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How long before wi-fi is everywhere and cell phones use the web to connect instead of cell towers?

 
 
Buffalo
 
Reply Sat 6 Mar, 2010 09:21 am
My bet is that before long wi-fi will be everywhere and we will no longer have to pay a "cell" phone bill. Instead, we will have to pay a "wi-fi" bill and cell phones will be designed to connect using the web.

Eventually, I think all televisions and radios will also use the wi-fi for reception.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 6 Mar, 2010 09:24 am
I think wi-fi is too short range to work everywhere.
Buffalo
 
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Reply Sat 6 Mar, 2010 09:47 am
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:

I think wi-fi is too short range to work everywhere.


Clear Mobile is now offering "mobile internet"....
http://www.clear.com/discover/?intcmp=index_c_d_mre
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 6 Mar, 2010 09:52 am
yeah, but that's probably cellphone tower based, rather than wifi.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 6 Mar, 2010 11:38 am
@Buffalo,
Buffalo wrote:

My bet is that before long wi-fi will be everywhere and we will no longer have to pay a "cell" phone bill. Instead, we will have to pay a "wi-fi" bill and cell phones will be designed to connect using the web.

Eventually, I think all televisions and radios will also use the wi-fi for reception.

It won't be Wi-Fi that does the connection (too short range), but your basic premise is correct.

Eventually we will pay for a single wireless data connection and everything will flow through it.
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Buffalo
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2010 05:53 pm
Just an update.... The FCC recently approved what they call "Super WiFi".
It's getting closer to reality!
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/fcc-approves-super-wifi/7425
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