AT&T now allowing iPhone VoIP calls over 3G

By: t-marco October 6th, 2009

Skype

Today, finally AT&T is unblocking Skype and other applications to use VoIP phone calls over 3G network. Wha¬† does it mean? .. now you don’t have to be by a WiFi area to make or receive phone calls, ( for example using Skype or Ma Bell just that just opened up iPhone VoIP calls over 3G) and a bunch of new applications coming soon!.

AT&T EXTENDS VOIP TO 3G NETWORK FOR IPHONE

DALLAS, October 6, 2009 – AT&T* today announced it has taken the steps necessary so that Apple can enable VoIP applications on iPhone to run on AT&T’s wireless network. Previously, VoIP applications on iPhone were enabled for Wi-Fi connectivity. For some time, AT&T has offered a variety of other wireless devices that enable VoIP applications on 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks. AT&T this afternoon informed Apple Inc. and the FCC of its decision.

In late summer, AT&T said it was taking a fresh look at VoIP capabilities on iPhone for use on AT&T’s 3G network, consistent with its regular review of device features and capabilities to ensure attractive options for consumers.

“iPhone is an innovative device that dramatically changed the game in wireless when it was introduced just two years ago,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets. “Today’s decision was made after evaluating our customers’ expectations and use of the device compared to dozens of others we offer.”

AT&T allows customers to download or launch on their wireless devices a multitude of compatible applications directly from any lawful Internet website. Additionally, because AT&T uses GSM technology, the most pervasive and open wireless technology platform in the world, we support customers using any GSM phone that works on AT&T’s frequencies.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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2 Responses to “AT&T now allowing iPhone VoIP calls over 3G”

  1. BusinessPhoneSystems on October 2nd, 2013 12:59 am


    using 3g on voip i think it's a somehow bad idea though you can still use voip but you will pay a lot on your monthly bills that's why it's only recommended to use through wifi connection

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