Cheap phone service – the smell of a death in the family

Proving you can’t win ’em all.

Jeffrey Citron did some revolutionary things for online trading, but the luck isn’t coming for upending landline phone service and the spin isn’t too hot either:

First, Vonage loses their appeal in the Verizon patent case; the company’s weak response follows.

Then they lose another patent case to Sprint. The response is even weaker…they appeal.

I guess you have to give them credit for trying, although the remaining customers would probably benefit most if they just handed the incumbents the keys and called it a day.