FreeWorldDialup and Xten on Israeli TV
During the X-mas break FreeWorldDialup offered free Phone calling to seven different countries via their SIP telephony network. This sparked interest in the media and consequently an Israeli TV station [Channel 2] aired a sport on FWD and Xten.
An avalanche of X-Lite software activations ensued and over the next few days Xten saw over 25,000 user activations. A local Israel phone company decided to block Xten.com in order to short circuit the offering.
It might have slowed the process but it did not by any means stop it.
What a way to end the year!