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The fate of mobile VoIP


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The previous section really leads us to this prediction/trend. Net Neutrality really is the inflection point for which way all these technologies will go. With VoIP over Mobile being tested here and there, you have to wonder where it will be reined in.
The previous section really leads us to this prediction/trend. Net Neutrality really is the inflection point for which way all these technologies will go. With VoIP over Mobile being tested here and there, you have to wonder where it will be reined in.

If the Net Neutrality rulings don't kill off VoIP apps for mobile phones, I can see carriers offering data plans with a capped number of Gigs and additional charges for overages--just like we have now for mobile plans with limited voice minutes. If Google wants to launch its data-only VoIP phone one day, a data-capped plan like that might work. It would let carriers keep their data plans profitable without totally cramping consumers' style and choice.

Of course, as wireless networks get more powerful, carriers are launching their own VoIP offerings. European wireless network provider O2 just acquired VoIP provider JAJAH to offer VoIP over Mobile to their customers. TeliaSonera recently launched the first commercial 4G network, but it's data only so users must use VoIP to make calls. AT&T (in addition to its recent comments on iPhone based VoIP) has said it likes VoIP over LTE because at that point, voice will just be another app running over an all-data network.




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