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Post by d3s3rt_force on Mon May 19, 2008 3:12 am

WiFi Phones
Dual Mode Hybrids
Some new cell phones use both WiFi and cellular frequencies. These hybrid or dual-mode handsets can change back and forth between the two networks. The phone can take advantage WiFi networks when they are available and can use the cellular network the rest of the time.
From their user interface to how they work, WiFi phones are a lot like cell phones . Like a basic cell phone, a WiFi phone has a printed circuit board (PCB) that connects:

* A processor
* A speaker and a microphone
* A numeric keypad and other function keys
* A lithium ion battery
* A screen, usually a liquid crystal display (LCD)
* An antenna
* Memory

Both types of phones also send and receive signals as radio waves. The difference is that WiFi phones use different frequencies than cellular phones do. Cell phones use 824-MHz to 894-MHz frequency bands. WiFi phones that use the 802.11b or 802.11g standards transmit at 2.4 GHz. Phones that use the 802.11a standard transmit at 5 GHz.

When you make a call on a WiFi phone, you dial the number of the person you want to call, just like you would with a cell phone. If you're calling another VoIP user, you may enter a VoIP address instead of a phone number, depending on the service provider's requirements.

illustration showing the path of the call from WiFi phone to analog phone

The phone translates the number you dial into packets of data. It uses radio waves to transmit the packets to a wireless receiver. The receiver passes the information over the Internet to the call processor like an ordinary VoIP call. When you begin your conversation, the phone transmits your voice in packets of data as well. Your voice travels just like it does in a VoIP call, although the specifics can differ from one provider to another.

Many of these phones use a specific WiFi service or network. For example, Netgear makes a WiFi phone for Skype service, and UTStarcom makes a WiFi phone for Vonage service. In order to use either of these phones, you need to have an account with that provider, just like you need a service plan from a cell phone provider to use a particular phone. Either you or your service provider will configure the phone to work within the network.

Other phones work with a protocol rather than a particular network or provider. For example, ZyXEL and Linksys both make WiFi phones that use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP is one of several VoIP protocols -- you can find out more about them at Protocols.com. After setting up a SIP phone, you can make calls simply by entering the other party's SIP address and pressing "Send."

SIP is an open protocol. Anyone can use it, and anyone who has a SIP address can contact anyone else who has one for free. SIP is a standard protocol for handling voice data, and many VoIP providers use it, even though they maintain a closed network. It can also control other forms of communication, like instant messaging and video conferencing.

Eventually, SIP will probably make communications tools interoperable. In other words, your computer, phone, PDA and other communications tools could all share the same address book and communicate with one another.
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Re: WiFi Phones

Post by nices on Sat May 31, 2008 12:01 am

bro desert thank for sharing about wifi... communication is very important to us!!! more searching and GOD bless thumbs up
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Re: WiFI Phones

Post by jh0s3ph on Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:34 am

thank y0u br0 d3s3rt for sharing the inf0rmati0n ab0ut WiFi Phones,keep it up thumbs up
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Re: WiFi Phones

Post by sleeping_ganda on Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:49 pm

bro desert thank u for sharing & searching about WiFi...its really helped for us and we learned something to our technologies....keep up the good post bro


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