Hi Guys. Can you believe it? The day I posted my stellar review of Zingotel just below, they went out of business. No incoming calls on my phone though I can call out still, their site is down, and the customer service phone number doesn't work. I sent them an e-mail on the 11th, and ten minutes later the phone rang (!) and it was Miracle Telecom (www.miracletel.com). A gentleman in India said that Zingotel was out of business, that Miracle Telecom had bought their customer information, and that they were calling everyone on the list to offer them the new service. Priced, $16 per month, down from Zingo's $20.
It's tempting, and I'm thinking about it, but I'm not comfortable with the way it all happened, and I see Lingo offers the same plus free calls to 30 countries. While Lingo is $22 a month, they do have a $5 a month for 6 months introductory offer and a 30-day free trial. I guess I'll try that out. I'll probably have to post something in the Lingo section here in a few months.
Zingotel was in India, Miracletel is as well, and it looks like Lingo is too. Can't anyone in the US do something like this at a good price, perhaps following business norms we are used to (like warning when they go out of business, and not sharing confidential information)? Why do we have to export all the great service ideas, jobs, and earnings? Well, good luck to everyone here. It's a brave new world!
Note to Zingotel: A commpany's goodwill is worth quite a bit. Apparently you ticked off a lot of non-techies from reading reviews here and elsewhere. Techies like myself loved the service though, but you ticked us off by making such an ungracious exit. I'm disappointed at the bail, but did appreciate the service while you were around.