Do You Use Mobile VoIP?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on August 21, 2008

Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology has been a thorn in the side of landline carriers for years now. Verizon, AT&T and others have lost millions of their traditional landline subscribers to VoIP providers like Comcast. Could this same migration happen in mobile?

For a long time now, analysts have expected mobile VoIP to ramp up. So far, it hasn’t, at least not in the U.S. Why do you think that’s the case? I’d also love to hear from people who are currently using VoIP applications on their mobile phones. Could you please e-mail me at I’d love to hear about your experience with the application.

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September 3, 2008 02:24 PM

I don't know if it is the application (fring), the windows mobile 6 or simply my internet connection (router failing), but my frings crashes sometimes: the wifi seams to go down.

Apart from that, and not keeping in mind the device battery life (wi-fi is much more inefficient in terms of power consumption than 3g) it works great. Its free =)

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