|Bits and Pieces
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Spread Broadband
Firefox-like marketing could take off with the launch of AT&T broadband phone. Product's VNC foundation allows it to exploit broadband's capability in a big way. Apart from voice transfer, check these add-ons:
A shared sketchpad | Messaging | Directories | Web-browsing | Video | Store & Share pictures | Basic games | Music
[basically, all that VNC could potentially provide]
Parallelly, Skype's co-founder and CEO Niklas Zennström explains how they are different from Vonage [interview]:
"Vonage is much more similar to Verizon and AT&T than to us. With Vonage, you’re using a regular telephone, dialing a number, and its services have rates similar to the telecoms. What we are doing is taking advantage of the broadband Internet to provide basically unlimited free calls to anyone at a higher voice quality than they can with the phone lines"
+ Skypeout [under 2cents per min to Chennai] helps make calls from PC to landline.
+ Answering machine for Skype.
Update: Ranga has reviews based on his Vonage experience. posted by pradeep | Permalink | (3)
Thanks for linking me up. I have heard bad stories about Skype and while 2c/min sounds good, I think Ill wait a bit before I jump in.
I have used Skype and I liked it, for the voice quality. Sounded just as in conventional phones. What I hated was having to use microphones. With USB units like these, the difference between Vonage and Skype becomes marginal.
Also wait until AT&T's broadband phone...let's see how that goes.