| Shooting the breeze with a CEO (I’m not going to say of which company) during the Connections Conference a few weeks ago I found out that WiFi is cheap. How cheap you say? Mobile phone towers cost 10x the amount of a WiFi tower. Yes this means internet everywhere you go, so if you don’t have a laptop now, you’ll definitely want to get one. But there’s more to a WiFi network over the entire city than laptops at coffee shops.
This phone is not something you’d buy at the Sprint or Cingular store, this is the phone they don’t want you to see. This is a VoIP phone, that’s right ladies and germs, a Voice over Internet Protocol phone. Looks like a mobile phone (and it looks like the free ones they give to you at the beginning of your contract at that).
What does a VoIP phone do that a mobile phone doesn’t do? VoIP uses the internet to make phone calls. Mobile phones use carriers to make phone calls. VoIP eliminates the carriers, meaning: anywhere that you have internet access (wireless of course) you can make phone calls!