Hello Canada. This is VoIP

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Mark Evans hopes Vonage’s marketing campaign is going to kickstart the VoIP business in Canada, but is not that optimistic. Local calls are really cheap he says. NRI/Michael Sohn Associates expects there will be 1.1 million residential households using an Internet telephony service by 2007. At present around 25,000 Canadians are using VoIP.

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Aswath

In the same link that you quote, Mark Evans roughly estimates that it is worth $2B by comparing to 8×8. To which Citron is reportedly “had a smile on his face much like a cat looks like after he’s swallowed the canary.” (All from Mark)

Potter

I subscribe to Vonage Canada and I did the math. Bell Canada’s no frill service = $23 pre-tax. Add Voice Mail and Caller ID = $15. Add 500 minutes of LD in North America = approx. $20. Total Bell bill = $58. I bought Vonage’s $19.95 package with 500 mins and all the frills (Caller ID, Vmail, etc). The incoming calls are free. My bill is now 1/3 what it was. BTW, I have a cel for 911 and power outages.

Om

Aswath, I missed the $2 billion valuation bit. can you email me the link or something?

Jeremy C. Wright

Primus already does this, it’s called VoiceBroadband or something. They have almost a million customers already.

Primus is The Little Telco That Could.

Aswath

You omitted the other interesting point that Vonage is worth $2B and Citron’s reaction to that estimate.

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