Originally Posted by vakulm
excuse me being blunt
I think the main reason rim is working on rolling out wifi is cuz every phone on the freaking earth which is suppose to have all bells and whistles have a wifi, its kinda like due for them to roll out - hence they are rolling it out
Many companies have not moved to voip networks - voip technology is still relatively young for big corporations to move to it. I work for one of big 4s and we are slowly phasing into voip but we are still in testing and testing phase
that being said, i only see value for wifi is for causal browsing, downloading apps - for actual push email i would rather that get data which is available everywhere
hey, not sying i wouldn't want wifi, but i dont see much value other than points i mentioned
Honestly, IMO the bigger the company the more money and the harder it is to move to a VoIP solution or any new technology. You're in the top 4 (whatever that means) so you are feeling that slow and lathargic move in technology. I used to work for ADP (huge) and getting them to adopt anything new was a major undertaking...I left because of it.
Many many companies use a VoIP PBX. The big three PBX vendors stopped making traditional TDM PBXs five or so years ago. IP-PBXs (VoIP) are the norm these days. Go to a PBX convention and you'll see what I mean. ;)
The 7270 was RIM's WiFi/ VoIP/ SIP solution many years ago and it worked well. It would only make sense for them to adapt that to the new devices. Granted cellular carriers are known to cripple devices if they think they will loose money...it's a sad fact.
Too bad RIM doesn't sell unbranded devices, then we would have the freedom to do what we want.
I also have a T-Mo Wing (WiFi) and it had VoIP disabled. I turned it back on and it is connected to my PBX's SIP server at my office. I can make and receive office calls to and from it just like my desk phone. The extension is the same. All calls are free....
I know I'm not the only one out there doing this stuff and wanting these features.
RIM needs to get in the game. VoWiFi is moving along in corporate america.
Per gartner: Metric: One-third of US, Europe to use VoIP, wVoIP by 2009 - FierceWireless - Wireless Industry, Wireless Technology News, Wireless Security News