2.5GHz for mobile VOIP is not do-able, not by a long shot. Clearwire has offered home VOIP packages.
Clear wire is a 4G provider. I use Clear Internet at home.
Why cant CW sell phones that work strictly off data.
T Mobile has VOIP on their phones, and people say it works very good.
Why cant CW sell phones with total data packages, VOIP, Text, data and add free WFHS to all phones. After all that is their mainstay, wireless data.
They could pick up a huge customer base by selling phones for the same monthly rate they do now just for home service, (ie sell the phone outright and do a PAYG plan where the phone receives the data signal from CW and everything happens over data.
I mean they provide a phone service to their home modem units. It's 15.00 for the adapter and 15 more a month for the service.
They could build everything in to Android phones including the phones unit. Sell it, charge 55.00 for the whole unlimited deal like they do for their home data service.
I would think this would be doable since TM has viable VOIP.
What say ye all.
Yes I know Clear offers Home VOIP service.
Please explain why it is not doable.
If T Mobile can do VOIP over its data connection and you can VOIP on VM, Sprint, Verizon and ATT with the right app on your phone, why would it not be possible to do VOIP on a Android phone that is set up for it through Clear service.
The modem receives a data signal from the cell tower, converts it to Ethernet and sends it to the VOIP device. Using a properly equipped phone the cell signal would just go to the phone which would convert the data signal in to the conversation.
It seems to me that a phone that does nothing but data should be able to do all three quite easily.
People already text over GV, I do. People talk over GV with GroovIP VOIP service. This all happens on a data stream.
It can be done through the Clear Phone device and or on a pc over their cell/data stream. Why not a cell phone.
I think the issue is that 2.5GHz (2500MHz) is too high of a frequency, meaning it's weak against penetrating buildings, cars, trees, etc. I know when I had Clear, the signal was all over the place on the mobile modem in my house alone; I had to place it near the window to get a stable connection... and I don't live too far from that tower... in fact, it's the closest mobile tower. On the other hand, a cell phone signal generally stays pretty stable around the home, especially if it's a lower frequency network (like AT&T's and Verizon's 850MHz as opposed to Sprint/T-Mobile/Cricket/MetroPCS 1900MHz).
I suppose it could work if they really crammed a city with a lot of towers to be able to handle mobile connections (so you could talk in a car/train/bus without dropping the call)... but I don't believe Clear has the funds to improve their network.
Do Sprint users with 4G phones use 4G (Clear WiMax) for both data and voice, or just data? I imagine if it's voice, too, then the signal will drop to 3G to avoid dropping the call if 4G connection dies.
Ok I understand.
To answer your question about 4g/3g I don't know. I have never used Sprint 4G, only 3G.