New wireless carrier to offer unlimited VoIP and data for $70

New wireless carrier to offer unlimited VoIP and data for $70

Summary: Tired of your traditional wireless carrier here in the US and looking for a change? Sascha Segan reports that a new wireless carrier will be launching soon with no phone calls going over the GSM voice network. Calls from the ZERO1 Mobile network will all be VoIP calls made with their proprietary VoIP application that will first be available on Windows Mobile 6 handsets. You will be able to get unlimited data and VoIP calls for US$69.95 per month on a month-to-month basis with no contract or credit check required.

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Tired of your traditional wireless carrier here in the US and looking for a change? Sascha Segan reports that a new wireless carrier will be launching soon with no phone calls going over the GSM voice network. Calls from the ZERO1 Mobile network will all be VoIP calls made with their proprietary VoIP application that will first be available on Windows Mobile 6 handsets. You will be able to get unlimited data and VoIP calls for US$69.95 per month on a month-to-month basis with no contract or credit check required.

The network is designed for users to bring their own SIM-unlocked phones to the network, but they will also offer the HTC TyTN II, Touch Diamond, and HTC Touch 3G for customers who do not have a Windows Mobile 6 device. Soon after launch, they plan to provide their VoIP application and support for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Java, and jailbroken iPhones.

I have always associated VoIP with my S60 devices because that is where the best integrated support currently is in the mobile space. However, third parties like Truphone are expanding into many other mobile operating systems. I also thought Windows Mobile was supposed to support VoIP better in WM 6.1, but haven't seen developers take advantage of this functionality.

Topics: Mobile OS, Mobility, Networking, Telcos, Unified Comms, Wi-Fi, Windows

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  • This sounds suspiciously like the Sprint launch

    and as someone who was in retail back then, it was no fun explaining to customers that the unlimited phrase did not apply if they could not connect.

    Sprint launched its 'national network' with coverage that makes Swiss cheese look like depleted uranium in terms of density.

    Should the availability of the network not be in question, the matter of cost rears its ugly head, and if costs are covered, greed takes over... pretty soon the new great supplier of capacity is no different than the AT&Ts and Verizons.
    chrome_slinky@...
    • Sprint and loving it!

      I have the Sprint unlimited $69.95 plan. I have had no coverage problems (I opted for the 450 minutes of talk instead of unlimited since I rarely use the darn thing to talk on anyway). Plus it includes unlimited GPS, Web surfing, Sprint TV, Sprint Radio, music player, pushes my webmails to my phone...its my only phone, AND my only device. I rarely use my PC at home now. People have to get their head out of the sand on mobile devices and figure out what carrier has the best deal for you and not rely on others. Do you homework.
      fonegirl
  • All mobile operators should offer this

    This sounds like the type and price of plan that all the mobile operators should offer:
    - All IP voice & data communications.
    - Reasonably priced.
    - Easy to understand.
    - No need for detailed billing statements.
    linuser
    • Sprint is best for that!!

      I have the 500 minutes anytime(which like previous poster never use that much) anytme minutes,nights and weekends and unlimited data and unl text and gps and mobile to mobile and since I have the older special plan mine is ony $30 a month....What other network could even come close to that? NONE and at $69.99 it is still cheaper for most everyody and a better network in most areas.
      quixel