New MasterCard 2-series BINs

In January of 2017, MasterCard will begin issuing cards starting with 2 (in addition to their existing cards which start with 5).

Starting in June 2017, merchants could be subject to hefty fees if they are found not accepting the new card numbers.

https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/issuers/get-support/2-series-bin-expansion.html
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mastercards-new-2-bin-scott-tivey

In order to recognize these cards, all users are recommended to upgrade to Freeside 4.1 (v4 branch) or 3.91 (v3 branch) before the end of the year.

Freeside 3.91 released

I am pleased to announce the release of Freeside version 3.91.

Please be advised that 3.x will reach end-of-life in Q4 2017. It is recommended that all 3.x users plan to complete their version 4.x upgrade within the next 12-18 months.

Companies needing support for 3.x after Q4 2017 are welcome to contact Freeside Internet Services, Inc. for targeted support.

This release on our maintenance 3.x series features:
- Address normalization and invoice printing web services for support contract customers
- Internal tower/sector coverage map generation
- TowerCoverage integration
- Circuit IDs and OLTs for fiber services
- Many other new features and improvements

Source: freeside-3.91.tar.gz
SHA1: b1e18e65abdb98789a650b3a20545d8f1a5a2a9c

Changelog: 3.91:Changelog

Upgrading: 3.x:Documentation:Upgrading

Debian Packages: Installing on Debian 8

- Ivan

Freeside 4.1 released

I am excited to announce the release of Freeside version 4.1.

This release on our current 4.x series features:
- Address normalization and invoice printing web services for support contract customers
- Internal tower/sector coverage map generation
- TowerCoverage integration
- Circuit IDs and OLTs for fiber services
- Many other new features and improvements

Source: freeside-4.1.tar.gz
SHA1: 166f94f3080c28b8e84b3219dac6fade6bb6a670

VMware appliance: Freeside-Appliance-4.1.zip (893M)

Changelog: 4.1:Changelog

Upgrading: 4.x:Documentation:Upgrading

Debian Packages: Installing on Debian 8

- Ivan

Freeside v3.x Lifecycle

Freeside version 3.x will be supported through Q4 2017. It is recommended that all 3.x users plan to complete their version 4.x upgrade within the next 12-18 months.

Companies needing support for 3.x after Q4 2017 are welcome to contact Freeside Internet Services, Inc. for targeted support.

All versions prior to 3.x are no longer supported. 2.3.x support ended Q3 2014.

“Small wheel turn by the fire and rod
Big wheel turn by the grace of God
Everytime that wheel turn round
bound to cover just a little more ground” – R. Hunter

- Ivan

Freeside 4.0 released

I am excited to announce the release of Freeside version 4.0.

Version 4 is a major new version representing several years of development. Significant new features include:

- New UI for customer view and edit pages
- Support for taxation services (Suretax, Billsoft and Avalara)
- Customers can have multiple cards on-file
- Scalability and performance improvements
- Multi-currency operation

Download: freeside-4.0.tar.gz
SHA1: 6a51d0046f517e2377ef216b5a471b41c25384a1

VMware appliance: Freeside-Appliance-4.0.zip (844M)

Changelog: 4.0 Changelog

Documentation: v4 Documentation

Upgrading: Upgrading from 3.3 or later to 4.x

Debian Packages: Installing on Debian 8

- Ivan

Freeside 3.9 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Freeside version 3.9.

This release on our current 3.x series features:

- Fix refund processing
- CDR usage profit/loss reporting
- Evariste CDR import
- Ability to edit prospect addresses

Download: freeside-3.9.tar.gz
MD5: 3fe69dba0b2fd6be2c9e8d129bbe5e11
SHA1: 64dabb99780aee14df5e56868e6ff93b3a7e342

Changelog: 3.9:Changelog

Upgrading: 3.x:Documentation:Upgrading

Debian Packages: Installing on Debian 8

- Jeremy

Freeside 3.8 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Freeside version 3.8.

This release on our current 3.x series features:

- Graphical selection of FCC 477 deployment zones and automatic census block lookup
- Stricter password policies for customer passwords
- Tracking of Fiber related connection information
- Viewing of SNMP information on wireless broadband services

Download: freeside-3.8.tar.gz
MD5: 2a8a3346f76cdb777f6aad9f92bf3f30
SHA1: a5b6eda7107c35d429b86308de946315756a4831

Changelog: 3.8:Changelog

Upgrading: 3.x:Documentation:Upgrading

Debian Packages:
Installing on Debian 8

- Jeremy

Freeside 3.7 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Freeside version 3.7.

This release on our current 3.x series features:

- Additional features for appointment handling
- Free address normalization, geocoding and census tract assignment from the U.S. Census service
- Cacti Integration
- Email and domain provisioning to LinuxMagic’s new MagicMail / CityEmail API
- Debian packages for installing Freeside

Download: freeside-3.7.tar.gz
MD5: 8b2714d03d43a37acce7278e1ffdb132
SHA1: a5a43d685b9921c5538de6595553548a283374cd

Changelog: 3.7:Changelog

Upgrading: 3.x:Documentation:Upgrading

Debian Packages:
Installing on Debian 7
Installing on Debian 8

VMware appliance (767mb):
- Bittorrent (preferred):
Freeside-Appliance-3.7.zip.torrent
- Direct download:
Freeside-Appliance-3.7.zip

- Jeremy

WISPAPalooza 2015 Freeside Training

WISPAPalooza will be taking place on October 12th – 15th at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Freeside will be offering an all-day training course Monday, October 12th from 8am – 6pm. The cost of training will be $195 per person. You can sign-up on our site here . Our syllabus for training is located here.

If you’re a wireless (or wired) service provider and you haven’t yet been to a WISPA show, you owe it to yourself to go to one. The WISPA folks have been doing a great job over the past couple years putting on a top-notch show with useful, non-sales pitch sessions about the real challenges running and growing WISP and ISP businesses.

The WISPAPalooza fall show in Las Vegas has now firmly established itself as the leading trade show and do-not-miss event for independent ISPs, both wireless and wired.

Freeside 3.6 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Freeside version 3.6.

This release on our current 3.x series features:

- Installer scheduling and appointments
- Prospect to Customer conversion
- Numerous changes to quotations including: Email capabilities, discounts and one-time charges
- Import deployment zones from TowerCoverage.com files for 477 reports
- Updates to 477 reporting

Download: freeside-3.6.tar.gz
MD5: 710991ce9e01184ec95311750c93f781
SHA1: 9a20edfad19c0ff208300cb1ad3d3d17f2a33395

Changelog: 3.6:Changelog

Upgrading: 3.x:Documentation:Upgrading

VMware appliance (771mb):
- Bittorrent (preferred):
Freeside-Appliance-3.6.zip.torrent
- Direct download:
Freeside-Appliance-3.6.zip

- Jeremy