IDG's Nancy Gohring, has done some really good investigative work about the Zer01 mobile service. Reading through what Nancy has written puts CTIA and it's entire awards process under a microscope as ZER01 was a CTIA award winner...
The key line in my book by Nancy who deserves a medal for her detective work:
But both T-Mobile and AT&T say they don't have relationships with Zer01. Without those operators, Zer01 is unlikely to be able to offer nationwide coverage, Gold said. If Zer01 had deals with all the other regional GSM operators, it still couldn't piece together a nationwide service
This is the same question I posed to their PR representative months ago.
Read Nancy's three page story, and then decide what's fact and what's fiction.