Helmed by @WalmartLabs, the website overhaul will bring features such as product personalization and recommendations in a layout that frequent Amazon shoppers might find familiar.
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India's Idea Cellular offers an attractive incentive for post-paid subscribers by reducing its international roaming tariffs for both voice and data, offering savings up to 95 percent. But local SIM cards may still be cheaper options.
By killing traditional cell phone contracts, the fourth largest US cellular network hopes to undercut its rivals who have taken on most of its defecting customers.
The instant messaging client is set to lose interoperability with Windows Live Messenger, along with its Chat Rooms, Pingbox and paid-for VoIP features.
Spreecast's video platform can now be embedded for free on any website, and it includes many interactive features including a two-way video screen and support for Facebook and Twitter integration.
Retail price caps, the separation of roaming tariffs from domestic contracts and measures to boost the competitiveness of small operators are all elements of upcoming EU data-roaming rules, ZDNet UK has learned
AVM's Fritz!Box routers (such as the Fritz!Box 7390) are notable for the extensive range of VoIP telephony features they offer.
A teaser page touting key features of the iOS 4.2 software update has appeared on the official Apple website ahead of the software's imminently expected release.
Bankwest quietly refreshed its public website over the weekend and has announced plans to launch new online banking features by Friday, including a new mobile banking app.
Good and bad: Separating mobile devices from exclusive contracts with cellular providers.
In a recession, consumers are more than ever rethinking the expense of a home phone, mobile cellular service...or both. Why not give VoIP a try?
VoIP company Vonage is finally bringing its service to Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry devices.The free app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been approved for making international calls using AT&T's cellular network in addition to Wi-Fi.
Larry posted on some of the initial news regarding the upcoming Palm Pixi and you can now find all the info on the Palm website. The Palm Pixi will be coming to Sprint in time for the holidays and should be more of an entry level device like the Palm Centro. The Palm Pixi has most of the same features as the Palm Pre and will be exclusive to Sprint. Speculation is that it will run in the $99 range while the Pre will drop to $149. Michael Gartenberg had a chance to get some hands-on time with one and posted his first thoughts.
In a letter to the FCC, AT&T acknowledged that Apple and AT&T have an agreement to block VoIP apps from using AT&T's cellular networks, but that VoIP apps that use Wi-Fi are OK. Here's a selection from the letter.
Back in March of this year we heard about the Zer01 service that was going to use Windows Mobile devices and VoIP technology that gave you unlimited data, voice, and text for only $70 per month. This would also be provided with no contract and on a month-to-month basis. The Zer01 website is up and running, but I highly recommend you read through IDG News article before making a decision to leave your traditional US wireless carrier. There seems to be something a bit fishy with the service and I am personally not sold yet on its validity.
Don't be cruel telcos. Vinnie over at Deal Architect and others are venting at the cellular telcos. The issues du jour are: high cost of international roaming, locked SIM cards, the cost to upgrade, and inability to buy unlocked phones like the iPhone.
Researchers at VoIPshield Labs have pinpointed a wide range of denial-of-service vulnerabilities in Microsoft Communicator, the unified communications that features business-grade instant messaging , voice, and video tools.The flaws, rated "high severity," could cripple VoIP-powered communications on Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator and Windows Live Messenger.
Andy Abramson has an excellent post in his VoIP Watch Blog about a letter that was written by the founder of the Gizmo Project to Skype's Director of Government Affairs. In case you haven't heard (although I don't see how that would be possible, with the amount of noise they have been making), Skype has been going around whining about the cellular carriers in the U.
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Like millions of other Americans and many of New York City's "bridge and tunnel" crowd, I live in the 'burbs. While I do a great deal of travel for my full time job, I am also classified as a "mobile" employee, so I'm not formally attached to an office -- I've been issued a company laptop and they pay my monthly broadband, cellular and phone bills, which are in the form of an AT&T Callvantage VOIP account.
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