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June 26, 2007

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fog city dave

Hmm.. Interesting how you assume that since you had a problem with T-Mobile's implentation of WiFi, then obviously Apple's is going to suck. That's quite a leap you're taking. Also, I love this quote: "My point here is not to berate T-Mobile" after you've just illustrated how incredibly lame their technology is. Such deference and slack is NEVER reserved for Apple, strangely. I smiled as I read this line, imagining how different that sentence would have read if you were to replace the word "T-Mobile" with "Apple".

All the other lame-ass companies out there get a complete pass, but Apple, who's offering a completely new platform, gets berated for suspected flaws that can't even be confirmed yet. Good stuff.

Erick Schonfeld

My point is that neither Apple nor T-Mobile can control the quality of hundreds of thousands fo WiFi hotspots. Sometimes it will work great, sometimes it won't. But it will be unrelaible, and out of their hands. So, yeah, it's going to suck, IMHO. The early reviews confirm this one of the iPhone's major drawbacks..

Max Bailey

How long did the batteries last? I like wifi, but the problem is that you cannot leave it on without draining your batteries. Was the life of this phone any good?
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Mr Blog

There is some apples and oranges to this (sorry about that), in that while the Nokia/T-mobile phone will make calls over Wi-fi, supposedly the Apple/AT&T iPhone will NOT. It only uses Wi-fi for data (web browsing etc), not for calls.

So while the T-mobile product may eventually work and in theory can achieve the objective you mention "bypass the slow cell phone networks when you are near a WiFi hotspot" the iPhone explicitly CANNOT do that.

Sowing

Well I guess comparing them is not that fair, T-mobile is offering a service, making calls over Wifi. Apple is offering a phone, in the old networks. So it's not really the same thing.

Satya Vadlamudi

I have used VOIP mobile phone (Nokia) .The voice quality with wifi is ok. But it can not work out of wifi zone. At that time I have read about this. I have exited. I hope it is initial hiccup. This save lot of money for heavy mobile users.
I can have long calls from any starbucks  . There are nicer wifi phone. May be it is do with phone also.

John H

What can I say? I've had T-Mobile @home and a Nokia 6086 since July 5.

Making and receiving calls is flawless, as is the handoff between GSM and Wi-Fi. I fully intend to downgrade my landline to the cheapest possible plan that will let me keep that phone number just for receiving calls.

cooliojones

I have this service because I won the promotion from T-Mobile on July 3. I wrote about everything that I won in a post that can be seen here: http://www.mynewhustle.com/index.php/bonus-hustle-2-t-mobile-home-service-free-for-1-year.

Here are my issues:

The switching from router to cell tower of course

My phone will spontaneously reboot for no reason, and has done this at least 4 times.

The router almost constantly drops calls, and there was a point where I had to reboot it everyday!

This past Sunday, my router decides to all of the sudden block port 80, even after I rebooted the thing twice! I ended up having to reset it and re-enter all the credentials.

Wired versus wireless connection. Check this out: If my desktop and another computer are both connected via wired connection, I can browse both computers by name with no problem. But I can't browse by name when going from wired to wireless connection, I HAVE to use the IP address. Again, no rhyme, no reason.

I use a Linksys WRT54g-TM router, and this surprises me because I always recommend Linksys products. Add to this that my 'free' plan seemingly isn't free, because T-Mobile doesn't want to give contest winners the full benefit of using the @Home service. My minutes are all being pulled from my Whenever minutes instead of being free when I'm on the home network! This is so unfair, and I will go and talk to them about this tomorrow. Are there any other contest winners out there? I really want to get into contact with you please!

Remi W

Well I have been using Nokia for placing voip long distance calls via wifi and its been flawless for past 2 months. Cheers

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