[kwlug-disc] {Disarmed} Re: {Disarmed} Re: freephoneline.ca?

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Fri May 14 11:35:46 EDT 2010


I had heard something a while ago that some provider could make money 
terminating calls. They would earn a portion of the long distance charges 
for incoming calls. Shaving toll charges if you will.

Rest assured they are making money somehow. Maybe they are collecting 
demographic info and selling it and your phone number. Perhaps the softphone 
is also collecting web usage stats and other info like email.

There is a business model there somewhere.



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Sent: Fri May 14 09:53:27 2010
Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [kwlug-disc] freephoneline.ca?


At 06:35 2010-05-14, unsolicited wrote:


Was at FactoryDirect yesterday and the guy behind the counter mentioned 
<http://www.freephoneline.ca/> http://www.freephoneline.ca.
I've never heard of them before. Anyone know anything about them?


I am not shilling but you can look at the parent company Fibernetics at:
 <http://www.fibernetics.ca/> http://www.fibernetics.ca/

>From what I can see, the free phone line is a VoIP service running through a 
software app installed on a PC.
What I do not see is the business model, i.e. how do they make money?

>From their FAQs:

Softphone Configuration
What do I need to do to get the softphone functioning properly after 
installing it?
Our softphone operates on UDP ports 13000, 13001, 5060, 5061, 6060 and 6061. 
Please make sure these ports are opened in any firewall, internet security 
suites and hardware routers you may have in your home.

What’s the catch? Do I need to enter a password, PIN number or listen to 
advertisements before I make my free call?
NEVER! We offer you free phone lines with zero catches. There will never be 
advertising, tricky dialling procedures or any other catches when it comes 
to making your free calls!

FYI: Fibernetics is also the parent company of 295.ca,  <http://295.ca/> 
MailScanner warning: numerical links are often malicious: http://295.ca/

Regards.
John

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