Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Phone Service Via Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi advocates say the technology can provide an inexpensive alternative to existing phone service, but it's a technology that's still evolving and ethical and legal issues concerning its use are raising potential obstacles. NY Times

Landline telephone service is under attack from cell phones, the cable company, VoIP providers like Vonage and Skype, and now anyone within distance of a wireless access point. It's probably still not a great idea to leave landline phone wiring out of your building, but you need to be aware of the alternatives and know how to address residents that want these other options. Suttle is one company that has addressed this issue - they offer a module that lets the resident choose any phone provider without requiring any rewiring to the unit.

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