VoIP Graveyard - A collection of bankrupt and problematic VoIP providers

Missing a dial tone? Maybe your VoIP provider has joined the ranks of the dead in the VoIP Graveyard.

Hear that horrid moan of the afflicted subscriber with unfinished business? The pouring sand of the hourglass and hypnotic pinwheel of a hanging web page? The dead silence of handsets without dial tones? You’re in the VoIP graveyard, where we remember the VoIP providers that came before, that have gone out of business.

But not all VoIP providers are created equal. Some VoIP companies folded with just a few customers. Others were spectacular explosions that, figuratively, streaked the sky of the Internet with burned customers and irate reviews.

Each of the VoIP providers listed in our graveyard is out of business (as far as we know). The date listed next to each provider in our VoIP graveyard is date that we were able to confirm loss of service (and that the loss of service was not just a hiccup in service).

In the past, we have also used the VoIP graveyard to list the dates that VoIP providers … started having trouble. Headed downhill. Put one foot in the grave. Began to contemplate their imminent mortality. Looked like they were going to die. (ed’s note: JUST PICK ONE OF THESE PHRASES! PLEASE!)

For the most part, our graveyard is just a name and a date; in some cases, we have a short note.

The stories that follow are not short notes; we found these stories particularly noteworthy.

AT&T Callvantage

Started in 2004, AT&T Callvantage was part of AT&T’s foray into stand-alone VoIP service.

However, in 2009, AT&T restructured their VoIP service offerings &emdash; and killed off Callvantage. This was a disappointment to many customers that enjoyed the low cost, reliable phone service ($20 to $50 a month for phone service).

In AT&T's defense, the company referred customers to other local VoIP providers or to their Uverse phone service when they shut down their service. They took care of their customers and ensured a relatively smooth transition.

SunRocket

SunRocket was founded in 2004 by some MCI executives that decided they wanted to compete directly with Vonage, CallVantage, Verizon VoiceWing -- all the big dogs in residential VoIP phone service.

And SunRocket was competing. SunRocket had 200,000 customers in 2007, in large part due to their exceptional promotional offer: 2 years of service for $199!

There were minor murmurs and tremors, though, signs that something was wrong: SunRocket affiliates stopped getting paid. Staff started getting laid off, here and there. Then the sales department went.

And then the service cut out.

SunRocket greeted all callers with a helpful message: “We are no longer taking customer support or sales calls. Goodbye.”

Note: You can no longer hear this message in all its glory. Someone else bought the number.

And that was it for communication. Most customers only found out about SunRocket’s demise when they picked up the phone - and heard nothing on the line.

SunRocket … disappointed its customers. SunRocket's collapse also caused a wave of damage to the VoIP industry: 200,000 angry subscribers poured into the subscriber market.

Some switched back to cable and traditional PSTN providers, swearing off VoIP for life. Some subscribers inundated other VoIP providers and caused service overloads. Most lost money - some lost lots of money.

SunRocket’s meltdown is the nadir of VoIP collapses. 200,000 households shoved into the cold.

It’s these stories that make the VoIP graveyard a chilling place. If you know any dead/dying VoIP providers, please let us know. We will be happy to add them to our graveyard. You can contact us at support@myvoipprovider.com

Statistics

85 VoIP services shut their doors in the period June 2005 - October 2006

171 VoIP services closed down in the period November 2006 - October 2007 (see below)

Note: No guarantee that this list is complete

DEAD

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RIP - Octorber 2008 - 2009

Sky Wi - 03/09/2009

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RIP - November 2007 - October 2008

www.freecalls2theworld.com - USA - Website and free call service shut down
www.angelphonecalls.com - USA - Website and free call service shut down
www.freecalltheworld.com - USA - Website and free call service shut down

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RIP - November 2006 - October 2007

www.galaxietalk.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.okscm.com.br - Brazil - VoIP service disappeared in Dec 2006
www.advancecall.de - Germany - VoIP service shut down in Dec 2006
www.zero27.net - South Africa - VoIP service shut down in December 2006
www.megatechservices.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.elegance-com.net - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.taquinetworks.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.visavi-phone.de - Germany - VoIP service no longer available
www.uspconnect.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.flyfone.de - Germany - VoIP service and website shut down
www.ipcom.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.yourcall.co.nz - New Zealand - VoIP service down since November 2006
www.fabrosphone.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.ipphone.at - Austria - VoIP service down since early 2007
www.eastfone.com - USA - VoIP service down since early 2007
www.fivestartel.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.internetphoneconnect.net - Netherlands - Website down since December 2006
www.earthshinetel.com - USA - VoIP service and website shut down
www.ubifone.com - Singapore - Website down since February 2007
www.speednetwork.ec - Ecuador - VoIP service and website shut down
www.trunkcall.com - Pakistan - VoIP service no longer exists and domain now redirects to www.yahoo.com
www.voipxp.com - USA - VoIP service shut down in February 2007
www.tomatovine.com - USA - VoIP service down since 01 March 2007
www.virttel.com - Canada - Reported Dead on the 04 July 2007
www.net4phonecalls.com - UAE - Site suspended in July 2007
www.sunrocket.com - USA - Company shut down on the 16 July 2007
www.spantalk.com.au - Australia - shut down in July 2007
www.allo.com - Canada - Company ceased operating on the 02 August 2007
www.dingotel.com - USA - Voip services no longer available
www.talafone.com - Canada - No longer offer voip services
www.call2phone.com - UK - No longer offer voip services
www.stanaphone.com - USA - As of mid April 2007 no new signups
www.call2sip.com - Malaysia - No longer offer VoIP services
www.parlino.com - Luxembourg - Site shut down as of March/April 2007
www.contenidosonline.com.ar - Argentina - Website shut down
www.iponline.com.ar - Argentina - VoIP Services no longer available
www.callgate.com.au - Australia - Website shut down
www.fonebox.com.au - Australia - Website and VoIP service shut down - 03 September 2007
www.kangatalk.com - Australia - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.teleland.be - Belgium - no longer offer VoIP services
www.voipitelefonia.com.br - Brazil - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.broadtel.ca - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.evolvetoday.ca - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voctel.com - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.avatel.dk - Denmark - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.tulipm.dk - Denmark - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.worldcall.dk - Denmark- VoIP service suspended
www.betamax.de - - Germany - VoIP services no longer offered
www.cocosys.de - Germany - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.evisionteam.de - Germany - No longer offer VoIP services
www.monduno.de - Germany - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.mv2.de - Germany - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.planet-hosting.de - Germany - no longer offer VoIP services, the website however is still active offering Hosting services)
www.voip-phones.de - Germany - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.wodatel.com - Germany - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.vipnetphone.com - Italy - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voiceireland.ie - Ireland - no longer offer VoIP services
www.ngtlecom.ie - Ireland - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.newskyvoip.com - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.savetoll.com - Jordan - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.veezcom.nl - Netherlands - Website and VoIP service shut down
voip.polandstore.com - Poland - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.votecom.ro - Romania - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.etherealtalk.com - Russia - No new customers - Website shut down
www.net4talk.com - Singapore - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.madaphone.sk - Slowak Republic - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voipe.es - Spain - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.wi-call.com - Spain - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.dynamic-net.ch - Switzerland - Only VoIP services no longer offered
www.callclubtt.com - Trinidad and Tobago - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.dialanet.com - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.great2call.com - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.astartelecom.com - UK - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.glophone.co.uk - UK - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.ifband.co.uk - UK - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.intervivo.net - UK - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.fonixtelecom.com - USA - VoIP service shut down
www.quazzle.co.uk - UK - VoIP service shut down early 2007
www.technicallusa.com - USA - VoIP service shut down early 2007
www.advantagevoice.net - USA - VoIP service shut down early 2007
www.von2fone.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.dialdigit.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down mid 2007
www.ekring.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.glophone.com - USA - VoIP service shut down on the 13 March 2007
www.grouphone.biz - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.ifreedomcom.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down in August 2007
www.kazil.com - USA - VoIP service shut down
www.linefire.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down in mid 2007
www.neovoz.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.netzerovoice.com -USA - Currently not accepting sign-ups for VoIP subscription services.
www.nexboom.com - USA - No longer possible to sign up
voip.ryantechinc.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.sonicdigitalvoice.com - USA - All accounts moved to Vonage.com on 01 May 2007
www.talkdaddy.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.globaltel.com - USA - VoIP service shut down
website now redirects to www.globaltel.com
www.telepacket.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.terracall.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.totalcallip.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.triangulus.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.veraphone.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voiponwireless.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down - redirects to carphonefactory.com
www.zivva.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.stalliondata.net - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.aa-link.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.accxxvoip.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.actica.net - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down in July 2007
www.alpha-serv.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.asylumtel.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.avalanchecomm.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.avopdirect.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.binasec.com - USA - VoIP service shut down
www.bizimtel.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.broadbandvoiceusa.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.cntechnologies.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.crystalvoicelive.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.globaltalknetwork.net - USA - VoIP service shut down
website under "reconstruction" www.globalgatewaycom.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.goiax.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.infotel-us.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.jadetelecom.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.majosa.net - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.vocalring.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voipescrow.net - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voipone.net - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
in October 2007 www.voipplus.net - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voyz.net - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.zentality.com - USA - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.www.degrifcall.com - Algeria - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.iponlinephone.com - Argentina - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.sistemasyenlaces.com.ar - Argentina - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.netcall.am - Armenia - Under construction since August 2007and no option to sign up
www.talkfan.com - Australia - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.vtalkvoip.com.au - Australia - VoIP service shut down
www.alveetel.com - Bangladesh - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.enetbd.net - Bangladesh - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.nextwavetel.net - Bangladesh - Website and VoIP service shut down in August 2007
www.belphin.com - Belgium - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.phonelowcost.com - Brazil - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voipitelefonia.com.br - Brazil - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.airstarcommunications.com - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.friendlytelecom.com - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.dialzone.net - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.massivetel.com - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.mxwv.com - Canada - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.czech-talkpro.cz - Czech Republic - VoIP service shut down
wwwold.softphone.cz - Czech Republic - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.teleout.dk - Denmark - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.ip2phone.com - Ecuador - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.myvox.fr - France - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.clearkall.com - India - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.helloservices.com - Kuwait - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.linkvoice.net - Mexico - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.phonet.co.nz - New Zealand - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.internetinair.com - Pakistan - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.pronobis.info - Peru - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.albavoip.com - Serbia - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.tcat-telefonia.com - Spain - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.phonetophones.com - Switzerland - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.rocktel.com.tr - Turkey - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.altistel.com - Czech Republic - VoIP service shut down
www.bactel.com - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.fodatel.com - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.foneonline.com - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.gemtelecom.net - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.interchangeconnexions.com - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.lincall.com - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.manchestervoip.com - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.photontelecoms.com - United Kingdom - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.blueskyphone.com - USA -Website and VoIP service shut down
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RIP - Jun 2005 - October 2006

Eagle Telecom - 06/25/2005
LiveVOIP - 07/05/2005
Simple Telecom - 06/25/2005
www.hellofone.com - 07/01/2005
www.encounta.com - 08/01/2005
www.netinternational.com - 10/01/2005
www.s3voip.com - 10/01/2005
www.masterclick.com - 10/04/2005 - pity, they had very good rates
www.i2fone.com - 10/04/2005
www.easyphone24.biz - 10/04/2005
www.bulphone.net - 10/21/2005
www.unlimitedvoice.com (Earthlink) - 01/01/2006 - all accounts moved to Vonage
www.callgate.net - 16/02/2006
www.softphone.co.nz - Died in October 2005
www.netphoneplug.com - 02/2006 - Website still active, but no VoIP services
www.ipconnection.biz - ceased operating on the 28 November 2005
www.innervoip.com - ceased in April 2006
www.infeetalk.co.in - ceased August 2006
www.gossiptel.co.uk - ceased early August 2006
www.easy4dial.com - ceased in August 2006
www.voipexco.com - ceased in July / August 2006
www.talafone.com - website operational, but no VoIP services for months
www.totaltalk.com - AOL have announced that their service will be stut down in Sep. 2006
www.freetalk.co.uk - due to go offline in September 2006
www.centixphone.com - Offline since August 2006
www.xpcall.com - Offline since August 2006
www.avofone.com - no longer publish rates - pressumed dead
www.cocosys.de - Germany provider has closed down - September 2006
www.3utelecom.de - no longer offer VoIP services - only Call by Call in Germany
www.calligator.com - Offline since 01 October 2006
www.siphol.nl - Offline since October 2006
www.voip.net - Taken over by www.broadvoxdirect.com
www.v1010.com - Offline since September 2006
www.tollfreetelecom.ca - offline since October 2006
www.plainvoip.com - offline since October 2006
www.globeconnect.net - site now redirects to digitalvoice.ca
www.voiprocks.com - site now redirects to timestelecom.ca
www.1internet-phone.com - Offline since mid 2006
www.bayanvoip.com - Offline since mid 2006
www.callonthe.net - Offline since mid 2006
www.championcommunications.biz - Offline since early 2006 and now redirects to nexboom.com
www.callonthe.net - Offline since September 2006
www.elthe.com - Offline since October 2006
www.telepacket.com - Offline since July 2006
www.voiccom.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.voicetelone.com - VoIP service longer available
www.voiceride.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.broadip.com.au - VoIP service taken over by mynetfone.com.au
www.talkfan.com - Offline since September 2006
www.mpq.at - Offline since mid 2006
www.aproxima.com.br - VoIP service no longer available
www.ipvoiceweb.com.br - VoIP service no longer available
goip.jubii.dk - VoIP service no longer offered
www.pc2phone.dk - VoIP service no longer offered (shut down in August 2006)
www.myvox.fr - Offline since August 2006
www.vtelcom.fr - VoIP service no longer available
www.maxxtelekom.de - Offline since October 2006
www.qxtalk.de - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.voiping.de - Website and VoIP service shut down
www.ringonet.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.yo.com.hk/yovoip/ - Hong Kong - VoIP service no longer available
www.gatecall.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.vipnetphone.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.smarttelecom.ie - Ireland - VoIP service terminated early October 2006
www.gsn2u.com - VoIP service no longer available
voip.gsmbit.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.voicetelecom.ru - Russia - VoIP service no longer available
www.voicenet.co.za - South Africa - VoIP service no longer available
www.net4phonecalls.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.astartelecom.com - Offline since September 2006
www.ispeak.net - VoIP service no longer available
www.great2call.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.web4caller.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.vignos.com - VoIP service no longer available
www.justdialvoip.com - VoIP Service no longer available
www.mytel.ecs.net - Italy - VoIP service no longer available
www.voipamerican.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.iaxtel.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.wowring.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.yak.com - Canada - VoIP service will terminate on 31 December 2006
www.ezytalk.net - USA - VoIP service disappeared in late 2006
www.emporiumtelecom.net - USA - VoIP service no longer available
www.europe-ip.de - Germany - No longer axcept new customers
www.lets-ring.net - VoIP service no longer available
www.infiniroute.com - USA - VoIP service no longer available

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ALMOST DEAD?

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www.skaap.com - South Africa - site reported down since early March 2008

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