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VeriSign(R) Wireless IP Connect Solution Being Trialed by Net2Phone Will Link Mobile and WiFi Networks for Consumers
[September 21, 2005]

VeriSign(R) Wireless IP Connect Solution Being Trialed by Net2Phone Will Link Mobile and WiFi Networks for Consumers


BOSTON, Fall VON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VeriSign, Inc. , the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, today announced that Net2Phone, a leading Voice over IP (VoIP) enabler for service providers, has started a trial of the VeriSign(R) Wireless IP Connect Service.


Net2Phone empowers broadband service providers with an alternative to traditional phone line through its VoiceLine VoIP service, which routes calls through the Internet. Using the VeriSign Wireless IP Connect Service, select trial members will be able to receive and place calls over a WiFi network or a mobile carrier network while using a single device and phone number.
"This new market trial will enable broadband operators to accelerate the deployment of the triple threat -- voice, data and wireless services -- for consumers," said Tom Kershaw, vice president of next generation services, VeriSign. "By combining VeriSign's Intelligent Infrastructure with Net2Phone's VoiceLine service, Net2Phone's customers will benefit from having a reliable, high-quality calling option that combines landline services, the lower cost of voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) calls and the convenience of mobility."
VeriSign Wireless IP Connect Service provides a single, cellular-WiFi interconnection point that resolves interoperability issues between disparate networks and facilitates the delivery of end-to-end, next-generation features. The service allows cellular handsets to register as Internet Protocol (IP) devices when near a Wi-Fi signal, thus enabling consumer to make and receive cost-effective VoIP calls.
According to a Yankee Group report published in March 2005, more than 70 percent of U.S. households have at least one person using a mobile phone. An estimated 60 percent of these consumers make long distance calls and 36 percent make local calls using their mobile phones.
"People are always looking for more economic, flexible means of communicating," said Joe Morris, senior vice president of product strategy at Net2Phone. "This trial with VeriSign is a great example of how we are working to provide a cost-effective service that will give our partners the ability to deliver new features to their customers, such as enabling convergence of mobile communications services on a single device."
The trial with Net2Phone is expected to run through the end of the year. The VeriSign Wireless IP Connect Service is currently available for evaluation and testing.
About VeriSign
VeriSign, Inc., operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect interactions across voice and data networks anytime, from anywhere on multiple devices. Additional news and information about the company is available at http://www.verisign.com/.
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VeriSign, and other trademarks, service marks, and logos are registered or unregistered trademarks of VeriSign and its subsidiaries in the United States and in foreign countries. Copyright (C) 2005 VeriSign, Inc. All rights reserved.
Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results due to such factors as the inability of VeriSign to successfully develop and market new products and services and customer acceptance of any new products or services, including VeriSign's IP Connect Service(s); the possibility that VeriSign's announced new services may not result in additional customers, profits or revenues; and increased competition and pricing pressures. More information about potential factors that could affect the company's business and financial results is included in VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.
VeriSign, Inc.

CONTACT: Media Relations: Lori Sinsley, +1-650-426-4716 orlsinsley@verisign.com, or Investor Relations: Tom McCallum, +1-650-426-3744 ortmccallum@verisign.com, both of VeriSign


Web site: http://www.verisign.com/

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