BBSs all but met their decline with the rise of dial-up Internet access in 1995 — but who said BBSing was dead? Here, you'll find resources for BBS enthusiasts and hobbyists, Who's your SysOp?
How many BBSs are there out there? Check out our BBS directory. This directory includes BBSs from as recently as a few years ago to some of the BBSs that came online in the late 1990s, after dial-up Internet had killed most of them (or turned them into ISPs). It includes in a single compact PDF all the numbers in the listings below except for the Historical BBS List from Text Files.
Also, check out the PhreakNet BBS! Registration is free and you'll find chat, messages, and files on the board!
Other Lists of BBS #s
- Telnet BBS Guide - Dial-In Numbers
- List of BBS Telephone Numbers
- The BBS List - pweck.com
- The BBS List - pweck.com #2
- Synchronet BBS List
- Text Files - Historical BBS List
BBS Files & Documentary
- Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The Bulletin Board System
- Re-Discovering The 'Lost Civilization' of Dial-Up BBSs
- When 300 baud was the bomb
- Hackadaying at 300 baud
- Why 300 Baud?
- Telnet BBS Guide
- IPTIA BBS Resource site
- The BBS Corner
- BBS List Historical Marker
- The BBS Organization
- Google BBS Terminal
To connect to another computer you will need a terminal emulator. HyperTerminal is included in most versions of Windows up through Windows XP. Go to Start → Programs → Accessories → Communications → Hyperterminal.