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Vonage has inked a deal with Wi-Fi outfit The Cloud to enable its VoIP users to use their service on the move.

Vonage customers who have a Wi-Fi handset (the pocket-sized Wi-Fi UTStarcom F1000 phone currently featured on Vonage's website costs £90) will be able to make VoIP calls whenever they drift into any of The Cloud's 7,000 hotspots.

The calls are then routed over the net and will not cost any more than Vonage's standard rate of £7.99 a month residential tariff.

"Vonage users will access The Cloud's network via their Wi-Fi phone as soon as they are within range," the internet telephony firm said today in a statement.

"There will be no password or user logon process; users will pick up the Wi-Fi signal strength and be able to make and receive calls immediately...as part of the standard Vonage subscription - there will be no additional charges."

The Cloud has Wi-Fi hotspots in a number of areas including airports, train stations, coffee shops, and hotels. It is also launching a number of city centre "hotzones" in Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Oxford, along with the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Camden and Islington.

"Enabling users to make telephone calls while on the move is the inevitable next stage of the VoIP revolution," Vonage UK MD Kerry Ritz said. "Vonage's partnership with The Cloud will provide our customers with the ability to make cheap voice calls while on their travels." ®

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