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712 Model BUSTED!

Paul Kapustka has done the sleuth-work to figure out how and why Futurephone got shut down.  He got nothing more than “no comment” from the company itself, but discovered that AT&T has been slapped with a $2 million termination charge from the Superior Telephone Coop and has filed suit to recover it. AT&T’s contention is that the Iowa LECs providing the long distance service are merely a midpoint, and not the termination point at all. 

Nice work, Paul!  One wonders if this will impact other services depending on LEC termination charges for their revenue stream, like FreeConferenceCall.com, for instance.  In that case the call actually is terminated in Iowa.

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  • Jason Yeung February 8, 2007, 10:00 am

    I guess it was fun while it lasted. I was approached a while ago with a similar business proposal, but never continued with it or signed the NDA. It’ll be interesting to see what happens and if Futurephone and the telco get their $2 million.

    If Futurephone has any money at all at this stage, they’re going to have to blow it all on lawyers. I wonder if other telcos paid their bills?

    – Jason

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