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AT&T Greenlights iPhone VoIP Apps On Its 3G Network

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Oct 6, 2009, 3:48 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today AT&T said that it is now giving Apple and other companies permission to use its 3G data network for VoIP applications. Previously, AT&T required VoIP apps for the iPhone to operate via Wi-Fi. AT&T notified Apple and the FCC that it has changed its policy, and iPhone VoIP apps now have access to its 3G data network.

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Jayshmay

Oct 6, 2009, 4:12 PM

2 words I hate. . .

2 words I hate, "permission" and "policy"! ! !

AT&T is doing this cause they know damn well that the FCC is going to come crashing down on them with Net Neutrality. SAME rules apply to wireless companies as do wireline companies.

If AT&T doesn't want they're network effected by volp apps then INCREASE CAPACITY liky a company who has nearly 80m customers should.
I will answer your concern with one sentence:

"Widen your horizons with Verizon."

Over and out - that's a big 10-4.

Very Happy
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The problem is AT and T has always focused on there equipment first and network last. It is now biting them in the rump! The Razor made Cingular the it network for a long time then the Razor became old they started to go down had to change there name ...
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i agree
akidwai

Oct 7, 2009, 12:06 PM

New thread - easy to do.

Creating a new thread is not that difficult. When you create a new thread no one person feels singled out.

Venting out here would not be understood as to be against any one person unless someone is named out.

This new thread was created in response to the following message (and thread):

http://www.phonescoop.com/news/discuss.php?fm=m&ff=4 ... »

Sorry if I miss read your intial message as against me, but it was in reply to me:

http://www.phonescoop.com/news/discuss.php?fm=m&ff=4 ... »
andy2373

Oct 6, 2009, 8:35 PM

Forgive my

Ignorance but what's the big deal with wireless carriers allowing VOIP?
Does the VOIP apps mask themselves as data usage therefore not using you're minutes? Where's the money savings?
What are the pros & cons?
andy2373 said:
Does the VOIP apps mask themselves as data usage therefore not using you're minutes?


No, not mask. VoIP is data. Anything transferred over IP (Internet Protocol) is, by definition, packet switched d...
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muchdrama

Oct 7, 2009, 12:02 AM

This should work...

...just fine.
psycholes

Oct 6, 2009, 4:38 PM

Not surprised!!

Especially since Big Red announced that they will support Google Voice!!!
andy2373

Oct 6, 2009, 4:08 PM

I wonder

If this has anything to do with VZW allowing Google Voice on their upcoming Android devices? Paranoid
Yes, and I'm assuming that AT&T is trying to show the FCC some good faith when it comes and net neutrality as well.
Jayshmay

Oct 6, 2009, 4:10 PM

2 words I hate. . .

2 words I hate, "permission" and "policy"! ! !

AT&T is doing this cause they know damn well that the FCC is going to come crashing down on them with Net Neutrality. SAME rules apply to wireless companies as do wireline companies.
Ooops I don't know how I double posted. . .I thought Phone Scoop is suppose to catch this.
 
 
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