Comments on: Vonage CEO sees no reason for iPhone Google Voice rejection http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Daniel http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363449 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 20:27:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363449 I don’t understand why Apple is doing this to themselves. Google has said they will simply make a web workaround if Apple blocks the app in stores (cf. http://www.newsy.com/videos/defending_th e_app_store), so why would Apple bother standing in the way?

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By: OneTrueKevin http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363336 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 19:38:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363336 Agree with Ahmed, for ATT this is about the SMS far more than the voice calls. ATT and [almost] all other US wireless carriers are making bank from the simplest DATA activity imaginable. As a Gvoice member, it’s great when I’m sitting at any PC to have a text conversation with anyone for free.

Ahmed is right that calling out (placing a call) from a smartphone would still require you to use the phones’ minutes. But routing all of your incoming calls per caller or group is fantastic, and will cost ATT because I don’t even want to see, much less answer, some calls on the cell.

Plus, the easy (and free) transcription of voice mails is nice, too. Have to admit Google’s translation engine still needs some work…it’s not as accurate as Vonage. But did I mention that it’s FREE!?!

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By: Ahmed http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363331 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:07:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363331 Does anyone know who Google Voice works? With Google Voice, you still have to make a call using your cell phone and it will eat up your minutes. The only “free” service from Google Voice is text messages. Cell phone companies make so much off text messages anyways especially since it virtually costs them nothing. But making calls with Google Voice is still the same as making regular calls on your cell phone.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363329 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:10:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363329 Should be no reason why the App is not released.

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By: TreoRenegade http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363287 Sun, 23 Aug 2009 10:42:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363287 The 100+ year old Bell model is doomed for extinction. Today’s better smartphones are pretty much like carrying PCs in the pocket. As such, AT&T and its ilk are mere dumb pipes through which info flows. The telecoms, and Apple, have about as much “right” to dictate what I can and cannot install on my iPhone as Microsoft does re my laptop. In time, that theoretical principle will become reality with cell phones. The fact that AT&T etc will lose money is a direct result of their abuse of customers– e.g. maximum fees for text messages which cost them nadda. Competition via customer service would surely result in a mass exodus from AT&T, which is precisely why they currently rely on device lock-in.

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By: Sierra http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363262 Sun, 23 Aug 2009 01:52:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363262 Oh my god. Their problem solving skills are zip. I read this article and two seconds later thought of a SOLUTION; Ok, allow skype calls to be made over the AT&T network. Whatever the skype call rate is add like 10/20 cents more, skype or AT&T tracks the info on calls made through skype over AT&T’s network, then skype pays that 10/20 cents extra to AT&T. Everyone wins- AT&T, Skype, and most importantly, the customer- us.
Now how is it that I am only 18 and I could figure this out, and the people being paid to figure this kind of stuff out cant or havent already???

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By: William Spendlove http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363233 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:38:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363233 Corporate greed or breach of contract? Considering the raping Apple and ATT have made with the iphone you’d think they would be a little more humble about sharing a piece of the monster size pie of global communications, but hey wouldn’t that be unamerican? :p

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By: paul zak http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363209 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 02:15:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363209 Surprised at vonages response? not really coz frankly if apple approved google then vonage apps would be shoo ins coz they funtion on the same principle. and if you understand the whole case it would be hard not to agree with apple. This app completely changes how you make calls, it instals voip which becomes a breach of contract between apple and att. Voip calls can be relatively cheaper than over the air att calls. if a customer instals voip on their cell phone, whats the need of having a wireless contract with att? all you need is keep the unlimited $30 data plan. So att stands to loose and that creates a problem with the exclusive deal.

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By: Top comment http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363200 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:12:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363200 Nice, no wonder Apple didn’t have to contact AT&T before they nuked the Google Voice App.

AT&T’s BS-department said they don’t block websites, but they didn’t say they don’t block apps.

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By: Frank http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/08/21/vonage-ceo-sees-no-reason-for-iphone-google-voice-rejection/#comment-363194 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:05:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18793#comment-363194 Who cares what Vonage has to say about anything? They’re just a second rate Apple wannabe company. AT&T and Apple have way more on the ball than Vonage or Google ever will. Go figure.

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