Andrew Wiskow emailed me today with news that his long-planned Commodore dial-up BBS's return to glory is now complete. The Cottonwood BBS, perhaps the last dial-up only BBS running on authentic Commodore hardware (feel free to correct me on this!), is now up and accepting callers at 1-951-242-3593. Andrew also posted a comment about his BBS on another VC&G post, which I have reproduced below:
Well, after a bit of a delay, Cottonwood BBS is now back up and operational! As it turns out, the 1200 baud modem wasn't the problem, but instead it was the VoIP line I was trying to run the BBS on. I had to switch back to a regular phone line in order to get good results. The 2400 baud modem I tried to used wasn't working well, so I'm back to where I started on the 1200 baud modem.
Anyway… You can call Cottonwood BBS at (951) 242-3593. Open 24 hours a day, running at 300/1200 baud. For more information on the BBS, or to get some tips on connecting, check out the following website:
Sounds awesome, doesn't it? Be sure to check out his website to pick up a copy of C64Term for the best Commodore BBS experience for PC users. I haven't made a call yet, but I plan on it when I get the chance. If you give it a call, please let us know how you liked it.