Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Starhub home zone using femtocell

Interesting technology being marketed by Starhub in Singapore.

To follow the McK model of presentation (heh)...
What you get: For 16$ a month, free local calls and SMS for 4 mobile phone lines when you are physically in your house
Who might benefit the most:
- Those who use their mobile phones a lot at home paying 15cents/min
- Those who take a lot of conf. calls from home on their mobile
- Families who always cannot share the single fixed-line with the teen yakking away all the time on it

Basically a femtocell is a 3G to internet gateway. You will need a starhub mobile line and broadbank internet connection
Mobile phone<---3G--->Femotcell<---tcp/ip--->Broadband router<---tcp/ip--->cable modem

This basically ties into my >earlier post on Skype on iPhone... Mobile carriers are slowly becoming funnelers of internet protocol data over their network protocol (3G/4G). 

Monday, March 30, 2009

This is huge.. Mobile carriers become just data pipe companies

Skype will be launching the app on the Apple appstore tomorrow.

"Are you prepared to have your mind blown? As expected, Skype for iPhone will appear “sometime Tuesday” and allow you to make VoIP calls to friends and family all over the world, a move that at once blows a great waft of flatulence in the face of the carriers and, in one smooth motion, high fives the international community of Skype users.

It should be available from the App Store for free.

You obviously cannot make a Skype call over 3G or EDGE but you can make VoIP calls over Wi-Fi. The system also meshes with your iPhone contacts and allows you to filter and search based on users who already have Skype accounts and even make SkypeOut calls, again under Wi-Fi."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday morning rant

Called delifrance home delivery in the morn, and was greeted by a clammy "Bonjour Monsieur". 

I hate this foreign love. You are in Singapore.. Speak in English motherf...

Same goes to Audi. When selling overpriced cars in Singapore don't end your commercials with "Vorsprung durch Technik"

Stay hungry, stay foolish