D-Link Debuts Mobile VoIP Phone - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Infrastructure
News
3/14/2006
01:08 PM
50%
50%

D-Link Debuts Mobile VoIP Phone

The new mobile device, targeting consumers and small businesses, offers Internet telephony services from TelTel.

Retail shelves will soon see a new class of Wi-Fi mobile devices sold alongside cell phones and PDAs that work on carriers' cellular networks.

D-Link Systems Inc., a data networking hardware provider, today rolled out a Wi-Fi phone that will allow people to make free calls anywhere in the world where there's open Wi-Fi access. D-Link claims it's the first pocket-sized Wi-Fi phone that will ship with a full-featured softphone--a software-based phone for VoIP calling--from Internet telephony services provider TelTel.

Using the D-Link Wi-Fi phone, TelTel customers will be able to call each other for free, or non-TelTel customers for a fee. Calls will be made over the Public Session Initiation Protocol Telephone Network, allowing for integrated voice and data applications.

Users will get most of the same IP telephony services on their Wi-Fi phones as the PC version of TelTel's softphone, including buddy list synchronization, which lets users see if their contacts are available to take calls.

The D-Link phone is intended for both consumers and small businesses. It's designed to give people the freedom to use VoIP services when they're away from their PCs and is a cheaper alternative to traditional landline and cellular services, according to Jack Chang, TelTel's chief operating officer.

D-Link is showcasing the phone at this week's Spring VON conference in San Jose. It should be available at retailers like Circuit City and Best Buy this summer for less than $300.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of the Cloud Report
As the use of public cloud becomes a given, IT leaders must navigate the transition and advocate for management tools or architectures that allow them to realize the benefits they seek. Download this report to explore the issues and how to best leverage the cloud moving forward.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll