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.
Total Wireless MVNO Launching Through Walmart
Total Wireless, an MVNO, recently launched exclusively in Walmart stores. The prepaid service provider offers a handful of low-cost, no-contract plans in addition to a limited lineup of smartphones.
Verizon Makes Unlimited Plans Pricier, More Complicated
Verizon today revealed revamped unlimited plans that aren't nearly as attractive as last month's plans. The standard Unlimited plan now costs $85/month instead of $80/month, and has been renamed "Beyond Unlimited".
Cricket Follows AT&T's Lead with Unlimited Calls to Mexico
Cricket Wireless today announced that all customers on its $50 and $60 plans can now make unlimited calls to Mexico. Cricket's subscribers can call landlines and mobile phones at no extra charge, though Cricket said calls to special or premium services may be blocked.
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!