Elkhorn, WI (PRWEB) August 5, 2006
With the release of dual network mobiles they will not only be able to take advantage of VoIP but also GSM so the device can easily switch between both modes depending on connectivity.
WiFi VoIP not only offers better voice quality, but it also allows video conferencing and other data services like instant messaging.
There are a few solely WiFi phones on the market at current including Skype's Netgear VoIP mobile who are charging $300 for their phone, the other makers include Belkin, Edge-Core and SMC all to be released in September time.
Two of the current dual connectivity phones due on the market are the GW1 GSM/WiFi phone complete with MP3 playback, IPTV, web browsing and POP3 e-mail, and a phone called the E28 made by a company called E28 limited, both phones are set to be on the market this year but with high demand for dual mode phones will these two please consumers?
Like any new technology in its early stages there will be problems to overcome for wide spread use, but major companies who produce the infrastructure used by most companies such as Cisco Systems are promoting this technology. The large phone companies such as Motorola, Samsung and Nokia are all planning to introduce these new phones in GSM/WiFi Dual mode connectivity. Samsung has already begun selling a Dual mode phone in Italy called the Samsung P200.
This technology is a major threat to the current cell phone companies, it however offers great savings to the consumers which is why of course the cell phone companies are worried.
The cell phone companies have invested billions in networks of cell towers and are certainly worried about consumers using WiFi in favour of these towers.
Fon, a company based in Spain is trying to hurry the coverage of wireless by selling wireless routers cheap to anyone who agrees to let other people access their connection by paying an access fee. The company has been backed by Google and Skype.
Currently a few companies are already using WiFi phone technology to cut down costs within the business.
With the advances of WIFI phones using VOIP possibly the first to see the real benefits will be companies with existing WiFi enabled routers currently installed throughout the organisation at a number of offices.
Some company’s mobile phone bills in the tech industry or service industries are a major burden, so the combination of WIFI VOIP Mobiles together with Internet access and personal organiser will be the way to go.
They will be able to use VoIP calls through your their own PBX, to collect e-mail, upload data and make good use of time management.
The new mobile devices could become the universal business tool which once purchased costs next to nothing to run and use.
Implementation of these mobiles across a company is reasonably easy as long a wireless facility is available and the cost savings will heavily outweigh the cost spent on purchasing this future technology.
The devices will be packed with functions that were until now unusable such as Internet TV, universal e-mail pickup and instant messaging with a program like MSN messenger.
We are only just at the start of this technology but many of the things from the world of Science / Fiction this new technology can make happen for example all calls could be made with video and sound.
For those who are not fully conversant with terminology
VOIP = Voice Over Internet Protocol
WIFI = Wireless Fidelity
Cell = Traditional service mobile phones currently used where each minute incoming and outgoing is paid for.
GSM = Global System for Mobile Communications