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Friday, September 02, 2005

Melding of cell phones and Wi-Fi will be cosmic, man

From USA Today:

Over the next few years, companies will start selling dual-mode cellular/Wi-Fi phones. The phones will be able to make voice calls either on a cellular network, or by connecting via Wi-Fi wireless Internet to make calls using VoIP (a.k.a. Voice over Internet Protocol)....

That might not sound like a big deal, but it is. These phones will alter the dynamics of the telecom industry and change the way consumers think about phone service.

People could truly have one phone that is their home and cell phone, with all the advantages of both. Cell-Fi phones are the beginning of the end for common wired telephone service, which will become the bottom-rung stepchild of its industry — the equivalent of AM radio, single-blade razors and film cameras....


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