Saturday, May 15, 2004

Start-up brings Net telephony to cell phones

[print version] Start-up brings Net telephony to cell phones | CNET

By CNET Staff

Story last modified May 11, 2004, 11:18 AM PDT

Communications start-up i2 Telecom International announced a new gadget that will allow cell phone users to make calls using voice-over-Internet Protocol technology.

The product, called InternetTalker MG-3, is expected to be released next month. Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology is a cheap, Net-based alternative to traditional telephone service.

'Anyone with a cell phone can now take the power of our VoIP solutions with them and realize dramatic savings when making business and personal calls from anywhere to anywhere in the world,' Rick Scherle, senior vice president for marketing at i2Telecom, said in a statement.

InternetTalker MG-3 essentially acts as a bridge between customers' cell phones and their existing landline and Internet connection. By calling into the phone line, consumers can establish a VoIP connection. ....

Richards comment:

Put in simple words, this is a terminal adapter with FXO port recognizing your cell phone Caller ID (patent pending?). Nice try.

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