New Carrier Piggybacks On AT&T Via VoIP
A company called Zer01 Mobile is calling itself a new mobile phone carrier. It offers unlimited voice and data for $70 per month on unlocked smart phones. Zer01 Mobile has a roaming agreement with AT&T, but uses its own IP. Calls go through AT&T's data network via Zer01's proprietary VoIP technology. The VoIP application is able to work seamlessly over AT&T's GPRS and EDGE networks when 3G is unavailable. Right now, it works with Windows Mobile 6, but Zer01 plans to offer its service to the Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Java platforms. Because of the agreements Zer01 has with AT&T, users need not fear exceeding the 5GB cap that AT&T has on data plans. Zer01 does not require contracts, and the service works month-to-month. The company will launch a closed beta in April, and set a full release date in the future.
Cablevision Launching FreeWheel WiFi-Based Phone
Cablevision today announced FreeWheel, a wireless service that relies wholly on WiFi networks rather than cellular networks. FreeWheel will offer unlimited voice calls (via VoIP), messaging, and data for $30 per month.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
T-Mobile Wants FCC to Weigh In On Data Roaming
T-Mobile has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission with the hope that it will help define "commercially reasonable" data roaming rates. T-Mobile does not want the FCC to set or regulate roaming rates for mobile data, but it does want the FCC to offer some guidance on what is acceptable.
Silent Circle Debuts Secure Global Calling Plan
Silent Circle today announced a new calling plan to accompany the Blackphone, its secure Android-based smartphone, that allows owners to make calls to non-Blackphone users. Silent Circle's "Out-Circle" plans cost $13 per month for 100 minutes, $20 for 250 minutes, $25 for 500 minutes, or $40 for 1,000 minutes.
AT&T lawsuit in 3...2...1
Sounds like they already did quite a few negotiations with AT&T...
Isn't unlimited data 60?
I just dont get it
No text messaging
Sounds great to me!