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THOUGHT: Is mobile/wireless Voice over IP an option for you?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 26.02.03 - 21:02:00 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 6648x
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I'm just playing (testing it for the review) with Pocket Presence's Running Voice IP solution in my home environment using my Desktop, my Notebook and My Pocket PCs to communicate (talk) between all the devices and it works pretty well! The sound is fantastic and it's easy to handle and I think about VoIP as an alternative in public W-LAN hotspots to GSM voice.
We have seen a lot of announcements during the past months that even companies like Motorola or Nokia and Siemens announced developments in this area and I wonder how you guys see that future?

Could Voice over IP be an alternative for you I mean let us think about a scenario where you are abroad, you have a broadband Internet connection in your hotel room, could you imagine to use it to make phone calls to your home country?
Or another scenario: you carry your for voice calls optimized Pocket PC (like the HP iPAQ H5400 where the speaker is on top and the microphone on the bottom) with you and you are in a public W-LAN hotspot. Would you call someone else via VoIP if you know that the other person has also its Pocket PC by hand or even better, a Smartphone with Wi-Fi CF card?
Or think about my previous column "DATA Roaming: Traveling abroad - Traveling (dis)connected", could you imagine to use your Wi-Fi enabled Pocket PC or Smartphone to be used as voice terminal in Starbucks?

As you guys here are the real wireless early adaptors please use the poll to tell me what you think about these possibilities and what are "must haves" for a wireless VoIP service? Please feel free to add you comments below!

Cheers ~ Arne