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Phil_Britt
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4/27/2015 | 11:13:57 AM
Re: Need details on the technology
You are right that battery usage will be critical. Even with phones promising longer battery lives, what is promised is only if all stars are aligned right in the heavens. People are always looking for outlets at wireless hotspots. Note: Bring a power strip and you are royalty.
Gabriel Brown
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4/24/2015 | 11:36:45 AM
Re: Need details on the technology
How the device selects the best network is a good question.

It'll be very interesting to see how well it works in practice, how frequently switching actually occurs, the impact on battery life, how the network pages users, and so on. 
GregW333
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4/24/2015 | 9:36:59 AM
Need details on the technology
Just picking the strongest RF signal does not guarantee the best end user experience.  

Also, can anyone elaborate how TCP et al handle switching carriers and networks "seamlessly"?
MikeP688
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4/23/2015 | 9:40:46 PM
Re: Why do MNOs play ball?
I know I do--and I know I'm part of a profound trend that will be the "norm"--the question is whether Google's foray will be the "final answer" to the onslaught from Facebook with what it has going on with WhatsApp. 
steve q
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4/23/2015 | 9:38:08 PM
Re: Why do MNOs play ball?
For one thing the voice over WiFi will be a plus for the new iPhone. And with Verizon not looking at the same things it could work. People like to use WiFi to save money with the cost of the data for the cellular company.
steve q
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steve q,
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4/23/2015 | 9:38:07 PM
Re: Why do MNOs play ball?
For one thing the voice over WiFi will be a plus for the new iPhone. And with Verizon not looking at the same things it could work. People like to use WiFi to save money with the cost of the data for the cellular company.
MikeP688
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4/23/2015 | 5:49:52 PM
Re: Why do MNOs play ball?
Although it is a welcome development, it still does not address some of Google's long-term challenges.   I just saw Google's Numbers..and they're weaker than expected.     How that helps them long-term is a challenge.
DanJones
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4/23/2015 | 4:12:27 PM
Re: Why do MNOs play ball?
Perhaps when they started working on this it was assumed that Sprint and T-Mobile would be a single operator? Just a thought....
186k
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4/23/2015 | 10:49:08 AM
Why do MNOs play ball?
You do wonder why the mobile network operators actually play ball with Google. Fine if they wanted to be a normal MVNO on a single network but this flipping between two MNO is something that no one MNO can match and should worry the MNOs. I doubt you'll ever see Verizon or AT&T opting in
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4/23/2015 | 9:18:40 AM
Re: Not quite cooked
I think the pricing on some of the prepaid options from other carriers is more compelling, but the fact it floats between networks to get you the best option seems to be what could lift it above the competition. Will be curious to see user reviews and impressions of the app that ties it all together.
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