Fonpods in DeadPool

It looks like Fonpods, which allowed users to listen to podcasts over the phone, has become the latest victim of the big carrier lawsuits against startups leveraging a FCC regulation that provides kickbacks on incoming calls to rural phone companies.

Like AllFreeCalls, which shut down on February 16 and is yet to come back online (and it probably won’t), Fonpods is now offline after being named a defendant in that expanding litigation. The domain name appears to be under the control of Qwest, the plaintiff who named Fonpods in the lawsuit.

We’ve put them in the TechCrunch DeadPool. See here for our previous coverage of the company.