HOLMDEL, N.J., Jan 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Vonage America Inc., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp., (NYSE: VG), a leading Internet telephony provider, today announced that more than 94 percent of its U.S. subscriber lines are now equipped with Enhanced 911 (E911) service -- a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number. The most recent upgrades bring the total number of lines fitted for E911 to more than 2 million.
Vonage's nomadic E911 solution gives customers the ability to reach a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) or 911 centers, through the dedicated 911 network infrastructure. With Vonage's nomadic E911 solution, a customer's call is automatically routed to the appropriate 911 center, with the caller's registered street address and telephone number appearing on the dispatchers screen -- regardless of where or what exchange they are calling from. Vonage will continue to turn up and test new PSAPs that are VoIP-ready every day.
Since December 15, Vonage has equipped 50 locally-run emergency call centers across the U.S. with E911 -- bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to more than 6,600.
"Today more than 2 million of our U.S. subscriber lines have full E911 capability, which is a tremendous step for Vonage," said Vonage CEO Mike Snyder. "Vonage will continue to work with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety officials until PSAPs across the nation are equipped with E911."