2nd CEO of Buzzirk Mobile Resigns – …Another MLM bites the dust!!!

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Being in the telecommunication industry selling hardware, service really isn’t my thing. But if your familiar with Buzzirk Mobile, a Multi-Level-Marketing scheme program, the intern CEO officially resigned at 8PM EST on August 5th, 2009. This comes just two and a half weeks after the original CEO quit. Talks of scams, patent issues and a solid vision have been hot and heavy since the first CEO resigned and tonight adds fuel to the fire.

People wondered if Buzzirk would live up to it’s hype! Buzzirk Mobile being the “hot” unlimited pre-paid for $79.99 including international calls, unlimited Internet and basically unlimited everything with every option.  The idea for MLM on this didn’t have me from HELLOMOTO. For one, the price was not that great. We’re coming out of a recession and while the deal is hot, I couldn’t imagine the masses being attracted to a plan that was probably more expensive than their current plan.  The nay-sayer’s  think the idea of making people pay $20-$50 EXTRA out of their discretionary income for options that they most likely will not significantly use would never take off.  I personally think this is accurate and wasn’t really too sure on their “PiggyBack” GSM technology with Zer01 . I’m not saying that it didn’t sound impressive; I’m just saying it wasn’t anything to jump up and down about.

I happened to attend one of the  scam networking “business meetings” as moral support for someone when the call came through.  Pretty embarrassing for the host to cancel the event before it even began , on speakerphone for all the interested individuals who are now glad that they didn’t get suckered into another flopped MLM.  It didn’t sound officially dead, but when this supposedly “triple-diamond” regional sales guy from Buzzirk Mobile tells everyone in attendance to take their credit card information out of their account, you can pretty much call it a done deal.

I call SCAM. If it happens not to be a scam, MLM is just not ready for for a dedicated telecommunication gig. In my opinion, the technology just moves to fast and competition is too fierce. Metro PCS offers a $30 unlimited talk/text plan and just added unlimited international calling to a long list of foreign countries for only $5.99/month. Pageplus, Verizon’s new pre-paid dealer is offering similar plans with little restrictions on roaming and availability outside of your market’s area. An MLM needs a breath of fresh air and a calm before the storm when it finally picks up and gets viral and the cell phone market doesn’t allow for that much time before the next best thing comes out.

How Buzzurk was Buzzirk?

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9 comments

  1. Russ

    Zer01 Mobile And Buzzirk Are Scams. They Both Have Spammed Every Site They Could; Trying To Get People To Buy Vendors Rights To A Service That Doesn’t Even Exist! It’s A Total Scam And I Don’t Know Why The Government Hasn’t Stepped In Yet And Put These Criminals In Jail Already!

    • tiphut

      As far as I know, no one has received phones yet. This was one major concern to vendors who were paying in to have access on July 1st. When no phones were available, people started to worry and this is when things went sour. It seems they over promised and under delivered. They came up with all sorts of excuses for the supply of the phones and even the big wigs on the conference calls said they had seen them and used them. With the new information out, people think they were lying about having hands-on use when no one else outside of the executive chain has had a chance to check out the available phones.

  2. mickey

    they got my money and thousands of others..funny how it was taken out on the 6th..and i didn’t know craig quit…and didn’t hear the warning…

  3. Brian

    The phones are fake! The technology is not even close. I joined buzzirk back in June and was not impressed how it was setup. I wanted to market the phone, not Global Verge and its entirely!!

    Plus the first Ceo was charged with a felony, something to do with scamming people out of money. I recently learned he is still with the company too.

    I recently have left but not before they took more money out of my account. I m just glad I never got anyone from my team involved, I would feel good about myself.

  4. Josh Brisbane

    So this company didn’t make it using the multi level marketing method for distribution. There is another company called ACN boasting a state of the art video phone highly endorsed by Donald Trump. They are using direct sales to distribute their product and the compensation plan is just like another network marketing company. They might just make it cause of their history. We’ll find out soon enough.

  5. Brent

    You should go back and look what all is going on now. One of my favorite blog writers is getting “threatened” by these guys, all while their company is falling apart. I feel sorry for all of the people sucked up into the hype, not only with Buzzirk, but with a ton of other companies that hopped into the VoIP over GSM hype.

    Most of the other companies have also backed off, learning that they just cannot do it.

  6. Peter

    Cool post.
    I had an MLM close its doors on me recently with next to zero notice. Getting stung by anyody and anything hurts…and it can be hurt alot.
    Just remember, the failing of a company does not always mean it should be labelled “a scam”… events do not always equal the dreaded 4 letter word.
    How Buzzurk was Buzzirk?

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