updated 10:00 pm EST, Mon January 7, 2008
Vonage CES 2008 offerings
Vonage today unveiled its new MyVonage product strategy, which includes the new V-Portal device - a single port digital voice adapter and router. A built-in LCD helps users to install and troubleshoot the device, as well as show caller ID, call timing and logging information, with easy access to Vonage's service numbers. The device also handles advanced features, such as group calling and voice-activated dialing. New customers can purchase the box for $10; an instant rebate brings the price down from $80, while users are still required to pay a $10 shipping charge, and a $30 activation fee.
Contact Book will be introduced at some point during the year, providing customers with a service to integrate all contacts from their home, PC-based, and mobile address books. Users can also take advantage of several premium features, such as group calling, voice-activated dialing, speed dial, and call blasting. Selected users are able to test out an alpha version of Vonage Contact Book on the company's home page.