BellSouth to Buy Vonage

Rumor has it that Vonage is in talks with Bell South to sell their VoIP service company for about 3.5 billion dollars. At about 800,000 subscribers that values each Vonage subscriber at $4,375!

  • Al Bredenberg VoIP & CRM Blog
    July 13, 2005 at 5:45 pm

    BellSouth Declines Comment on Vonage Acquisition

    BellSouth representatives are declining comment on today’s rumors of a possible acquisition of VoIP provider Vonage. Late this afternoon, an inquiry sent from TMCnet to BellSouth generated a quick but definite refusal to comment on the question.Today R…

  • Shmuel Algon
    July 13, 2005 at 7:52 pm

    There is also a rumor about that Google (GOOG) is negotiating to buy Deltathree (DDDC).

  • indyguy073
    July 13, 2005 at 11:58 pm

    Hmm… for much less they can buy Primus (PRTL) and pick up Lingo’s VoIP base, plus a real international telecom company!
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PRTL&d=t

  • skibare
    July 14, 2005 at 12:26 am

    the Packet8 shareholders continue to float rumors of Packet8 being bought by BellSouth! Rumors are like opinions, everyone has one but some are just BIGGER than others! NONE of the rumors makes a bit of sense to me especially the VALUE your talking about with 3.5 billion! NO WAY in even Bernie Ebbers sick mind would BellSouth do that type Price!
    Skibare

  • Mark Evans
    July 14, 2005 at 7:12 am

    Vonage: If Not SBC, Then Who, What?

    There’s a growing amount of buzz amid Rich Tehrani’s post that BellSouth may acquire Vonage for US$3.5-billion. Om Mal…

  • Rich Tehrani
    July 14, 2005 at 9:06 am

    Here is a post that may explain the inflated valuation: http://voip-blog.tmcnet.com/blog/rich-tehrani/voip/more-on-bellsouth-vonage-purchase.html
    My source is reliable but we will have to wait and see what happens.

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    July 14, 2005 at 10:30 am

    Dial-Up VoIP Adaptor and Vonage Rumor

    Skibare pointed me to a Yahoo news release about a dial-up VoIP adaptor from Nomad International. According to their numbers, over 80% of U.S. Internet subscribers are still on dial-up. I’m still not convinced that dial-up VoIP will have…

  • Banana Stew
    July 14, 2005 at 1:30 pm

    Vonage Issues Concerns and Praise

    First of all, let me be clear that I generally like Vonage. Their customer service needs significant improvement, and I’d have touble recommending it to someone who doesn’t have at least minimal technical skills, but you can’t beat the price and the …

  • VoipedUp
    July 14, 2005 at 2:18 pm

    Bell South to buy Vonage?

    Rich Tehrani of TMCnet posted today that there are rumours of Bell South purchasing Vonage at 3.5 billion dollars US. http://blog.tmcnet.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/9198. The blog wires are humming with comments etc about this today, and there’s all kinds o…

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    September 8, 2005 at 10:44 am

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    Virtually all the big boys in the software and technology service markets have some sort of VoIP strategy. AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google… It was only a matter of time before Ebay and others got into the game. Will Amazon.com be…

  • Osaka
    October 16, 2005 at 3:27 pm

    BellSouth Buying Vonage?!

    Now there’s a thought to boggle the mind. I somehow missed this one when Rich Tehrani first mentioned it back in July. Now he’s claiming that his source is only once removed from a participant in the negotiations. All I can say is wow.

  • VonageSavings.Com
    January 7, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Vonage To Be Bought By BellSouth?

    Looking back at the TMCNet Blog, “Vonage is in talks with Bell South to sell their VoIP service company for about 3.5 billion dollars. At about 800,000 subscribers that values each Vonage subscriber at $4,375!”
    Both Vonage and Bell South ha…

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