Thursday, September 06, 2007

New T-Mobile Phones Use Wi-Fi Networks That Save on Minutes | Personal Technology | Walt Mossberg | AllThingsD

See the full article (no wsj.com subscription required) for details.  I suspect the recent stimulus/response events in this industry had a lot to do with Apple's iPhone price cut. 

Critics of the current U.S. wireless phone system have long advocated for a single phone that could make calls over a variety of wireless networks, without requiring users to jump through hoops.

Well, one of the American phone carriers, T-Mobile USA, has taken a step toward that ideal. It’s offering inexpensive phones that can make voice calls over either the company’s regular cell network or almost any Wi-Fi wireless network, including those inside your homes; open, password-free networks outside your home and T-Mobile’s system of 8,500 U.S. Wi-Fi hot spots in places like Starbucks shops.

New T-Mobile Phones Use Wi-Fi Networks That Save on Minutes | Personal Technology | Walt Mossberg | AllThingsD

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