SunRocket Sues Vonage; VoIP Provider Still Dead

08.24.07 | VoIP | 1 Comment | by junger

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SunRocket, which shut down without notice in July and left 200,000 customers in the dark, is apparently still making noise.

The company's asset holder (Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sherwood Partners) is suing Vonage (disclaimer: I am a Vonage subscriber), claiming that after the company shut down, Vonage "obtained an used a [SunRocket] customer list without permission," according to the Washington Post.

But this doesn't mean the company is coming back — their assets are still being sold, and their customers are still being transferred to Unified Communications and 8×8, the Post reports.

This isn't the only lawsuit Vonage is engaged in. Verizon and Sprint are both suing the VoIP provider over patents.

After SunRocket shut down, Vonage offered a deal to the company's (former) customers, and admits to having the list, but obtaining it legally.

"We obtained the subscriber list through an established broker, and we were assured the data was legally obtained and could be used without violating anyone's proprietary rights," Vonage spokesman Charlie Sahner told the Post.

Although I've never had a problem with the company, Vonage confuses me. Are they really a slimy company? Or are they just being picked on because they're the leading VoIP provider?

I'm honestly not sure.

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