<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 1/17/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Attila Csipa</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Thursday 18 January 2007 00:09, Renaissance Man wrote:<br>> Why does no organisation (even Apple) seem to get it that the mobile<br>> communications revolution is through VoIP via WiFi. This is the<br>> killer app.
<br><br>Could you share with us WHY do you think that is the killer app ? (for DATA<br>applications, I understand, but specifically for VOICE) From what I see, VoIP<br>via WiFi in phones/PDAs is the re-creation of GSM technology but without the
<br>phone-orientedness of GSM networks. Technology wise, you seem to have worse<br>autonomy, worse coverage, extra HW cost, bluetooth interference, limited and<br>country-specific list of channels, but hey you have the extra bandwidth you
<br>will never need for VoIP ! Pricewise, it's bust again. No carrier will<br>subsidise such phones, thus they will be more expensive (defeating the<br>purpose of being cheaper) and even if they would, with different dialplans
<br>and GSM gateways, the price difference becomes really slim. VoIP might come<br>into play if you had 3G bandwidths, but again, price works against you except<br>for the most expansive direct calls to the other side of the world. Of
<br>course, all of this from my local perspective, maybe in the UK it's<br>different :)</blockquote><div><br>You are absolutely right. I just didnt have the energy to type all of that. Glad you did! <br><br>Hank<br></div>
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