Comments on news posted 2012-01-11 16:23:42: After a few rough stops and starts, T-Mobile last year introduced a new VoIP service named Bobsled. As originally implemented, the service allowed users to make free calls to both other PCs as well as from any device to any phone number in the U.S. ..
good for tmobile since the death star has been thwarted
good for tmobile since the death star has been thwarted wonder if ATT will try again after some tea baggers are elected in the next cycle
2012-Jan-11 5:07 pm: ·
CptGemini Inside your computer Premium join:2004-11-29 Corpus Christi, TX kudos:6
i tried the bobsled app on my android phone this morning (have the samsung vibrant 3G) and it was pretty laggy. Have my phone rooted and custom rommed but not overclocked too. I probably don't see myself using it very often if not much at all.
The selling point is that it ties into facebook and makes free outgoing pots calls.
I have to speculate why they are embracing this innovation.
Perhaps they want to free up capacity on their GSM network? Perhaps they want to compete with Google Voice and Skype for international pots calls? It's not to attract new subscribers, since it can be used with any ISP or carrier.
Or perhaps it's just jumping on the VOIP hype with a bad idea.
[tinfoil hat] Actually this is brilliant- they make a "VOIP service" which is poor quality (see couple comments above), so most users who try it think "hmm.. this is what VOIP sounds like on a cell phone.. crappy quality!" and toss it away, never to bother trying mobile VOIP again. [/tinfoil hat]