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  • realtsoft realtsoft Apr 30, 1999 9:32 AM Flag

    Grampop ..

    Interesting but on numerous occasions I have
    suggested this idea to folks, technically sharp folks, and
    they unaminously agree that this would be a great
    idea.

    The last time I felt this strongly about
    something like this was when I asked my wife why people
    should have fax machines ... why couldn't some company
    offer a fax hosting service and email the fax to you.
    Wholla ...EFAX.

    Probably someone offers something
    like this (Phone to PC) .. but who? Think I'll write
    to IDTC and see if they've looked into
    it.

    real

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    • I look forward to a lenghty post which which will
      shed light upon my questions. I want you to know that
      intend to save it for posterity.

      Regarding
      something you just said:
      <BTW, the great potential
      sleeper upside surprise for IDT post spinoff stock could
      be the role of Softbank. If that deal comes off,
      Softbank has said that they intend to invest in IDT BEFORE
      any filing. That is not our speculation, that is
      their public comment, which I find fascinating and
      optimistic.>
      I noticed that also and am curious as to why you
      think they would invest in core business aside from
      getting a piece of n2p. Could it be that they intend to
      exploit the telecom aspect for further and equally
      serious returns? Sorry for the many
      questions.

      Blessings

    • kennedy__style__entrepreneur kennedy__style__entrepreneur May 1, 1999 12:39 PM Flag

      I am running out for a while, will
      give your
      question a more detailed
      answer in the
      future.

      In general I think that Net2Phone will be a very
      strong stock and a
      long term hold. To the degree
      that
      IDT investors will receive N2P shares, which I hope,
      they will
      be as good as gold.

      Regarding post
      spinoff IDT, there are
      a lot of variables. It is too
      early
      to say. Clearly some of the internet
      only
      investors will leave as will
      some pumpers and dumpers.
      That is
      the downside risk. However, some
      new
      investors might come in, there
      will probably be still
      the bandwith,
      switch, prepaid, and long
      distance
      businesses with I predict more of
      an internet telephony
      backbone. Maybe through highly favorable
      deals between
      N2P and IDT post
      spinoff.

      Personally I am
      agnostic (pardon the
      expression) about what happents
      to
      IDT after the spinoff. The above
      arguments are
      sort of pro and con,
      and I will wait for the
      details and
      then say much more.

      BTW, the great
      potential sleeper
      upside surprise for IDT post
      spinoff
      stock could be the role of Softbank.
      If that deal
      comes off, Softbank has
      said that they intend to
      invest in
      IDT BEFORE any filing. That is not
      our
      speculation, that is their public
      comment, which I find
      fascinating and
      optimistic.

      So that is the balance
      I see right
      now, keeping an open mind until
      we
      know more details. Have to run but
      just saw your
      question and wanted
      to dash off a basic answer for
      now.

      regards,
      kse

    • "If you follow our progress, it is apparent that
      our business is developing on schedule. In January
      we
      offered low long distance rates that competed
      with AT&T (NYSE:T) and Sprint (NYSE:FON). We

      announced in January that we were beginning to set up voice
      over IP technology which will compete
      with
      companies like IDT Corporation (Nasdaq:IDTC) and Qwest
      Communications (Nasdaq:QWST). In
      February we introduced our
      Wireless T1 service similar to PSINet (Nasdaq:PSIX) and
      our DSL service
      using ADSL technology similar to
      Aware Inc. (Nasdaq:AWRE) offer. By being an Internet
      and
      Telecom company, GTC combined the two and offers
      long distance calling cards for sale online in a

      rollout modeled after Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN),"
      continued Clemons.

      The creation of GTC Telecom's
      private network will make the company one of the first to
      have a fully
      operational, nationwide, private
      voice over IP network. This will allow GTC customers
      access to toll
      quality long-distance service that in
      the past was virtually unattainable with Internet
      Protocol
      technology. The network is expected to be
      completed in Spring 2000.

      About GTC Telecom


      Founded in 1997, GTC Telecom is an
      Telecom/Internet company, providing long distance service to

      small and medium sized businesses as well as
      residential customers throughout the United States.
      GTC
      Telecom currently offers some of the lowest long distance
      rates in the industry today, including
      a rate of
      5.9 cents per minute and flat rate programs starting
      at $29.95 per month for 500 minutes.
      GTC's long
      distance service offerings include outbound service,
      inbound toll-free 800 service, and
      dedicated private
      line services for data. GTC's position as an
      interexchange carrier gives the company
      the ability to
      function as a large telecom company but alleviates the
      overhead, thus allowing GTC to
      have rates lower than
      many of their competitors. In addition, GTC offers an
      array of Internet services,
      including wireless T1
      access. The company also offers long distance calling
      cards via the Internet on
      its site,
      www.ecallingcards.com. For further information visit GTC's Web site at
      www.gtctelecom.com.

      Included in this release are "forward-looking"
      statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the

      Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
      Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
      amended. Although
      the company believes that the expectations reflected
      in such forward-looking
      statements are
      reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations
      reflected in such
      forward-looking statements will prove
      to have been correct. The company's actual results
      could differ
      materially from those anticipated in
      the forward-looking statements as a result of certain
      factors
      including sales levels, distribution and
      competition trends and other market factors.

      The
      Michelson Group Inc.

    • THIS NEWS ARTICLE COULD BE CAMOFLAGE


      COSTA MESA, CALIF. (April 30) BUSINESS WIRE -April 30,
      1999--GTC Telecom (OTC BB: GTCC)
      Friday announced that
      it has entered into a financing arrangement for $26
      million in equipment
      financing for GTC Telecom's
      network. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


      The financing will be specifically provided for
      GTC Telecom's equipment purchases including data

      communications and internetworking equipment for GTC Telecom's
      network.

      "On April 29, 1999, we announced that we
      entered into a $100 million strategic alliance to
      begin
      construction on our own network. As a result the
      company sought equipment financing to supplement

      certain construction aspects. We are extremely pleased to
      receive this financing package. The
      equipment that
      GTC will be utilizing is a vital part of the success
      of our new network. The network will
      have the
      capacity to carry over one billion minutes of long
      distance voice traffic, and will also allow us
      to
      become a Tier 1 nationwide ISP," stated Paul Sandhu,
      president and chief executive officer of GTC
      Telecom.


      "With our low per minute new network cost, the
      potential for GTC long distance revenues are

      phenomenal. People have been asking us how GTC can offer such
      quality services at such
      responsible pricing.
      Yesterday the company unveiled the key component, and today
      we are
      announcing how we are going to finance
      our network. Now when you look back at how GTC
      revealed
      our product offerings, it is apparent how it all
      fits together, " stated Eric Clemons, chief
      operating
      officer of GTC Telecom.

      "If you follow
      our progress, it is apparent that our business is
      developing on schedule. In January we
      offered low long
      distance rates that competed with AT&T (NYSE:T) and Sprint
      (NYSE:FON). We
      announced in January that we were
      beginning to set up voice over IP technology which will
      compete
      with companies like IDT Corporation (Nasdaq:IDTC)
      and Qwest Communications (Nasdaq:QWST). In

      February we introduced our Wireless T1 service similar to
      PSINet (Nasdaq:PSIX) and our DSL service
      using ADSL
      technology similar to Aware Inc. (Nasdaq:AWRE) offer. By
      being an Internet and
      Telecom company, GTC combined
      the two and offers long distance calling cards for
      sale online in a
      rollout modeled after Amazon.com
      (Nasdaq:AMZN)," continued Clemons.

    • There has been so much talk over the past few
      weeks relating to stock price speculation that it can
      make you dizzy. I would simply like to know a couple
      of things and maybe you all can help. Will the
      structure of the n2p ipo determine weather or not IDT will
      be a long term hold or not (2yr+)? Will holding n2p
      shares be worth more iyho the Idt over the long run
      (same time frame)? Or will both be simply a ride to the
      top kind of deal and jump off when your satiated? I
      would like to know your opinions on these types of
      questions rather than what the price will be in the near
      term. I think I know your temperments based upon your
      posts and will take that into consideration regarding
      your responces.
      God best to you all!

    • I am from the Southeast Asia and i know well the
      history of how the Japanese killed almost 2 million
      people in my country. however, that was generations ago.
      the Japanese today are not accountable for what
      happened before they were even born. you should be ashamed
      of yourself for wrongfully interpreted a piece of
      history to mask your desperation. please give up your
      futile attempt of bashing the longs on this board then
      you can save yourself from the abyss of your shame.

    • Did HJ give them a 3 day weekend before all heck breaks loose?

      I imagine they will be one busy set of beavers when all is finally announced?

    • "As previously reported, Net2Phone has executed a
      term sheet with more than one significant strategic
      investor relating to an investment in Net2Phone's equity
      securities, and Net2Phone is negotiating with other
      significant investors""

      That quote is from the latest
      bond press release
      They clearly have term sheets
      signed with 2 OR more(they said more than one) corp
      investors, then we see that they are obviously talking to
      others and they said it in the plural so then they have
      at least 2 others thjey are negotiating with right
      now. So all together we have AT LEAST 4 "significant
      investors" Two of these people signed up, Softbank one of
      them and we have at least 2 or more were talking to.
      These people WANT IN. Its staring us in the face that
      this is gonna be one hell of an ipo.

    • Softbank is a Japanese co. and traded on Tokyo
      exchange. Son is an amazing guy, a real self-made
      iconoclast (and Korean by ethnic heritage). Returned to
      Silicon Valley five years ago and people laughed at him
      (back in Japan) for spending $500 million on hi-tech
      start-ups, including Yahoo. No one's laughing now.


      Just speculation, but something tells me that he's
      drawn to IDT in part b/c like HJ, he's a
      visionary/renegade and can respect someone who started out selling
      hotdogs and pulled himself up by the bootstraps.

    • eom.

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