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Vonage releases Smartphone App for International Calls

Posted in News,Vonage by Darrin Olson on October 5th, 2009

Vonage mobile app for iPhone and BlackberryVonage, a provider of VoIP home phone services, has announced a new mobile application designed specifically for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and RIM’s Blackberry devices providing alternative discounted rates for international calls. The application is a free download available today available from the Vonage site or through the iTunes App Store.

The application will allow mobile users to dial international calls as they normally would with no extra steps or special numbers to enter, and those receiving the calls will see the mobile number in their callerID just like a regular international call. In the future Vonage plans on extending the offering to a monthly flat rate, but for now the discounted per-minute charges will apply.

Vonage Commercials Safe, For Now

Posted in News,Verizon,Vonage by Darrin Olson on April 26th, 2007

Vonage able to continue to sign new customers despite patent infringement with VerizonIn a follow up to our story about the potential end of Vonage, their VoIP service and most importantly their creative media, it appears that the unlikely has indeed happened.

According to the Patently O blog, the Federal Court having an understanding of the severe implications of not letting Vonage sign new customers while waiting for an appeal, granted an emergency stay of the permanent injuction.

Again, what this basically means is that the court understood that Vonage could probably not stay in business long enough to reach the court date for their appear of the 3 patent infringements with Verizon. Now not only are they going to allow Vonage to stay in business with current customers, but they can also continue to sign up new customers, at least until the appeal date.

Due to …

Verizon Threatens the Future of Vonage and its Commercials

Posted in News,Verizon,Vonage by Darrin Olson on April 17th, 2007

Vonage infringes on patents held by VerizonIn the grand scheme of things in the technology industry that can constitute a bad day, Vonage may take the cake, or at least for this month. Vonage is a company that provides VoIP phone service which uses your broadband internet connection as opposed to a traditional phone line or a mobile phone. They’ve racked up over 2 million subscribers so far and it looked as if that number would continue to climb, until now.

It appears that the company has infringed upon not only one but three patents owned by Verizon that relate to how Vonage provides it’s VoIP service. Due to this Verizon was granted a permanent injunction against Vonage, however the judge in the case did give Vonage a partial stay.

What does this mean? Well, what it comes down to is that Vonage will be allowed …