Jeff Pulver, CEO, pulver.com announced Free World Dialup passed the 40,000 member milestone after less than nine months in service. “The growth of Free World Dialup continues to defy expectations,” noted Jeff Pulver. “Our enthusiastic members already give Free World Dialup the largest international presence among voice over broadband companies with over 150 countries represented. Continuation of present growth rates means membership will surpass 100,000 by the end of the year.”
Free World Dialup (FWD) provides the means for members to make no-cost telephone calls between each using Internet compatible telephones or personal computer software anywhere broadband Internet access exists. Callers using the service escape the geographical and usage based costs associated with traditional telephone calls in a manner analogous to e-mail and the World Wide Web.
Free World Dialup’s success derives from ideas and contributions of members and growing number of network partners adding value and making the service easier to use by providing compatible devices, software, and services. For example, the most popular software client on FWD, Xten’s X-Lite, automates the registration process for members.
“Xten is proud to support the Free World Dialup movement. The recently released free self-configuring VoIP client software is now the most sought after software that Xten has produced,” said Erik Lagerway, President and COO of Xten Networks, Inc. “X-Lite software has seen over 30,000 downloads since the release in mid-April 2003, we expect that number to triple before the end of the year.”
FWD provides standard telephone features at no cost:
- Caller ID
- Repeat Call
- Call Waiting
- Call Forwarding
- Conference Calling (Up to 96 participants)
- Voice Mail (available September 1, 2003)
In addition, FWD member benefits include:
- Voice quality better than traditional telephone network
- No-cost worldwide calling
- Worldwide dialing based on a five digit telephone number
- Online directory shows presence information
- Multiple presence for telephone numbers
- 55555 welcome phone line answered by members 24 hours per day
- Online usage statistics
For more information about Free World Dialup see http://www.pulver.com/fwd.
Jeff Pulver founded pulver.com at the end of 1994. In addition to producing the highly successful VON conferences, pulver.com is engaged in many activities that promote the growth of communication technology. The pulver.com website (http://www.pulver.com) is a key source of information for those in the IP Communications industry and The Pulver Report (http://pulver.com/reports) has over 45,000 subscribers for whom it is a primary source of news and information on the latest developments in emerging net technologies. Mr. Pulver is the founder of: Free World Dialup, The VON Coalition, RevUp Records and co-founder of: Vonage and WHP Wireless.