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Make ‚Free‘ Wireless Calls With Google Voice

If you needed any further evidence as to why AT&T and Verizon are so worried about Google Voice, Lifehacker highlights how users have been using Google Voice to make unlimited wireless calls, something many of our users have been doing for a while now. You of course know that most carriers have plans that allow you to call certain favorite numbers without eroding your minutes (Friends & Family, MyFaves, A-List). So what happens when you make one of those favorite numbers your Google Voice number?

As we’ve explored, this is precisely the kind of threat that terrifies AT&T and Verizon. Once you’ve got a truly open network with open devices, voice simply becomes data, SMS becomes irrelevant, and the „phone company,“ at least as we know it today, dies. Companies like AT&T and Verizon’s role in the ecosystem shifts from being content and service companies, to simply being less profitable dumb pipes.

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via: Techdirt
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