Thursday, May 03, 2007

T-Mobile gets closer

As reported in today's Wall Street Journal, T-Mobile is planning a nationwide (US) launch of their HotSpot@Home service, perhaps as early as June (but probably July...)

Be sure to register yourself for the service at

Of course, T-Mobile did not comment on the article, but a clear picture of the service is certainly emerging. One interesting tidbit was T-Mobile considering a fixed-line VoIP service offer to complement its mobile offer. I believe this is the first time the concept has been discussed in relation to T-Mobile.

This is another application for which UMA can add value to the mobile operator.

Given yesterday's announcement that AT&T is planning to bundle its VoIP service CallVantage with mobile (Cingular) service nationwide, it begins to look like there are some new challenges for embattled Vonage:

Vonage threatened as AT&T bundles VoIP with cell in two test markets by ZDNet's Russell Shaw -- AT&T is starting to bundle its CallVantage VoIP service with its cellphone service. The imminent three-month trial will be offered in two markets: a total of 14 AT&T Wireless stores in Portland, Ore. (my home town) as well as in Central New Jersey. Legacy or new AT&T (nee Cingular) subscribers in those markets will be [...]

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