What and who is Teleblend? Those were the often asked questions in the comment thread that followed our post about the failure of SunRocket. Many readers feared that it was a SunRocket snake oil bottled in a new bottle, with a different label. Teleblend is part of United Systems Access Telecom, a Kennebunk, Maine-based telecom/ISP roll-up company that buys up failing/failed telecom assets. The company tonight announced that it has acquired
…. limited strategic VoIP assets of SunRocket. These assets include the necessary hardware and software to ensure seamless provisioning for former SunRocket customers transitioning to TeleBlend (i.e. – they can continue to use their existing equipment and phone number and, most importantly, maintain service continuity).
TeleBlend, a “preferred” provider for former SunRocket customers, is offering these customers a discounted monthly subscription rate of $12.95 for the duration of their previous annual contract with SunRocket, and has set up a dedicated Web site – http://myTeleBlend.net/ – for these customers to quickly and easily sign-up for service and maintain and transfer their existing phone number.