Packet8 Takes a Lead

Packet8 has inked a deal to be the preferred replacement for SunRocket subscribers left high and dry when SunRocket abruptly shuttered its business operations this week. The deal was signed, according to the press release, with "with an organization managing the wind down of SunRocket, Inc" — presumably Sherwood Partners LLC, the company named in other news stories about the defunct VoIP provider. SunRocket subscribers can port their numbners to Packet8's $24.99/month unlimited calling with … [Read more...]

Packet8, Others, Picking up the SunRocket Pieces

SunRocket RIP

SunRocket generates more interest dead than alive. The VoIP pure-play's skulking exit has garnered attention from MSNBC, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and the Washington Post, just to name a few. Other VoIP companies are wasting no time offering special packages to stranded SunRocket subscribers. Vonage is offering two months free service. Nuvio today announced a special $199.99 plan for former SunRocket customers. As I wrote yesterday, VoicePulse has been quietly … [Read more...]

SunRocket Folds

Predicted by many, VoiP provider SunRocket's demise today was noted even by the New York Times. So far it appears that it's every man for himself on the SunRocket Titanic, with management nowhere in sight and the company website still on autopilot. So what do subscribers do now? It's no surprise that at least one VoIP provider is looking to help SunRocket customers out. "We've reached out to Sherwood Partners [the consultants handling the SunRocket shut down] today," says VoicePulse CEO Ravi … [Read more...]

Businesses mobility spending, smartphone apps, Motorola and Level 3 go shopping

Businesses are looking to get mobile in a big way in the next 12 to 18 months, with 60 percent having or planning a mobility strategy, according to Mokena, IL-based Nemertes Research study. Unified communications are also high on the corporate shopping list, according to a brand new Infonetics research report. The Campbell, CA-based telecom research firm reports 21 percent growth between 2005 and 2006 for sales of unified communications applications worldwide. Further, Infonetics predicts … [Read more...]