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PaulJ952
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PaulJ952,
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1/28/2015 | 6:11:47 AM
Cablevision Wireless Service Might Not Threaten Wireless Carriers
Cablevision has announced that the company will be launching its Wi-Fi only wireless service next month, for users who are tired of paying for expensive data plans.

 
freespiritny25
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1/27/2015 | 12:20:35 PM
Re: Google's Wireless Service Taps Wifi And Cellular
Will Google be scanning our private phone calls for information it can resell to advertisers? Maybe this will be Google's default position as it has been for the use of all its other services.
joecharp
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1/26/2015 | 4:09:47 PM
Re: Google Wireless WiFi
Republic Wireless has been doing this for several years.  Iffy at first but much better now.  I bought a Moto X from them and get unlimited calls, text and data (3G)for $25 per month.   If you want 4g, it is $35 per month.  When at home or anywhere there is a good WIFI signal, all goes over WIFI - automatically.  I just log in once and the phone remembers.  They have also developed a pretty good hand-off process so that if I am talking on WIFI and move away from the signal, the conversation moves to cell.  In my experience, the handoff is not noticeable during the call.

 

They use the Sprint network for cellular service - I know some that say their coverage is spotty but I have not had any issues in Houston. 

Joe
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1/26/2015 | 2:53:43 PM
Way overdue
The FCC should have required this as a way to provide cheaper service, reinforce the fragile backbone of cellular towers and relieve crowding in the radio spectrum.  A huge number of calls can be handled  over the fiber optic side of the net without needing to access the cell tower system.  Big cell providers like Verizon and AT&T are in for some real competition as calls are off-loaded to free wireless hot-spots.  Many businesses alredy provide free wi-fi on premises.  Soon they will be everywhere and you will only need to use the towers when you are traveling in a car.  Big disruptions are coming.  It is called creative destruction. 
JOHN PS750
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1/26/2015 | 2:42:04 PM
Google Wireless WiFi
I agree with the author Google will accumulate a majority of mobile phone subscribers. My concerns are can a TABLET device use the WiFi to make calls over the WiFi home service such as u-verse AT&T Internet boxes that have current WiFi for Home uses of streaming, etc.??

Google is on the right track to improve our nation's WiFi speeds. Speed is critical as well as available connections by Google. Google may be that breath of fresh Air we all need for calling using WiFi!

 


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