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First UMA Service Launched

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Jun 15, 2005, 12:12 PM   by (staff)

British Telecom (BT) today launched a new service called Fusion which seamlessly transfers calls between a cellular network and a home VOIP base station, providing cheaper calls and better reception for mobile subscribers at home. Subscribers will use a Motorola V560 handset which has quad band GSM/GPRS for connecting to cellular networks (sold with a Vodafone subscription) and Class 1 Bluetooth for connecting to a base station up to 100 meters (about 330 feet) away. When the phone comes within range of a paired base station, it transfers calls (even live conversations) from the cell network to the base station, which transmit calls over broadband using VOIP. The reverse happens when a subscriber is on a call and goes out of range.

more info at Reuters »

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Wont this hurt phone companies? Ace2525 Jun 15, 2005, 2:19 PM
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