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Failed MVNO Zer01 hit with $43m legal judgement

Failed MVNO Zer01 hit with $43m legal judgement

MVNO Zer01 may have made all the right publicity noises, but unfortunately nobody could make any calls.  The company - which promised unlimited voice and data tariffs using a proprietary VoIP app and various carrier backbone agreements - had promised to launch back in July 2009, but has now been slapped with a $43m legal judgement over "breach of contract, tortious interference with contractual relations and long-term profit losses."  The lawyers behind the suit, filed by marketing firm Global Verge, doubt they will see any of the reward collected, however.

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Zer01 MVNO looks shaky as site stripped following marketing doubts

Zer01 MVNO looks shaky as site stripped following marketing doubts

Questions have been raised about the viability and background of Zer01, the new wireless carrier in the US who promise unlimited mobile service for voice and data.  Earlier this week, a Network World report suggested that Mark Petschel, the CEO of Global Verge - the marketing firm recruiting people to sell Zer01 service - has a background in securities fraud and is currently on probation.

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Zer01 Communications doesn’t like data caps; prefers all-you-can-eat for $70

Zer01 Communications doesn’t like data caps; prefers all-you-can-eat for $70

A new cellular carrier based out of Las Vegas has started up their new service featuring an unlimited calling and unlimited data plan. Zer01 Communications is giving customers the chance, starting in June, to utilize their data and cellular services as much as they want for $70 a month. $69.95 will buy you uncapped data and unlimited calling, meaning you can surf the internet all you want on an available WinMo device, or a bring-your-own unlocked GSM BlackBerry or Android phone. I'm assuming you'll be able to tether those devices and use the data with your laptop too.

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