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Vonage CEO: Customer acquisition cost "not acceptable," mobile phone client coming

Stating the obvious in Vonage's 2008 earnings call, CEO Marc Lefar called the company's expenses to secure new customers "not acceptable," and added that the net addition of customers and cost of

Vonage narrows losses, goes negative on subscribers

Vonage reported a mixed bag of results in its fourth-quarter and full-year 2008 earnings report. The company had its first year of generating positive cash flow from operations, seeing a revenue

Vonage scorned in Charlotte, rated "B-" by Better Business Bureau

Down in Charlotte, Vonage has riled up the local news station, but the Better Business Bureau has independently rated the company a "B-." So what does this mean, exactly? One of the local citizens

A primer on the SSA's VoIP phone system

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is in the process of consolidating its different phone systems into one VoIP-based network. SSA is the biggest agency so far to make the move to VoIP, and

Sony drops VoIP Go!Messenger service on PSP

Sony is going to shut down its VoIP Go!Messenger service for the PSP March 31. Sony launched the free service in Europe last year. Go!Messenger was supposed to be a four-year partnership between Sony

India orders ISPs to block 39 VoIP sites

India's Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued orders to the nation's ISPs to block VoIP services being offered by 39 off-shore providers. ISPs have been asked to block such web sites due to the

SkyWi CEO disses New Mexico PRC; Radware buys a piece of Nortel

> In NY, Ulster County looks at Internet phone service as another tool to cut costs > SkyWi CEO flogs New Mexico PRC > Humans are the biggest online security risk > Radware buying

Vonage earnings results out this week, but what next?

Vonage will release its fourth-quarter and full-year 2008 earnings this week, during a conference call Thursday at 10 a.m. EST. The company will likely have to at least give lip service to a Feb. 9

VoIP, Skype get EU heat over lawful intercept

The European Union is looking to tighten up a legal loophole in current lawful intercept (i.e. wiretapping) laws, so that European law enforcement can listen in on phone calls traveling over the

Texas publishes NG 911 master plan

The Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications has released its Next Generation 911 master plan. Jeff Pulver should be pretty happy with it. In the executive summary, the Commission notes