Vonage offers VoIP mobile phone
Voice over IP pioneer Vonage is to market a mobile phone handset for around $100, the company announced today. Existing subscribers may be offered the handset, the F1000, for free. The handset could be used at Wi-Fi hotspots, but given the chaotic state of the infant Wi-Fi market - with a paucity of hotspots and few roaming agreements - Vonage's moby is more likely to take the place of the cordless home handset. Hutchison's Rabbit venture was intended to bring low cost mobile telephony to the masses ahead of the general availability of GSM, but even with many more hotspots, failed to catch on. Mobile VoIP also faces other hurdles. Many potential customers in the affluent West already have a mobile phone and thanks to number of useful services being added to the platform, such as billing, are unlikely to relinquish it, or carry two phones. And regulators have failed to tackle 'virtualizing' phone numbers.
VoIP Mobile Handsets
The mobile handset will allow UMTS TDD network operators to offer carrier-grade mobile voice over IP (VoIP) services, in addition to existing broadband and other packet based services, on their converged networks. IPWireless and Atmel have already completed the first successful transmission of a call from a mobile VoIP handset over UMTS TDD, an important milestone in the development of commercial UMTS TDD handsets. UMTS TDD, the 3GPP standard optimized for high-speed data, is ideal for carrier-grade voice applications with its high capacity, low latency, and low power requirements.
Vonage Offers VoIP Mobile-Phone Calls
You've gotten rid of the wire that connects your phone to the world. Perhaps you're also paying a flat monthly fee for unlimited VoIP calls from your home or office. Now, if a move by Vonage UK becomes popular, you'll be able to make unlimited calls from your mobile phone as well. U.S.-based Internet-phone company Vonage announced Wednesday that it is teaming up with The Cloud, a provider of wireless broadband, to offer a mobile-phone service that will rely on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to let users make calls through Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK. According to Vonage, there will be no cumbersome log-on to connect through a VoIP hotspot. Users near a hotspot will simply make their calls. But if those using the service move outside a hotspot's range, the call will be cut off and the user will have to revert to a conventional cellular network to make and receive calls-complete with traditional per-minute rates.
Skype and iSkoot to Co-Market VoIP Mobile System
iSkoot, a mobile Internet systems service provider of Cambridge, Mass., announced on Wednesday it joined forces with Skype (News - Alert) to co-market mobile-PC calling products. The new partnership will enable iSkoot to mass market Java-phones, as well as high-end smart phones, to place and receive Internet calls through Skype's software via handsets, without the need for PCs, special hardware, or WiFi hot spots. The agreement calls for Skype to certify iSkoot's products for making and receiving Skype calls on mobile phones. Once certified, iSkoot's software will be available online from Skype. We are looking forward to working closely with Skype to deliver true mobility, free of PCs, special hardware, or WiFi hot spots.
Free Calls For VOIP Mobile Users
If you are fed up with horrendous phone bills and arguing with customer services like so many others, VoIP mobile technology is the way forward. All calls that are made from VOIP to VOIP are completely free of charge, even if they come from a mobile device. Well it?s actually pretty simple, VoIP is a technology that allows voice to travel through your existing Internet. However with Wireless Internet being more openly available than ever, your VOIP mobile will connect to the Internet through the nearest wireless point and bobs your uncle you have a mobile that is capable of calls costing cheaper than a typical Land Line.
Mobile VoIP could radically change cellphone use
At last week's 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, several big names in the communications sector, including Microsoft, Nokia, and Skype Technologies, announced mobile phone-based VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) products and services that could radically change how cellular customers use their handsets in the future. If, until now, most users have associated mobile Internet with writing e-mail, sending the occasional picture message or even making an exotic video phone call, many could easily get hooked on cheap VoIP calls or IM (instant messaging) chats. The technology, as Microsoft demonstrated in Barcelona, is becoming quickly available. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, first saying how much he loves the mobile industry and his operator partners, then proceeded to show how the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile software can be used to make a VoIP call over a mobile handset.
Jacob Guedalia is betting against conventional wisdom. The conventional wisdom in question is that mobile carriers would never back a scheme that promotes peer-to-peer calling using Internet based instant messaging/VoIP connections. Jacob is CEO and Chairman of Cambridge, Mass.-based iSkoot Inc., which is currently doing precisely that: selling the idea of P2P-over-cellular to mobile phone providers-as well as to end users. Here's how he sees the equation: Internet-based P2P calling has actually increased the total phone traffic, worldwide, by billions of minutes, of which the mobile providers are getting exactly zero. Geudalia contends there's no evidence that P2P calling is actually cutting into cellphone revenues-P2P traffic seems to be incremental-so getting even a piece of revenues generated around P2P puts mobile carriers ahead of the game.
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