Vonage announced today that it has reached the 1.5 million line mark. I'll reiterate my blog post from September 2005 when Vonage claimed to hit the 1 million line mark and I said:
"This is a vague choice of words. When I link of "lines" I think of trunk lines or at least physical lines and not customers. It's doubtful Vonage truly has 1 million physical "lines" into their facility. I'm going to assume they meant 1 million customers."I wish Vonage would read my blog and clarify their damn press releases. Is it lines or is it customers, damn it! Actually I know they read my blog, how could they not? ;) Well if it IS customers, then Vonage jumped from 1 million customers in September 2005 to 1.5 million customers in 2006, which would be a 50% increase in just 6 months. Impressive. With all the negative press surrounding Vonage going public, maybe that Vonage IPO isn't looking so bad after all? ;)
Or, perhaps they did mean 1 million trunk lines for outbound PSTN dialing? That doesn't make much sense since the average inactive vs. active calls for residential concurrent phone usage is probably 12-to-1. Thus, that would mean Vonage has 12 million customers for 1 million physical "trunk lines", but there is no way they have 12 million customers.