Voyager Mobile delays launch after “malicious network attack”

Chris Davies - May 15, 2012, 7:07am CDT
Voyager Mobile delays launch after “malicious network attack”

New US MVNO Voyager Mobile almost got its unlimited voice, text and data service up and running today, but has claimed a “malicious network attack” has forced it to postpone the launch. The virtual carrier – which plans to offer unlimited wireless plans starting at $19 per month, with no credit checks or agreements to sign – was also readying a so-called “frequent talker program” which would reward heavier users.

“During its Tuesday, May 15 launch, Voyager Mobile experienced a malicious network attack to its primary website: Due to the network outage, Voyager Mobile is postponing its launch to a time and date in the very near future” the company said in a statement today. “Our goal of low cost wireless service for all will not be undermined and we strive to continue the voyage for a better wireless world.”

The cheaper unlimited plans are only available to those picking the more basic phones, however. If you opt for a smartphone – of which Voyager has several CDMA Android-based options, from Motorola, Samsung and LG among others – the monthly bill rises to $39 for voice, text and WiMAX data access.

Voyager hasn’t said who it believes might be responsible for the attack on its network, and neither has it given a specific date for the postponed launch.

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