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Free World Dial Up: Free isn't all it's cracked up to be
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:18:20 -0400



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From: dewayne () warpspeed com (Dewayne Hendricks)
Date: August 12, 2008 3:28:43 PM EDT
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <xyzzy () warpspeed com>
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Free World Dial Up: Free isn't all it's cracked up to be

Free World Dial Up: Free isn't all it's cracked up to be
Telecompetitor.com

Internet telephony service provider Free World Dial Up (FWD) has decided that free isn’t making ends meet anymore. They’ve announced that their previous free service will now cost $30/year. FWD is an interconnected SIP network that allows users to connect with each other for voice, IM, and video applications. FWD does not interconnect with the PSTN. They claim to have “near a million” users worldwide. FWD was founded by IP telephony pioneer Jeff Pulver, who also cofounded Vonage. In his blog, Pulver notes, “I don't know if anyone predicted that the entire VoIP industry would end up with business models dependent on traditional telecom revenues, but it seems hard to deny with Skype, Jajah, Ribbit, and a long list of others chasing per minute revenues.” Seems like the VoIP free ride is coming to a close.

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