Zer01 seems to be hedging their bets against Global Verge’s wireless brand Buzrrik failing to get air under their wireless wings.
The most current news coming from top Wireless Technology sources and some of Zer01’s most current Press Releases should be warning signs to the top brass at Global Verge, and their Field Leaders.
Twice.com broke the news on July 10th, (just a few short days after the international announcement of the Financial Destination/GI Connect merger), that they would be offering major retailers their own unlimited cellular VoIP and data service under their own name if startup Zer01 is successful.
According to Zer01 CEO Ben Piilani, “Zer01 is already targeting affinity groups, big-box retailers, master agents who sell to wireless stores, and master agents who sell to business, all of whom would market the service under their own brand.” (read the whole article here)
So, although the rumors have flown since day one that Global Verge’s Buzzirk Mobile brand would have the exclusive marketing rights, it seems this is just a rumor.
CNet.com one of, if not the world’s #1 tech site posted this short article after one of their top reporters talked to Zer01 spokesperson Ron Dresner – Zer01 Mobile looks for distributors.
Now the sad thing about this article is not the content, but the fact that in all the spam comments from current Global Verge reps, NONE of them understood what the Zer01 Spokesperson was saying.
FierceWireless.com also broke the news that Zer01 is actively looking for additional distributors above and beyond Global Verge’s Buzzirk Wireless.
Now the good news in this article is the fact Zer01 has inked a deal with NetMovies which 34% owned by Blockbuster, and is run by CEO John Fanning (the founding CEO of Napster.com.)
Which causes me to wonder if Blockbuster will be the next distributor for the Zer01 Technology. Since Block Buster has been losing market share to NetFlick.com over the last few years, this could be a fantastic new revenue source going into the holiday season. “Buy a Block Buster phone for all your movie and music files. Stream your favorite movie or song, and never pay extra form iTunes.
Now for all of you who still don’t fully understand the Technology and what is so cool about it. Watch this short video from the Zer01 CEO Ben Piilani. You can read the whole Press Release Here.
So to all Global Verge reps focused on Buzzirk Wireless/Mobile make sure you get the solid facts from Corporate.
If Zer01 is hedging their bets against Buzzirk failing, then this will be just one more in a long line of frustrations for Global Verge, and could leave the field force flat.
Never Give Up,