Previously, the CEO of F9 (Nitzan) was a very active poster here.
Now, if you look at his profile here (http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=14680
) you will see it has been weeks since he's visited this forum and his posts show as far fewer than they once were.
Apparently he and/or F9 have gotten into serious problems and the F9 site looks to have vanished, along with whatever funds he took from subscribers for service that has vanished without a trace.
This may explain why F9 is not working ??
In trying to visit http://www.future-nine.com/
- all that results is a search portal page and the title 'non-existant domain'.
Trying to log-in as a (formerly ?!) paid user at https://www.future-nine.com/A2BCustomer_UI/index.php
just times out now too.
Last I heard he had also been having problems with the Obi folks and it WAS best to email him directly but now that is likely no longer an option...
I am saddened by this apparent scam service because Nitzan's service had been around for years before the whole XMPP concern erupted and for it to vanish with zero notice puts it into the same basket as all the other internet scammers who've taken money & then vanished with it.
By way of contrast - another provider that is very new to the VOIP world is Circlenet, and despite their recent appearance they seem quite responsive, responsible & affordable IMO.