen

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trading after it posted a fourth-quarter loss of 29 cents a share, 1 cent ahead of the

First Call/Thomson Financial

estimate, but wider than its year-ago loss of 10 cents.

The Web phone company said its active customer base reached 1.2 million by the close of the period, a 45% increase from last quarter. Net2Phone also said it would buy back up to 9% of its shares.