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VOIP for Cell companies?

Discussion in 'T-Mobile Forum' started by Shizam76, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Shizam76

    Shizam76 Shizam! Babyyyyy!
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    I was talking with a TMobile CS rep yesterday and he mentioned that MAYBE by the end of the year, there will be an adapter out you can hook into your DSL/Cable internet connection for cell service at home. This would almost be like a mini cell site right at your house.

    Anyone ever hear of this? It is a neat concept, and would help me as I get no service at home with my TMobile work phone. A mini site hooked into my DSL (Soon to be cable) would be great. :D
     
  2. Matt

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    Yes, I have heard about it. November, maybe. I don't know any details of the service, or devices, etc.

    There will also be some wort of GSM/GPRS/WiFi combination too.
     
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    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    Sounds exciting to me! I have good coverage at my place, but it still would be pretty neat!
     
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    Shizam76 Shizam! Babyyyyy!
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    It is neat! I would have coverage at home finally! :highclap:

    Really, you would be hosting a cell site. I'm sure there is a range.....and people outside could probably use your site as well. I wonder how that would work.... :headscrat
     
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    Kinda like a personal BDA. I would think the power output would be like that of a Wi-Fi Router...maybe only a range of 300-500 feet...
     
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    Here's a link to the technology consortium working on GSM/WiFi. TM and Cingular are members, and BT says they will have a device out by the end of the year.

    http://www.umatechnology.org/
     
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    Shizam76 Shizam! Babyyyyy!
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    Nice find Matt......now will Cingular and TMobile have the technology ready to deploy when the device comes out? i.e. the UMA network controller.

    I can't wait to get voice and data service at home on my TMobile line. :D
     
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    Out of curiousity, would this replace/include/parallel Vonage VoIP service? I have Vonage at the moment, but if T-Mobile makes this available I'd rather save the money and go with them! Aint technology grand!!! :browani:
     
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    I think somehow you T-Mobile call would hop onto your home network, so I guess Vonage would not be needed - you would need some sort of braodband Internet, but no VOIP.
     
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