I wish my iPhone.....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbone7467, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. tbone7467 macrumors regular

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    I was playing around with the Skype app this weekend thinking how good this app actually worked. I then thought about AT&T femtocell that still hasnt been released. Yes, yes I am aware that it is a rip off for the customer. I totally agree with that point. I was thinking that apple should look into developing technology that could switch to Wi-fi when in range as seamlessly as phones currently switch from edge to 3g. I know this would be a very difficult endevour but I think one that would have huge benifits to both AT&T and the customer. AT&T would get less network congestion and wouldnt have to produce and sell equiptment to customers to make up for crappy network service. The customer would get more reliable phone service with a clearer call stream.:apple:
     
  2. anjinha macrumors 604

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    The iPhone already does that. If you have WiFi turned on your iPhone will always connect to known WiFi networks and it will always choose WiFi over 3G or Edge.
     
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  4. tbone7467 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I meant for voice, I thought it was implied by the meantion of skype and femtocell, Sorry.

    Labman:
    I missed that one.
     
  5. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    um...connecting to other peoples routers, even if they arnt secured, is illegal. if u want to use skype on 3g, jailbreak ur phone and get 3g unrestrictor from cydia. it fools ur phone into thinking 3g is wifi.
     
  6. Tu13es macrumors regular

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  7. tbone7467 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Who meantioned anything illegal? Im talking about haing your cell phone forward your call to Wifi service when seemlessly as your talking. say your going home your on 3g or edge as you get to your home your cell switches to wifi seemlessly without a femtocell device. all those features are built into the phone.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_Access_Network
     
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    For those unfamiliar with the T-Mo's Hotspot@home service, it allows people with special handsets to get calls to their T-Mobile number via VoIP using a WiFi connection when they do not have access to a cellular signal. Unlike Skype, it allows you to make and receive calls at your regular T-Mobile number and the handset switches seamlessly between WiFi/VoIP calling and cellular calling. You you can start a call on WiFi at home and then continue it via cellular when you leave.

    Personally I would love a Hotspot@home-like feature for the iPhone, since it would allow me to get service inside my building at work where cell signals will not penetrate. It seems to be that it could easily be implemented as part of CommCenter without any additional hardware, and it would be a great feature. They could give us the option of using our minutes or paying a monthly fee for unlimited Wi-Fi calls just as with their femtocell.
     

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