Go Unpluged

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pdr13, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. pdr13 macrumors member

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    Eric Clapton Did It.

    Rod Stewart Did It.

    You Can Do It Too. Consider Using Skype And Ditch AT&T.
     
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    Any number of voice services are acceptable. As long as you live where Wi-Fi is as aplenty as 3G, why not? I don't talk on the phone that much to use AT&T.
     
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    No. Do you work for AT&T? :p
     
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    haha! Great response. But no.
     
  6. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    Alternatively... switch to Straight Talk for $45/month unlimited everything.


    No, I do not work for Straight Talk or Tracfone! :D
     
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    My belief is that AT&T should be worried on two fronts:

    Angering their customer base and losing those customers to alternative Voice-Over-IP services (VOiP).

    And with increasing free hot-spots for data and VOiP, who really needs cell towers?

    When I was in Europe, I left my cell phone at home and used my WI-FI Only iPad 2 (no phone on it mind you) and downloaded Skype to call home to the United Stated and make calls for hours all over Europe. Cost was under $10.
     
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    You'd think with more mobile phones than people, plus additional devices with WiFi, that truly peer-to-peer networks could be created that would bypass mobile phone companies and ISP's altogether. If some bright engineer really wanted to change the world....
     
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    I agree. New technology tends to move in a direction where there is need and demand.

    The days of telephone poles have relatively come and gone. Do you think cell towers are next?
     
  10. pdr13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wait until there is free satellite internet !!!
     
  11. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Enjoy the latency with that. :rolleyes:

    Satellite is good for a lot of things, but VOIP is not one of them.
     
  12. pdr13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Think progress my boy and don't quit your day job.
     
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    I'm not a Skype user. If I ditch AT&T how do I make a Skype call or get e-mail/data in my car?
     
  14. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Feel free to drop the condescending tone.

    The speed of light is only so fast and traveling to space and back takes time.
     
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    Anywhere from 3 to 7 seconds depending on atmospheric conditions and the location of the satellite.
    Remember... the signal has to be processed once it gets there. ;)
     

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