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What exactly is NPSTN?

NPSTN is short for "Novelty Public Switched Telephone Network", "Novelty PSTN", and "Northern Pacific Switched Telecommunications Network".

NPSTN is a free online community that is dedicated to connecting telephone collectors and enthusiasts together.

You can host your own exchange or if you need 10 numbers or fewer, we can host them for you.

NPSTN works a lot like C*NET, but we use different network protocols. For example, C*NET uses eNum while we use HTTPS with our own PHP API. In addition, there is a greater emphasis on network services, protocols, standards, and coherency. There are a lot of services, like operator services, tandems, and routings, behind the scenes, and the network as a whole is more phreak-friendly.