Skype VOIP & Wi-Fi-iPhone Call from American Airlines

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2009-09-28-wi-fi-cellphones-airlines_N.htm


http://andyabramson.blogs.com/voipwatch/2009/09/voice-over-wifi-or-no-calling-from-the-sky-its-about-manners.html

Andy Abramson – VOIP Watch, thank you again! I always enjoy your VOIP blogging way, it is always has something unique and your way of penning the things is mind blowing! Keep it up Buddy!!!

Well, Andy had shifted my attention to a great story which had been appeared in USA Today's web site, it is all about the VOIP / Wi-Fi calling on board over the air / from the sky, while travelling in an American Airlines airplane...

Debate is hot over the cell phone / cellular phone ethics or etiquettes and manners as now-a-days the airlines are having a challenge to ban the use of cell phone calls on planes while in the blues, but allowing Wi-Fi or web calling, also invites / allows some geeks or tech savvy consumer to get around the no cellphone rule, is it proper?

Like, here a passenger on-board used his cellular phone to make a voice call over the air using Wi-Fi in the airplane with the help of VOIP technology, truphone VoIP VOIP application was downloaded on Apple's iPhone to make a voice call from the skies to the Earth! Amazing combination of wireless, cellular, VOIP, Wi-Fi etc technologies in mid air!

Also read from USA Today: ... "Flessing also booted his laptop and video-conference-d with his brother using Skype, another VoIP application. He turned his computer to face the window so his brother could see the clouds. "My brother says, "How are you doing this?' ... Flessing says he experienced no trouble in using using Skype during his flight and had no image interruption during the video call to his brother. But, "I think I may have been the only one using" Wi-Fi, he says"

This seems to be very lucrative and mind-blowing to use VOIP voice call within an aeroplane, mid air, but need some stricter rules and regulations as it always can annoy the fellow passengers and may breach the airline security, we are living in a very world where the security of passengers could never be staked ...

So the question arises is whether making a mobile phone call while in a plane is against manners or are good?! USA Today rightly argued that, "It's a controversial issue that's triggering fierce debate among travellers, airlines and regulators. Federal regulations prohibit in-flight cellphone use — but not Internet-based phone calls...It's all the more controversial because airlines in Europe, Asia and the Middle East allow calls and have even taken it a step further by introducing pay-by-minute cellphone service using satellites."

… Last time Andy explained how did he successfully used the Skype VOIP smart call technology over the air using, on-board Flash based www.phweet.com technology which allows to make a voice call over the Flash application with your Twitter pals!


What you think? Does the issue needs to be settled with the airlines involved, passengers and the governments that VOIP web calling technology should be how much allowed or not on-board for making voice calls for the safety and convenience of all involved!?

WiBro - Egg for iPhone - Korea = Skype Free Call From Korea

Wi Bro Egg, Korea
WiBro Egg, Korea


The first things first: did you heard the news that the popular Apple iPhone is all set to enter the South KOREA, long awaited wait for Koreans seems to come to an end?! (South Korea's telecom regulator board told that Apple Inc. can now sell the popular iPhone handsets in Korea, as the Korea Communications Commission {KCC} lifted the ban on the popular apple iphone device)


www.ibtimes.com/articles/20090923/iphone-coming-south-korea-after-ban-is-dropped.htm


So you wonder, that when there is still no Apple's iPhone entered into South Korea, than how Talkfree7 is talking to make free unlimited international Skype VOIP call from Korea; thats too using an Apple iPhone / iPod Touch, but how, if it is true?

http://iphoneinkorea.com/2009/08/25/how-to-use-your-iphone-in-korea/

http://www.kimchisoup.com/2009/08/i-can-finally-use-my-iphone-in-korea/

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/iphone/

Well, answer lies here, you can still make free unlimited Skype to Skype international VOIP calls from an Apple iPhone / iPod Touch from Korea... :

all you need to be in, South Korea > get a WiMAX subscription with your Korean mobile (cell) phone company > now you have to get a wireless router for your WiMAX which is known as an “egg” (an 'egg' is a portable Wi-Max / Wi-Fi router device and rather a new concept) > Have an Apple's iPhone or iPod Touch > download Skype VoIP for Apple iPhone from Apple iTune Store,

We should also know some tech terms to understand the very complicated concept for a layman, according to Wikipedia:

What is WiBro?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiBro

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-wibro.htm

"WiBro (Wireless Broadband or as they say it as 'Wi-Fi on steroids') is a wireless broadband Internet technology developed by the South Korean telecoms industry. WiBro is the South Korean service name for IEEE 802.16e (mobile WiMAX) international standard.... and a Wibro Egg is sold by Korea-based fixed-line-operator KT, which is produced by the company Interbro ... " wibro is designed to maintain the connectivity on the go or mobile connectivity, in fact it is an an improved mobile wireless broadband

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/04/123_43867.html

What is an 'Egg'?

Egg: WiBro is Korea's largest phone company and also an ISP / Internet provider, they have a wireless portable gateway, called as “The Egg” (This 'egg' was developed along with Interbro, this egg portable wimax / wi-fi portable device will also receive the marketing support from Apple Korea. Interbro is currently focusing the release of this technological egg in Japan, Russian and the United States of America, [Interbro is also branded as Yota in Korea)!

The Wibro Egg is sold by Korea-based fixed-line-operator KT, and according to Korea Times: "KT will market this portable gateway, dubbed as an "Egg,” which will enable WiBro on Wi-Fi devices such as laptop computers, portable media players, iPod Touch and Nintendo DS"

http://www.wimaxian.com/2009/04/28/kwi-b2200-available-as-wibro-the-egg-portable-wimaxwi-fi-router/

http://www.interbro.net/

WiMAXian.com: Interbro egg to Become Yota egg,The Portable WiMAX/WiFi Router:

http://twitter.com/WiMAXian/status/3410840985

http://www.wimaxian.com/2009/08/19/interbro-egg-to-become-yota-eggthe-portable-wimaxwifi-router/

http://planetsizebrain.tistory.com/22

FYI:

The New York Times had a story, is similar to Korean Egg, they had reviewed a similar portable wireless mobile device for the United States which is now used by Verizon’s cellular network for the mobile connectivity, its known as: The MiFi 2200 and it was developed by Novatel Wireless,

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/technology/personaltech/07pogue.html?_r=3&em

Ref.:

http://fandcorp.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-truth-about-iphone-and-south-korea/
Skype on iPod Touch in Korea:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=367621

Image courtesy:

http://www.wimaxian.com/2009/08/19/interbro-egg-to-become-yota-eggthe-portable-wimaxwifi-router/

Google Voice: Custom Greetings

Google's Google Voice (previously: The Grand Central) has a new voice feature, its known as Custom Greetings,


With this new Google Voice feature, the custom greetings, one is able to record his / her personalized voice mail greetings which only could be played to a targeted specific group of individuals or to an specific individual.
This feature from Google Voice is completely an optional feature / VAS, and one could easily get addicted of it if he uses even once : )
To know more or to get the instructions for creating the basic custom greeting, just go to the Google Voice Help Center, there are tall the necessary tips for recording custom greetings for "different groups of individuals or individuals in your contact list....
Details:
Google Voice Blog: Google Voice for Newbies: Custom Greetings

Tiscali Free Wi-Phone Call: VoWIFI For Mobile; Call Italy Landlines For Free


http://wiphone.tiscali.it/

http://www.lucafiligheddu.com/2009/09/tiscali-launches-wiphone-a-wi-fi-mobile-telephony-service.html 

Italy: Tiscali, the broadband provider and a MVNO mobile operator, initiated its VoWiFi (VoIP voice call over Wi-Fi) services called as WiPhone or Wi-Phone!

Simply, its a Wi-Fi mobile telephony service,

... a WiPhone is a voice call transmitted over the Wi-Fi network service which permits its customers to make call for free (yes free call), to any italian landline from the hotspots or Wifi areas!


Related:



Ref.:

http://www.voipuser.org/forum_topic_16960.html

http://andyabramson.blogs.com/voipwatch/2009/09/tiscali-offers-wiphone-my-take.html

Free Twitter (IP) Phone Call: Jajah Partners To Make 2 Minutes Free Phone To Phone International Calling


http://venturebeat.com/2009/09/17/jajah-lets-you-make-phone-calls-directly-from-twitter/

Also must see: http://www.tweettocall.com/

and: http://phweet.com/


JAJAH@Call: Tweet To Talk-Free, using Phone (IP) Calling for two minutes with other Twitter followers!

Forget Skype VOIP web calling, use your cell phone now, the popular online social network and micro blogging service Twitter and VOIP Jajah, (the IP telephony company, JAJAH has been certified by Microsoft to provide integrated SIP Trunking services to Microsoft customers worldwide) have joined hands to make enable the Twitter followers to make a free phone VOICE call (using VOIP / web technology) with other Twitter users,

Thanks to Jajah VOIP's new web calling application which enables 2 minutes free phone to phone calling between Twitter followers anywhere (At the launch though, @call will connect only to U.S. numbers)!

Make free 2 minutes VOIP call using Twitter with Jajah, and what they named as: JAJAH@Call to other JAJAH@Call users is always free,

This free VOIP phone call arrangement is all free, easy to use, hassle free and YES it works wonder, you can use it in any way you use Twitter like whether it’s on your mobile / cell phone, via Seesmic, TweetDeck, or any other way you love to use your Twitter!

Right now this VOIP free phone to phone call from Twitter and VOIP Jajah is in beta and available only to few lucky guys on earth, if you wish to use free phone calling with Twitter and Jajah and are not in this beta arrangement than you can send an email to get an invitation from Jajah the VOIP, send email here twitter@jajah.com

How To make Free VOIP Twitter Call with Jajah:

Vide:

http://www.jajah.com/products/twitter/

How to use JAJAH@Call Free Call service from Jajah VOIP and Twitter MicroBlogging Social online Network:

Well, to call for free on Twitter and Jajah VOIP, send a tweet with “@call @twittername” and here "twittername" is the "username" of the guy you wish to make free VOIP Web call.

Then your phone will ring/beep and the free IP call will be connected, do not worry all of your contact details will be kept private, and you can always use JAJAH@call without worrying, revealing or giving away your phone number to anyone, but remember for the free call to be successful, both You and the guy you wish to call must be JAJAH members (so sign up Jajah).

You should now let other Twitterers / people know that they can @call you for free: send them a tweet as "call me free - reply with @call", Or simply add "JAJAH@Call" to your account info so your people could that know you are the very part of the free web call beta.

Remember that to protect the privacy, Twitter-Jajah free phone calls are anonymous phone calls and can only be made between the people who follow you on Twitter, and yes no hardware or software is even required like headset, no download, no software, no credit card numbers, no hidden costs, no fine prints, just make use of the phone / mobile / cell phone you are already using!

Twitter is one of the best online social platform and microblogging site that makes virtual world unite, many businesses are getting big biz due to ever growing Twitter power and reach, The Jajah is an IP telephony company and a renowned name in VOIP growing future technology so when two giants shake their hands what happens? Free International phone to phone calls : ) Its a sweet arrangement,

Remember to make a free two minutes phone to phone international voice call using Twitter-Jajah your only requirement are: you both the parties should be 'Twitter friends' and both must have a ‘Jajah accounts’. This is a free service and should work on any Twitter enabled device / gadget,

(FYI: A few days back we all heard the announcement that another popular web social network the Facebook users also will now be able to communicate each other with voice, using a third party software application from Vivox...)

Prior to this and also now one could do free calls using www.phweet.com with its web based FLASH voice calling VOIP facility with twitter followers!

To make a quick note / at a glance:

How does it work?

1. Both you and the person you are calling must be in the @Call Beta - to apply, email: twitter@jajah.com
2. Tweet “@call @username”(using the username of the person you wish to call)
3. JAJAH will connect the call without revealing either party’s contact information
4. To protect privacy, calls can only be made to people who follow you."

Ref.:

www.twitter.com

www.jajah.com

http://twitter.com/call

http://twitter.com/jajah

www.twitter.com/talkfree7

http://blog.twilio.com/2009/09/call-twitter-friends-with-one-click-using-tweettocall.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10355319-52.html

http://mashable.com/2009/09/16/jajahcall/

Skype For iPhone / iPod: Canada's Mobile - VOIP Hits Maple Leaves Country!

http://share.skype.com/sites/en/2009/09/skype_for_iphone_now_available.html

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10347727-12.html

http://voiceontheweb.biz/2009/09/skype-for-iphone-now-available-for-canadians/

http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/692935#survey

Thanks, the latest and breaking news in the Mobile VOIP arena is that now all of the ignored Canadians (Maple Land) can too use Skype VOIP at their own mobile-Apple iPhone / iPod Touch handsets,

Skype for Apple iPhone for Canadians could be downloaded with Apple iTune stores now and Canadians can enjoy unlimited free international call (Skype to Skype) on the move using their Apple iPhone mobile handsets, its ready now, just get set go and download iPhone for Skype software on Apple iPhone mobile handsets in Canada,

Skype.com (P2P) is an E-Bay company (recently E-Bay sold its shares) and the most popular VOIP innovation in the world, anybody, anywhere can always talk for free using Skype to Skype (using web or a Skype enabled mobile phone) free calling facility, thats too with free unlimited video calls and crystal clear voice quality, Skype the VOIP also has some subscription based unlimited world calling monthly plans like whole world, Europe etc,

Apple iPhone and BlackBerry are one of the most popular mobile handsets brands / companies on this Earth and when a Mobile VOIP brand like SKYPE blends with Apple iPhone, its could really create a wonder, Skype was available for Apple iPhone but not for Canada, but now Canada residents can also use the Skype VOIP on their iPhone and enjoy the unlimited free Skype to Skype international VOIP call and free international phone communications at the ease of there mobile iPhone handsets, wirelessly!

TextPlus: Free iPhone / iPod App, Send Free SMS to US



http://beta.gogii.com/welcome.html


USA: TextPlus, an Apple iPhone free App on the Apple iTunes, has been released recently to send Free Text Messages using Apple iPhone / Apple iPod Touch, it could reduce the worrying teens' parents’ cellular phone bill, significantly!

Just download for free app from Apple iTune Stores, on your iPhone or iPod Touch,

TextPlus is powered by Gogii {go-jee}, Gogii is a start--up and backed by $5.2 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ iFund, they love to invest in the companies who designs Apple iPhone applications.)

TextPlushas this Application for iPhone and Apple iPods and it offers unlimited free text messaging / sms, the good thing is this iPhone app also allows for the group texting or group text conversations!

Site explains Free Texting as:

"Send texts over wifi -- no cell, edge or 3G required, Write texts in landscape mode – finally, Send texts for free -- no cost, no limit,

Not all your friends have iPhones? No problem. We’ve got you covered. Download textPlus, send your friends a text, start the conversation. It’s as easy as that.”

Since the very inception (June 2009) of this free messaging app on Apple iTune store, the free SMS 80,000+ monthly users had aired more than 1.6 million a day messages, my God…

Gogii uses AT&T to send these ‘free’ text messages, is finding hard for the cost?! But Gogii is still hopeful that very soon they could have the beating costs revenue model, and which is by substituting the costs with Ad based model,

After all how could a FREE thing survive? (in the world, where we live with, the survival of the fittest?) unless its a sponsored model or an Ad based pool!

Wireless, Mobility, PDAs are the future and the next gen is surely going to become heavily dependent on these future technologies, VOIP, 3G, 4G, LTE, FemtoCell, WAP would be enhanced more sophistically and many more will emerge with the coming times ...

Ref.:

http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2009/08/024326.htm

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/a-teens-dream-an-iphone-app-for-free-texting/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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