Apple Approving Voice Over IP Could Change the Cell Phone Industry

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Yesterday, Apple updated their policy to allow Voice Over IP calling over wireless networks like AT&T, which could seriously shift the longstanding paradigm that is the new and refurbished cell phone industry. The ban of VoIP has been holding companies like Skype and Google back for years, and the lift of the ban should usher in a heard of companies looking to capitalize on the VoIP market.

A company called iCall is now the first VoIP application that works on the iPhone and iPod Touch over cellular 3G networks and is now available for download at Apple’s app store.

Arlo Gilbert, the CEO of iCall, said, “I applaud Apple’s decision to allow iCall to extend its functionality beyond Wi-Fi and onto the 3G networks. This heralds a new era for VoIP applications on mobile platforms, especially for iCall and our free calling model. I hope that now more developers will begin using our VoIP as a platform to integrate VoIP into their applications.”

Hopefully, this means Skype will have a Blackberry app in the near future!

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