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With over $400 million in funding, Vonage clearly has everyone’s attention. It has over 500,000 subscribers (though no idea about the churn rate) and is ramping up to double that number by end of the year. This at a time when the e911 problems are threatening […]

With over $400 million in funding, Vonage clearly has everyone’s attention. It has over 500,000 subscribers (though no idea about the churn rate) and is ramping up to double that number by end of the year. This at a time when the e911 problems are threatening to crash land this high flyer. Is this the next @Home, one which basically defines the market but flames out? Or is it the next America Online, using its ATA as a promotional tool instead of a CD. Whatever it is, I think it merited recent mega-coverage. I have brought all these links in one place, so you don’t have to search too much for the latest on Vonage, and Skype!

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  1. they may have 499,999 customers if I have to deal with my existing number transfer any longer. I signed up 2/28 and still have not have my # transferred, to their credit they have credited me the 3 months payments, but how many other people have the same/if not worse problem. Not to mention I have had to continue to pay Verizon 37.00 per month to keep the line “alive ” during this process. There may very well be some churn. The actual product is great but the process to get there is truly maddening.

  2. Om Malik on Broadband : » Another $250 million for Vonage Monday, December 19, 2005

    [...] The report indicates that the VC funds previously invested in the company – Bain Capital, Meritech, 3i Group, NEA and a whole slew of others – and some hedge funds are investing in the company. Apparently, the value being put on Vonage is about $2 billion. Apparently that was the price tag when Sprint-Nextel was kicking the tires at Vonage and smartly, decided to walk away. [...]

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