I had problems with group calling not working when I visited the US
Is group calling something that needs client specific stuff on
each phone, is it provider based so that lets say two providers like
Sprint and Verizon couldn't do cross calling or is it all based in the
handset or phone or provider initiating the group call?
If its limited to just lets say Hutchinson 3G handsets doing group calling
to Hutchinson 3G handsets, the business-model won't work well, but if its not,
it could work well.... as long as other factors are present.
Irregardless the handsets could sell well even if a feature doesn't work right ....
it happens all the time. Not many perfect handsets out there.
Also ... as I recall there is a thread here that can tell you what the real killer
apps are if you want to know.... its not 3-way calling.... that's for sure.
3-way calling has been around for a long time .... its not anything new.
Now if you had a mobile phone that you could teleport with, that would be
a killer app, or a time travel phone or a....
And its not terebi denwa since that requires everyone to have a terebi denwa and
its not happenin yet....
Tom Motoyoshi Kalland wrote:
> had group calls back in norway on normal gsm as far as i remember. never
> ever used it though. nor did i hear about people using it. i never use
> group call on my conventional phone either, though it is possible
> according to the operator. i dont see how that will sell.
> On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Richard Tee wrote:
> > I noticed 'group calls' is an option on the Three handsets, ie have
> > conference call like opportunities. (up to 5 people simultaneously). See
> > http://www.three.co.uk/explore/services3/detailVoice.omp?cid=1048167332066
> > Does anyone know if this is possible with any of the 3G services in Japan?
> > *IF* i'd have to bet on there being any 3G killer app, my pick would be
> > these group calls. It seems all historical killer apps (SMS, email,
> > messaging) have always been about communication and contact and i see group
> > calls fit into this perfectly. Of course some people might say phone calls
> > are private conversations (ie 1-to-1) but i can imagine lot's of
> > opportunities (both business and private) where people would like to chat in
> > groups.
> > Thoughts anyone?
> > - Richard Tee
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