Wait a moment
What was that i heard ???
Was that Jobs head exploding with rage !!!
AC cause i dont care to be flamed today
Vonage, the respectable face of VoIP, has launched a mobile client allowing iPhone and Android users to make VoIP calls for free, as long as they’re calling a Facebook friend. The application, which is appearing now on iTunes and the Android Marketplace, lists those Facebook contacts who also have the application installed ( …
Do you drive a combine harvester to work in your potato field farmer giles? Us youngens down in that thar big posh town have more than one mast between 500 sheep and a couple of cows so they've upgraded us to technology from this century....
I already drive around streaming spotify without issues...until I go out to the countryside that is.
"I already drive around streaming spotify without issues...until I go out to the countryside that is."
Streaming music over 3G bares no resemblance to VOIP over 3G. If you're streaming music, latency isn't an issue because it can buffer the content. You can't buffer VOIP though, even a small amount of latency would cause gaps in the conversation. You need a constant, stable, low latency connection in order to have a reasonable quality conversation and 3G simply doesn't provide that in practice.
VOIP over 3G works, but it sucks badly. I don't know why anyone would choose to use it. In fact, I doubt anybody does. Does anyone here do it? Has anyone here tried it and then gave up because of how shit it is?
A typical mobile phone user is not using a data tarrif, is not sending data. Most users use their mobile for talking and texting which is why most packages are all about one or the other or both. Those of us using data a lot or even only a bit are still a minority of the mobile phone users.
by-the-minute talk time is still the meat & two veg of most mobile operators.
It will change, slowly.
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