The world has changed. You can almost go anywhere and there will be a wireless network beckoning you to connect to the internet... often free of charge (except Australia McDonalds - stingy buggers signed up with Telstra to charge for wifi). THe phone surfs the net very well, the cursor intuitively hovers over each link as you scroll down in case you want to click through to another page. The phone has no problem finding WIFI networks either. The only problem is when networks require a PRIVATE VPN installed.
With a WIFI connection you can connect your phone through Fring to MSN Messenger or just use the Web MSN messenger.
You can also connect to your VOIP account, which leads to an interesting situation
* you can call your friends on a local number and talk at a cheaper rate (10c flat rate to any capital city in Australia if you are with iiNET).
* you can receive VOIP calls through your mobile phone when you are at home
* you can call other mobiles at a cheaper rate than your mobile provider.
Thursday, June 28, 2007