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On Tuesday, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a certification program designed to streamline the process of how consumers connect to public hotspots, and also facilitate cellular-to-Wi-Fi handoffs of data requests made by smartphones and tablets.

The program will launch in the first half of 2012, the Alliance said.
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I don't know what to make of this, really...
Edited by _GTech - 3/23/11 at 8:49am
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I don't like the way this looks... at all
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I don't like the way this looks... at all
Yeah, this doesn't look good to me...
Edited by _GTech - 3/23/11 at 8:49am
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Guys, this great news!! For those who live in dense areas, they won't even need a cell phone plan. VoIP + Wi-Fi = WIN
Edited by allenottawa - 3/22/11 at 8:53pm
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Guys, this great news!! For those who live in dense areas, they won't even need a cell phone plan. VoIP + Wi-Fi = WIN
What makes you think we won't have to pay for a data plan ever again with this? If anything, it¡ll only make things easier for carriers.
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What's the advantage and disadvantage for the users? Is this a new way to check what each user is doing on the net?
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Guys, this great news!! For those who live in dense areas, they won't even need a cell phone plan. VoIP + Wi-Fi = WIN

pretty sure VoIP will be blocked
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I'm seeing a lot of complaints in this thread, is there something I missed. What's the downside to this?
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