Yahoo buys Dial Pad

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  1. Well they certainly have an installed base of IM users to provide this. Now, the question is who will provide Skype the portal experience? M’soft or Google? I have a feeling it is M’soft given Skype’s technology bias towards Windows CE environments. If Yaho now integrates news, media, and VOIP based IM chat into the messenger environment, it could be a winner.

  2. Just another example of broadband providers descending into low-margin commodity hell. SBC et al know exactly what’s going on. I would say they’re just waiting for the right time to drop a load of cash on a few winners and roll the services into their own offering. The only problem with this plan is that Yahoo, MSFT, Google et al might beat them to it. Time to sh*t or get off the pot…

  3. Yahoo! move appears to force RBOCs to stop stalling and enter VoIP full force, or face disasterous consequences in the near future. Further, if cable companies, such as Comcast, want to be major players in voice, they, too, had better act fast. It might be best for cable companies to unite, and offer the same VoIP service. And wVoIP adds an interesting, probably influential, dimension. Any predictions on what the telephone scene will be like a year from now?

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  8. Yahoo Japan has been offering IP voice for more than 4 years now. There are some fundamental differences: that one is a pure arbitrage play and it is ATA based, requiring connection to PSTN. For example emergency calls go over PSTN.

    I am missing the importance and excitment of this acquisition. Yahoo now will replace Net2Phone with Dialpad. A reseller service has been replaced by an in-house service. Other than that how will things change?

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  16. The rhetorical question above was: “… how serious is Yahoo about VoiP?”

    The answer is: “Not very.” Since they acquired DialPad the quality of service and the abilty to connect PC2Phone on Intl. calls has deteriorated significantly. Sometimes I have to dial 10 to 20 times to reach Brazil.

    They were serious about BUYING a VoiP Company, not running one.

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  18. We both used Dial Pad when it first came available…OH…did we have problems…it blew up many times…but we kept using it till we had over an hour of use betweet ct. and ca.. We should have invested it it…we helped dial pad become part of ya hoo….enjoy..Dial Pad..we sure did…Rob P and Dave S.

  19. We both used Dial Pad when it first came available…OH…did we have problems…it blew up many times…but we kept using it till we had over an hour of use betweet ct. and ca.. We should have invested it it…we helped dial pad become part of ya hoo….enjoy..Dial Pad..we sure did…Rob P and Dave S.

  20. We both used Dial Pad when it first came available…OH…did we have problems…it blew up many times…but we kept using it till we had over an hour of use betweet ct. and ca.. We should have invested it it…we helped dial pad become part of ya hoo….enjoy..Dial Pad..we sure did…Rob P and Dave S.

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