After being shut down, AllFreeCalls has returned as yak4ever. After signing up and filling in phone numbers of your friends and family you can make international calls for free. AllFreeCalls shut down around the same time that Futurephone.com shut down. Both services utilized regulatory-fee arbitrage to generate revenue. Ultimately it is financed via tax subsidies. The new area code seems to be based out of Deluth, Minnesota while the old one was based in Iowa. I’m not quite sure how long this site will manage to be up for but I’ll surely use it to call my family living abroad.
Yak4Ever.com is a product of serial telcom entrepreneur, Pat Phelan. Pat also has a successful business called Roam4Free . Roam4Free enables users to receive free calls via mobile. I purchased a Roam4Free when I travelled to Europe earlier this year but unfortunately I left the card at home! I haven’t had the opportunity to test it out but I’m sure it’s great! While I’m not sure how long Yak4Ever will stay around for, go sign up and yack for now.