NetZero Shuts Down PrivatePhone Again

(Archived in: Nomad Resources Telephony)


This is really an update on what was reported in a previous post early last December. PrivatePhone Users have a reprieve to salvage their old PP telephone numbers and can portal these numbers to Packet 8. This is by no means a recommendation to do this, nor is it intended to be an endorsement for Packet 8 service. If you are not familiar with Packet 8, it is a paid (monthly) VoIP telephony service comparable to Vonage.

Here is the email Digital Nomad received regarding the extension until the 19th of February 2008. DMs like Bandit Numbers...just not paying for numbers (and service) when you can get them for "FREE", "Almost Free", and "Near-Free".

Dear digitalnomad,

We have made the difficult decision to discontinue the PrivatePhone service.

PRIVATEPHONE SERVICE WILL BE ENDING ON FEBRUARY 19, 2008.
IF YOU ARE A NETZERO INTERNET SUBSCRIBER YOUR INTERNET SERVICE WILL NOT BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY.
After this date, if you do not move your PrivatePhone phone number to a new provider, the number will no longer be active.
To keep your PrivatePhone phone number, we have worked out a special deal with our partner, Packet8, to transfer your number to their award-winning Internet phone service at a special price. Click here to learn more.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KEEP YOUR PRIVATEPHONE PHONE NUMBER, SIMPLY DO NOTHING AND THE SERVICE WILL SHUT OFF ON FEBRUARY 19, 2008.
For more information about the shutdown of PrivatePhone click here
Sincerely,
The PrivatePhone Team


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