Pat Phelan is persistence personified!
He launched Allfreecalls.net earlier this year to some considerable acclaim only to have to shut it down after legal action by AT&T!
Pat has been plugging away in the background ever since trying to get the service back up and running again.
Yesterday Pat announced that Allfreecalls.net is back up once more, this time re-branded as Yak4ever.com.
Unlike the Allfreecalls service, Yak4ever users need to register their number and have to enter a list of (up to 10) numbers they will be calling. This is for legal reasons according to Pat.
Michael Arrington has removed Allfreecalls from his Dead Pool (for now, he says!).
Irish and UK readers should note that this relates to the US service only, Allfreecalls.ie and allfreecalls.co.uk continue to operate as previously.
[Disclaimer: I host these sites for Pat]
A couple of days ago I posted that Pat Phelan was in some trouble. This evening Pat confirmed it:
From Pat’s blog:
Our allfreecalls provider in Iowa today took flight due to increasing pressure from a large USA based carrier.
We are working on getting a new number up.
We expect to be back in business on Monday afternoon.Please watch the site for the new number and this blog for updates
So much for FCC rules in the USA.
I would like to personally apologize to all our customers and can assure you that we are working as fast as humanly possible to rectify this.
Unfortunately it is timed to perfection as we have issues with access to engineers over the weekend.
I just got word that Pat Phelan is in some serious trouble – can’t say more at this time but watch this space and keep your keyboard fingers ready to try to help him out when this story breaks (probably in the next 24 hours).