Vonage Granted Four New Patents by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:00am EST

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HOLMDEL, N.J.,  Feb. 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG),
a leading provider of communication services connecting people through
cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced that it has been granted four
new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These patents
relate to call rating and routing, conference calling, mobile wireless and
calling card technologies.   

On  January 29, Vonage was granted U.S. Pat. No. 8,364,700, "Method and
Apparatus for Rapid Data Access and Distribution Using Structured Identifiers." 
The '700 patent provides a novel algorithm for quickly and efficiently
processing certain types of data structures.  It has broad relevance to
applications involving large databases, including telephone call rating and
routing.

On  February 12, Vonage was granted U.S. Pat. No. 8,374,106, "Method and
Apparatus for Group Calling in an IP-Based Communication System."  The '106
patent provides a convenient alternative to traditional conference calling,
allowing individuals to establish and control the call through various
interfaces, such as web browsers and apps for smartphones and tablets.  With
this technology, individuals can participate in conference calls without a
bridge number or authorization codes.  

"This is an elegant and practical solution for eliminating many of the
inconveniences inherent in setting up conference calls today, improving the
customer experience and creating new efficiencies for individuals and
businesses," said Chief Legal Officer  Kurt M. Rogers.

Today, Vonage was granted two patents.  U.S. Pat. No. 8,379,571, "Method and
Apparatus for Provisioning Dual Mode Wireless Client Devices in a
Telecommunications System," relates to configuring a mobile device for use over
a VoIP network.  U.S. Pat. No. 8,379,813, "Apparatus and Method of Authorizing a
Calling Card Telephone Card," describes a calling card with enhanced security
features.

The issuance of these new patents in the first two months of 2013 builds upon
the seven patents granted to Vonage in 2012, the company's most productive year
ever in developing its growing patent portfolio.  Vonage now has 22 U.S. patents
and nearly 140 U.S. patent applications pending, along with many foreign patents
and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.

About Vonage
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting
individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves
approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable
communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for
both landline and mobile phones. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited calling
to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call
forwarding and visual voicemail - for one low monthly rate. Our  Vonage Mobile 
app is a free downloadable app for iPhone and Android that lets users talk and
text worldwide for free with anyone else who uses the app.  Vonage's service is
sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Walmart,
Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to customers in the U.S.
(www.vonage.com),  Canada  (www.vonage.ca) and the  United Kingdom 
(www.vonage.co.uk).

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in  Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage is a
registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit  www.twitter.com/vonage. To become a
fan on Facebook, go to  www.facebook.com/vonage. To subscribe on YouTube, visit 
www.youtube.com/vonage.

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