Or will Verizon resort to providing the unit for free as a customer retention tactic like Sprint? We’ll have to wait and see.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
T-Mobile’s home phone service “@Home”, has been a resounding success. UMA has let T-Mobile offer home phone service for just $10/month to it’s existing subscriber base. Rather than installing a dedicated VoIP switch, UMA let’s T-Mobile use their existing R4 MSCs as well as billing and customer care facilities.
Considering the business case, I’m surprised more mobile operators aren’t jumping on this:
: ~$15 UMA Network Controller Port
- UMA-enabled terminal adaptor: ~$50
- Changes to billing system: Minor, this is just a second line on an existing mobile plan
- Revenue per month: $10 (excludes any international calling)
- ROI: About 6 months
I think it was T-Mobile’s enthusiasm for the application that helped Westell get UMA religion.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Top handset for the month of November…
The Blackberry Curve
Wow, a UMA-enabled device is the most popular device in the
Actually, congratulations to RIM for holding 3 of the top five spots in the ranking.
This week saw the introduction of two new UMA enabled devices.
Today Nokia released the new 7510 device at CES. A quad-band phone with a solid 2 mp camera and SMTP/POP3 mail, this is more than an ‘entry level’ device. Targeted for
Not a bad week for UMA handsets.