Remember Zer01, the guys who were promising to undercut all the major carriers with unlimited voice and data for $70/month using some heretofore unseen voodoo magic? Well, their website has disappeared into a puff of smoke a few days ago, without so much as a “Dear John” letter. To be fair, it’s only redirecting to Google, so who knows what they’re doing with the domain for now, but I think it’s safe to assume Zer01 is at very least on indefinite hiatus.
Zer01 was first announced around this time last year, and was quickly assaulted with questions of viability and trustworthiness. The leadership structure was questionable and corporate partnerships shaky enough to put up plenty of warning flags. Zer01’s whole system relied on VoIP, and Zer01 avoided the label of MVNO as much as possible, but offered no specifics on how exactly their service would work. The demo above shows the HD2 apparently working on Zer01’s network, which (if we’re to take it at face value) shows they had something of a product. Anyone who had been following Zer01 will probably be happy to be rid of the sketchy operation, but who thinks they’re fully done and over with?
You can see the last version of Zer01’s page cached here, if you’re feeling whimsical.