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.
T-Mobile Expands Wi-Fi Calling, Partners with GoGo
T-Mobile today said it will make Wi-Fi calling available to all its postpaid customers for free. The move, announced at an event in San Francisco, is meant to help provide improved voice coverage in spaces where T-Mobile's network doesn't reach.
T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25
T-Mobile said the Personal CellSpot is available to its customers beginning today. The CellSpot is a Wi-Fi hotspot for in-home use that allows smartphones to make voice calls over Wi-Fi rather than T-Mobile's cellular network.
need i say more
Yes, unless you want to be seen as ignorant...
Good idea, bad implementation. As usual the customer gets screwed.