VoIP phone company Vonage announced this week that it plans to offer videophones and a videophone service before the end of March, Jetsons style! Vonage has partnered with broadband video equipment maker Viseon to develop the videophone.
Vonage Chief Executive Jeffrey Citron didn't provide an exact date for the service's debut--first quarter 2005, he said--nor did he release pricing details. For a general idea on what a Vonage videophone service might cost, one can look to videophone provider Packet8, which sells unlimited video calling for $30 a month. Packet8 videophones, which have embedded cameras to capture the caller's image, come heavily rebated.