Boingo Wireless and Vonage team to simplify wireless VOIP services

October 18, 2004

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Boingo Wireless and Vonage Holdings Corp., the leading broadband telephony provider in North America, today announced a relationship that teams two industry innovators in an effort to simplify voice over Wi-Fi services and make them more accessible to customers.

In the first phase of their partnership, the companies have agreed to co-market a service bundle that includes Vonage’s SoftPhone service and Boingo's Wi-Fi service. The XPRO SoftPhone, from XTEN, the preferred Softphone Client utilized by Vonage is available for personal computers running Windows 98SE/NT/ME/2000/XP/MACOS-X operating systems. Mobile travelers using this product can access the Vonage service from almost any Internet connected personal computer. It provides increased mobility of the Vonage service, while maintaining the same quality of service consumers have come to expect from Vonage.

This offering targets business travelers, enabling them to make and take phone calls at Boingo’s network of 11,000 airports, cafes, and hotels around the world. The companies will conduct a trial before the end of the year and expect to rollout the offering to major retail locations where consumers can now purchase the Vonage service.

“History has shown that adding mobility to any type of communications has proven to be a winning combination and I think we are on the verge of that happening again with VoIP,” said Peter Barris, managing general partner of New Enterprise Associates and a board member for both Boingo and Vonage. “With these two demonstrated innovators in partnership, the market prospects become a lot brighter.”

“VoIP is causing a paradigm shift in the telecom world because it offers a new level of value and features to anyone with a broadband connection. Adding mobility to this bundle will help to make it compelling to a new audience,” said Jeffrey A. Citron, president and CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp. “Our ability to plug the Vonage solution into Boingo’s massive Wi-Fi network makes our service even more useful to customers.”

Boingo Wireless Inc.

Vonage Holdings Corp.

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