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Round Table

On the sudden demise of VoIP provider SunRocket Much of the blame for this mess is being heaped on the CEO, Lisa Hook. She struggled at AOL, but this is telecom, where you get to fail time and time again.Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO president   The implosion of SunRocket is yet another sign that the VoIP […]

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  Vol 21, No. 9 September 2007   SHOP TALK SUNROCKET CRASHES TMC GIVES AGENTS CUSTOMERS SPECIAL TREATMENT VOCIO TAILORS TEM FOR SMBS INTELLIVERSE CUTS CHANNEL STAFF NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO HIGHER CALLING Hosted contact center solutions help agents move up the VoIP value chain. GIGABIT GOLD How agents can profit from the big bandwidth boom by […]

SunRocket Crashes

When SunRocket Inc. abruptly shut down this summer, the news seemed to come out of nowhere. But there were signs pointing to the young companys demise that were easily overlooked by an industry mad for VoIP. Numbers from research firm TeleGeography show that SunRockets decline was steady. Nobody really knew for sure what was going […]

SunRockets Asset Distributor Sues Vonage

The company thats in charge of SunRockets assets is suing Vonage. Sherwood Partners, a company that handles tech firm liquidations, says Vonage illegally obtained, and is using, SunRockets customer list. SunRocket was the second-largest consumer VoIP provider; it went belly-up in July. Vonage says it got the list fairly, though a third-party marketing company in […]

Skype Reports Outage

Internet phone provider Skype reported Thursday that many of its customers cant log in to the service. The company, which is owned by eBay Inc., said on its Web site that the service should be back up in 12 to 24 hours. The company said its engineering team has determined it is a software problem. […]

Money Hard to Find in SMB Voice

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO VoIP has taken quite a few hits in the press lately. Vonage and patent fights. SunRocket closing. The E-911 issue. The viability of the pure play VoIP provider is in question. Not just from a net neutrality standpoint either. More from a financial model. Most people looking to move to VoIP […]

SunRocket Who? SMBs Love VoIP

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales, ATEL Communications Inc. The failure of consumer VoIP provider SunRocket will not cool the love affair between SMBs and VoIP. The attraction to VoIP is especially strong for new and expanding SMBs looking to buy a phone system. Since re-engaging as an agent two months ago (after a five-year […]

SunRocket Crashes

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO SunRocket closed its doors this week. No notice to customers. This was a pre-paid $199 for a year (or two in some cases) of service. No refunds will likely be issued. SunRocket just hit 200,000 subscribers. It’s Gizmo hardware is not easily compatible with other services according to most notes I […]

8×8 Signs Official Deal to Transition SunRocket Subs

8×8 Inc., provider of the Packet 8 VoIP service, is offering special rates to SunRocket Inc. subscribers in a deal negotiated by 8×8 and the firm managing SunRockets closure. 8×8 on Wednesday did not identify that firm. 8×8 said it will waive all typical start-up costs for residential plans and offer one free month of […]

SunRocket Apparently Shuts Down

SunRocket Inc., which in recent weeks has been sending out mixed signals about its prospects for the future, has apparently closed its doors. Reports of this news are circulating in the media just a week after the Vienna, Va.-based company laid off a quarter of its work force. An e-mail to the CTO resulted in […]

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