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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 “truly unlimited” voice/data launches in US

Zer01 “truly unlimited” voice/data launches in US

It seems to have taken some time, but Zer01's "truly unlimited" wireless service is now available across the US.  $69.95 each month gets you unlimited voice, data and mobile web access on your Windows Mobile device; $10 per month more and they'll throw in free international calling to 40 destinations.

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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Zer01 Mobile details emerge: multiple carrier agreements

Zer01 Mobile details emerge: multiple carrier agreements

Further details of Zer01 Mobile's VoIP service have emerged, suggesting that the carrier will not only use AT&T's network, as first reported, but has interconnect agreements with several US carriers.  The $69.99 monthly fee gets unlimited calling in the US and unlimited data; a further $10 per month adds unlimited international calls to 40 destinations.