401 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 401 AREA CODE
401-232-7734
PROVIDENCE, RI
Programmer's Paradise
(1989)
Wildcat
401-272-1138
PROVIDENCE, RI
BBS Syslink, Syslink TBBS
(1983-1991)
Tony Pelliccio
401-333-5912
ASHTON, RI
Information Exchange BBS
(1989-1991)
Bob GregoryPCBoard
401-353-5034
PROVIDENCE, RI
Eagles Nest , ENest$(Priv!)
(1987-1989)
Mike LabbePCBoard
401-353-5058
PROVIDENCE, RI
ENest$(Priv!)
(1988)
401-353-5091
PROVIDENCE, RI
ENest(NuUser)
(1988)
401-353-5104
PROVIDENCE, RI
ENest(Valid)
(1988)
401-364-9788
CAROLINA, RI
SouthShore, The South Shore BBS
(1982-1996)
Jack Gordon, Wally Ballou, Jack Gordon PCBoard
401-438-3952
PROVIDENCE, RI
Beta Days Ahead, Beta Days II
(1989)
Jim MartinWildcat
401-456-4634
Providence, RI
J&W University, Johnson & Wales University
(1989-1992)
M Labbe/D Leckie, Labbe/Mcconeghy, Students, M Labbe M McConeghyPCBoard
"In the late 1980s I was the Chairman of the academic Computer Science Department at Johnson & Wales University in Providence. We trained programmers in FORTRAN, Pascal and COBOL, Systems Analysis, etc. I met Mike Labbe online about 1985 -- he had run a BBS from his home (Eagle's Nest) and we got him to come to JWU as IT staff. We set up the BBS first as a demo with our comp majors, and then later when I moved to the Science Dept I used it for what we would now call distance learning with students in my Environmental Science and Chemistry classes. It was a great success and I wrote a couple of articles about it for Educational Journals. Mike left JWU about 1994. We were inactive online for a couple years, and then became very early Web users at the instigation of IT staffer Anand Sampath." - M. McConeghy
401-456-8250
PROVIDENCE, RI
R.I.C.A.M.I.S.
(1983)
401-463-2334
Warwick, RI
Behind Enemy Lines
(1989-1995)
Brutus BuckeyeFido-Net
401-539-8636
HOPE VALLEY, RI
Inf Resources, Info Resource, Info Resource PCB 70m, Info Resources, InfoRescSys, Information Resource System, The Information Resource
(1989-1995)
Joe Dargie, Joseph DargiePCBoard
401-624-1748
TIVERTON, RI
Tiverton BBS, Tiverton BBS!
(1985-1994)
Paul Menard, Paul Menard Renegade
401-624-3172
Tiverton, RI
Mega Drive, Megadrive
(1989-1994)
Drew DunnRBBS
"Wow, did this bring back memories! Megadrive was really a 286/10MHz system with an astounding 104MB of hard drive space. Back in the day, a system like that was pretty powerful. 386's hadn't quite hit the market and memory expansion came in the form of big ISA cards with socketed DIP chips. Megadrive had a 2400bps modem (pretty darned fast for the time) and was one of the most popular BBS's in Rhode Island. We had users from as far away as Russia and Australia! The BBS ran RBBS software because it was free. In 1991, we packed up shop and moved to San Diego where the BBS was reborn as Sleepless Nights..." - Drew Dunn
401-625-5845
TIVERTON, RI
Bridge, The Bridge BBS, Tiverton Bridge
(1984-1994)
Paul Terceiro, Paul Terceiro
401-683-5961
PORTSMOUTH, RI
Ups and Downs, Ups and Downs BBS, Ups&Downs
(1984-1997)
G + J Barrett, J. Barrett, J Barrett PCBoard , Atari
401-724-4410
Pawtucket, RI
Chowdanet BBS, chowdanet.com, RI
(1985-2009)
Brad Shipp, Craig HealyWildcat
"Chowdanet has been running continuously as a FIDO system. 1:323/120 is still in operation. Also at telnet://chowdanet.com." - Brad Shipp
401-732-3161
Warwick, RI
World Trade Center
(1984-1987)
Steve Franko
"I ran this bbs in the mid-80s mostly a C64 trading site with a medium sized community participation (~300 mostly active users)" - Steve Franko
401-732-3286
WARWICK, RI
The Amiga Forum
(1988-1992)
Paul Rossiter, Lonnie Watson, Watson&Rossiter, Watson/Rossiter
401-732-5290
WARWICK, RI
Eagle's Nest BBS, Eagle's Nest Communications, The Eagle's Nest BBS
(1984-1994)
Mike Labbe, Terry O'Dowd, Mike L/Sally R/Terry O PCBoard
401-732-5292
WARWICK, RI
Eagle's Nest, Eagles Nest,!, Eagles' Nest
(1986-1996)
Mike LabbePCBoard
401-732-5687
WARWICK, RI
Danger Zone, Danger Zone BBS
(1988-1997)
Robert Kircher, Bob Kircher, Robert Kircher Searchlt
401-737-4587
WARWICK, RI
The Yankee Clipper
(1988)
Wildcat
401-738-5152
WARWICK, RI
BBS Heathkit Store
(1983-1985)
401-739-1084
WARWICK, RI
NE Data Sys. , RIPCUG, RIPCUG Bd.
(1987-1991)
Jim StravatoPCBoard
401-739-2338
WARWICK, RI
Copy-Print BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
401-739-6137
WARWICK, RI
The Ocean State BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
401-769-2055
WOONSOCKET, RI
Blackstone Valley BBS, BVBBS, BVRBBS
(1989-1994)
James Williams, James Williams Robo
401-785-0998
Warwick, RI
The Omega System Electronic Information Exchange (EIE)
(1988-1989)
Mike HamelRed Ryder Host
401-789-4239
NARRAGANSETT, RI
The Golden Dawn
(1986-1989)
401-822-3060
WEST WARWICK, RI
323 Net Mail, Closing 31 Dec 1996, Image Net, ImageNet BBS
(1987-1997)
Steve Medeiros, Steve Medeiros Starnet
401-826-2223
WEST WARWICK, RI
Info Tech
(1988)
Ralph Mace
401-846-1763
NEWPORT, RI
NCC BBS, NCC386, NCCBBS
(1984-1996)
Bill Fink, Bill Fink PCBoard
401-849-0529
NEWPORT, RI
Providence IEEE, PROVIDENCE RI IEEE BBS
(1987-1988)
David Cousins
401-849-1874
NEWPORT, RI
M.O.R.E., More Information
(1989-1994)
J. T. HowellPCBoard
401-944-4689
PROVIDENCE, RI
RI Tandy Users Group
(1983-1984)
401-949-5311
GLOCESTER, RI
Star Base-12
(1988-1990)
Lonnie WatsonAmiDel3.02b
27 Sysops currently listed.
38 BBSes Listed.