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In an interview at Engadget the CEO of Vonage reveals that the company is working on a Voice Over IP softphone client for the Palm OS.
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dona83 @ 5/24/2005 1:59:44 AM # Q
Cool, I'm a satisfied Vonage customer myself, but wonder if Vonage on my PalmOS will be practical. Not that many public hot spots around here... plus no WiFi available for Treo 6xx...

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Great!... sort of.

areyouwishing @ 5/24/2005 4:24:00 AM # Q
I read a while back the article on engadget to get Vonage to work on Windows Mobile, at first it sounded like a great idea, but ultimately it seems the cost and the hassle just doesn't justify the service yet.

Softphone costs $10 on top of the regular service ($25) for 500 minutes a month. So for $35 a month you can have a home phone, a mobile phone with 500 minutes and be tied to only using it while having wifi access, not a horrible deal, but the ease of use compared to an always on, easy to use cell phone does not necessarily justify the cost benefits.

I do think this is great for international travelers, and I also think it's great that they are working on a palm version, this give legitimacy to the idea of VoIP coming to PalmOS.

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It's About Time!

rogerrub @ 5/27/2005 5:49:32 PM # Q
I've been using Vonage at home and on both iBook and PowerBook laptops (in Japan and Australia). It works fine using a 10 Mbps Airport card. I was reconciled to buying a Vonage W-Fi "cell phone" for using when I was without a computer, but always hoped they would see the light and make a version of SoftPhone for the Palm platform.

Now that I have my Tungsten T3 and Palm Wi-Fi card ready to go, I'm eager to try it out. Does anyone make a headset with microphone for the T3 that will work with a SoftPhone system?

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