Sunday, February 6, 2005

Bellster Changes Name to fwdOUT

Pulver.com has changed the name of its recently-launched, non-commercial Bellster directory service to fwdOUT following complaints from BellSouth.



fwdOUT enables phone line sharing between users of Asterisk, the open-source PBX. Parties using fwdOUT can route calls over the Internet to a shared phone line located near the call recipient, regardless of distance, and in return these parties share their own phone line with any other fwdOUT users wanting to place calls in their locality.



"The BellSouth request really helped us in thinking through a better descriptor for this new capability of empowering users to 'forward out' to the PSTN," said Jeff Pulver, Chairman of Pulver.com Enterprises. "The fwdOUT concept is 'disruptive' in the best sense of the word, and my hope is that as word of fwdOUT spreads, the network will grow to a point where it can deliver free, non-commercial calls to the public-switched telephone network all over the world."



Pulver.com noted that there are 1,000 registered nodes on the fwdOUT network, enabling calls to be routed through various cities in the U.S., Canada, Russia, France, Italy, UK, Norway, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Philippines, and New Zealand. The service was announced last month.
http://www.fwdout.net/

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