With iPhone, Wi-Fi Use Grows on AT&T Networks

2 thoughts on “With iPhone, Wi-Fi Use Grows on AT&T Networks”

  1. With increasing wi-fi availaibility, I guess there is a potential for an app that runs on background and routes your voice calls over Wi-Fi rather than your carrier…that ofcourse if the carriers don’t block such service

  2. @Om

    Good stuff. The future of cellular has to be entwined with WiFi. Since every major wireless carrier is trying to figure out how to offload as much traffic as possible onto ethernet/backhaul, the question seems to me to be about real estate/pops. Starbux and airports aren’t going to do it. The pop/mesh has to be common/shared for coverage to be effective and useful to data-gorging smartphone users. T could add open WiFi routers at every Starbux, McDonalds, B&N, Target, 7-11, Home Depot, Chase and BofA branches, it still won’t be enough. Every office building in NYC should be required to have publicly-accessible WiFi connected to a separate line — give the REITs a tax deduction to make it so. Drop some Cisco or Aruba gear every 3 floors, take the $100K tax deduction, and light the fire.

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