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Vonage Intros Motorola Router, New Rates

Holmdel, N.J. — Vonage will offer a new Motorola router on its Web-site and slash international calling rates to several countries.

Motorola’s VT2542 router features a 4-port wired and 802.11 b/g wireless access point capable of connecting two Vonage lines (including a fax). The unit offers “voice over data prioritization” for improving the quality of voice calls made while a user simultaneously surfs the Web, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through support for at-home workers.

The router will initially be available through Vonage’s Web-site for $59.99 after a $40 instant rebate.

The VoIP company also cut international calling rates to 1 cent per minute for calls from the U.S. to Argentina, Australia, China, Mexico, Singapore, Israel, Poland, and Sweden. Previous per-minute rates to these countries ranged from 5 to 10 cents.

The rates are in effect for new and existing customers. Vonage already offers unlimited calling to France, Italy, Ireland, the UK and Spain with its $24.99 a month Residential Premium Unlimited plan.