TheFeature :: VoIP goes Mobile Here's how the MG-3 works: first, you have to sign up for VoIP service with a company that resells i2 Telecom's hardware and network access. You'll get the MG-3, a little plastic box stuffed with microchips, which you plug into your broadband connection and existing phone line. Then, when you want to make a long distance call with your mobile, you just call your home number. The MG-3 will recognize the mobile's number using Caller ID, and connect you to i2 Telecom's VoIP network. You get a second dial tone, and you can make your overseas call. Want to talk to somebody in China? You'll get charged 5 cents a minute. Cingular has been having a great time charging you $3.49 a minute for making the same call. (Wanna bet they're screaming at their lawyers right now to cook up a way to kill this in court?) [by way of: Dan Gillmor's eJournal]
The Feature has an interesting article about a company that has developed a system for the use of VoIP by your mobile phone. Am thinking if something like this could be used in schools. In Portland, very few classrooms have telephone access. I know that our IT folks are looking at VoIP as one method of providing this to our teachers. Adding mobile phones to mix is interesting.