T-Mobile Takes HotSpot@Home National
Jun 27, 2007, 12:13 AM by (staff)
T-Mobile today announced nationwide availability of its HotSpot@Home calling service. This uses special Wi-Fi equipped handsets to transfer voice calls to designated HotSpots when they are in range. When calls are made over a wireless network instead of a cellular network, they do not count against the subscriber's monthly minutes, however they will have to pay a monthly flat fee to take advantage of the service. Two compatible phones, the Nokia 6086 and Samsung T409, are available for $50 with a two year contract. A $50 access point will be free after rebate. T-Mobile is launching the service at a promotional rate of $10 per month for individuals and $20 for family plans. The rates will increase another $10 per month after the promotion has ended.
T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Video Calling, a service that works with the native phone dialer of select handsets without requiring special apps. Like VoLTE and HD Voice, T-Mobile Video Calling can move easily between LTE and WiFi with no dropped video.
Cablevision Launching FreeWheel WiFi-Based Phone
Cablevision today announced FreeWheel, a wireless service that relies wholly on WiFi networks rather than cellular networks. FreeWheel will offer unlimited voice calls (via VoIP), messaging, and data for $30 per month.
Google's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools.
Sprint Offering a Free Year of Service to Those Who Switch
Sprint today leveled a huge gun at the competition: it will give a year of free unlimited service to people who switch from other postpaid carriers to Sprint. The deal, detailed on Sprint's web site, requires switchers to jump through a lot of hoops and meet a wide variety of conditions.
need i say more
Yes, unless you want to be seen as ignorant...
Good idea, bad implementation. As usual the customer gets screwed.