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Mobile Phones And The Bandwidth Theft Debate

The New York Times (reg) has picked up on the notion that mobile phones will soon have Wi-Fi access and combined that with the perennial newspaper favorite of ?wardrivers stealing YOUR bandwidth? to suggest that there will soon be problems with people with Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones using other people?s open networks to make calls. While this is just an extension of debate about laptop users piggy-backing on open Wi-Fi access points, it will be a lot easier to use a phone in these situations (rather than a laptop) and a lot harder to detect.

Roger Entner, an analyst at Ovum Research, suggested that the Wi-Fi phones will be a PR success for telcos because of all the dropped calls. ?Everybody who tries a Wi-Fi phone will get down on their knees and thank the wireless phone people for the good job they?ve done on coverage,? he said.?

Other Common News:
1) GDC Mobile 2007 Now Accepting Speaker Submissions for Its Annual Conference
2) PMGA Mini Golf Launches For Mobile Phones
3) 2.1 Million Chinese Mobile TV Viewers
4) Microsoft Rewrites Mobile Browsing Rules in Users' Favor
5) Transparent Technologies, Inc. Announces Web Application Monitoring and Support Agreement with The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.

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