Many mobile companies are lowering advantages to such apps by charging premium data rates and impairing people’s mobile VoIP usage by rolling out limited data plans to shape data traffic, a subject that is no stranger to TruTower readers. One way to sidestep such lengths by the carriers is use Wi-Fi more, but Wi-Fi itself can be counted as a premium charge if you’re using a home internet connection. Free Wi-Fi, however, is a great way to keep costs low.
Indeed, the landscape of making a simple phone call has drastically changed from when it was first invented. It’s hard to believe that a technology that started inside a brick cellular device and eventually moved to a computer screen is now moving back to mobile devices in a big way. It will be interesting to see where this technology leads over the next decade.