So Voip is still data streams! Why block it? Internet not being used to its full potential.
Sadism at work? You bet.
Paris, 'cos she would also love to have a voip chat with soemone instead of putting up with lack of inflite service.
American Airlines have launched their in-flight broadband service, with nary a satellite dish in sight - they're connecting direct to the ground using spectrum owned and operated by Aircell. The service flew for the first time yesterday, and all 15 of American's Boeing 767-200 planes should support in-flight Wi-Fi within a few …
Seriously... Methinks you must be a masochist... You really want this?:
Hello? HELLO? Can you hear me now?!? How about now?!? Yeah, I'm flying dude! Seriously, I'm like over the Grand Canyon or something... Yeah. No dude, these stewardesses are fugly dude! I thought they had to be hot to be stewardesses. Nah dude, totally psyched!!! Yeah, Vegas is going to be off the hook!!! YUP YUP!!! What? Nah dude, we gotta get wasted when I get there dude!
Or better yet!
"Say hi to Gramma! Say hi to Gramma! Hi Gramma! Say hi to Gramma! Tell her we're on a plane!! That's right, we're on a plane!! Tell Gramma we're on a plane to come see her! Tell Gramma! Say hi to Gramma! Say I love you Gramma! No don't touch that! Wait, don't touch the laptop honey! Say hi to Gramma!"
Mine's the one with the earplugs in the pocket.
"The lack of latency, and decent speed, would lend themselves to a decent VoIP connection, but American won't be allowing that. Not only will the popular VoIP services be blocked,"
Its out of the bag, give up, you cant make money out of peoples stupidity anymore!
Oh, sorry, this is the land of the free...
The reason they don't want people doing VoIP is because, due to its real-time nature, the packets can't be buffered like web browsing, email, FTP, video, etc packets are routinely. (That's also why VoIP is UDP not TCP.) Thus it is an incredible bandwidth hog - worse than anything given the paltry amount of data that is actually being exchanged.
Paris - because all of the previous posters are as stupid as she is.
My IM (Lotus SameTime Connection) has both Text-to-Speech (TTS) and Speech-to-Text (STT) so I can don headset and IM hands-free, which is great 'cuz it also works on my Tilt (!). Advantage over voice is that the history is kept in text form, naturally. Amazingly accurate software, actually. So here comes the VOIP Fuzz down the aisle -- "Sir, are you talking to someone over your WiFi device? Nope, texting with them." Right....
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