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Johanne Torres[March 31, 2005]

Vonage Canada Lets Users Keep Their Phone Numbers

BY JOHANNE TORRES


Vonage Canada, the Canadian division of VoIP-based Calling service provider Vonage Holdings, Corp. announced today that it will now offer users a service enhancement that is expected to further accelerate the widespread consumer adoption of digital phone service in Canada. The company will now let customers use their current legacy telephone numbers with the Internet telephone service.


According to today’s announcement, the new feature called Local number portability (LNP), will allow Canadian consumers and small businesses to transfer their existing phone number to Vonage Canada conveniently and seamlessly. Vonage Canada can now transfer numbers from most major Canadian phone companies in all 14 of its local service markets.

"LNP makes it easier than ever for Canadians to end their frustrating and expensive relationships with their existing phone companies and 'cut the cord' without losing their valued phone number," said Joe Parent, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Vonage Canada.

Today’s announcement follows Vonage Holdings’ recent agreement with 3PV Third Party Verification, Inc. for the company to be its exclusive provider of third party verification services. The partnership with 3PV will enable Vonage customers to quickly and easily complete the paperwork necessary to port their number from their existing carrier to Vonage.

eLOA is 3PV's patent-pending electronic Letter of Agency, a binding, FCC-compliant verification customers complete electronically, either via an agent e-mail or as an integrated part of an online order process. eLOA eliminates the need for a separate third party verification (TPV) call or the completion of a paper LOA.

Vonage Canada
www.vonage.ca

 


Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at jtorres@tmcnet.com.

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