Good news for those of us watching the VoWLAN emergence but I have some questions:
It appears as if the service is tied to their phone. There is this quote in the release, "'What separates our Wi-Fi phone from others is its ability to work over EarthLink's municipal Wi-Fi networks,' said Steve Howe, EarthLink's senior vice president of voice."
- Does this mean that other SIP phones or dual band phones will not work?
- Is this an attempt to control the hardware and service.
- Has anyone tried using a different phone over the Anaheim network?
Later on it also mentions that the Accton system is and ATA (Analog Telephone Adapter) based system. This would be similar to Vonage's home adapter. Again, more questions, can you use the handset while roaming about the network or just when in range of your own ATA base station?
Lastly (and in my opinion, most importantly), is it encrypted or are folks going to be able to sniff my call and play it back with VoiPong or something similar? Why do people always think of security last?
There are many questions we still have no answers to. If you know any, drop me a line.