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Preliminary prospectus

An initial or tentative version of a prospectus.

Preliminary Prospectus

The first prospectus distributed prior to a new issue of a security. The first prospectus contains information such as the terms of issue, the size of issue, and other, relevant data about the security. Importantly, however, it does not contain the new issue's price. Because the preliminary prospectus is subject to change and because the SEC requires part of it to be printed to red ink, it is informally called a red herring.

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Copies of the registration statements, including the preliminary prospectuses, amended letters of transmittal and other materials related to the exchange offers, as amended, may be obtained at no charge from Innisfree by calling 888-750-5834 or from the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site at www.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the considerations described as &uot;Risk Factors&uot; in iBasis' preliminary prospectuses dated February 10, 2000, and the company's other SEC filings.

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