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As of July 2004 Zero Gravity is no longer offering services to new customers. Existing customers will continue to receive services under their existing plan.

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Zero Gravity is a reseller Microcell's PCS services. Like Cityfone and SimPro, Zero Gravity is not a new wireless network, but rather they sell services services using Microcell's GSM equipment (the same equipment that Fido uses). As such, there will be no differences in coverage and service quality, but there are differences in both equipment available and monthly service costs.

Zero Gravity is the first Canadian company to focus not primarily on cellular phones so that people can talk, but rather they sell both voice and wireless data airtime for people that want to take advantage of wireless services on their PDA, notebook computer, or any other device that requires wireless data via the GPRS network.

If you don't know what GPRS (or General Packet Radio Service) is, it is an always-on packet data service that can be used to surf the web, write email, or do anything else that you would normally do with a regular computer connected to a dial-up, cable, ADSL, T1, other other wired internet connection. GPRS is used exclusively by the GSM mobile phone network. Any GPRS-enabled device (phone, PDA, etc) can access the internet wirelessly at anytime you are within a GPRS coverage area. You are often charged for GPRS services on a per Kilobyte basis -- not on a per minute basis.

Handsets and PDA's
At present, Zero Gravity is offering about 10 different wireless handsets on their network. These include the Sony Ericsson T68i, Handspring Treo 180, Handspring Treo 270, and the Samsung R225m.

Sony Ericsson T68i

Handspring Treo 180

Handspring Treo 270

Samsung R225m

Zero Gravity offers three different sets of plans, including 'Standard', 'Premium', and 'SkyMobile GPRS'. The voice plans are as follows:

Zero Gravity Monthly Plan Comparison Chart
Plan NameMonthly RateIncluded AirtimeBonus
Standard Anytime 200$19.95200 min; Extra $0.20/min
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding
  • Conference Calling
Standard Anytime 400$39.95400 min; Extra $0.20/min
Standard Anytime 600$59.95600 min; Extra $0.20/min
Standard Anytime 800$79.95800 min; Extra $0.20/min
Standard Anytime 1000$99.951000 min; Extra $0.10/min
Premium Anytime 200$39.95200 min; Extra $0.20/min
  • Includes $6.95/month licensing and 9-1-1 access fees
  • 100 SMS messages
  • Enhanced voice mail
  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding
  • Conference Calling
Premium Anytime 400$59.95400 min; Extra $0.20/min
Premium Anytime 600$79.95600 min; Extra $0.20/min
Premium Anytime 800$99.95800 min; Extra $0.20/min
Premium Anytime 1000$119.951000 min; Extra $0.10/min

For any of these plans you can also add on data access or other features -- see the Monthly Comparison page to see their rates.

If you are just after wireless data access, their plans start at $12.95/month for 1 MB of data plus the $6.95/month (system access fee). Extra data rates are between 1.0¢ and 1.5¢ per Kb based on your monthly plan (either 1, 2, or 5 MB).

For more information on Zero Gravity give them a call at 1-866-710-4028 or visit their website at http://www.zerogravity.net. Zero Gravity's head office is located in Winnipeg, MB.


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