Foonz Finally Stops Ringing


Okay, this one took a little longer than I predicted, but VOIP service Foonz is suspending its service. More than a year ago, its chief marketing officer decided to shift focus to another startup. That wasn’t a good sign. Foonz has been using up its minutes since then.

Today, its users received the following notice that the service is being suspended:

Temporarily Suspending Foonz Service
May 20, 2009


We regret to inform you that as of May 22, 2009, we will temporarily suspend the free Foonz service.

We are disappointed that we have to do this, but we are unable to maintain our relationship with our current telephone carrier, and we have not yet been able to arrange for a new vendor.

We are working on an alternate solution, and we are hopeful that we will be resuming the service in the near future. Your account data will be maintained throughout this transition.

In the mean time, please let us know if we can be of any assistance during this service interruption.

The Foonz Team

Maybe Foonz will strike a better deal with another carrier and the suspension will truly only be temporary. But giving away free conference calls just doesn’t pay.