• Yak4Ever Takes Second (and Final) Dip into Deadpool

    Well, that was fun while it lasted – for consumers at least. Yak4Ever has sunk back into the TechCrunch Deadpool after reemerging from it in May. This time it looks as though it’s there to stay. We first reported on Yak4Ever when it was called AllFreeCalls back in January. The company exploited a loophole in Iowa telephony law that let them provide free international calls to users. Read More

  • AllFreeCalls Back From DeadPool, Free Calls Are Here Again

    When AllFreeCalls shut down in February as a result of litigation, most people thought it was gone for good. The service, which allows people to call overseas for free by exploiting a regulatory loophole, was simply too good to be true. Founder Pat Phelan vowed to bring the service back. And today he says he’s done it, under a new name and using a new back end service provider. The… Read More

  • AllFreeCalls Shut Down

    AllFreeCalls has been taken offline after a flurry of legal action by a very pissed off AT&T. The AllFreeCalls service allows people to make international phone calls absolutely free by exploiting a FCC regulation that provides kickbacks on incoming calls to rural phone companies. Users first call a phone number in Iowa and then call out to any of dozens of countries from there. The user… Read More

  • AllFreeCalls (un)Surprisingly Successful

    AllFreeCalls, a new service which lets people make free phone calls by first calling a phone number in Iowa and then calling to any of dozens of other countries, just added eight new countries to the permitted lists (plus Antarctica). In an email the founder also said that they handled 80,000 call minutes yesterday. The company operates under a legislative loophole that gives rural telco’s… Read More

  • Complicated Laws = Free Calls

    I’m still trying to figure out how this works, and by the time I do the service may be gone. Regardless, Iowa based AllFreeCalls is letting people make phone calls to many foreign countries for free. Or rather, for the cost of a call to Iowa. You call the AllFreeCalls phone number, which is 712-858-8094, and at the prompt dial 011, the country code you are calling and the number you wish… Read More