Is TMobile Hotspot@Home equivalent possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by savechief, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. savechief macrumors newbie

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    My last concern with the iPhone is that AT&T service sucks at my house. Something similar to the TMobile Hot Spot @ Home service would solve that problem by allowing me to place cell calls over WiFi. So, is it something that can be solved through software (SDK) or would it require a hardware change (SOL)?

    John
     
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    The baseband would have to know how to hand off the call to the WiFi transmitter. I am not sure if that can be programmed in via software or not. In theory I guess it could be, but it isn't something that the SDK would solve.
     
  3. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    I believe Apple reps have stated that VoIP will be possible and allowed with the SDK.
     
  4. savechief thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So is VoIP functionality via software all that's needed for the iPhone to replicate the functionality of the TMobile Blackberry Curve, Nokia 6086 or Samsung t409/Katalyst (the four phones that work with TMobile's HotSpot @ Home service)?

    John
     
  5. diamond.g macrumors 603

    diamond.g

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    But that doesn't mean that you will be able to hand off the GSM call to the WiFi hotspot. OP is asking for TMobiles hotspot@home service. I am not sure if that can be done without Apple allowing VOIP on EDGE.
     
  6. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    yeah as long as you stay in the network for the duration of the call
     

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