The death of wired phones has been forecast for sometime but hasn’t quite got there. The New York Times reports on T-Mobile’s latest product that lets your mobile phone work (for free) at WiFi hotspots including within your home; and all with iPhone-type ease. (Of course, there is still an Internet wire but you get my point).
Will we see this in Australia? I’d like to say “yes” but my stomach is telling me “no.” It all works by having lots of wireless hotspots. Otherwise there is not much opportunity for saving. Australia doesn’t have too many of them and I am pretty sure it is related to the same set of issues that give us download quotas. But I would certainly like to see an enterprising mobile phone company run an access case for the Internet to set up hotspots. Then we might get some real competition.