by Jules Wang | May 10, 2016 7:17 PM
Another patent holding company is going for the jugulars of three wireless giants, one of them being in Cupertino. Voip-Pal.com Inc. has filed suit against Apple, AT&T and Verizon and is looking to get cumulative damages of $7 billion after the company said it could not negotiate licensing terms with the defendants for its patents. In the case with Apple, Voip-Pal asserts infringement claims against iMessage and the Wi-Fi Calling features. The two patents in question pertain to classifying communication participants and the routing of the communications between certain classes of ...
by Jules Wang | April 22, 2016 7:38 PM
If you're on Republic Wireless, you likely see a cellular connection as a supplement to the vast amounts of data you consume on your local network. Having the gaps covered while hopping between hotspots can fit the small bill you end up paying each month. But Republic's looking to patch even tinier gaps — the ones in your calls. The Sprint MVNO has introduced Bonded Calling, using a cellular connection as a redundancy to the Wi-Fi connection used for calls. The technology is promoted to fill in stutters and stops on Wi-Fi calls, improving quality by 52 percent in customer trials and a ...
by Taylor Martin | February 27, 2014 7:24 PM
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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