Using Seaside Wi-Fi Hotspots For Calling Home

With more and more marinas offering Wi-Fi internet access, and with many other floating hotspots all over the world, it starts to make sense to use Wi-Fi as a telephone backbone. So instead of having to deal with different types of networks (GSM, CDMA, UMTS, etc), and roaming between different operators or having to purchase pre-paid calling cards, why not use the WiSIP WiFi SIP Phone to call home. Make sure folks back home have a SIP number as well (and in the near future that won’t even be necessary) and you’ve got one thing less to worry about.
“Basically, the idea is that anywhere there is a WiFi, you should be able to call anyone you can access via SIP. Just like a cell phone. Except… for free.”
“It’s a bit “prototypey” but it seems to work… Although I don’t have anyone to test actual calls with. It comes with a Free World Dialup number, but I don’t have any friend who use SIP. I heard that they are currently working on a deal with Vonage, which will let you receive your normal phone calls on it, but I’d rather have everyone using SIP. I got a few other friends to order them so I’ll let you know how it works when I have someone to call. ;-)”

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