Vonage(R) and UTStarcom Liberate Consumers From Their Traditional Phone Lines With Launch of Portable Wi-Fi Phone

Wi-Fi Handset Allows Vonage Subscribers to Make Calls from Any Open Access

Wi-Fi Hot Spot



Dec 13, 2005, 00:00 ET from Vonage

    HOLMDEL, N.J., and ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage
 Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading broadband phone
 company, and UTStarcom Inc., a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end
 networking solutions and services, today launched the F1000, a portable Wi-Fi
 handset manufactured by UTStarcom and configured with Vonage's Voice over IP
 (VoIP) phone service.  This product, which will offer mobility across 802.11b
 networks, is now available at www.vonage.com for $129.99 with a $50 instant
 rebate for a total of $79.99.
     "Recognizing the need for consumers and small businesses to have numerous
 options when communicating with family, friends and business associates,
 Vonage is excited to offer its subscribers the UTStarcom F1000 Wi-Fi handset,
 which will enable them to make unlimited local and long distance calls from
 any open access Wi-Fi hot spot," stated Louis Holder, executive vice president
 of product development for Vonage Holdings Corp. "With the rapid increase of
 open access points around the world, this is a great opportunity for anyone
 who wants to take advantage of the affordability of VoIP service and also
 enjoy the convenience of mobility.  The UTStarcom Wi-Fi handset bundled with
 Vonage's service represents the leading-edge of VoIP service worldwide."
     The F1000 Wi-Fi handset is well designed for both state-of-the-art
 features and high value.  It will be configured with Vonage's standard call
 features: three-way calling, call waiting, repeat dial on busy, call
 forwarding to user assigned number, call hold/resume, voicemail, call
 rejecting/redial/mute and Caller ID based on phone book entries.  It will also
 include phone book favorites with distinctive ring options including: silent,
 vibrate and selectable ring tones.  Users will be able to configure and save
 Wi-Fi profiles for ease of connectivity.  Equally important, the F1000
 supports a robust battery, with up to 5 hours of talk time, 50-100 hour
 standby and the ability to recharge in 2-3 hours.
     "We collaborated very closely with our partners at Vonage to customize our
 F1000 Wi-Fi handset to the look and feel Vonage subscribers are accustomed
 to," said Bill Huang, chief technology officer and senior vice president of
 engineering at UTStarcom. "We believe the affordable price point and extensive
 features of the UTStarcom F1000 offered through Vonage will be a disruptive
 force in the telecommunications service marketplace. Consumers with Wi-Fi
 access in their home can replace their traditional home phone with the F1000
 and start reaping the benefits of wireless VoIP phone service right away."
 
     About Vonage(R)
     Vonage is a pioneer in the broadband phone industry, setting the standard
 for pricing, features, call quality and reliability for the entire VoIP
 category.  Vonage's award winning service is sold on the web and through
 national retailers like SAM's Club, RadioShack, Best Buy, Circuit City,
 Staples, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot and CompUSA. Vonage Holdings
 Corporation is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. For more information
 about Vonage's products and services, please visit http://www.vonage.com or
 call 1-VONAGE-HELP. Vonage(R) is a trademark of Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary
 of Vonage Holdings Corp.
 
     About UTStarcom, Inc.
     UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
 and international service and support.  The company sells its wireline,
 wireless, optical and switching solutions to operators in both fast growth and
 established telecommunications markets around the world.  UTStarcom enables
 its customers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their
 existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient
 end-to-end IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda,
 California, the company has research and design operations in New Jersey,
 China, and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000 company.  For more information
 about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at www.utstar.com.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This release includes forward-looking statements, including the foregoing
 statements regarding the anticipated ability of F1000 to offer mobility across
 802.11b networks, the anticipated ability of F1000 to enable subscribers to
 make unlimited local and long distance calls from any open access Wi-Fi hot
 spot, the anticipated battery life and recharge time of F1000, the anticipated
 level of features with which F1000 will be configured, the anticipated ability
 of users to configure and save Wi-Fi profiles onto F1000, the anticipated
 impact of F1000 on the telecommunications service market, and the anticipated
 ability of F1000 to replace the traditional home phone where Wi-Fi access is
 available. These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks
 and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These
 risk factors include rapidly changing technology, the changing nature of
 global telecommunications markets, the termination of significant contracts,
 the direction and results of future research and development efforts, evolving
 product and applications standards, reduction or delays in system deployments,
 product transitions, potential non-realization of backlog, changes in demand
 for and acceptance of UTStarcom's products, general adverse economic
 conditions, and trends and uncertainties such as changes in government
 regulation and licensing requirements. UTStarcom also refers readers to the
 risk factors identified in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly
 Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Vonage
    HOLMDEL, N.J., and ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage
 Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading broadband phone
 company, and UTStarcom Inc., a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end
 networking solutions and services, today launched the F1000, a portable Wi-Fi
 handset manufactured by UTStarcom and configured with Vonage's Voice over IP
 (VoIP) phone service.  This product, which will offer mobility across 802.11b
 networks, is now available at www.vonage.com for $129.99 with a $50 instant
 rebate for a total of $79.99.
     "Recognizing the need for consumers and small businesses to have numerous
 options when communicating with family, friends and business associates,
 Vonage is excited to offer its subscribers the UTStarcom F1000 Wi-Fi handset,
 which will enable them to make unlimited local and long distance calls from
 any open access Wi-Fi hot spot," stated Louis Holder, executive vice president
 of product development for Vonage Holdings Corp. "With the rapid increase of
 open access points around the world, this is a great opportunity for anyone
 who wants to take advantage of the affordability of VoIP service and also
 enjoy the convenience of mobility.  The UTStarcom Wi-Fi handset bundled with
 Vonage's service represents the leading-edge of VoIP service worldwide."
     The F1000 Wi-Fi handset is well designed for both state-of-the-art
 features and high value.  It will be configured with Vonage's standard call
 features: three-way calling, call waiting, repeat dial on busy, call
 forwarding to user assigned number, call hold/resume, voicemail, call
 rejecting/redial/mute and Caller ID based on phone book entries.  It will also
 include phone book favorites with distinctive ring options including: silent,
 vibrate and selectable ring tones.  Users will be able to configure and save
 Wi-Fi profiles for ease of connectivity.  Equally important, the F1000
 supports a robust battery, with up to 5 hours of talk time, 50-100 hour
 standby and the ability to recharge in 2-3 hours.
     "We collaborated very closely with our partners at Vonage to customize our
 F1000 Wi-Fi handset to the look and feel Vonage subscribers are accustomed
 to," said Bill Huang, chief technology officer and senior vice president of
 engineering at UTStarcom. "We believe the affordable price point and extensive
 features of the UTStarcom F1000 offered through Vonage will be a disruptive
 force in the telecommunications service marketplace. Consumers with Wi-Fi
 access in their home can replace their traditional home phone with the F1000
 and start reaping the benefits of wireless VoIP phone service right away."
 
     About Vonage(R)
     Vonage is a pioneer in the broadband phone industry, setting the standard
 for pricing, features, call quality and reliability for the entire VoIP
 category.  Vonage's award winning service is sold on the web and through
 national retailers like SAM's Club, RadioShack, Best Buy, Circuit City,
 Staples, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot and CompUSA. Vonage Holdings
 Corporation is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. For more information
 about Vonage's products and services, please visit http://www.vonage.com or
 call 1-VONAGE-HELP. Vonage(R) is a trademark of Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary
 of Vonage Holdings Corp.
 
     About UTStarcom, Inc.
     UTStarcom is a global leader in IP-based, end-to-end networking solutions
 and international service and support.  The company sells its wireline,
 wireless, optical and switching solutions to operators in both fast growth and
 established telecommunications markets around the world.  UTStarcom enables
 its customers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their
 existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient
 end-to-end IP networks. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Alameda,
 California, the company has research and design operations in New Jersey,
 China, and India. UTStarcom is a FORTUNE 1000 company.  For more information
 about UTStarcom, visit the company's Web site at www.utstar.com.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This release includes forward-looking statements, including the foregoing
 statements regarding the anticipated ability of F1000 to offer mobility across
 802.11b networks, the anticipated ability of F1000 to enable subscribers to
 make unlimited local and long distance calls from any open access Wi-Fi hot
 spot, the anticipated battery life and recharge time of F1000, the anticipated
 level of features with which F1000 will be configured, the anticipated ability
 of users to configure and save Wi-Fi profiles onto F1000, the anticipated
 impact of F1000 on the telecommunications service market, and the anticipated
 ability of F1000 to replace the traditional home phone where Wi-Fi access is
 available. These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks
 and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These
 risk factors include rapidly changing technology, the changing nature of
 global telecommunications markets, the termination of significant contracts,
 the direction and results of future research and development efforts, evolving
 product and applications standards, reduction or delays in system deployments,
 product transitions, potential non-realization of backlog, changes in demand
 for and acceptance of UTStarcom's products, general adverse economic
 conditions, and trends and uncertainties such as changes in government
 regulation and licensing requirements. UTStarcom also refers readers to the
 risk factors identified in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly
 Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  Vonage