“AT&T executives are reportedly deliberating whether to allow the voice over IP service Skype on their 3G data network, and could announce the decision as soon as this week,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“A new report from The Washington Post alleges that a source ‘close to the thinking of AT&T executives’ passed word that officials could agree to VoIP services on all AT&T handsets, including the iPhone. However, the report also incorrectly stated that Google Voice is a VoIP service,” Hughes reports. “In reality, Google Voice requires a telephone connection with a reachable number to allow the service to call its users.”
Hughes reports, “If the Skype information proves true, the announcement this week would coincide with the wireless industry’s CTIA conference due to start Wednesday. Such a change could be due to increased pressure from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on wireless network operators.”
Hughes reports, “The current version of the iPhone Skype application only operates via Wi-Fi due to an agreement between Apple and AT&T over network data usage.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]