Posts tagged with: VoIP
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    I'm sitting in my grandmother's house in my hometown, and I want to make a call. I pick up my phone, dial a number, and hit the giant red Call button. It fails. I remember T-Mobile has literally no service in Pinnacle, North Carolina, so I connect to her Wi-Fi network. "I can use Wi-Fi calling," I think. Nope. The Moto X doesn't support Wi-Fi calling. People, this is 2014. This should not happen. I have a perfectly good Wi-Fi network and a perfectly capable smartphone in an area with no service, and I still have no way to place a call, unless I pick up the landline and dial a 10-digit ...

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    Technology sites like Pocketnow often focus on carrier coverage and wireless technologies made available through the cellular towers that dot our landscape. We are constantly bombarded with acronyms: EDGE, GMRS, HSPA, Wi-Max, LTE, CDMA, GSM, and so on. That's all fine and good, but one technology we often overlook is WiFi. More often that we'd like to admit our "traditional" cellular coverage (voice and text) isn't ideal, but that's something that could be remedied through data networks. Local-area wireless networks have some distinct advantages over their wide-area cousins -- advantages ...

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    Take a look at that phone in your pocket. Chances are it's got a multi-core processor, a gig or more of RAM, dozens of gigs of storage space, and a connection to the Internet that is pretty snappy. By any definition, it's a computer. I'm sorry if that makes you feel like a geek, but hey, if the smartphone case fits... Now take a look at the bill that your wireless carrier sends you every month. See how they nickel and dime you for everything? They monitor your minutes, they count your texts, and they even keep tabs on how many megabytes you use each month. Even on an "unlimited" plan ...

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