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June 03, 2007

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Al Krauza

WHAT IS MORE INNOVATIVE THAN PROVIDING FREE VOIP CALLING TO THE WORLD?

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VoIPReviewer

I'm curious if the current phone companies with their respective mobile phone companies, would try to block mobile voip. Don't these companies basically hold the keys and guard the gates to all of our telecommunications. Other wise I would guess that it would take a company with some deep pockets to provide mobile voip.
I might not have a full grasp of the entire industry, but a case in point in Europe is that I read Vodafone disabled the WiFi capabilities of the Nokia N series phones sold through their stores.

brough

Al, I don't like being spammed with advertising, but since you began your promotional comment with a question that does relate to the post and since you signed your name, let me treat it as a serious comment. Innovation is usually thought of as some combination of invention and implementation or commercialization. The point is that it's new. Using VoIP for arbitrage was new in the 1990s and PC-to-Phone capabilities were pioneered by ITXC (now part of TeleGlobe) and iBasis who began offering global PC2Phone capabilities on a wholesale basis. These wholesale services fostered numerous PC2Phone retail services, again beginning in the second half of the 1990s. If your comment was serious, it missed the whole point of the article.

brough

VoIPReviewer,

I fully expect mobile companies to block mobile VoIP, for a while. However, unlike the monopoly or duopoly structure of fixed line Internet access, mobile connectivity is somewhat competitive in the US, much of the EU and many other parts of the world. I'm pinning my hopes on competition. Time permitting, I'll write a longer post on why this makes sense (at least for the mobile market in the US over the next 3-5 years).

Yes, Vodafone has disabled WiFi on the N series phones that they subsidize. But you can purchase the same phone for full price and have WiFi working. Assuming adequate disclosure (here provided by the blogshphere!), the consumer gets to make an open market decision. Do I want the phone at a discount but w/o WiFi?, or do I want to the full functionality at the higher price?

Alex

Not WiFi capability - SIP capability.

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