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Vonage to Unveil Computer Phone This Week

Reuters News Wire (
Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:11:27 -0500

Internet phone company Vonage Holdings Corp. is expected to unveil as
early as Wednesday a plug-in device that will turn a computer into a
phone, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The device, dubbed the V-phone, would allow users to make calls
through software embedded on a memory drive that can plug into a USB
slot on a laptop or desktop computer, the Journal said. The software
will launch when the device is plugged in.

The phone, which is similar to products made by other companies, will
launch this week and will be aimed at business travelers, said Vonage
Chairman Jeffrey Citron, according to the Journal.

The product will cost $40, excluding promotions, and will be available
to people who have signed up for a Vonage calling plan, the Journal
said, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Vonage was not immediately available for comment.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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