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Years ago, voice on the net visionary, Jeff Pulver created FreeWorldDialup, a service that gave users "free" SIP account to make calls on net to other SIP users. It helped spawn a very active community, simplified how people could get online, and in many ways paved the way for what is now Skype-minus SIP.

Now, Junction Networks team at have launched their as a free SIP and XMPP service which is in many ways a throwback to what Jeff, Carl Ford and others did with FreeWorldDialUp back in the day. Unfortunately, despite offers from others in the past to take over FreeWorldDialup post the demise of the VON confernece and Jeff's migration into Social Media, and an active angel in vestor in companies like Twitter, FWD has pretty much become a thing of the past now. helps to fill that void...

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Rob Wolpov

Back in the day, FWD was a huge eye opener for us and served as inspiration for Junction Networks and OnSIP. It is sad to see it become a thing of the past.

Back then you could use one of maybe 2 software phones from Counterpath with your FWD account. That was it. Today, there are numerous sip and xmpp software apps available to work with sip/xmpp services like The future is bright for SIP.

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