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VoIP, Inc. Deploys Acme Packet; Major U.S. wholesale VoIP provider expands network using Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers.

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Acme Packet(TM) today announced that VoIP, Inc., (OTCBB:VOII), a leading provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications solutions for service providers, resellers and consumers worldwide, has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net(R) session border controllers to deliver wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) services using its VoiceOne(TM) network. The VoiceOne network with its nationwide presence in the U.S. and over 5,900 local access points reaches approximately 90 percent of the U.S. population. VoiceOne is a protocol agnostic network, supporting virtually any protocol including SS7, PRI, H.323, SIP, MGCP, etc. and utilizes both circuit and packet switched technology.

In delivering this service, Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers (SBC) are being deployed in multiple VoiceOne points-of-presence throughout the U.S. They interconnect the public networks and data centers of the company's service provider customers to the private, managed VoiceOne network. In this role, the Acme Packet SBCs provide a comprehensive set of security functions for VoiceOne including access control, network topology hiding and DoS protection against both signaling and media attacks and overloads. Acme Packet's QoS management features, fault-tolerant operation and industry-leading performance are imperative for assuring VoiceOne's compliance with its service level agreements.

"As we continue to win VoIP provider business for the market's major brands, we must deliver the most reliable and secure network services in the industry. Acme Packet has provided us a truly reliable and scaleable solution for our network, allowing us to replace our current network of Netrake session border controllers. The dramatic increase in performance, reliability and the working relationship to integrate our proprietary softswitch architecture and technology seamlessly, has shown an immediate increase in network redundancy and quality," stated Shawn Lewis, chief technology officer, VoIP, Inc. "Acme Packet's feature set, product performance and support have proven to be vastly superior in our rigid evaluation and aggressive deployment process."

"VoIP, Inc. is rapidly emerging as a major player in the market for wholesale VoIP services, especially among the leading broadband ISPs and next generation communications service providers," declared Andy Ory, president and CEO, Acme Packet. "We have the products, organization and experience to continue VoIP, Inc.'s incredible success, enabling them to satisfy the needs of their extremely brand-conscious customers."

About Acme Packet

Acme Packet, the leader in session border control solutions, enables service providers to deliver premium, interactive communications - voice, video and multimedia sessions - across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family has been selected by over 160 service providers, including 20 of the top 25 providers in the world, to satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks. These deployments support all applications - from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services; all protocols - SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248; and all border points - interconnect, access network and data center. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.

About VoIP, Inc.

VoIP, Inc. is a leading provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications solutions for service providers, resellers and consumers worldwide. Through its subsidiaries, the company is a certified Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC) and Inter Exchange Carriers (IXC), and provides a comprehensive portfolio of advanced telecommunications technologies, enhanced services, broadband products, and fulfillment services to the VoIP industry. Customers include IXCs, CLECs, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Cable Operators and VoIP Service Providers in the United States and countries around the world. Leveraging its nationwide Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) VoiceOne network, and the continued deployment of advanced communications services, the company is enabling its customers worldwide to gain entry into this emerging space with products including voice termination/origination, e911, CALEA, Broadband Voice, IP Centrex, and more. For more information on VoIP, Inc., please visit the company's web site: http://www.voipinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements about the VoIP, Inc.'s future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts, are "forward- looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby.

The above information contains information relating to the Company that is based on the beliefs of the Company and/or its management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company or its management. When used in this document, the words "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plans," "projects," and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, are intended to identify forward- looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of the Company regarding future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties noted. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or projected. In each instance, forward-looking information should be considered in light of the accompanying meaningful cautionary statements herein. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, the impact of competitive services and pricing and general economic risks and uncertainties.

In this press release, our use of the words "outlook," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "likely," "objective," "plan," "designed," "goal," "target," and similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. While these statements represent our current judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, actual results may differ materially due to numerous important risk factors that are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2004, as filed with the SEC on March 30, 2005, which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports filed by us with the SEC. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to: our level of indebtedness; an inability to generate sufficient cash to service our indebtedness; regulatory and legal uncertainty with respect to intercarrier compensation payments received by us; the inability to expand our business as a result of the unavailability of funds to do so; the migration to broadband Internet access affecting dial-up Internet access; the loss of key executive officers could negatively impact our business prospects; an increase in our network expenses which could result if the migration of our enterprise customer base to U.S. TelePacific Corp. occurs sooner or later than contemplated; and our principal competitors for local services and potential additional competitors have advantages that may adversely affect our ability to compete with them.
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